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Senators warily allow F-16 sale to Turkey as part of NATO expansion agreement. 'A deal's a deal'

Feb. 29, 2024 18:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. senators declined on Thursday to block the sale of F-16s to Turkey, despite voicing deep disdain for Turkey's conduct as an ally. They were upholding an unofficial bargain that Turks would get the fighter jets if they stopped blocking Sweden's accession to NATO. ...

Polish prime minister says his country and Finland want changes on EU border policies on migration

Feb. 16, 2024 06:54 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s prime minister said on Friday that his country will upgrade the wall on its border with Belarus to better insulate the frontier against unauthorized migration. Donald Tusk also said that Poland and Finland both see the need for changes in the...

New NATO member Finland elects a president set to keep up hard line on neighboring Russia

Feb. 12, 2024 10:20 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Former Prime Minister Alexander Stubb has narrowly won a runoff vote to become Finland's next president, who will steer security policy that includes integrating the new NATO member into the alliance at a time of concern over Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The final...

Former PM Alexander Stubb wins Finnish presidency, narrowly defeating ex-top diplomat Pekka Haavisto

Feb. 11, 2024 16:26 PM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Former Prime Minister Alexander Stubb won Finland’s election runoff Sunday against ex-Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto in a close race for the presidency and the task of steering the Nordic country’s foreign and security policy now that it is a member of NATO, following...

Preliminary results in Finnish presidential election indicate conservative Alexander Stubb has won, broadcaster YLE says

Feb. 11, 2024 14:03 PM EST
HELSINKI, Finland (AP) — Preliminary results in Finnish presidential election indicate conservative Alexander Stubb has won, broadcaster YLE says.

As Finns choose a new president, one thing is certain: A hard line on Russia will continue

Feb. 09, 2024 02:04 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Finns on Sunday will choose either of two experienced politicians to be their next head of state, whose main task will be to steer the Nordic country’s foreign and security policy now that it is a member of NATO, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Ex-Prime...

Finland extends Russia border closure until April 14 saying Moscow hasn't stopped sending migrants

Feb. 08, 2024 09:24 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's government said Thursday that it would extend the closure of its long border with Russia for another two months until April 14, because it sees no signs that Moscow was stopping its “hybrid operation” of funneling migrants toward the frontier with the Nordic nation....

Finland's presidential election runoff to feature former prime minister and ex-top diplomat

Jan. 29, 2024 08:03 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland faces a runoff presidential election in February between a former prime minister expected to have the advantage and a former foreign minister who negotiated the country’s recent entry into NATO and was the runner-up in Sunday's first round. With all...

Ex-Prime Minister Alexander Stubb wins first round of Finland's presidential vote to set up a runoff

Jan. 28, 2024 16:42 PM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Former Prime Minister Alexander Stubb won the first round of Finland's presidential election Sunday and will face runner-up ex-Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto in a runoff next month. The vote largely centered on the Nordic nation's new role as a NATO front-line...

A projection in Finland says Alexander Stubb wins the first round of the presidential election to set up a Feb 11 runoff

Jan. 28, 2024 14:07 PM EST
HELSINKI (AP) — A projection in Finland says Alexander Stubb wins the first round of the presidential election to set up a Feb 11 runoff.