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Turkey: more steps needed for nod to Nordic states' NATO bid

Nov. 30, 2022 08:51 AM EST

BUCHAREST (AP) — Sweden and Finland have made some progress in meeting Ankara's security concerns but still need to undertake “concrete steps” to win Turkey’s approval for their NATO membership bids, the Turkish foreign minister said Wednesday. Meanwhile, NATO Secretary...

Low-cost fashion chain H&M to cut 1,500 jobs worldwide

Nov. 30, 2022 04:45 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Low-cost fashion brand H&M said Wednesday that it will be reducing its global workforce by around 1,500 positions as part of a plan to reduce costs and further improve efficiency. The Sweden-based company said a restructuring charge of 800 million kronor ($76...

Finland says it must ensure Ukraine wins war against Russia

Nov. 29, 2022 20:15 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Finland's leader says it must give more weapons and support to Ukraine to ensure it wins its war against Russia. Prime Minister Sanna Marin made the comments Wednesday in Auckland on the first-ever visit by a Finnish prime minister to New Zealand and...

NATO renews membership vow to Ukraine, pledges arms and aid

Nov. 29, 2022 15:45 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — NATO doubled down Tuesday on its commitment to one day include Ukraine, a pledge that some officials and analysts believe helped prompt Russia's invasion this year. The world’s largest security alliance also pledged to send more aid to Ukrainian forces locked in battle...

Lull in Russian attacks against Ukraine energy, aid pledged

Nov. 28, 2022 17:46 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia held back Monday from launching a new round of strikes that have been expected against power stations and other key infrastructure in Ukraine, as officials warned a lingering energy and water crisis from earlier attacks could prompt more evacuations from the capital. ...

Trial begins for 2 Swedes charged with spying for Russia

Nov. 25, 2022 11:09 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two Iranian-born Swedish brothers were on trial in Sweden Friday, charged with spying for Russia and its military intelligence service GRU for a decade. Peyman Kia, 42, and Payam Kia, 35, appeared before the Stockholm District Court to face charges of having worked...

Swedish activists sue state over its climate policies

Nov. 25, 2022 09:30 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Hundreds of activists, among them Greta Thunberg, marched through the Swedish capital to a court Friday to file a lawsuit against the Swedish state for what they say is insufficient climate action. More than 600 young people under the age of 26...

Sweden's big interest rate hike follows other central banks

Nov. 24, 2022 07:03 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden’s central bank followed other central banks in undertaking a big increase to its key interest rate to combat inflation, saying Thursday that high prices are undermining people's purchasing power and making it tough for households and companies to plan their finances. ...

Sweden arrests 2 suspected spies in predawn raid

Nov. 22, 2022 10:19 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish authorities arrested two people on suspicion of espionage in a predawn operation Tuesday in the Stockholm area. The authorities gave few details about the case, but Swedish media cited witnesses who described elite police rappelling from two Black Hawk...

Turkey summons Swedish envoy over images 'insulting' Erdogan

Nov. 21, 2022 11:43 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey summoned the Swedish ambassador on Monday after images that allegedly insulted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and served as Kurdish militant propaganda were projected on the Turkish Embassy building in Stockholm, Turkey’s state-run news agency reported. ...