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Turkey Becomes More Isolated as it Blocks Expansion of NATO

Turkey risks becoming more isolated from the West by blocking the accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO. Ankara tries to balance its strategic partnerships with the Alliance and Ukraine with its difficult but important relations with Russia. By...

Sweden and Finland Formally Apply for NATO Membership

Finland and Sweden formally applied to join the NATO alliance on Wednesday in a dramatic move that marks one of the biggest strategic consequences of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The decision by the two Nordic countries, which were both neutral...

After Finland, Sweden Also Confirms it Will Apply to Join NATO

On Monday, Sweden confirmed it intends to apply for NATO membership, joining neighboring Finland in a dramatic decision that marks one of the biggest strategic consequences of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to date. “There is a broad majority in Sweden’s...

Turkey Signals it Would Veto NATO Accession of Finland, Sweden

Turkey would not positively welcome Finland and Sweden joining the NATO alliance, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday, describing the initiative as a mistake. "We do not have a positive opinion. Scandinavian countries are like a guest house for terrorist...

Finland’s Leaders Urge NATO Membership in Historic Move

Finland's president and prime minister have called for the country to apply for NATO membership "without delay" in a joint statement on Thursday. Sauli Niinisto and Sanna Marin said they expected a decision in the next few days amid a...

Sweden, Finland Edge Closer to NATO Despite Russia Warning

Sweden and Finland are a step closer on Wednesday to formally applying for NATO membership and abandoning neutrality despite warnings from Russia that the move would destabilize Europe. Finland Prime Minister Sanna Marin and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson have...

Will Sweden and Finland Scrap Neutrality in Face of Ukraine invasion?

For many, many decades now, the politicians of the world have depended on the political neutrality of Sweden and Finland as most of the rest of Europe took sides during the years of the Cold War and afterward, joining...

Study Reveals Best Places to Live if Diagnosed With Climate Change

A Canadian woman made headlines on Monday after being the first person in the world to be officially diagnosed with "climate change" by a doctor. Although this diagnosis seemed like a shockingly singular sign of our world's evolving battle...

Creator of Controversial Islam Cartoon Killed in Car Accident

Swedish artist Lars Vilks, known for his controversial cartoon of Islamic prophet Muhammad, died in a car accident -- along with police officers who had been assigned to protect him -- on Sunday. Vilks had lived under police protection for...

ABBA Return with New Pop-Music Album “Voyage”

The Swedish iconic band ABBA announced their return to pop music with their new album "Voyage," set to be released on November 5. The group shared two new tracks off of the album to accompany their announcement, "I Still...