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Sweden's center-right government has given its electorate lower taxes, strong economic growth and low public debt in its eight years in power. So its defeat in Sunday's parliamentary election, and the rise of an ultra-right-wing anti-immigration party, needs some explaining.
European shares slumped Monday, burdened by Chinese industrial production growth slowing to a level last seen during the thick of the global financial crisis almost six years ago. The Stoxx Europe 600 fell 0.4% in early trade broadly in line with moves on the U.K's FTSE 100, Germany's DAX 30 and France's CAC 40. China's value-added industrial output grew by just 6.9% in August year -over-year, down from 9.0% in July, the National Bureau of Statistics said Saturday, representing the weakest growth streak since December 2008 and dealing a harsh blow to companies and economies heavily dependent on China.
Stefan LA fven, pictured here in June, has pledged to roll back the austerity policies that have overtaken the traditionally socialist country. Turning their backs on the prevailing austerity government, Swedish voters on Sunday elected the Social Democrat Party and its head Stefan LA fven to lead the country, allowing the center-left parties to reclaim power in the historically socialist state.
As diplomats from around the world sought a global strategy to fight Islamic State extremists, Iran ruled out working with any international coalition, saying it had rejected American requests for cooperation against the militants. Neither Iran nor Syria, which together share most of Iraq's borders, was invited to the international conference Monday in Paris, which opened as a pair of French reconnaissance jets took off over Iraqi skies.
A Swedish far-right party demanding sharp cuts in immigration has more than doubled its support in a parliamentary election. Ironically, the surge for the far-right Sweden Democrats means the country's government itself is poised to shift to the left, since many of the Sweden Democrats' new voters defected from Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt's center-right coalition.
Authorities in Philadelphia say a newborn baby of a pregnant woman killed by gunfire in northeast Philadelphia over the weekend has also died. A baby born to a woman fatally wounded by a stray bullet while sitting outside her home has died, police said Monday.
Australia 's dollar fell to its lowest level in almost six months after data showed growth in Chinese industrial production missed estimates, sparking concern that the world's second-largest economy will slump. The Aussie has dropped 3.5 percent this month and is 0.1 percent from breaching the 90 U.S. cent level.
In photos selected Sunday by Wall Street Journal editors, people vote in Sweden, dancers take to the street in France, people wade through floodwaters in Kashmir, and more. A Green Bay Packers fan waits to use a portable toilet before an NFL game against the New York Jets at Lambeau Field on Sunday in Green Bay, Wis.
The family of a 22-year-old black man who was fatally shot by police in Utah is disputing investigators' statements that he was shot after he lunged at officers with a sword and race played no role in the... The family of a 22-year-old black man who was fatally shot by police in Utah is disputing investigators' statements that he was shot after he lunged at officers with a sword and race played no role in the shooting.
With the deadly ambush on a state police barracks in the Pocono Mountains, law enforcement in eastern Pennsylvania went on high alert and officers from throughout the region, including New York and New Jersey,... Investigators on Sunday returned to scour the woods across from a state police barracks where two troopers were ambushed, leaving one fatally shot and another critically wounded. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake complained of shortness of breath and chest pains during the city's Star-Spangled Banner celebration over the weekend and was taken to a hospital for tests.
12, 2014. With the deadly ambush on a state police barracks in the Pocono Mountains, law enforcement in eastern Pennsylvania went on high alert and officers from throughout the region, including New York and New Jersey,... Investigators on Sunday returned to scour the woods across from a state police barracks where two troopers were ambushed, leaving one fatally shot and another critically wounded.
The U.S. embassy in Uganda Saturday warned American citizens to stay at home overnight as Ugandan authorities attempt to foil a possible terror attack. The embassy in a message on its website said it is trying to assess the scope of a possible plot by the Somali militants, al-Shabab, and whether members of the cell plotting the attack remain at large.
Education and unemployment are the key battlegrounds in Sweden's upcoming general election. But with neither of the main parties set to win a majority, the country could be heading for political deadlock.
The Federal Open Market Committee is expected to cut monthly bond purchases by an additional $10 billion as the U.S. economy expands. Scotland will hold a referendum on independence from the U.K. Sweden holds a general election, and there are regional polls in Germany and Russia.
"We are not even top three anymore," boasts Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, reflecting on the tax cuts that have defined his eight-year rule - the longest ever for a conservative leader in Sweden. Polls before a parliamentary election on Sunday show voters could shift back to the left amid worries that Reinfeldt's smaller-government policies have undermined Sweden's famed welfare model.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 02:56 pm
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