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On NATO, McConnell nudges GOP away from Trump-era approach

Aug. 04, 2022 00:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — At a dinner with the president of Finland shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell assured his host that the U.S. Senate would swiftly ratify NATO membership if the north European country chose to apply to the military alliance. ...

Senate backs Finland, Sweden for NATO 95-1, rebuking Russia

Aug. 03, 2022 19:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Senators delivered overwhelming bipartisan approval to NATO membership for Finland and Sweden Wednesday, calling expansion of the Western defensive bloc a “slam-dunk” for U.S. national security and a day of reckoning for Russian President Vladimir Putin over his...

US Senate approves expanding NATO to include Finland, Sweden in wake of Russia war on Ukraine

Aug. 03, 2022 18:20 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US Senate approves expanding NATO to include Finland, Sweden in wake of Russia war on Ukraine.

Is Danish king who gave name to Bluetooth buried in Poland?

Jul. 31, 2022 03:09 AM EDT

WIEJKOWO, Poland (AP) — More than 1,000 years after his death in what is now Poland, a European king whose nickname lives on through wireless technology is at the center of an archaeological dispute. Chronicles from the Middle Ages say King Harald “Bluetooth” Gormsson of...

Sydney McLaughlin anchors US on record-setting day at worlds

Jul. 25, 2022 00:48 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — It only made sense that Sydney McLaughlin would run the last, victorious lap of world championships for the United States. It only made sense she would win that race by a lot. America’s burgeoning speed star turned a close 4x400-meter relay...

Iran recalls ambassador to Sweden over court decision

Jul. 21, 2022 06:29 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s state TV said Thursday the country’s foreign ministry recalled its ambassador from Sweden after an Iranian citizen was sentenced to life by a Swedish court for committing war crimes and murder during the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s. The...

Senate panel OKs NATO expansion, rushing to full Senate vote

Jul. 19, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee gave easy bipartisan approval Tuesday to admitting Finland and Sweden into NATO, as lawmakers aimed for quick Senate passage and a show of congressional support for expansion of the U.S. and European defense alliance in the face of Russia's...

SAS pilots reach agreement with management, end strike

Jul. 19, 2022 06:01 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Scandinavian Airlines pilots in Sweden, Norway and Denmark early Tuesday called off a strike that has been causing major disruption for 15 days after reaching a deal with management. The carrier has said the strike has led to the cancellation of around half of all...

Artist Claes Oldenburg, maker of huge urban sculptures, dies

Jul. 18, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pop artist Claes Oldenburg, who turned the mundane into the monumental through his outsized sculptures of a baseball bat, a clothespin and other objects, has died at age 93. Oldenburg died Monday morning in Manhattan, according to his daughter, Maartje Oldenburg....

Turkey warns it can 'freeze' Sweden, Finland's NATO process

Jul. 18, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey can still “freeze” Sweden and Finland’s membership in NATO unless the two countries take steps that meet Ankara’s security demands, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday. Last month, Turkey lifted its objection to Sweden and Finland...