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Johan Ahlander

Set for second term as Swedish PM, Lofven faces balancing act

Jan 16 2019

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.

Swedish PM hopeful Lofven given 48 hours to salvage government deal

Jan 14 2019

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.

Tests show suspected Swedish Ebola patient not infected

Jan 04 2019

STOCKHOLM Medical tests have shown a patient treated in isolation at Sweden's Uppsala University Hospital for suspected Ebola is not infected with the virus after all, authorities said on Friday.

Truckmaker Volvo to take $778 million emissions hit

Jan 03 2019

Sweden's Volvo is setting aside 7 billion Swedish crowns ($778 million) to cover costs related to its admission in October that its truck and bus engines could be exceeding limits for nitrogen oxide emissions.

Sweden's Centre Party gives Lofven last chance before PM vote

Dec 04 2018

STOCKHOLM Sweden's Centre Party said on Tuesday it would give Prime Minister Stefan Lofven's Social Democrats a "final chance" to meet demands for reforms, before deciding whether to oppose him in a vote next week that could doom his bid for a second term.

Swedish court adds second rape conviction for man in Nobel scandal

Dec 03 2018

STOCKHOLM A Swedish appeals court on Monday found Jean-Claude Arnault, the man at the center of a sex scandal that forced the postponement of this year's Nobel Prize in Literature, guilty of an additional rape and increased his prison term.

Swedish court adds second rape conviction for man in Nobel scandal

Dec 03 2018

STOCKHOLM A Swedish appeals court on Monday found Jean-Claude Arnault, the man at the centre of a sex scandal that forced the postponement of this year's Nobel Prize in Literature, guilty of an additional rape and increased his prison term.

UPDATE 2-Swedish court adds second rape conviction for man in Nobel scandal

Dec 03 2018

* Arnault married to Academy member Katarina Frostenson (Adds background, quote)

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.

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