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Finnish parliament to hold NATO vote while awaiting Hungary, Turkey decisions

Finnish parliament to hold NATO vote while awaiting Hungary, Turkey decisions

HELSINKI — Finland's government said on Monday it had asked parliament to formally adopt NATO's founding treaty, thus preparing the country for membership of...
Turkey says it expects more extraditions from Sweden

Turkey says it expects more extraditions from Sweden

ANKARA — Sweden's extradition to Turkey last week of a Kurdish man with alleged terrorism links is a "good start," but Stockholm needs to...
Russian parliament passes law limiting freedom of navigation along Northern Sea Route

Russian parliament passes law limiting freedom of navigation along Northern Sea...

Can Russia claim absolute control of all navigation along the Northern Sea Route, or will the freedom of navigation act under the U.N. Convention...
Hungary to ratify Finland, Sweden NATO bids in February, Finnish foreign minister says

Hungary to ratify Finland, Sweden NATO bids in February, Finnish foreign...

HELSINKI — Hungary has promised to ratify the NATO bids of Finland and Sweden in early February of 2023, Finnish foreign minister Pekka Haavisto...
Turkey says Sweden, Finland must still do more to secure NATO membership

Turkey says Sweden, Finland must still do more to secure NATO...

ANKARA — Turkey said on Wednesday that Sweden and Finland had made progress towards NATO membership but that they still needed to do more...
Russia says Sweden and Finland joining NATO could accelerate militarization of Arctic region

Russia says Sweden and Finland joining NATO could accelerate militarization of...

Russia's foreign ministry said on Wednesday that Sweden and Finland joining NATO could accelerate the militarization of the Arctic region. Responding to a question about...
Finland buys more arms from United States as it boosts defenses

Finland buys more arms from United States as it boosts defenses

HELSINKI — The U.S. State Department has approved a second significant arms sale to Finland within a month, helping Russia's Nordic neighbor in its...
Russia summons Norwegian ambassador over arrest of Russian nationals

Russia summons Norwegian ambassador over arrest of Russian nationals

Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Monday it had summoned the Norwegian ambassador over what it said was the politically-motivated arrest of Russian citizens for...
Updated Nordic defense plans prioritize the North

Updated Nordic defense plans prioritize the North

The defense ministers of Finland, Norway and Sweden signed an updated statement of intent on Tuesday in Oslo that prioritizes operations planning in the...
Hungary to ratify NATO membership for Finland, Sweden early next year, Orban says

Hungary to ratify NATO membership for Finland, Sweden early next year,...

WARSAW — Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday that Hungary's parliament would ratify NATO membership for Finland and Sweden early next year. Orban told...
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