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AP Exclusive: WikiLeaks files expose group's inner workings

Sep. 17, 2018 3:55 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Julian Assange had just pulled off one of the biggest scoops in journalistic history, splaying the innards of American diplomacy across the web. But technology firms were cutting ties to his WikiLeaks website, cable news pundits were calling for his head and a Swedish sex crime case was...

Sweden gives final election tally amid political uncertainty

Sep. 16, 2018 8:11 AM EDT

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...

Sweden joins Europe's move to right over migration backlash

Sep. 10, 2018 2:10 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden has become the latest European country to have its political order shaken by a backlash against large-scale immigration, with voters giving a boost to a far-right party and weakening the more established ones. Sunday's election left the two rival blocs — a center-left group...

The Latest: Germany calls Swedish vote a 'turning point'

Sep. 10, 2018 7:29 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on Sweden's general election to renew the 349-seat Riksdag, the country's Parliament (all times local): 1:00 p.m. A senior German official is describing the Sweden's election, in which the governing party lost ground and a far-right party made gains, as a "turning point" for...

Sweden's ruling party hits election low as far right grows

Sep. 10, 2018 3:10 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Voters handed Sweden's ruling party its worst-ever election result Sunday and delivered a parallel lift to a far-right party with white supremacist roots, leaving the ideological outline of the Scandinavian country's next government uncertain. After a campaign dominated by debates over...

The Latest: Swedish PM summons 'good forces' after setback

Sep. 10, 2018 1:52 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on Sweden's general election (all times local): 12:35 a.m. 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...

Swedish PM calls far-right party racist on election eve

Sep. 8, 2018 9:59 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's prime minister denounced an increasingly popular far-right party as racist and a threat to the nation's European values Saturday as political candidates made their final pre-election pitches to voters. The parliamentary election being held Sunday will be Sweden's first since the...

Sweden's most significant election in years, at a glance

Sep. 6, 2018 6:54 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden is holding a general election Sunday, the first since the country took in a record number of migrants from the Middle East and Africa in 2015 on top of the hundreds of thousands admitted before. While the borders are now largely closed, a backlash against the earlier open-door...

Hungary summons Swedish ambassador over migration criticism

Aug. 30, 2018 10:08 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's Foreign Ministry says it summoned Sweden's ambassador after the Swedish foreign minister and other officials made critical comments about Hungary, including about its strong anti-immigration policies. Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto on Thursday described the...

Swedish study notes surge in automated Twitter accounts

Aug. 30, 2018 6:08 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Swedish government study says there's been a recent surge in the number of automated Twitter accounts ahead of the Sept. 9 election, noting that 40 percent of them are more likely to support the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats party, expected to make gains. The study by...