Tag: Sweden

In Finland, NATO’s Newest Member, Blinken Details Russia’s ‘Failures’

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken on Friday took the stage in NATO’s newest member, Finland, to say that further strengthening Ukraine’s defenses against Russia was a “prerequisite” for diplomacy to end the war in Ukraine and to warn against short-term cease-fires that might play to Moscow’s advantage. In a powerfully symbolic address at the […]

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Russia Denounces West Over Drone Strike on Moscow

A day after a drone strike on Moscow, Kremlin officials jumped on the refusal of Ukrainian allies to denounce the attack as proof that Russia’s real war was with the West. The Kremlin’s spokesman, Dmitri S. Peskov, said Russia “would have preferred to hear at least some words of condemnation” from Western capitals. “We will […]

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Climate Change and Russia Spell Trouble for NATO Up North

As polar ice melts, Russia, already a major Arctic power, wants to make the region its own. China has ambitions for a “Polar Silk Road.” And NATO is embracing Finland — and Sweden too, Washington hopes — giving the alliance new reach in the Far North. Climate change is accelerating and amplifying competition in the […]

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Europe Frets U.S. Battery Factory Subsidies Will Hurt, Not Help

European leaders complained for years that the United States was not doing enough to fight climate change. Now that the Biden administration has devoted hundreds of billions of dollars to that cause, many Europeans are complaining that the United States is going about it the wrong way. That new critique is born of a deep fear in […]

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Archaeologists Discover Dozens of Mysterious Ancient Stone Carvings Hidden Under Moss

Image: Facebook/Foundation for Documentation of Bohuslän’s Rock Carvings Archaeologists have discovered about 40 stunning rock carvings of ships, people, and animals that were etched into the granite cliffs of a Swedish island some 2,700 years ago. The Bronze Age carvings, which are known as petroglyphs, were found earlier this May in Bohuslän, a province in western […]

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Will Erdogan’s Victory Soften Turkey’s Opposition to Sweden in NATO?

His military occupation of northern Syria, to keep down the Kurds, also troubles allies. While Turkish troops have protected some Syrian dissident enclaves, Mr. Erdogan has simultaneously engaged in a rapprochement with Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad. That rapprochement is expected to continue now that Mr. Assad has been welcomed back into the Arab League. Mr. […]

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Lynk & Co Models Are Getting The What3Words Navigation Maps System

Lynk & Co Models Are Getting The What3Words Navigation Maps System | Carscoops <!– –><!– –><!—-><!—-> Other Carmakers like Mercedes, Tata , Lotus, and Lamborghini already use the what3words nav system instead of traditional apps like Google Maps <!––> by Brad Anderson 2 hours ago <!––> by Brad Anderson <!– –> Chinese car manufacturer Lynk […]

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Sweden Wins the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest

The Eurovision Song Contest grand final, held in Liverpool, England, on Saturday, was meant to be Ukraine’s party. After Ukraine won last year’s edition of the beloved, campy singing competition, the country won the right to host this year’s spectacle. But with Russia’s invasion showing no sign of ending, the event was relocated to Liverpool. […]

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U.S. Defense Secretary Urges Swift NATO Membership for Sweden

MUSKO NAVAL BASE, Sweden — With Finland now officially in the fold of NATO, the Biden administration turned its attention on Wednesday to neighboring Sweden, another long-neutral nation that now wants to join the military alliance. During the first visit to Sweden by an American defense secretary in 23 years, Lloyd J. Austin III promised […]

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Where High Interest Rates Have Sent Home Prices Sliding

When Madeleine Eiswohld decided to move in with her boyfriend last year, she never expected to find it so difficult to sell her apartment. It’s a cozy studio, with lots of natural light, in Huddinge, an increasingly desirable suburb of Stockholm. But the timing was all wrong. She listed her place as Sweden’s housing market […]

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Turkey’s Erdogan Finally Endorses Finland’s NATO Bid, but Not Sweden’s

BRUSSELS — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey gave the go-ahead on Friday for Finland’s application to join NATO, removing a significant hurdle for the Nordic nation’s bid to join the alliance but leaving its neighbor, Sweden, on the sidelines for now. “We decided to start the ratification process in our Parliament for Finland’s membership,” […]

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Finland on Cusp of Joining NATO, but Maybe Not With Sweden

Mate Kocsis, the head of the Fidesz caucus in Parliament, said last week that the legislative body would send a delegation to Finland and Sweden to gain “information” so that lawmakers could make an informed decision. He later acknowledged that there is “very little chance” that they would vote to keep Finland and Sweden out […]

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Europe Struggles to Find Leopard 2 Tanks for Ukraine

BERLIN — Nearly a month after Berlin gave European allies permission to send German-made tanks to Ukraine, the flow of tanks so many leaders vowed would follow seems more like a trickle. Some nations have discovered that the tanks in their armory don’t actually work or lack spare parts. Political leaders have encountered unanticipated resistance […]

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Waffles, Gentle Slopes and Cloudberries Everywhere: Skiing in Sälen, Sweden

Negative 24 degrees Celsius is not as bad as it sounds. That’s what I tell my children when we board a wooden sled attached to a snowmobile and wrap ourselves in reindeer skins. It’s actually only negative 11 Fahrenheit! If my kids hear me, they give no indication. They’re buried in layers of long underwear, […]

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NATO Allies Discuss Arms Supply for Ukraine as Battles Loom

As Ukraine urged its citizens to flee a hotly contested city in the east, the country’s allies worked on Tuesday to come up with ways to provide Kyiv with the basic supplies it will need for the larger battles looming ahead — especially artillery shells. The allies, meeting in Brussels, discussed ways to ramp up […]

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Can China Reverse Its Population Decline? Just Ask Sweden.

China’s population has begun to decline, a demographic turning point for the country that has global implications. Experts had long anticipated this moment, but it arrived in 2022 several years earlier than expected, prompting hand-wringing among economists over the long-term impacts given the country’s immense economic heft and its role as the world’s manufacturer. With […]

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