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In Blow to Putin, Turkey Won’t Bar Sweden and Finland From NATO

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here MADRID — NATO’s top official said Tuesday that Turkey had dropped its objections to the membership of Sweden and Finland, two historically nonaligned nations that, alarmed by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, have asked to join the military alliance.......

NATO deal between Turkey, Sweden and Finland brings home wins for Erdogan — and a possible F-16 breakthrough

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan holds a news conference during the NATO summit at the Alliance’s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium June 14, 2021. Yves Herman | Reuters NATO officials on Tuesday celebrated Turkey’s lifting of its veto against Sweden and Finland......

Nato summit: Turkey pushes Finland and Sweden on extradition after deal

BBC
It was a marked contrast to the reaction from Amineh Kakabaveh, an independent MP and one of Sweden’s 100,000-strong Kurdish diaspora. She’s become something of a global political celebrity in recent weeks, appearing on international TV channels to argue Sweden shouldn’t make concessions to Turkey, which she’s described as an......

NATO reaches a deal with Turkey to admit Sweden and Finland, secretary-general says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Stoltenberg has said NATO’s updated Strategic Concept will likely refer to Russia as the “most significant and direct threat” to security. Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images WASHINGTON — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday that the world’s most powerful......

World’s largest hybrid ship set to ferry passengers between Britain and France

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An artist’s impression of the Saint-Malo at sea. According to Brittany Ferries will have a battery capacity of 11.5 megawatt hours. Brittany Ferries A ship set to carry passengers between the U.K. and France in the next few years will......

Ukraine Live Updates: Finland and Sweden Push for NATO Membership

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Ukrainian tanks and several Grad multiple launch rocket systems were seen heading in the direction of Toshkivka, Ukraine, on Sunday.Credit…Tyler Hicks/The New York Times LYSYCHANSK, Ukraine — Russian forces mounted an assault on Sunday against a key Ukrainian......

Finland and Sweden to continue NATO talks with Turkey

Reuters
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland Pekka Haavisto speaks during a news conference following a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the State Department in Washington, D.C., U.S., May 27, 2022. REUTERS/Sarah Silbiger Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HELSINKI, June 1 (Reuters) –......

How to end the Ukraine war before Western allies give up

NYPost
Post Editorial Board As Russia lays cruel siege and mass destruction on Ukraine, it’s time to ask – how can team Biden and the West put an end to this horrible war and shut down Putin’s aspirations? Source – For more click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News......

Finnish foreign minister optimistic that ‘sooner or later’ Finland and Sweden will be NATO members

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here In an interview with CNN in Washington, DC, Friday, Haavisto said he expected that the topic of Finland’s NATO membership and overcoming Turkey’s current opposition would come up in his conversations with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in......

‘Hypocrisy,’ ‘naivety’ and ‘greed’: Europe chided for failing to stop Putin’s war

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here DAVOS, Switzerland — The European Union failed to counter Russian President Vladimir Putin and needs to now strike flexible alliances across the world and search for new friends, current and former leaders told CNBC on a panel at the World......

Conflict, politics and ideology: Why Turkey is standing in the way of Sweden and Finland’s NATO bids

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here When Finland and Sweden announced their interest in joining NATO, the two Nordic states were expected to be swiftly accepted as members of the defense alliance. But joining NATO requires consensus approval from all existing members, and Turkey – one......

Russia halts gas flow to Finland, intensifies push for Donbas

Reuters
Russia launches assault in Luhansk Russia claims victory after weeks-long siege at Azovstal Russia stops Finland gas flows over payment dispute Russian military says destroyed Western arms in Zhytomyr region KYIV/OSLO, May 21 (Reuters) – Russia stopped providing gas to Finland in an escalation of a row over energy payments......

Turkey’s Erdogan discusses concerns with NATO hopefuls Sweden and Finland

Reuters
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey May 18, 2022. Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ISTANBUL, May 21 (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who has......

Russia stops Finland gas flows over payments dispute

Reuters
A view shows valves near a drilling rig at a gas processing facility, operated by Gazprom company, at Bovanenkovo gas field on the Arctic Yamal peninsula, Russia May 21, 2019. Picture taken May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register OSLO, May 21......

U.S. says Turkey’s approach to Sweden, Finland NATO bid not a bilateral topic

Reuters
WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) – Turkey’s approach to the NATO accession process of Sweden and Finland is not a bilateral issue between Washington and Ankara, the U.S. State Department said on Friday, but added that Washington was speaking with Ankara and it remained confident that the dispute would be overcome.......

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