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Italy shifts to the right as voters reward Meloni's party

Sep. 26, 2022 09:45 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — A party with neo-fascist roots has won the most votes in Italy’s national election, setting the stage Monday for talks to create of the country's first far-right-led government since World War II with Giorgia Meloni at the helm as Italy’s first woman premier. ...

Central banks worldwide tighten policies to cool inflation

Sep. 22, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

The U.S. Federal Reserve has been the most aggressive in using interest rate hikes to cool inflation that is battering both households and businesses this year. This week, central banks from Asia to England followed suit to varying degrees and using different economic tools to tame rising prices...

Success for party of 'Sweden first' energizes global right

Sep. 15, 2022 10:21 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Sweden Democrats party was founded by neo-Nazis and skinheads in the 1980s. Today, the rebranded and reformed nationalist party stands on the edge of unprecedented influence. Following a weekend election held amid fears of rising crime, the anti-immigration...

Swedish PM formally resigns after right-wing bloc wins vote

Sep. 15, 2022 06:04 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden’s Social Democratic Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson on Thursday handed in her resignation after a right-wing bloc that includes a nationalist, anti-immigration party won a narrow majority in Sweden’s parliament. Andersson met with Andreas...

Right-wing bloc wins narrow majority in Swedish parliament

Sep. 14, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A right-wing bloc that includes a nationalist anti-immigration party won a narrow majority in Sweden’s parliament Wednesday. It was a major political shift in the Scandinavian country that had a decades-long history of welcoming refugees, but is grappling with a crime...

Democrat Letta: Fear plays role in Italy's Brexit-like vote

Sep. 13, 2022 10:44 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The leader of Italy's center-left campaign alliance on Tuesday cited the gains of a Swedish populist party with neo-Nazi roots as further proof that fear is propelling the far-right’s growth in Europe. He also warned that the outcome of his own country's approaching election could...

North Sea nations plan huge expansion of wind power by 2050

Sep. 12, 2022 16:50 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Nine nations bordering the North Sea announced plans Monday to massively increase offshore wind power in the coming decades as part of an effort to combat climate change and become independent of fossil fuel imports, particularly from Russia. German officials said...

Swedish voters boost anti-immigration party amid high crime

Sep. 12, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A populist anti-immigration party has surged to become Sweden's second-largest political force after a national election dominated by fears of gang violence, which has given the once-safe Scandinavian country one of Europe's highest levels of gun violence. Overall,...

Swedish conservatives close to election win amid crime fears

Sep. 11, 2022 20:09 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Near final results in Sweden's election Sunday show that a bloc of right-wing parties was expected to defeat a left-wing bloc headed by Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson. The conservative group includes a populist anti-immigration party that made its best ever showing. ...

Exit poll projects Sweden’s ruling left-wing Social Democrats win the most votes; populists have their best showing yet

Sep. 11, 2022 14:06 PM EDT
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Exit poll projects Sweden’s ruling left-wing Social Democrats win the most votes; populists have their best showing yet.