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31 Jul
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu slammed Finland and Sweden for allowing "terror propaganda" as the two countries await Ankara's permission to join NATO.
31 Jul
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu slammed Finland and Sweden for allowing "terror propaganda" as the two countries await Ankara's permission to join NATO.
26 Jul
Sweden's Kosovare Asllani labelled the VAR at Euro 2022 a 'catastrophe' on Monday ahead of the semi-final against hosts England on Tuesday at Bramall Lane in Sheffield.
25 Jul
Armand Duplantis brought down the curtain on the World Championships in stunning fashion on Sunda, breaking his own pole vault world record in the final act of the 10-day track and field meet in Eugene.
24 Jul
The run-up to Sweden’s general election this autumn has seen the leader of a right-wing extremist party tour the country, burning copies of the Koran. Rasmus Paludan's actions have caused widespread riots across the country and calls for the burning of Islam's holy book to be banned in Sweden. But former asylum seekers from the Muslim world are among the voices trying to resist any change in Sweden's freedom of expression laws.
23 Jul
The Turkish veto against the Swedish and Finnish NATO accession was only lifted last month. But President Erdogan has repeated his threats of blocking the bids.
19 Jul
Sweden offered safety to many who fled persecution by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Now, he's demanding their return as Stockholm's entry fee to NATO.
30 Jun
Russian President Vladimir Putin said there will be "some tension" with Sweden and Finland if they join NATO. The two countries were invited to join the alliance on Wednesday.
29 Jun
Finnish President Niinisto says Turkey has agreed to support Finland and Sweden joining the NATO military alliance. Turkey says it "got what it wanted" after weeks of threatening to veto accession.
1 Jun
Russia's invasion of Ukraine "fundamentally" changed the way Swedes thought about joining the NATO military alliance, Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist told DW.
29 May
It never happened during the entire Cold War. But all these years later, Russia's border with NATO is about to double in size. Finland remains unmoved by threats out of the Kremlin over its bid to join the US-led alliance. The same goes for neighbouring Sweden, which is so concerned by Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine that it is ready to call time on two centuries of neutrality.
22 May
Sweden's government has decided to reverse decades of security policy and formally join NATO. Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson announced the step. Finland's parliament votes on the same plan later.

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