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Sweden faces political deadlock after gains by far-right party

Sep 10 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

Sep 06 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

Sep 06 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

Sep 05 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

Jul 06 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.

Swedish central bank holds rates, sees hike near year-end

Jul 03 2018

STOCKHOLM Sweden's central bank kept policy unchanged on Tuesday and stuck to a forecast that it will kick off a cycle of cautious interest rate hikes toward the end of 2018, with a minority of rate-setters calling for earlier action.

Sweden's far-right eyes election gains as gang violence rises

Jun 26 2018

STOCKHOLM A surge in gang violence has stirred anti-immigration sentiment before an election in Sweden, putting a far-right party on course for big gains in one of Europe's most liberal countries.

Nobel Literature prize award postponed amid turmoil over sex scandal

May 04 2018

STOCKHOLM The Swedish Academy which decides the Nobel Prize for Literature said on Friday it would not make the award this year because of a sexual misconduct scandal that has caused turmoil in its ranks and led to a string of board members stepping down. | Video

Swedish central bank postpones rate hike amid nagging inflation worries

Apr 26 2018

STOCKHOLM Worries about low inflation forced Sweden's central bank to postpone plans for tightening monetary policy for the first time in seven years until the end of 2017 on Thursday, despite economic growth most European countries would envy.

North Korean, South Korean, U.S. delegates had constructive meeting, host Finland says

Mar 21 2018

VANTAA, Finland Informal talks held in Finland between North Korean, South Korean and U.S. delegates ended on Wednesday, the Finnish foreign ministry said, describing the talks as constructive. | Video

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