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
STOCKHOLM Annie Loof, leader of Sweden's Centre Party, has been called a traitor for her decision to abandon her centre-right allies and back long-time political foe, Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven, as prime minister after an inconclusive election.
STOCKHOLM After months of deadlock, Social Democrat Stefan Lofven looked set for a second term as Sweden's prime minister, but he will be walking a tightrope, needing to placate both his centre-right partners and the Left Party to stay in power.
STOCKHOLM Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven has 48 hours to persuade a slighted Left Party, whose support he needs to get elected, to back him as Sweden's prime minister and end four months of uncertainty after a tied election.
STOCKHOLM Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven took a big step towards a second term as Sweden's prime minister on Friday after agreeing a deal with two opposition parties that will move policy sharply to the right with tax cuts and business-friendly reforms.
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.
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.
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.
STOCKHOLM Americans William Nordhaus and Paul Romer, pioneers in adapting the western economic growth model to focus on environmental issues and sharing the benefits of technology, won the 2018 Nobel Economics Prize on Monday. | Video
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.