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Estonia investigates alleged Swedbank link to money laundering scandal

Feb 20 2019

STOCKHOLM Estonia is investigating allegations linking Swedbank to suspicious transactions in the country involving Danske Bank, Estonia's state prosecutor said on Wednesday.

Sweden replaces China envoy in furor over dissident bookseller

Feb 14 2019

STOCKHOLM Sweden said on Thursday it had replaced its ambassador to China after her "incorrect" handling of unauthorized meetings intended to help free dissident bookseller Gui Minhai.

Sweden replaces China envoy in furore over dissident bookseller

Feb 14 2019

STOCKHOLM, Feb 14 Sweden said on Thursday it had replaced its ambassador to China after accusations she held an unauthorized meeting in a quest to free dissident bookseller Gui Minhai.

Social Democrat Lofven wins Swedish PM race as populists left in cold

Jan 18 2019

STOCKHOLM Sweden's parliament handed Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven a second term in office on Friday, ending more than four months of deadlock after an inconclusive election that had allowed a populist party to threaten the traditional balance of power. | Video

Braving outrage, Swedish liberal Loof dumps partners to block populists

Jan 18 2019

STOCKHOLM Annie Loof, leader of Sweden's Centre Party, has been called a traitor for her decision to abandon her center-right allies and back long-time political foe, Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven, as prime minister after an inconclusive election.

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.

Sweden's Lofven edges toward second PM term after deal with center-right

Jan 11 2019

STOCKHOLM Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven took a big step toward a second term as Sweden's prime minister on Friday after agreeing a deal with two opposition parties that will move policy sharply to the right with tax cuts and business-friendly reforms.

Swedish political crisis deepens as opposition get its budget passed

Dec 12 2018

STOCKHOLM Sweden's political crisis deepened on Wednesday as parliament rejected the caretaker government's budget in favor of a tax-cutting one from the opposition.

Sweden closer to election as Lofven drops bid to form government

Oct 29 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.

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