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European Union official von der Leyen visits the Finland-Russia border to assess security situation

Apr. 19, 2024 09:32 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The head of the European Union's executive branch said Friday that Finland's decision to close its border crossings with Russia over a surge in migrants is a security matter for the whole 27-member bloc to consider. European Commission President Ursula...

US women's hockey beats Finland 5-3 at Worlds; Germany tops Japan 4-1

Apr. 07, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

UTICA, New York (AP) — Kendall Coyne Schofield scored two goals to help the United State beat Finland 5-3 Saturday night at the 2024 IIHF Women’s World Championship. Taylor Heise, Abbey Murphy and Hilary Knight each added a goal and an assists for the United States. ...

Edwards becomes first Black player to score for U.S. women’s hockey, Carpenter adds 3 goals in win

Apr. 05, 2024 22:44 PM EDT

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — Laila Edwards became the first Black player to score for the United States women’s hockey team with two goals, Alex Carpenter scored three times and the Americans routed Czechia 6-0 on Friday night at the Women’s World Championship. Edwards and Carpenter each...

NATO marks its 75th birthday as Russia's war in Ukraine gnaws at its unity

Apr. 04, 2024 15:35 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO marked 75 years of collective defense across Europe and North America, with its top diplomats vowing on Thursday to stay the course in Ukraine as better-armed Russian troops assert control on the battlefield. The anniversary comes as the now 32-nation alliance...

Finland will keep its border with Russia closed until further notice over migration concerns

Apr. 04, 2024 10:40 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland will extend the closure of its border crossing points with Russia beyond the current April 14 deadline “until further notice” due to a high risk of organized migration orchestrated by Moscow, the Finnish government said on Thursday. The Finnish Interior...

A 12-year-old suspected of killing a classmate and wounding 2 in Finland told police he was bullied

Apr. 03, 2024 09:59 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — A 12-year-old student suspected of fatally shooting a classmate and wounding two others in Finland told police that he was bullied at school, officials said Wednesday, as a nation shocked by the attack held a day of mourning. The suspect, a sixth grader who...

A 12-year-old student opens fire at a school in Finland, killing 1 and wounding 2 others

Apr. 02, 2024 09:01 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — A 12-year-old student opened fire at a secondary school in southern Finland on Tuesday morning, killing one and seriously wounding two other students, police said. The suspect was later apprehended. Heavily armed police cordoned off the Viertola school — a large...

Police in Finland say one of three students wounded in a school shooting has died

Apr. 02, 2024 06:11 AM EDT
HELSINKI (AP) — Police in Finland say one of three students wounded in a school shooting has died.

An expanding NATO uses its diversity as strength. Member troops know Russia is watching

Mar. 12, 2024 01:37 AM EDT

ABOARD THE FRENCH FRIGATE NORMANDIE (AP) — The French navy frigate, bristling with weaponry and powering through frigid Norwegian seas not so far from Russia, awoke at 7:30 a.m. sharp to what, in the circumstances, was a surreal sound. The 1967 “ Summer of Love " hippie anthem...

Sweden’s flag is raised at NATO headquarters to cement its place as the 32nd member of the alliance

Mar. 11, 2024 17:42 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Sweden’s flag was raised at NATO headquarters on Monday, cementing the Nordic country’s place as the 32nd member two years after Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine persuaded its reluctant public to seek safety under the alliance’s security umbrella. ...