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Swedish Academy defends choice for 2019 Nobel literature prize

17 Oct 2019

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.

Trio wins economics Nobel for science-based poverty fight

14 Oct 2019

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

Austria's Handke and Poland's Tokarczuk win Nobel literature prizes

11 Oct 2019

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

Swedbank names frontrunner Henriksson new CEO in bid to rebuild trust

29 Aug 2019

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.

Swedish central bank holds rates and forecast, but signals risks abroad

03 Jul 2019

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.

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

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