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Hungary's governing party says it's ready to approve Sweden's NATO accession on Monday

Feb. 20, 2024 06:58 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A vote in Hungary's parliament on ratifying Sweden's bid to join NATO could come as early as Monday, according to a senior member of the country's governing Fidesz party. It would bring an end to more than 18 months of delays by the nationalist government that have...

Hungary's government declines offer to meet US senators seeking approval for Sweden's NATO bid

Feb. 18, 2024 14:46 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A bipartisan delegation of U.S. senators made an official visit to Hungary's capital Sunday and called on the nationalist government to immediately approve Sweden's request to join NATO. Hungary is the only one of NATO's 31 existing members not to have...

Embattled Orbán addresses Hungary in first appearance since country's president quit in a scandal

Feb. 17, 2024 11:12 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán sought to contain the political fallout of a presidential pardon scandal during an annual state of the nation address on Saturday, his first public appearance since Hungary's president, his ally, resigned a week ago. ...

Sweden: Police find dead person inside charred remains of a water park under construction

Feb. 16, 2024 08:54 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A human body was found inside the charred remains of a water park that was under construction at one of Sweden's biggest amusement centers, police said Friday. A huge fire on Monday destroyed a large part of the Oceana water park that was scheduled to open this...

Sweden won't reopen an investigation into 1994 Baltic Sea ferry disaster

Feb. 15, 2024 08:03 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden won't reopen an investigation into a 1994 ferry sinking in the Baltic Sea that killed 852 people in one of Europe’s deadliest peacetime sea disasters, after investigators in Estonia, Finland and Sweden found no indication of a collision or an explosion, the prosecutor...

12 hurt after a fire breaks out at a water park under construction in Sweden’s second-largest city

Feb. 12, 2024 10:35 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Black smoke rose over Sweden’s second-largest city on Monday after a fire broke out at a water park under construction at one of the country's biggest amusement centers. The blaze at the Oceana water park in the popular Liseberg amusement complex in...

Astronauts from Turkey, Italy and Sweden return to Earth, ending private space station trip

Feb. 09, 2024 09:58 AM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts from Turkey, Italy and Sweden returned to Earth on Friday, ending a private three-week mission to the International Space Station. The trio were accompanied by a retired NASA astronaut who now works for Axiom Space, the Houston company that...

Denmark's new king and queen to visit Scandinavian monarchies on 1st foreign state tour

Feb. 09, 2024 09:07 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's new King Frederik X who was proclaimed king on Jan. 14, and his Australian-born wife Queen Mary will travel to Sweden and Norway in May on their first foreign state tour, the palace said Friday. Danish monarchs traditionally traveled to another...

Sweden has thwarted Iranian attack plots, counterintelligence police say

Feb. 08, 2024 04:43 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A senior member of the Swedish security police said Thursday that Iran has planned attacks on the country, days after local media reported that two Iranians were deported for a plot to kill three Swedish Jews several years ago. Earlier this week, Swedish broadcast...

NATO allies warn Hungary not to hold up Sweden's membership as US patience wears thin

Feb. 07, 2024 12:25 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan said that he and his NATO counterparts cautioned Hungary on Wednesday against further delaying Sweden’s membership in the military alliance, and he warned that patience in Washington has its limits. Lawmakers from the...