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Finnish leadership condemns attack on veteran lawmaker

Mar. 25, 2023 15:24 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland’s leaders strongly condemned an assault on a Jewish lawmaker who was assaulted and punched in the face Saturday while campaigning for the country's April 2 general election. President Sauli Niinisto tweeted that Saturday’s physical attack on veteran...

President seals Finland's NATO bid by signing required laws

Mar. 23, 2023 11:59 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — The Finnish president on Thursday formally sealed the Nordic country’s historic bid to join NATO by signing into law the required national legal amendments needed for membership in the Western military alliance. The move by President Sauli Niinistö means Finland...

Lillard, Sharpe lead Blazers past Jazz to halt 6-game skid

Mar. 23, 2023 00:09 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 30 points, rookie Shaedon Sharpe had a career-high 24 and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Utah Jazz 127-115 on Wednesday night to stop a six-game losing streak. Trendon Watford added a season-best 21 points for the Blazers. Portland...

Swedish lawmakers vote to endorse country joining NATO

Mar. 22, 2023 11:54 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish lawmakers overwhelmingly voted Wednesday in favor of Sweden joining NATO, signing off on the country's membership along with the required legislation. The 349-seat parliament authorized Sweden’s accession to NATO in a 269-37 vote, with 43...

NATO to hold Ukraine meeting despite Hungary's objections

Mar. 21, 2023 11:59 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday that he would call a high-level meeting of the military organization’s main forum for cooperation with Ukraine next month despite objections from Hungary. The NATO-Ukraine Commission hasn't met at ministerial...

Digital literacy: Can the republic 'survive an algorithm'?

Mar. 20, 2023 06:00 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Shawn Lee, a high school social studies teacher in Seattle, wants to see lessons on the internet akin to a kind of 21st century driver's education, an essential for modern life. Lee has tried to bring that kind of education into his classroom, with lessons about the...

Niinistö: Sweden security OK if Finland joins NATO first

Mar. 19, 2023 11:53 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden won't be in a vulnerable security situation even if Finland joins NATO first, the Finnish president said Sunday, as both Nordic membership candidates negotiate bilateral military pacts with the United States. "It is possible that Finland joins NATO before...

Turkey's president says he will back Finland's NATO bid

Mar. 17, 2023 14:01 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that his government would move forward with ratifying Finland’s NATO application, paving the way for the country to join the military bloc ahead of Sweden. The breakthrough came as Finnish President Sauli...

Turkey's president agrees to approve Finland's NATO membership application

Mar. 17, 2023 10:44 AM EDT
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president agrees to approve Finland's NATO membership application.

Hungary pressures EU by delaying Finland, Sweden NATO vote

Mar. 16, 2023 12:51 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — After Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, Sweden and Finland dropped their longstanding military neutrality and quickly signaled their intentions to join NATO, in a striking sign of how powerful Europe's security fears had become in the shadow of Moscow's war. ...