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By Associated Press
Turkey’s president has told journalists he still intends to block Finland and Sweden’s accession to NATO.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says he is confident that Finland and Sweden applications to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization will move forward despite objections from Turkey.
By Suzan Fraser, Associated Press
A senior Turkish official says Turkey will not agree to Sweden and Finland joining NATO without "concrete steps in a certain timeframe" to address Ankara's concerns.
Erdogan called upon Sweden to lift defensive weapons export restrictions it imposed on Turkey over Turkey's 2019 incursion into northern Syria. Erdogan also said he expected Stockholm to take “concrete and serious steps” against the Kurdish Workers’ Party, or PKK,…
By Jari Tanner, Associated Press
The measure taken by the Russian energy giant Gazprom was in line with an earlier announcement following Helsinki’s refusal to pay for the gas in rubles as Russian President Vladimir Putin has demanded European countries do since Russia invaded Ukraine…
By Zeke Miller, Chris Megerian, Associated Press
Biden greeted Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson of Sweden and President Sauli Niinistö of Finland at the White House with as they met for trilateral conversations on the NATO mutual defense pact as well as broader European security concerns.
By News Desk and Associated Press
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan hold a news briefing on Wednesday.
By Matthew Lee, Suzan Fraser, Associated Press
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is taking an increasingly tough line against the NATO membership bids of Finland and Sweden despite far less strident statements from some of his top aides.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has prompted a major shift in public opinion in Finland and Sweden, with support for joining NATO recently surging in both countries. Meanwhile, Russian President Putin said the expansion of NATO infrastructure would trigger a response.
By Karl Ritter, Associated Press
Sweden will follow neighboring Finland and apply for NATO membership because of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
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