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.
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.
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.
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.
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
STOCKHOLM Top diplomats from the United States, Russia and other nations which border the Arctic meet in Finland on Monday to discuss policies governing the polar region, as tensions grow over how to deal with global warming and access to mineral wealth.
* GRAPHIC Rising global temperatures: http://tmsnrt.rs/2fd44vX
STOCKHOLM Sweden's Social Democrat-led government will outline tax cuts for top earners on Wednesday, widening the gap between rich and poor in a country that has long enjoyed a reputation for social equality.
STOCKHOLM Sweden's Economic Crime Authority (EBM) widened its Swedbank investigation to include suspected fraud following a raid on Wednesday on the Swedish bank's headquarters in an inquiry into its handling of money laundering allegations.
STOCKHOLM Estonia is investigating allegations linking Swedbank to suspicious transactions in the country involving Danske Bank, Estonia's state prosecutor said on Wednesday.