Finland, Sweden could decide together on NATO ties

Finland, Sweden could decide together on NATO ties

HELSINKI — Finland and Sweden might decide together whether or not they will join NATO following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka...
What you need to know about Finland and Sweden’s path to NATO membership

What you need to know about Finland and Sweden’s path to...

HELSINKI/STOCKHOLM — Since Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Finland and Sweden have been considering applying for membership of the NATO military alliance, which would mark...
A changing Arctic could bring ‘potential conflict,’ Biden says

A changing Arctic could bring ‘potential conflict,’ Biden says

WASHINGTON—As climate change causes unprecedented environmental upheaval in the Arctic, it also opens the region to potential conflict, President Joe Biden said on Wednesday. “The...
A majority of Finns now want to join NATO, a new poll finds

A majority of Finns now want to join NATO, a new...

HELSINKI — For the first time, more than half of Finns are in favor of their country joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO),...
Russia flies two strategic bombers near Alaska

Russia flies two strategic bombers near Alaska

MOSCOW — Two Russian Tu-95 strategic bombers made a scheduled, 10-hour flight over neutral waters near Alaska, Russia's defense ministry said on Friday, a...
Tourism in Arctic Finland faces uncertainty due to closed Russian air space, rising fuel costs

Tourism in Arctic Finland faces uncertainty due to closed Russian air...

The closure of Russian airspace is causing uncertainty in Northern Finland's tourism industry, which has relied heavily on travel from Asian countries. The number of...
Rosatom subsidiary will proceed with Finnish nuclear project

Rosatom subsidiary will proceed with Finnish nuclear project

HELSINKI — Russia's state-owned nuclear power supplier Rosatom and its Finnish unit RAOS Project will proceed with a planned nuclear plant in Northern Finland,...
NATO chief says alliance will increase presence in Baltic sea if Sweden applies

NATO chief says alliance will increase presence in Baltic sea if...

STOCKHOLM — NATO will increase its presence around Sweden's borders and in the Baltic sea while a potential application to join the alliance is...
Pentagon fields long-range radar in Alaska for missile threats

Pentagon fields long-range radar in Alaska for missile threats

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon completed military construction and will begin testing a long-range radar for a homeland missile defense system that can track intercontinental...
Finland is ready to fight Russia if attacked, says defense chief

Finland is ready to fight Russia if attacked, says defense chief

HELSINKI — Finland has prepared for decades for a Russian attack and would put up stiff resistance should one occur, its armed forces chief...