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Turkey postpones NATO meeting with Sweden, Finland: State TV

The meeting, which was scheduled for February, is canceled on Ankara’s request, sources tell state-owned TRT. Turkey has indefinitely postponed a new round of talks with Sweden and Finland on the Nordic neighbors’ NATO membership bids in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last February, according to Turkish state TV. The meeting scheduled to take place in Brussels was […]


H&M Set To Exit Russia

H&M, the multinational clothing company based in Sweden, has announced it is leaving Russia but will temporarily reopen its shops there to sell off its remaining stock. The world’s second-biggest clothing retailer said it was “impossible” to continue its business in Russia due to the Ukraine war. The decision comes after the Swedish firm suspended all sales in Russia in […]


I8 House Republicans Say No To Finland And Sweden Joining NATO

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, and their quest to subordinate Ukrainians, Finland and Sweden have seen it fit to join NATO to obtain protection from the alliance. However, 18 House Republicans have voted against a resolution brought to the U.S. House of Representatives that would lend support to Finland and Sweden joining NATO. The House, however, passed […]


Nordic Deal Increases Turkish Power In NATO, But Pitfalls Ahead

The deal last week saw Turkey back Finland and Sweden’s NATO bids, averting a potential crisis, but differences remain. Istanbul, Turkey – The last-minute deal between Turkey, Sweden, and Finland to clear the path for the Nordic countries’ NATO membership has been portrayed as Ankara firmly placing itself alongside its Western allies in the face of Russia’s aggression. In recent […]


Biden Supports Sweden’s, Finland’s Bids To Join NATO

U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday enthusiastically welcomed Sweden’s and Finland’s bids to join the NATO security alliance — moves that would enlarge the bloc to include two of Europe’s most modern militaries and place it along Russia’s northwestern border. Speaking from the Rose Garden while flanked by Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson of Sweden and President Sauli Niinistö of Finland, […]


Finland announces ‘Historic’ NATO Bid, Sweden Expected To Follow

Sweden is also expected to follow Finland’s application to join the NATO military alliance. The Finnish government has officially announced its intention to join NATO, as Sweden’s ruling party held a decisive meeting that could pave the way for a joint application to the military alliance. Less than three months after Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, Finland’s announcement on […]


Finland And Sweden Aim For NATO Membership, Prompting Russia’s Fury

HELSINKI — Finland and Sweden are expected to formally apply to join NATO later this month, in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Both countries say Moscow’s actions have changed the security dynamic in Europe and the Kremlin’s nuclear threats require the collective self-defense that NATO can provide. Finnish lawmakers are debating joining the alliance following the publication of a key […]


Russia Warns Finland And Sweden

Russia has warned that Finland and Sweden face the risk of facing military consequences if they join NATO. Online, unverified footage emerged earlier showing what appeared to be Russian military vehicles being placed near the country’s border with Finland. The footage came against the backdrop of a warning from Moscow noting that Finland and Sweden risk that both countries in joining NATO. […]