Opinion  /  Published 30.05.22

New Churns

It’s easy to imagine Vladimir Putin coming into the shop marked ‘Sweden’, breaking some fine china accidentally on purpose, and growling: ‘Nice little shop you’ve got her...
By Gwynne Dyer

World  /  Published 30.05.22

Turkey objects to Nato expansion

President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey’s talks last week with Finnish and Swedish delegations were not at the “expected level” and Ankara cannot say yes to “terrorism-supporting&...
By Reuters in Istanbul

World  /  Published 21.05.22

Russia to cut Finland gas supplies

Russia will cut natural gas supplies to Finland on Saturday, according to Finland’s state energy provider, the latest salvo in a growing confrontation between the two countries over the war in U...
By Matthew Mpoke Bigg

World  /  Published 20.05.22

US: Finland, Sweden make Nato stronger

President Joe Biden met the leaders of Finland and Sweden at the White House on Thursday to offer robust US support for their applications to join Nato, while Turkey threatened to block the Nordic nat...
By Reuters in Washington

World  /  Published 18.05.22

NATO: Turkey blocks Finish, Sweden entry

Turkey on Wednesday stopped NATO members from starting talks on the bids launched by Finland and Sweden to join the alliance, a diplomatic source told DW correspondent Teri Schultz, currently on ...
By Deutsche Welle


World  /  Published 18.05.22

NATO: Finland, Sweden submit bids

Two new prospective members of the 73-year-old NATO alliance have submitted their applications to join. Their bids, which come in light of Russia's aggression in Ukraine, have already faced resist...
By Deutsche Welle

World  /  Published 17.05.22

Finland approves NATO application

Finland has overwhelmingly approved a proposal to join NATO after a parliamentary debate. Fewer than 10 lawmakers opposed the proposal. Finland's legislature on Tuesday approved the country's ...
By Deutsche Welle

World  /  Published 17.05.22

UK hails Sweden, Finland's NATO plans

The UK government has said it strongly supports the expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) as Sweden and Finland confirmed their intention to apply for membership of the military a...
By Our Bureau, PTI in London

World  /  Published 16.05.22

Nato entry best for security: Sweden

Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson will seek broad support for an application to join Nato on Monday, she announced on Sunday after her party dropped its long-standing opposition to membership...
By Reuters in Stockholm

World  /  Published 15.05.22

Russia halts electricity

Russia suspended its electricity supply to Finland on Saturday in apparent retaliation for Helsinki’s decision to upend its longstanding stance of military neutrality by pursuing Nato membership...
By Matthew Mpoke Bigg


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