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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. ...

Belarusian lawmakers to soon consider anti-LGBTQ+ bill

Feb. 29, 2024 12:13 PM EST

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A bill in Belarus that would outlaw the promotion of homosexuality and other behavior is set to land on lawmakers' desks amid an unwavering crackdown on dissent initiated by authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko in 2020. Prosecutor General Andrei...

Sweden charges a man for mapping military installations

Feb. 28, 2024 06:41 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A man who allegedly mapped military installations in Sweden was charged Wednesday with unauthorized possession of secret information. Prosecutor Mats Ljungqvist said the 66 year-old man, who was not identified, had been gathering information for “a long time”...

Here’s what to know about Sweden’s bumpy road toward NATO membership

Feb. 26, 2024 17:57 PM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden’s bid to join NATO — held up for almost two years — cleared its last hurdle when Hungary gave its go-ahead Monday to let the Nordic country into the alliance. It brought an end to more than 18 months of delays by the nationalist government in Budapest...

Hungary's parliament ratifies Sweden's NATO bid, clearing the final obstacle to membership

Feb. 26, 2024 16:00 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s parliament voted Monday to ratify Sweden's bid to join NATO, ending more than 18 months of delays that frustrated the alliance as it sought to expand in response to Russia's war in Ukraine. The vote, which passed with 188 votes for and six...

Timeline of Sweden's bid to join the NATO alliance

Feb. 26, 2024 12:13 PM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Hungary's parliament approved Sweden's application to join NATO on Monday, paving the way for the Scandinavian country to become the alliance's 32nd member. Hungary was the last holdout after Turkey agreed to Sweden's accession in January. Newcomers need to be...

Hungary's parliament has ratified Sweden's bid to join NATO, clearing the last major obstacle to membership

Feb. 26, 2024 10:49 AM EST
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's parliament has ratified Sweden's bid to join NATO, clearing the last major obstacle to membership.

Denmark closes probe into Nord Stream blasts saying there's not enough grounds for a criminal case

Feb. 26, 2024 07:30 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark on Monday joined Sweden in closing its investigation into the 2022 explosions that damaged the Nord Stream gas pipelines, with authorities saying they concluded there was deliberate sabotage but “not the sufficient grounds" to pursue a criminal case. ...

Police in Sweden evacuate about 500 people from security agency over suspected gas leak

Feb. 23, 2024 10:50 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A suspected gas leak at the headquarters of Sweden’s security agency Friday forced authorities to evacuate some 500 people from the facility, Swedish broadcaster TV4 said. Seven people from the headquarters in Solna, just north of Stockholm, were hospitalized,...

Scandinavian storm tears a roof off a Swedish train station and leaves ferries idle but no one hurt

Feb. 23, 2024 08:53 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A storm packing strong winds in Sweden tore a roof off of the main train station in Goteborg on Friday, knocking out power and temporarily halting rail traffic in and out of the country's second largest city. There were no immediate reports of injuries. ...