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NATO chief heading to Turkey this weekend in fresh push on Swedish membership

Jun. 02, 2023 08:29 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg will hold talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other senior Turkish officials this weekend as pressure mounts on Turkey to lift its objections to Sweden joining the military organization. In a statement on Friday,...

Biden thanks Air Force Academy graduates for choosing 'service over self'; he stumbles after speech

Jun. 01, 2023 17:20 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday thanked U.S. Air Force Academy graduates for choosing “service over self” but said they now have the “great privilege” of leading in a world that will only get more confusing in the years to come. His appearance was punctuated...

NATO presses Turkey to approve Sweden's membership, eyes Ukraine security plan as summit looms

Jun. 01, 2023 14:05 PM EDT

OSLO, Norway (AP) — NATO on Thursday ramped up pressure on member nation Turkey to drop its objections to Sweden's membership as the military organization seeks to deal with the issue by the time U.S. President Joe Biden and his counterparts meet next month. The 31-member alliance...

4 injured in Sweden in incident classed as attempted murder

Jun. 01, 2023 10:05 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Four teenagers were injured in an incident Thursday in the town of Eskilstuna, west of Stockholm, police said, adding it was unclear what had happened but “several people were involved in a fight that resulted in personal injuries.” Those injured were four boys...

Sweden close to becoming first 'smoke free' country in Europe as daily use of cigarettes dwindles

May. 31, 2023 23:36 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Summer is in the air, cigarette smoke is not, in Sweden's outdoor bars and restaurants. As the World Health Organization marks “World No Tobacco Day” on Wednesday, Sweden, which has the lowest rate of smoking in the Europe Union, is close to declaring itself...

US, Europe working on voluntary AI code of conduct as calls grow for regulation

May. 31, 2023 12:07 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The United States and Europe are drawing up a voluntary code of conduct for artificial intelligence, a top European Union official said Wednesday, as the developing technology triggers warnings about the risks it poses to humanity and growing calls for regulation. The...

SAS to soon start online booking for 2028 flights aboard electric-powered aircraft

May. 31, 2023 10:20 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Scandinavian Airlines said Wednesday travelers will soon be able to book seats on the carrier’s first commercial flights due to start five years from now in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark aboard electric-powered aircraft. The Stockholm-based SAS airline group said...

US says ‘the time is now’ for Sweden to join NATO and for Turkey to get new F-16s

May. 30, 2023 14:53 PM EDT

OSLO, Norway (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Tuesday the “time is now” for Turkey to drop its objections to Sweden joining NATO but said the Biden administration also believed that Turkey should be provided with upgraded F-16 fighters “as soon as possible.” ...

Norway says Beluga whale with apparent Russian-made harness swims south to Sweden

May. 30, 2023 09:19 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian authorities said Tuesday that a beluga whale, which was first spotted in Arctic Norway four years ago with an apparent Russian-made harness and alleged to have come from a Russian military facility, has been seen off Sweden's coast nearly 2,000 kilometers...

Nordqvist goes distance again, Valenzuela topples Vu in LPGA Match Play

May. 25, 2023 23:23 PM EDT

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Anna Nordqvist was among 11 players who won matches for the second straight day, only the three-time major champion from Sweden had to work the longest at the Bank of Hope LPGA Match Play. Nordqvist had her second match go all 18 holes Thursday before...