Tag: Sweden

Turkey Shows What NATO Really Is

If such enabling silence is so persistent, why did Mr. Erdogan choose this particular time to ramp up military adventures? The answer is simple: Elections are around the corner, and the government, overseeing the country’s worst economic crisis in two decades, is counting on jingoism as a remedy for national ills. The ruling party has […]

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On Ukraine, McConnell Tries to Show the World This Isn’t Trump’s G.O.P.

And of course, the best salesman against isolationism in America is President Zelensky. As you heard others say, Winston Churchill in a T-shirt. He’s an inspiration, not only to his own people, but to us as well. For a lot of younger people in America, this is the first time they’ve ever seen a clear […]

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Biden Seeks Swift Effort to Bring Finland and Sweden Into NATO

Under an agreement with the Soviet Union, Finland stayed outside the alliance, which was created to contain Russia after World War II. It remained independent in the post-Soviet era even after joining the European Union and growing ever closer with the West. Until now, Sweden had kept to more than 200 years of neutrality. But […]

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Strongmen in Turkey and Hungary Stall Unity in NATO and the E.U.

BRUSSELS — Europe’s effort to stand up to Russia and Vladimir V. Putin, its president, is being slowed by two strongmen leaders insisting on the priority of their national interests and playing to domestic audiences. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey on Wednesday blocked a procedural vote on NATO moving ahead quickly with the membership […]

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Why Is Putin So Oddly Chill About Sweden and Finland Joining NATO?

Finland’s evolution is particularly monumental because it has been a pivotal country in confrontations between Moscow and the West. In the closing days of World War II, Soviet leader Josef Stalin began pressuring Finland to enter the Soviet Union’s sphere of influence. Finland retained as much independence as it could—including its parliamentary form of government, […]

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After 200 Years of Neutrality, Sweden Weighs Joining NATO

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine created new fears, and the Swedes, dragged along by Finland, are expected to apply, reluctantly, to join the alliance and its collective defense. May 13, 2022 TOFTA, Sweden — The Gotland regiment of the Swedish Army was going through its paces, practicing how to use its Swedish-designed lightweight anti-tank missiles, the […]

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U.S. Embraces Finland’s Move Toward NATO Membership. What About Ukraine?

WASHINGTON — In embracing Finland’s, and soon Sweden’s, move to join NATO, President Biden and his Western allies are doubling down on a bet that Russia has made such a huge strategic mistake over the past three months that now is the time to make President Vladimir V. Putin pay a major price: enduring the […]

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8,000 British Troops to Join Allied Exercises in Eastern Europe, Official Says

The British military will send some 8,000 troops to Europe as part of a larger allied deployment to deter further Russian aggression, British officials said. The British troops will be serving in the Joint Expeditionary Force, a British-led multinational group created in 2014 in response to Russia’s seizure of Crimea from Ukraine. Tens of thousands […]

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Putin Is Pushing Finland and Sweden Into NATO’s Arms

When announcing Russia’s imminent invasion of Ukraine back in February, President Vladimir Putin mentioned NATO 40 times. It was clear he wanted to present NATO as the devil — but it wasn’t always like that. I first met Mr. Putin while serving as the prime minister of Denmark in 2002. Back then, he was still […]

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Despite Russian Warnings, Finland and Sweden Draw Closer to NATO

BRUSSELS — Even before his invasion of Ukraine, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia had warned Sweden and Finland of “retaliation” should they join NATO. It was, after all, Ukraine’s desire to join the alliance that he cited time and again as provocation for his war. But if his invasion of Ukraine has succeeded at […]

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How Republicans Failed the Unvaccinated

But the advertisement experiment, the apparent effectiveness of just highlighting Trump’s pro-vaccine rhetoric to receptive audiences, is an example of a different kind of creativity. Republican vaccine skepticism was hardly monolithic: Most Republicans got the vaccines, many prominent conservatives — politicians, Fox News figures, more — urged people to take them, and plenty of figures […]

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Dagny Carlsson, Centenarian Blogger, Dies at 109

Dagny Carlsson, believed to be the world’s oldest blogger, who documented her life in Sweden and spread the message that age should not limit happiness, has died. She was 109. Her friend Elena Strom announced the death. She did not say where or when Ms. Carlsson died. Ms. Carlsson started her blog under the name […]

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Junkyard Find: 1970 Volvo 164

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Pandemic Fears Give Way to a Rush for Bomb Shelters

BAGNOLO SAN VITO, Italy — Across a footbridge from a busy shopping outlet surrounded by verdant fields in northern Italy, workers in a nondescript warehouse are preparing for a nuclear attack, its radioactive fallout and the end of the world as we know it. “We have found ourselves in the midst of this giant cyclone […]

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Nils van der Poel Gives Away His Medal to Protest Beijing’s Abuses

The Swedish skating star Nils van der Poel jumped for joy on the podium when he received his gold medal for the men’s 10,000-meter speedskating race at the Beijing Winter Olympics. Years of grueling training had brought him the world record-breaking victory. Even in his moment of glory, though, he had a secret plan: to […]

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XPeng Continues European Expansion With Retail Deals In Holland And Sweden

XPeng is expanding its presence throughout Europe that will see it open a number of new stores. The Chinese car startup has first reached a strategic agency retail collaboration agreement with Emil Frey Nederland NV in the Netherlands that will see Emil Frey charged with developing the company’s sales and service network through Holland. Emil […]

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Koenigsegg Announces Plans To Build New Production Facility And Test Track

Sweden’s “megacar” manufacturer, Koenigsegg announced today that it will be expanding its production site in Angelholm. The automaker will add a 322,917 square-foot (30,000 square-meter) space to build the Gemera and do much more. Connected to Koenigsegg’s existing office building, the new addition will be located on the grounds of Valhall park, where Sweden’s jet […]

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Sweden’s Songwriters Look to K-Pop

In interviews, Berg and Carlebecker offered multiple theories to explain why Swedes produce such good K-pop tracks, including the country’s strong songwriting tradition and comprehensive music education system. Sweden is cold, Berg noted, which meant that there was often “nothing better to do” than stay in and work on music. For some Koreans, the reason […]

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A ‘High Priestess of Satanic Art’? This Organist Can Only Laugh.

When Anna von Hausswolff, an acclaimed Swedish songwriter and organist, first heard that a conservative Roman Catholic website was calling her a satanist and demanding a concert boycott, she and her team laughed it off. “We thought it was hilarious,” von Hausswolff, 35, recalled in a recent interview. “The whole day we were laughing,” The […]

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