On Norway’s Arctic border with Russia, a town freezes ties with its eastern neighbor

On Norway’s Arctic border with Russia, a town freezes ties with...

KIRKENES, Norway — Kirkenes, a Norwegian town a stone's throw from Russia, was for over three decades a symbol of cross-border harmony in the...
NATO membership would strengthen Nordic defense, Swedish defense minister says

NATO membership would strengthen Nordic defense, Swedish defense minister says

STOCKHOLM — The Nordic region's defense capabilities would be strengthened if Sweden and Finland joined NATO, allowing joint defense planning within the framework of...
Sweden’s ruling Social Democrats to decide on NATO on May 15

Sweden’s ruling Social Democrats to decide on NATO on May 15

STOCKHOLM — Sweden's ruling Social Democrats will decide on May 15 whether to overturn decades of opposition to NATO membership, the party said on...
U.S. offers assurances to Sweden, Finland over NATO application

U.S. offers assurances to Sweden, Finland over NATO application

WASHINGTON — The United States is confident it can address any security concerns Sweden and Finland may have about the period of time after...
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...
Sweden says it received U.S. security assurances if it hands in NATO application

Sweden says it received U.S. security assurances if it hands in...

STOCKHOLM — Sweden has received assurances from the United States that it would receive support during the period a potential application to join NATO...
Sweden’s ruling Social Democrats might speed up party’s NATO decision

Sweden’s ruling Social Democrats might speed up party’s NATO decision

STOCKHOLM — The leadership of Sweden's ruling Social Democrats will hold an extra meeting on May 15 where they could decide if the party...
Keeping any NATO ratification period short is key to Finland, says PM

Keeping any NATO ratification period short is key to Finland, says...

COPENHAGEN — Finland, which is considering whether to apply for membership to the NATO alliance, said that keeping any transition period as short as...
Equinor posts record profit as gas prices soar in Europe

Equinor posts record profit as gas prices soar in Europe

OSLO — Equinor reported record earnings on Wednesday, as the war in Ukraine triggered an energy supply crunch that sent gas prices soaring to...
Finnish nuclear power developers kick out Russian partners

Finnish nuclear power developers kick out Russian partners

After more than eight years of joint planning, the Fennovoima nuclear power company terminates its cooperation with Russian state-controlled company RAOS Project. The decision has...