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Journalists convicted of revealing Finland defense secrets

Jan. 27, 2023 07:41 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two investigative journalists for a major daily newspaper in Finland were convicted Friday of revealing national defense secrets in a 2017 article that prosecutors said included information from classified documents, Finnish media said. The prosecution...

Finland's top diplomat hints at joining NATO without Sweden

Jan. 24, 2023 13:22 PM EST

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...

New 1994 ferry disaster report: No collision, no explosion

Jan. 23, 2023 07:08 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — There is no indication that either a collision or an explosion caused the 1994 sinking of a ferry in the Baltic Sea in one of Europe’s deadliest peacetime maritime disasters, the accident investigation boards of Estonia, Finland and Sweden said Monday. ...

US says it's time for Finland, Sweden to join NATO

Jan. 19, 2023 16:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Thursday it’s time for Turkey to ratify Finland and Sweden’s applications to join NATO, bluntly saying that holdout members of the alliance should quickly approve their memberships. The State Department said Secretary of State...

Turkey says Swedish decision not to probe protest 'absurd'

Jan. 17, 2023 11:47 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Tuesday denounced as “absurd” a decision by a Swedish prosecutor not to open an investigation into a protest by Kurds in central Stockholm where an effigy of the Turkish president was hung from a lamppost. Last week’s protest outside Stockholm...

Turkey says Nordic NATO expansion unlikely before June

Jan. 14, 2023 11:22 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Sweden and Finland are unlikely to be able to join NATO before June, a senior Turkish official said Saturday. The Nordic states applied to join the Western military alliance in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but their membership must be approved by all...

Sweden: Erdogan effigy 'act of sabotage' against NATO bid

Jan. 13, 2023 12:29 PM EST

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...

NATO chief confident Nordic pair will join despite holdups

Jan. 10, 2023 08:01 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg expressed confidence Tuesday that Finland and Sweden will join the military alliance, just days after the government in Stockholm said it had done all it could to satisfy Turkey’s reservations about its membership. Alarmed...

NATO chief: Sweden has done what's needed to join alliance

Jan. 09, 2023 08:19 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — It’s time for Sweden to join NATO because it has done what’s necessary to secure Turkey’s approval for membership, the military alliance's secretary-general said Monday. “I have said that time has come to bring to an end the ratification process for...

Slovakia beats Latvia 3-0 in world junior hockey

Dec. 30, 2022 20:46 PM EST

MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) — Adam Gajan made 28 saves and Slovakia beat Latvia 3-0 on Friday for its second victory in three Group B games in the world junior hockey championship. In Halifax, Nova Scotia, in Group A in the only other game of the day, Germany beat Austria 4-2 to...