Finland’s top diplomat hints at joining NATO without Sweden

HELSINKI (AP) – Finland’s foreign minister suggested Tuesday that the country may consider joining NATO without neighboring Sweden if Turkey continues to block their joint bid to enter the military alliance. Pekka Haavisto later backpedaled, but his comments were the first time a leading government official in either Nordic country appeared to raise doubts about … Read more

Sweden: Erdogan effigy ‘act of sabotage’ against NATO bid

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson on Friday denounced a protest by Kurds in central Stockholm, where an effigy of Turkey’s president was hung from a lamppost, as an act of “sabotage” against Sweden’s bid to join NATO.. The protest outside City Hall on Wednesday drew an angry backlash from Turkey, a … Read more

Right-wing parties win Swedish election; PM Magdalena Andersson resigns

Andersson became Sweden’s first-ever female prime minister last year and has led the country’s historic bid to join NATO following Russia’s onslaught in Ukraine. Jessica Gow | Afp | Getty Images Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson has conceded defeat in the country’s close-fought election, paving the way for the far-right Sweden Democrats and allied parties … Read more

Right-wing parties win Swedish election; PM Magdalena Andersson resigns

Andersson became Sweden’s first-ever female prime minister last year and has led the country’s historic bid to join NATO following Russia’s onslaught in Ukraine. Jessica Gow | Afp | Getty Images Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson has conceded defeat in the country’s close-fought election, paving the way for the far-right Sweden Democrats and allied parties … Read more