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Social Democrat Lofven wins Swedish PM race as populists left in cold

18 Jan 2019

STOCKHOLM Sweden's parliament handed Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven a second term in office on Friday, ending more than four months of deadlock after an inconclusive election that had allowed a populist party to threaten the traditional balance of power. | Video

Yemen's warring parties agree to ceasefire in Hodeidah and U.N. role

13 Dec 2018

RIMBO, Sweden Yemen's warring parties agreed on Thursday to cease fighting for the Houthi-held port city of Hodeidah and withdraw their troops, the first significant breakthrough for U.N.-led peace efforts in five years of conflict. | Video

Swedish political crisis deepens as opposition get its budget passed

12 Dec 2018

STOCKHOLM Sweden's political crisis deepened on Wednesday as parliament rejected the caretaker government's budget in favour of a tax-cutting one from the opposition.

Swedish Centre Party opens way for Lofven to remain PM

27 Nov 2018

STOCKHOLM Sweden took a big step towards a new government on Tuesday as the Centre Party said it would consider accepting Social Democrat Stefan Lofven as prime minister if he meets their policy demands, including lower taxes.

Sweden closer to election as Lofven drops bid to form government

29 Oct 2018

STOCKHOLM The leader of Sweden's Social Democrats, Stefan Lofven, on Monday abandoned efforts to form a government, extending a political deadlock that has gripped the country since an inconclusive national election seven weeks ago.

No end in sight for Swedish government talks

15 Oct 2018

STOCKHOLM Swedish Social Democrats leader and caretaker Prime Minister Stefan Lofven was handed the task on Monday of forming a new government with sufficient support in a parliament left deeply divided following last month's inconclusive elections.

Swedish centre-right split scuppers plan for minority govt

13 Oct 2018

STOCKHOLM An attempt by the leader of Sweden's Moderate party to break the political deadlock after September's election looked set to fail on Saturday as two parties in his centre-right bloc said they would not support him in forming a minority government.

Swedish centre-right split scuppers plan for minority government

13 Oct 2018

STOCKHOLM An attempt by the leader of Sweden's Moderate party to break the political deadlock after September's election looked set to fail on Saturday as two parties in his centre-right bloc said they would not support him in forming a minority government.

Swedish centre-right gets first try at forming government, faces uphill task

02 Oct 2018

STOCKHOLM Sweden's parliamentary speaker on Tuesday gave a centre-right bloc of parties two weeks to form a government, granting its leader a broad mandate that he may struggle to fulfil following inconclusive national elections.

Swedish parties begin search for way out of political deadlock

27 Sep 2018

STOCKHOLM Sweden's anti-immigration party - shunned by the political mainstream - insisted on Thursday it would block the formation of a new government unless it gets a say in policy - leaving parliament deadlocked three weeks after a general election.

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Iran says U.S. sanctions on Khamenei mean end of diplomacy

New U.S. sanctions against Iran's supreme leader and foreign minister have closed off diplomacy, Iran said on Tuesday, blaming the United States for abandoning the only route to peace just days after the two foes came within minutes of conflict.