STOCKHOLM The Swedish Academy has defended its decision to award the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature to Austrian writer Peter Handke, saying he had made provocative comments but had not supported bloodshed.
STOCKHOLM U.S.-based economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize on Monday for work fighting poverty that has helped millions of children by favoring practical steps over theory. | Video
STOCKHOLM Austrian writer Peter Handke won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday and Polish author Olga Tokarczuk was named as the 2018 winner after a sexual assault scandal led to last year's award being postponed. | Video
STOCKHOLM Swedbank has named Jens Henriksson, the head of insurer Folksam as chief executive officer, as the lender tries to rebuild confidence after a money-laundering scandal.
STOCKHOLM Sweden's central bank left its benchmark interest rate unchanged on Wednesday and said it still expected to tighten policy by early 2020, though it highlighted the global economic outlook as a risk to that forecast.
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.
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.
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.
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