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Finland and Sweden formally submit bids to join NATO military alliance

Two new prospective members of the 73-year-old NATO alliance have submitted their applications to join. Their bids, which come in light of Russia's aggression in Ukraine, have already faced resistance from Turkey.

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22 Apr 2021
Sweden is staying the course with its controversial coronavirus strategy. Teri Schultz posed tough questions to the man in charge in Stockholm.
9 May 2021
Led by top epidemiologist Anders Tegnell, Sweden has taken a different path to respond the COVID pandemic. That turned the country into an oasis of freedom. But as the number of coronavirus cases is rising, health authorities are urging people to follow safety measures.
15 Jun 2021
Fans react after Spain's opening Euro 2020 game against Sweden ended in a goalless draw in Seville.
17 Jun 2021
Spain were unable to break down a resolute Swedish defence playing out a 0-0 draw. Also in Group E, Slovakia stunned 10-man Poland whereas Scottish hearts were broken against the Czech Republic on Day 4 of the Euro.
22 Jun 2021
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11 Jul 2021
Finland’s lake Saimaa is home to one of the world's rarest and most endangered seal species, the Saimaa ringed seal. Only a few hundred remain - numbers campaigners say are nowhere near high enough to ensure the population’s survival in future. Climate change has made it harder for the seal to build nests on the ice in winter, but the main threat has been the use of fishing nets in the tourism hotspot.
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When the pandemic shut down tourism, Finland’s only orthodox Christian monastery, Valamo, faced a one-third loss of its three million euro ($3.5 million) turnover, but the monks opted to cut down and sell four years’ worth of their trees at once, managing to plug the gap in its finances. The orthodox Christian church numbers 60,000 members in predominantly protestant Finland, about one percent of the population.
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3 Oct 2021
In Finland’s eastern village of Enonkoski, there are two young men for every young woman – a phenomenon that affects many rural areas in the Nordic country. A lack of jobs and colleges in smaller towns are pushing young women to move to bigger cities, while the men often stay behind in manual jobs. Many have had to get used to village life without women of their age around. Some authorities are now beginning to look for ways to draw female youth back.
7 Oct 2021
16-year-old Nella Salminen stepped into the shoes of Finnish President Sauli Niinisto as part of a global campaign to promote girls' rights. Salminen spends the day meeting politicians and addressing a global climate action conference.
27 Oct 2021
On the south peak of the dramatic Kebnekaise massif in Sweden's far north, year after year Ninis Rosqvist is seeing the impact of a warming climate before her very eyes. And at the nearby Stordalen mire another major change to the Arctic landscape is underway, as vital permafrost thaws. The changes here may well be irreversible, but experts hope they could serve as a warning to other regions facing climate change.