Sweden’s prime minister Stefan Lofven arrives at the EU summit in  Brussels on Thursday. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Sweden’s parliament has rejected Stefan Lofven’s attempt to remain as prime minister, pushing the Scandinavian country a step closer to fresh election(...)

The leader of Sweden’s conservative Moderates party, Ulf Kristersson. Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images

Nine weeks after Sweden’s inconclusive general election, MPs in Stockholm have rejected a centre-right hopeful as prime minister. Ulf Kristersson of (...)