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Swedish outgoing premier tasked to form new government, end deadlock

Stockholm - Sweden's outgoing Social Democrats Prime Minister Stefan Lofven on Monday was given a mandate to form a government a day after a rival centre-right leader failed in his first attempt.

Swedish centre-right leader abandons first bid to form government

Stockholm - The leader of Sweden's centre-right Moderates party on Sunday said he had failed a first chance to form a coalition government after last month's general election left the country in a state of political deadlockUlf Kristersson's Moderates party is par...

Danish sub killer investigation to be made into docudrama

Copenhagen - The investigation into the murder of a Swedish journalist onboard Danish inventor Peter Madsen's homemade submarine is to be turned into a television series by a screenwriter of the hit Nordic noir show "Borgen", the production company said on Thursday...

Danish sub killer gives up fight over life term

Copenhagen - Danish submariner Peter Madsen, jailed for life for the murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, will not appeal his sentence to the Supreme Court, his lawyer said on Monday.

Swedish conservative leader tasked with forming government

Stockholm - The speaker of the Swedish parliament on Tuesday asked the leader of the conservative Moderates party to try to form a government, a major challenge in the country's fragmented political landscape.

Frenchman in Nobel scandal jailed for 2 years for rape

Stockholm - A Swedish court on Monday sentenced a Frenchman at the heart of a Nobel scandal to two years in jail for rape in a scandal that emerged during the #MeToo campaign.

Denmark shuts bridges, suspends ferries in massive manhunt

Copenhagen - Hundreds of Danish police officers and soldiers launched a massive manhunt on Friday, suspending ferries and shutting down the Oresund Bridge connecting Denmark and Sweden, authorities said.

Danish court upholds sub killer's life sentence

Copenhagen - A Danish appeals court on Wednesday upheld killer Peter Madsen's life sentence for the 2017 murder of a journalist aboard his homemade submarine.

Danish appeals court upholds sub killer's life sentence

Copenhagen - A Danish appeals court on Wednesday upheld a life sentence against Peter Madsen for the 2017 murder of a Swedish journalist aboard his homemade submarine.

Danish sub killer to hear sentence appeal ruling

Copenhagen - A Danish court is due to rule on Wednesday on an appeal against a life sentence by Peter Madsen, convicted of the 2017 murder of a Swedish journalist aboard his homemade submarine.

Swedish parliament ousts PM in vote of no-confidence

Stockholm - Sweden's centre-right opposition and the far right ousted Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in a vote of no-confidence on Tuesday, as the left and right blocs wrangle over who can form a new government after neither won a majority in September 9 elections.

Swedish parliament ousts PM Lofven in vote of no-confidence

Stockholm - Sweden's centre-right opposition and the far-right ousted Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in a vote of no-confidence on Tuesday, after September 9 elections left neither the left or right bloc with a majority.

Swedish centre-right wins speaker vote

Stockholm - Sweden's centre-right parties on Monday saw their candidate elected speaker of parliament on Monday, apparently thanks to the support of the far-right, after the country's September 9 legislative elections left neither bloc with a majority.

Guatemala anti-corruption duo wins Swedish rights prize

Stockholm - Two activists fighting corruption in Guatemala won the 2018 Rights Livelihood Prize on Monday, the jury for the Swedish human rights prize announced.

Frenchman at centre of Nobel scandal on trial for rape

Stockholm - The man at the centre of a sexual assault scandal that prompted the Swedish Academy to postpone this year's Nobel Literature Prize denied two counts of rape at the start of his trial on Wednesday.

Ruling next week on Danish sub killer's sentencing appeal

Copenhagen - A Danish court said Tuesday it will rule next week on a sentencing appeal by Peter Madsen, convicted for the 2017 murder of a Swedish journalist aboard his homemade submarine.

Danish sub killer verdict postponed as judge collapses

Copenhagen - A Danish court on Friday postponed its verdict on an appeal by Peter Madsen, who is seeking a reduced sentence for the 2017 murder of a Swedish journalist aboard his homemade submarine, after a judge collapsed in the courtroom.

Danish submarine killer to hear appeal ruling on reduced sentence

Copenhagen - Danish inventor Peter Madsen, found guilty in April of the 2017 murder of journalist Kim Wall aboard his homemade submarine, is hoping appeal court judges will reduce his life sentence when they announce their decision on Friday.

Swedish police arrest suspect over royal jewels heist

Stockholm - Swedish police said Thursday they have arrested a person suspected of stealing priceless royal jewels from a cathedral in broad daylight in July.

Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

Stockholm - The Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, said Wednesday that "Europe belongs to the Europeans" and that refugees should return to their native countries to rebuild them.

Sweden's far-right seeing possible ceiling to its support

Stockholm - Sweden's far-right had hoped to overtake the "establishment" in weekend elections and become the country's biggest party, but, having fallen well short of that goal, some are now wondering whether support for the Sweden Democrats has peaked.

Sweden faces deadlock as far-right gains in vote

Stockholm - Sweden faced political deadlock on Monday after the far-right made gains in legislative elections whose result makes it tough to form a functioning government.

Immigrants anxious over rise of Swedish far-right

Rinkeby - "I'm not afraid, but I am worried," Hassan Abdullahi said while distributing voting papers at a polling station in a disadvantaged Stockholm suburb, as the far-right was set to win record support in Swedish elections Sunday.

Swedish Liberal leader auctions shirt off his back to fight racism

Stockholm - The leader of Sweden's Liberal party put a blue shirt he wore throughout the campaign up for auction on election day Sunday, vowing to donate the money to an anti-racist magazine as the far-right was tipped to win record votes.

Stefan Lofven: welder turned Sweden PM grappling with immigration

Stockholm - Sweden's Social Democratic Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has probably never stood so alone: roasted by the right for leaving the door wide open to asylum-seekers and lambasted by the left for later slamming it shut.

Ex-gymnast opposition leader must be nimble to win in Sweden

Stockholm - The challenger to become Sweden's next prime minister, conservative Moderates leader Ulf Kristersson, is an eternal optimist chasing voters seduced by the far-right who claim soaring immigration is straining the country's famed welfare model.

Far-right tipped to win big as Swedes vote

Stockholm - Swedes go to the polls in legislative elections Sunday, with the far-right expected to post a record score as voters unhappy about immigration punish one of the few remaining left-wing governments in Europe.

Sweden 'naive' about integration: ex-Peshmerga Swedish MP

Stockholm - Sweden's "naive" approach to integrating asylum seekers has opened the door to the far-right, an outspoken lawmaker told AFP ahead of elections expected to see the country's once-marginal anti-immigration party make gains.

Swedish far-right leader receives death threat: party

Stockholm - The far-right Sweden Democrats (SD) on Friday said their leader Jimmie Akesson has received a letter with a death threat as the party is on course to win record support in Sunday's legislative election.

Far-right seen surging as Swedish election outcome uncertain

Stockholm - Swedes vote in legislative elections on Sunday expected to see the far-right surge amid a deep rift over the integration of hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers, with the election outcome seen as uncertain.
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