Sweden: Stefan Lofven wins second term after months of wrangling

Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven gives a press conference after being voted in for a second term, ending a four-month political vaccuum. Lofven will formally present his new minority centre-left government, comprising his Social Democrats and the Greens, and its programme on Monday.

Swedish lawmakers elect PM Stefan Lofven to second term

Sweden ends a four-month political vacuum by electing Prime Minister Stefan Lofven to a second term, after he elbowed out the far-right to save one of Europe’s few left-wing governments. IMAGES from inside the Swedish Parliament

Swedish ‘Museum of Failure’ features Trump board game

A psychologist opens a museum in Sweden celebrating products, innovations and services which failed to catch on.

Residents of Yemen’s Khokha hope ceasefire lasts

Residents of Yemen’s Khokha hope the ceasefire in Hodeida will last as it takes effect in the port city where a team including members of the warring sides prepare to monitor the UN-brokered truce agreed upon at talks in Sweden.

As Hodeida ceasefire nears, residents say they are “optimistic”

Yemen’s Hodeida residents say they are “optimistic” on the eve of the implementation of a ceasefire in the port city and its surroundings, after renewed fighting threatened the hard-won accord struck in Sweden.

Yemenis in Sanaa react to peace agreement reached in Sweden

Yemenis in Sanaa react to the agreement reached in Sweden during UN-brokered peace talks, saying they hope the warring parties will put an end to the war during next round of negotiations.

Rival sides in Yemen’s war shake hands after agreeing ceasefire

Rival sides in Yemen’s civil war, the country’s foreign minister Khaled al Yamani and rebel negotiator Mohammed Abdelsalam shake hands after agreeing a ceasefire for a vital port on the seventh day of the UN-brokered peace talks in Sweden. IMAGES

Yemen govt supports reopening of Sanaa airport under supervision

Yemen’s government supports the reopening of Sanaa international airport, shut down for years in the country’s brutal war, but only under supervision, an official says during the second day of talks on the country’s conflict in Sweden.

Milestone Yemen peace talks kick off in Sweden

Talks opening in Sweden between Yemen’s government and rebels, who have been locked in a devastating war for nearly four years, are a “critical opportunity”, says special envoy Martin Griffiths.