Andersson gets more time to form Sweden’s new coalition govtNovember 16, 2021 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson said Tuesday she needs more time to form a coalition government that could make her the country’s first female prime minister because discussions with one of the two support parties she needs has reached an impasse.
Sweden: Leader of Social Democrats invited to form new govtNovember 11, 2021 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The speaker of Sweden’s parliament tasked the leader of the Social Democratic Party on Thursday with trying to form a new government, which would make Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson the Scandinavian country’s first female prime minister, if she is successful.
Lofven steps down, paving way for Sweden’s 1st female PMNovember 10, 2021 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Stefan Lofven stepped down Wednesday as Sweden's prime minister, paving the way for his replacement as leader of the Social Democratic Party to become Sweden's first female head of government.
Finance chief Andersson tapped to be Sweden’s 1st female PMNovember 4, 2021 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson is poised to become the country's first female prime minister, after the governing Social Democratic Party on Thursday elected her as its new leader.
Swedish PM Stefan Lofven to step down in NovemberAugust 22, 2021 GMT
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Stefan Lofven, Sweden’s Social Democratic prime minister since 2014, said Sunday that he will step down as head of government and the party in November.
The unexpected announcement — made during his annual summer speech —- came ahead of next year’s general election and after Lofven in June became the first Swedish leader ever to lose a motion in parliament.
Sweden: New center-left govt presented without changesJuly 9, 2021 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's caretaker Prime Minister Stefan Lofven unveiled on Friday a two-party, minority coalition government just two days after garnering support in Parliament to cobble together a new administration.
Swedish PM wins support in parliament to form new governmentJuly 7, 2021 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven narrowly won support from lawmakers Wednesday to form a new government after leading the country in a caretaking capacity since late last month.
Sweden’s caretaker leader tapped to present new governmentJuly 5, 2021 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish caretaker Prime Minister Stefan Lofven moved a step closer to forming a new governing coalition Monday after the country's parliamentary speaker said Lofven had enough backing to form a two-party Cabinet.
Sweden: Caretaking PM asked to try to form a new governmentJuly 1, 2021 GMT
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden’s caretaking Prime Minister Stefan Lofven was tasked Thursday with trying to form a new government, hours after the head of the center-right opposition Moderates party said he failed to secure enough support from lawmakers on his side to do so.
Sweden’s PM resigning, calls for parliament to form new govtJune 28, 2021 GMT
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven is resigning after losing a confidence vote last week and he called on the country’s parliamentary speaker on Monday to try to form a new government instead of holding an early election.
Swedish PM loses confidence vote, sparking uncertaintyJune 21, 2021 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Stefan Lofven, Sweden’s Social Democratic prime minister since 2014, lost a confidence vote in parliament on Monday, making him the first Swedish leader ever to lose such a motion.
Swedish leader to decide what’s best after confidence voteJune 17, 2021 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Swedish prime minister said Thursday he will wait to learn the outcome of no-confidence vote and then “think through what is best for Sweden" after a government ally won support from three opposition parties to unseat him.
Thunberg: ‘We will not accept’ giving up on limiting warmingMay 4, 2021 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg says those in power may “have given up” on the 2015 landmark Paris climate deal to limit global warming to 1...
Man injures 8 with ax in Sweden before being shot, arrestedMarch 3, 2021 GMT
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A man armed with an ax attacked and injured eight people in a southern Swedish town Wednesday before being shot and arrested, police said...
Swedish leader defends trip that defied his own virus adviceJanuary 8, 2021 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven on Friday defended his visit to a mall to buy a Christmas present for his wife — in breach of his own repeated appeals for the public to shun shopping centers to avoid spreading COVID-19...
Virus outlier Sweden adopts more restrictions as cases riseDecember 18, 2020 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden is tightening nationwide coronavirus restrictions by requiring many people to work from home and reducing the number who can gather in restaurants, shops and gyms starting next week, but the government decided against ordering the country's first full lockdown to control a recent spike in virus cases, the prime minister said Friday...
Sweden to ban sale of alcohol after 10pm to curb COVID-19November 11, 2020 GMT
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's prime minister said Wednesday his government will present a law proposal that would ban nationwide the sale of alcohol after 10 p...
Swedish PM self-isolates as nation passes grim thresholdNovember 5, 2020 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's prime minister has gone into protective self-isolation after a person close to him came into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, as Sweden experiences a fall surge of coronavirus infections...
Anniversary of Baltic Sea ferry wreck that killed 852 markedSeptember 28, 2019 GMT
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...
Correction: Sweden-Rapper storyJuly 22, 2019 GMT
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...
Small plane carrying parachutists crashes in Sweden, 9 deadJuly 14, 2019 GMT
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.
Sweden nears end of political deadlock; Lofven may stay PMJanuary 16, 2019 GMT
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...
Trump says he’ll push tariffs despite pressure from GOPMarch 7, 2018 GMT
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...
Suspect’s status as failed asylum-seeker saddens StockholmApril 9, 2017 GMT
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedes questioned their country's welcoming immigration policies with pride and pain on Sunday after learning that an asylum-seeker from Uzbekistan was allegedly behind the truck rampage that killed four people, Stockholm's deadliest extremist attack in years...