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War in Ukraine - Military
5/19/2022 5:11:15 PM
Turkey's leader flatly opposes having Sweden and Finland join NATO but the military alliance's top official said Thursday he was confident that the standoff would be resolved and that the two Nordic nations would join soon.

World - International
5/18/2022 9:29:58 PM
NATO envoys failed to reach a consensus Wednesday on whether to start membership talks with Finland and Sweden, diplomats said, as Turkey renewed its objections to the two Nordic countries joining.

World - International
5/18/2022 7:40:53 PM
President Zoran Milanovic of Croatia wants his country to follow Turkey's example by trying to block Sweden and Finland from joining NATO.

World - Region
5/18/2022 1:25:40 PM
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has threatened to block Finland and Sweden from joining NATO, urged the alliance's members on Wednesday to "respect" Ankara's concerns about the two countries, which Turkey accuses of harbouring terrorists.

War in Ukraine - Diplomacy
5/18/2022 10:53:55 AM
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that the military alliance stands ready to seize a historic moment and move quickly on allowing Finland and Sweden to join its ranks, after the two countries submitted their membership requests.

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
5/17/2022 10:53:50 PM
Finland and Sweden have announced that they will join NATO, ending their traditional neutrality and putting additional pressure on Moscow, writes Ahmed Eleiba

War in Ukraine - Diplomacy
5/17/2022 7:54:57 PM
Finland and Sweden will submit their bids to join NATO together Wednesday, the two Nordic countries announced, despite Turkey's threat to block the military alliance's expansion.

War in Ukraine - Diplomacy
5/17/2022 5:32:08 PM
Sweden and Finland on Tuesday pushed ahead with their bids to join NATO even as Turkey insisted it won't let the previously non-aligned Nordic countries into the alliance because of their alleged support for Kurdish militants.

War in Ukraine - Diplomacy
5/17/2022 4:29:27 PM
President Joe Biden will host Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson of Sweden and President Sauli Niinisto of Finland at the White House for a meeting Thursday amid their push to join NATO in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine

War in Ukraine - Diplomacy
5/17/2022 2:08:01 PM
Moscow said on Tuesday that two employees of Finland's embassy in Russia will have to leave the country in response to a similar move by Helsinki.

War in Ukraine - Diplomacy
5/17/2022 12:15:00 PM
The leader of a Turkish nationalist party that is allied with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expressing concern that NATO's expansion to include Sweden and Finland will provoke Russia and cause an expansion of the war in Ukraine.

War in Ukraine - Diplomacy
5/17/2022 11:06:00 AM
Sweden on Tuesday signed a formal request to join NATO, a day after the country announced it would seek membership in the 30-member military alliance. In neighboring Finland, lawmakers are expected later in the day to formally endorse Finnish leaders' decision also to join.

War in Ukraine - Military
5/16/2022 10:04:24 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Finland and Sweden on Monday to expect a "response" for applying to join NATO as Ukraine braced for a new push by Moscow's forces in its eastern Donbas region.

World - Region
5/16/2022 8:34:08 PM
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday confirmed Turkey's opposition to NATO membership for Finland and Sweden, again accusing them of failing to take a clear stance against terrorism.

War in Ukraine - Diplomacy
5/16/2022 3:02:35 PM
Finland and Sweden have signaled their intention to join NATO over Russia's war in Ukraine and things will move fast once they formally apply for membership in the world's biggest security alliance.

War in Ukraine - Military
5/16/2022 3:00:25 PM
Europe pushed Monday to sharpen and expand its response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, with Sweden poised to follow Finland in seeking membership of NATO and European Union officials working to rescue proposed sanctions that would target Russian oil exports helping the Kremlin finance its war.

War in Ukraine - Diplomacy
5/16/2022 10:08:56 AM
Canada says it supports plans from Finland and Sweden to join NATO amid Russia's war in Ukraine.

War in Ukraine - Military
5/15/2022 9:04:59 PM
With Finland and Sweden inching closer to applying for NATO membership amid Russia's war in Ukraine, the list of ``neutral'' or nonaligned countries in Europe appears poised to shrink.

War in Ukraine - Military
5/15/2022 7:35:29 PM
NATO on Sunday pledged open-ended military support for Ukraine, as Finland hailed its "historic" bid to join the alliance and with Western claims that Russia had suffered heavy losses in its push east.

War in Ukraine - Military
5/15/2022 1:40:05 PM
Finland will apply for NATO membership, the Nordic country's president and the prime minister announced Sunday, as a result of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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