JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has fractured global alliances and go-it-alone has turned ugly, some world leaders say Friday's awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the...
HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven won't take part in a European Union meeting in Brussels starting on Thursday since he is attending his mother’s funeral and will be represented...
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden’s largest fuel company said Monday that it has decided to stop a planned oil refinery expansion that would have made it the country’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases...
STOCKHOLM -- Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven says he’s keeping the 50 person-limit for gatherings.
“What we do right now, we will enjoy later. What we do wrong, we will suffer later,”...
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says he hopes his planned talks with the leaders of Russia, France and Germany will settle the conflict in eastern...
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden’s culture minister on Friday awarded the annual Tucholsky literary prize to a Chinese author despite a threat from the Chinese ambassador to ban her from entering the...
HELSINKI (AP) — The sinking of a Baltic Sea ferry that killed 852 people has been observed 25 years after one of Europe's deadliest maritime disasters.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has chosen the country's foreign trade minister to become Sweden's new foreign minister as he shuffled his two-party, center-left...
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's foreign minister announced Friday she is stepping down, saying she would leave after almost five years in the post to spend more time with her...
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The gun believed to have been used to kill a woman in a suspected gang-related slaying between feuding criminal groups has been found, Swedish police said Tuesday, a day...
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish prosecutor on Thursday charged rapper A$AP Rocky with assault over a fight in Stockholm last month, in a case that has drawn the attention of fellow recording artists as...
BERLIN (AP) — In a story July 20 about President Donald Trump advocating with Sweden on behalf of A$AP Rocky, The Associated Press erroneously reported the rapper's real last name. It is Mayers,...
HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish officials said a small plane carrying parachutists crashed in northern Sweden soon after takeoff on Sunday and all nine people on board were killed.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden is sending its heir to the throne and head of government to Switzerland to support its bid in the 2026 Winter Olympics host vote on Monday.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Winter Olympics in Sweden is music to the ears of the head of Spotify.
Daniel Ek, the founder and chief executive of the popular digital music service, is among a slew of...
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven on Monday presented his two-party, center-left minority government that has ended a four-month political deadlock.
Lofven, approved by parliament last week, lined up a 21-member government, made up of 17 members of Lofven's own Social Democratic Party and four from the Greens, and makes minor changes to his outgoing government.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish lawmakers on Friday approved a center-left minority government led by the current caretaker prime minister, Stefan Lofven, ending a four-month political deadlock.
Swedish politicians have been trying for months to form a government without the Sweden Democrats party, which has neo-Nazi roots. Parties have refused to cooperate with Sweden's third-largest party, which made great strides in the Sept. 9 national election.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Caretaker Prime Minister Stefan Lofven of Sweden moved a step closer to forming a center-left governing coalition after a small left-wing party on Wednesday cleared the path for him to serve a second term.
The move could end a four-month deadlock to form a coalition in Sweden.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish lawmakers on Friday rejected proposals for caretaker Prime Minister Stefan Lofven form a center-left government, more than three months after elections that left the country in political limbo.
The Riksdagen voted 200-116 to reject a minority coalition of Lofven's Social Democrats — Sweden's largest party — and the left-leaning Greens.
Friday's vote was the second of a possible four before Speaker Andreas Norlen must call new elections.
HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden's prime minister has been tasked with forming a new government after his center-right rival was unable to reach a Cabinet deal.
Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has been leading a caretaker government since he did not survive a no-confidence vote by lawmakers following last month's election.
Parliament speaker Andreas Norlen gave Lofven on Monday two weeks to form a coalition.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's prime minister lost a vote of confidence in parliament on Tuesday after an election this month stripped him of his majority.
Stefan Lofven, the leader of the Social Democratic Party who has been prime minister for four years, will continue in a caretaker role until a new Swedish government can be formed that has the command of the Riksdagen, the national parliament.
HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish officials have officially confirmed the ruling Social Democratic Party won the most votes in the Sept. 9 general election despite a record low result and the far-right Sweden Democrats getting a big boost amid growing anti-immigration sentiment.
Election officials presented the final tally Sunday that showed Prime Minister Stefan Lofven's Social Democrats getting 28.3 percent, the center-right Moderate Party 19.8 percent and the Sweden Democrats 17.5 percent.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on Sweden's general election (all times local):
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven says he intends to remain in the job after his center-left party recorded its worst election performance.
Lofven, who brought the Social Democrats to power in 2014, said "the results are still unclear" from the election held Sunday, but acknowledged that forming the next government could take a while.
HELSINKI (AP) — A law that allows sex without explicit consent to be prosecuted as rape has gone into effect in Sweden, putting the country on par with several others in Europe.
The consent provision that took effect on Sunday was part of broader sexual crimes legislation Swedish approved lawmakers in May.
Previously, a person could be prosecuted for rape in Sweden only if there was evidence of threats or violence.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden has adopted a law requiring people to get explicit consent before sexual contact. Otherwise it will be considered as rape.
In Wednesday's vote, Swedish lawmakers approved the change by 257 votes to 38, with 54 absentees.
The law, which goes into effect July 1, says "it is no longer necessary for the offender to use violence or threats, or to exploit the victim's particularly vulnerable situation" for rape charges to be brought forward.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven have held talks that focused on trade, growth, global security and climate.
Lofven announced a new innovation partnership worth 50 million kronor ($6 million) between the two countries that he said would be good "for job creation as well as for the climate."
After lunch with Lofven on Tuesday, Modi will meet with the five Nordic prime ministers for the first India-Nordic Summit.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on North Korean foreign minister's trip to Sweden (all times local):
North Korea's foreign minister has landed in Sweden for talks with his Swedish counterpart.
The rare visit could be a first step toward a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho arrived at Stockholm's international Arlanda airport Thursday afternoon on a direct flight from Beijing,
WASHINGTON (AP) — Warning of economic fallout, congressional Republicans and industry groups pressed President Donald Trump on Tuesday to narrow his plan for across-the-board tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. Trump appeared unmoved, declaring, "Trade wars aren't so bad."
The president said he planned to move forward with special tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, contending the U.S. has long been "mistreated" in trade deals.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and Sweden (all times local):
President Donald Trump is taking credit for bringing attention to the issue of crime caused by immigrants in Sweden.
Trump says during a joint press conference Tuesday with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven that immigration has "certainly" caused "problems in Sweden."
He says he was "one of the first ones to say it," and "took a little heat." But he says he doesn't mind because he "proved to be right."
ROME (AP) — The Latest on cold weather and snow across Europe (all times local):
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven was uninjured after his car skidded off the road in a snow storm and smashed into railing north of Stockholm.
Lofven was on his way to the town of Uppsala around 70 kilometers (43 miles) north of the Swedish capital to give a speech at a local hospital when the incident took place.
No one was injured in the accident that Lofven called "a little bump."
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the death of IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad (all times local):
Sweden's royal house, politicians and business leaders are praising the work and entrepreneurial spirit of IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad, who died at age 91.
Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf said Sunday in an emailed statement to news agency TT that Kamprad was "a true entrepreneur" who brought the Scandinavian country "out to the world" while remaining "a down-to-earth person with a great commitment."
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven says border checks within the European Union won't disappear "as long as order and security can't be guaranteed."
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's defense minister said Wednesday that lawmakers, including some from two center-right opposition parties, have agreed to boost the Swedish defense budget with an annual extra 2.7 billion kronor ($334 million) over the next two years.
HELSINKI (AP) — In a bid to avert a government crisis, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven on Thursday reshuffled his minority Cabinet, replacing two members, after opposition parties demanded the ouster of three government ministers over one of the largest security breaches in the country's history.
HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden's left-leaning minority government faced a crisis Wednesday after a populist party said it would support four opposition parties in a no-confidence vote against it over one of the largest security breaches in the country.
If passed, the vote would force the ouster of three government ministers and could lead to the resignation of Prime Minister Stefan Lofven's Cabinet.
HELSINKI (AP) — A security leak in Sweden in 2015 is causing reverberations in the Scandinavian country two years later with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven saying it was "a disaster," exposing the nation to harm.
HELSINKI (AP) — The leaders of Sweden and Japan have demanded that North Korea halts missile tests, and pledged increased cooperation in the U.N. Security Council.
During a visit to Sweden by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven described the tests as a "threat to global peace ... and security."
STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Sweden's prime minister says Swedish police must get better at investigating sex crimes after a series of assaults were reported at one of the country's biggest music festivals.