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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.

U.S. economists win Nobel for work on climate change, innovation

09 Oct 2018

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

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.

Scientists behind game-changing cancer immunotherapies win Nobel medicine prize

02 Oct 2018

STOCKHOLM/LONDON American James Allison and Japanese Tasuku Honjo won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine on Monday for game-changing discoveries about how to harness and manipulate the immune system to fight cancer. | Video

Sweden faces political deadlock after gains by far-right party

11 Sep 2018

STOCKHOLM Sweden headed for a hung parliament after an election on Sunday that saw support for the nationalist Sweden Democrats surge, as one of Europe's most liberal nations turned right amid fears over immigration. | Video

Factbox - Policies of main parties in Swedish election

06 Sep 2018

Sweden holds a parliamentary election on Sunday dominated by immigration and its effects on the welfare system.

Factbox: Policies of main parties in Swedish election

06 Sep 2018

Sweden holds a parliamentary election on Sunday dominated by immigration and its effects on the welfare system.

Immigration and welfare fears merge as Sweden lurches to the right

05 Sep 2018

KOPPARBERG, Sweden Those wondering why Swedish politics are set to lurch to the right in Sunday's election need look no further than Ljusnarsberg, a tiny central county of dense pine forests and glistening lakes.

Swedish, Norwegian crowns seen strengthening against euro, dollar - Reuters poll

06 Jul 2018

STOCKHOLM The Swedish and Norwegian currencies are set to strengthen against the euro over the next year, boosted by strong economies and higher interest rates, a Reuters poll forecast on Friday.

World News

As India eases citizenship path for Hindus, Rohingya Muslims fear expulsion

Nar Singh can vividly recall the day in 2014 when Narendra Modi promised to provide refuge to Hindus suffering around the world. The 39-year-old shop owner sat awestruck inside his two-bedroom house in Pakistan's eastern Mirpur Khas district, as Modi's voice boomed from the television during his successful campaign to become India's prime minister.