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Swedish parliament rejects center-right PM candidate as deadlock drags on

Nov 14 2018

STOCKHOLM Sweden's parliament rejected center-right Moderates party leader Ulf Kristersson as new prime minister in a vote on Wednesday, leaving no end in sight to the political deadlock that has gripped the country since a September election.

Swedish parliament rejects centre-right PM candidate as deadlock drags on

Nov 14 2018

STOCKHOLM Sweden's parliament rejected centre-right Moderates party leader Ulf Kristersson as new prime minister in a vote on Wednesday, leaving no end in sight to the political deadlock that has gripped the country since a September election.

Swedish economic crime body received allegation that Nordea broke money-laundering rules

Oct 16 2018

STOCKHOLM Sweden's Economic Crime Authority said on Tuesday it had received documents from Hermitage Capital Management purporting to show that Nordic bank Nordea had breached its responsibilities under anti-money laundering laws.

UPDATE 1-Swedish economic crime body received allegation that Nordea broke money-laundering rules

Oct 16 2018

* Nordea says aware of allegatioms, works closely with authorities

Dissatisfied Latvians turn to newcomers in parliamentary election

Oct 07 2018

RIGA Dissatisfied Latvians rejected the right-of-center ruling coalition in Saturday's parliamentary election but suspicion of the left-leaning pro-Russia party makes it likely the next government will be another formation of ethnic Latvian parties to the right.

Newcomers winners in Latvian election, tough coalition talks ahead

Oct 06 2018

RIGA Latvia's ruling coalition lost its majority and two newly formed parties took more than a quarter of the votes amid widespread disillusion with the Baltic country's politicians, the result in Saturday's parliamentary elections showed with 80 percent of the votes counted.

Latvia election to test anti-Russian resolve

Oct 05 2018

RIGA Latvians are set to vote on Saturday in parliamentary elections in which the rise of an anti-establishment party will test Riga's long-standing role as one of West's bulwarks against Russia.

Swedish PM Lofven ousted, anti-immigrant party pushing for policy role

Sep 25 2018

STOCKHOLM Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven lost a no-confidence vote in parliament on Tuesday, with the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats threatening to block any new government unless they are given a say in policy. | Video

Sweden faces political impasse after far-right election gains

Sep 10 2018

STOCKHOLM Sweden faces a political impasse after its mainstream center-left and center-right blocs virtually tied in an election on Sunday, while the far-right - which neither wants to deal with - made gains on a hardline anti-immigration platform. | Video

Exclusive - Right-wing sites swamp Sweden with 'junk news' in tight election race

Sep 06 2018

LONDON/STOCKHOLM One in three news articles shared online about the upcoming Swedish election come from websites publishing deliberately misleading information, most with a right-wing focus on immigration and Islam, Oxford University researchers say.

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