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In our news wrap Wednesday, Republican Rep. Jackie Walorski of Indiana was killed in a car crash along with two young aides, President Biden signed an executive order to help women who cross state lines for abortions, the U.S. began…
By Lisa Mascaro, Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
Lawmakers call Wednesday's 95-1 vote to expand the Western defensive bloc a “slam-dunk” for U.S. national security and a day of reckoning for Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
Tuesday's vote came as lawmakers aim for quick Senate passage and a show of congressional support for expansion of the U.S. and European defense alliance.
By Associated Press
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country can still "freeze" Sweden and Finland's membership in NATO unless the two countries take steps that meet Ankara's security demands.
In our news wrap Tuesday, NATO's 30 nations signed accession protocols for Finland and Sweden to join the alliance, more than 50,000 people in Sydney, Australia are under evacuation orders amid a flood emergency, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces…
By Raf Casert, Associated Press
The 30 NATO allies have signed off on the protocols needed for Sweden and Finland to become members.
By James Brooks, Associated Press
Though the annual BALTOPS exercise isn't held in response to a specific threat, this year's edition comes amid heightened tensions with Russia following its invasion of Ukraine. About 7,000 military personnel and 45 ships from 14 NATO countries, as well…
By Jari Tanner, Associated Press
Finland and Sweden both have a long history of military non-alignment before their governments decided to apply to join NATO in May.
Stoltenberg, who visited Washington this week, tweeted that he met with Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin while there and discussed “the need to address Turkey’s concerns and move forward” with the Finnish and Swedish membership applications.
Turkey’s president has told journalists he still intends to block Finland and Sweden’s accession to NATO.
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