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Swedish prosecutor to give decision on Assange rape investigation on Monday

09 May 2019

STOCKHOLM Sweden's state prosecutor will announce next Monday whether or not she will reopen a preliminary investigation into a rape allegation against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

U.S. sinks Arctic accord due to climate change differences: diplomats

08 May 2019

ROVANIEMI, Finland The United States has refused to sign an agreement on challenges in the Arctic due to discrepancies over climate change wording, diplomats said on Tuesday, jeopardising cooperation in the polar region at the sharp edge of global warming.

U.S. sinks Arctic accord due to climate change differences

07 May 2019

ROVANIEMI, Finland, May 7 The United States has refused to sign an agreement on challenges in the Arctic due to discrepancies over climate change wording, diplomats said on Tuesday, jeopardising cooperation in the polar region at the sharp edge of global warming.

Pompeo - Russia is 'aggressive' in Arctic, China's work there also needs watching

06 May 2019

ROVANIEMI, Finland U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that Russia is behaving aggressively in the Arctic and China's actions there had to be watched closely as well, amid growing divisions in the polar region over global warming and access to minerals. | Video

RPT-Arctic nations to meet amid tensions over environment, resources

06 May 2019

* GRAPHIC Rising global temperatures: http://tmsnrt.rs/2fd44vX

Arctic nations to meet amid tensions over environment, resources

06 May 2019

STOCKHOLM Top diplomats from the United States, Russia and other nations which border the Arctic meet in Finland on Monday to discuss policies governing the polar region, as tensions grow over how to deal with global warming and access to mineral wealth.

Egalitarian Sweden getting more unequal as tax cuts help the rich

09 Apr 2019

STOCKHOLM Sweden's Social Democrat-led government will outline tax cuts for top earners on Wednesday, widening the gap between rich and poor in a country that has long enjoyed a reputation for social equality.

Swedish authorities widen Swedbank inquiry to include suspected fraud

27 Mar 2019

STOCKHOLM Sweden's Economic Crime Authority (EBM) widened its Swedbank investigation to include suspected fraud following a raid on Wednesday on the Swedish bank's headquarters in an inquiry into its handling of money laundering allegations.

Estonia investigates alleged Swedbank link to money laundering scandal

20 Feb 2019

STOCKHOLM Estonia is investigating allegations linking Swedbank to suspicious transactions in the country involving Danske Bank, Estonia's state prosecutor said on Wednesday.

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