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  • Swiss police violently disperses anti-Iranian protests Oct 02, 2022 03:54 PM IST

    Swiss police violently disperses anti-Iranian protests

    Police said late Saturday that nobody was injured and that the “large crowd” of protesters was dispersed after the use of rubber bullets.

  • Sweden resumes arms exports to Turkey after NATO membership bid Sep 30, 2022 05:54 PM IST

    Sweden resumes arms exports to Turkey after NATO membership bid

    The policy reversal was linked to Sweden’s bid to join the NATO military alliance, of which the Nordic country sought membership earlier this year following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

  • Sweden issues warning of two gas leaks on Nord Stream 1 pipeline Sep 27, 2022 03:43 PM IST

    Sweden issues warning of two gas leaks on Nord Stream 1 pipeline

    The leaks were located northeast of the Danish island Bornholm, the spokesperson said. It was not immediately clear what had caused the leaks.

  • Sweden holds election expected to boost anti-immigrant party Sep 11, 2022 02:11 PM IST

    Sweden holds election expected to boost anti-immigrant party

    Sweden is holding an election that is expected to boost a populist anti- immigration party that is vowing to crack down on gang violence shaking people's sense of security

  • Explainer: What to know ahead of Sweden's election Sunday Sep 10, 2022 01:43 PM IST

    Explainer: What to know ahead of Sweden's election Sunday

    Early voting began on Aug. 24, so many people will have already cast their ballots by election day. Here are some key things to know about the vote.

  • Sweden, Finland step in to avert Lehman-like situation for power companies Sep 05, 2022 06:58 AM IST

    Sweden, Finland step in to avert Lehman-like situation for power companies

    Finland is aiming to offer 10 billion euros ($9.95 billion) and Sweden plans to offer 250 billion Swedish crowns ($23.2 billion) in liquidity guarantees.

  • Joe Biden formalises US support for Finland, Sweden joining NATO Aug 10, 2022 06:40 AM IST

    Joe Biden formalises US support for Finland, Sweden joining NATO

    “In seeking to join Nato, Finland and Sweden are making a sacred commitment that an attack against one is an attack against all," Biden said at the signing as he called the partnership the “indispensable alliance.”

  • Ukraine warns of new Russian offensive; Sweden, Finland move closer to joining NATO Aug 04, 2022 07:45 AM IST

    Ukraine warns of new Russian offensive; Sweden, Finland move closer to joining NATO

    The U.S. Senate and the Italian parliament both approved onWednesday Finland and Sweden's accession to the 30-member North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Under NATO membership, which must be ratified by all 30 member states, an attack on one member is an attack against all.

  • US Senate to vote today on Finland, Sweden NATO accession Aug 03, 2022 06:40 AM IST

    US Senate to vote today on Finland, Sweden NATO accession

    The debate, Schumer said, will begin at 1:30 p.m. EDT (1730 GMT).

  • Germany ratifies NATO membership for Finland, Sweden Jul 08, 2022 07:51 PM IST

    Germany ratifies NATO membership for Finland, Sweden

    The parliament in Berlin as well as the Bundesrat grouping the federal states endorsed the accession protocols for both Nordic countries.

  • Russia will respond if NATO sets up infrastructure in Finland, Sweden: Vladimir Putin Jun 30, 2022 07:13 AM IST

    Russia will respond if NATO sets up infrastructure in Finland, Sweden: Vladimir Putin

    Putin was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying he could not rule out that tensions would emerge in Moscow's relations with Helsinki and Stockholm over their joining NATO.

  • More muscular NATO emerges, even as Russia holds upper hand in Ukraine Jun 29, 2022 08:20 PM IST

    More muscular NATO emerges, even as Russia holds upper hand in Ukraine

    Seeking to demonstrate a renewed determination to stand up to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, NATO on Wednesday extended formal membership invitations to Finland and Sweden, bolstered its military posture along its eastern flank and adopted a new strategic plan that envisions Moscow as the alliance’s primary adversary.

  • Sweden, Finland on course to join NATO as Russia, China focus allies Jun 29, 2022 01:43 PM IST

    Sweden, Finland on course to join NATO as Russia, China focus allies

    After talks in Madrid, Turkish President Tayyip Edrogan on Tuesday agreed with his Finnish and Swedish counterparts a series of security measures to allow the two Nordic countries to progress in their bid to join the U.S.-led alliance.

  • Turkey lifting objections to Sweden, Finland joining NATO Jun 29, 2022 06:20 AM IST

    Turkey lifting objections to Sweden, Finland joining NATO

    After urgent top-level talks with leaders of the three countries, alliance Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that “we now have an agreement that paves the way for Finland and Sweden to join NATO.” He called it “a historic decision.”

  • US hopes for positive Sweden, Finland NATO bid resolution Jun 23, 2022 06:19 AM IST

    US hopes for positive Sweden, Finland NATO bid resolution

    Speaking at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) hearing, Karen Donfried, assistant secretary for Europe and Eurasian affairs, said Washington understood that the talks between the parties earlier this week had been constructive.

  • NATO defence ministers to discuss weapons for Ukraine Jun 15, 2022 04:30 PM IST

    NATO defence ministers to discuss weapons for Ukraine

    The meeting, less two weeks before a summit of NATO leaders in Madrid, comes with Kyiv imploring the West to send more and heavier weapons to help fend off Russia’s onslaught in eastern Ukraine.

  • Sweden’s faux neutrality couldn’t survive Putin’s Ukraine war Jun 15, 2022 04:04 PM IST

    Sweden’s faux neutrality couldn’t survive Putin’s Ukraine war

    Life can be pretty sweet for a non-aligned state as long as a superpower like the US guarantees its survival.

  • Swedengate explained: What is the debate around serving food to guests? Jun 02, 2022 10:57 AM IST

    Swedengate explained: What is the debate around serving food to guests?

    What started as a simple question on Reddit has snowballed into a controversy on the cultural norms of Sweden.

  • 103-year-old 'Daredevil granny' beats record for parachute jump May 30, 2022 06:54 PM IST

    103-year-old 'Daredevil granny' beats record for parachute jump

    Rut Larsson, who is 103 years and 259 days old, beat the previous record of 103 years and 181 days.

  • NATO should think twice before accepting Finland and Sweden May 30, 2022 04:42 PM IST

    NATO should think twice before accepting Finland and Sweden

    Neither nation is in fear of a Russian invasion, and they may just free-ride off US security like other Europeans

  • Finland and Sweden submit application to join NATO; here’s a look at why countries want to join the alliance May 19, 2022 04:51 PM IST

    Finland and Sweden submit application to join NATO; here’s a look at why countries want to join the alliance

    As Finland and Sweden submit their application for NATO membership, a look at why countries want to join the alliance, and the process of granting membership.

  • Finland, Sweden submit application to join NATO May 18, 2022 11:45 AM IST

    Finland, Sweden submit application to join NATO

    "The applications you have made today are an historic step. Allies will now consider the next steps on your path to NATO," alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg said, after receiving the bids from the Finnish and Swedish ambassadors at NATO headquarters.

  • NATO expansion to Finland and Sweden may complicate Russian designs in Europe May 17, 2022 04:19 PM IST

    NATO expansion to Finland and Sweden may complicate Russian designs in Europe

    If NATO expansion was considered to be a major cause of the Ukraine war, its enlargement in the Nordics could be another setback for Russia’s efforts to redraw European security architecture 

  • In rebirth for NATO, Europe unites in face of Putin’s ambition May 16, 2022 08:42 PM IST

    In rebirth for NATO, Europe unites in face of Putin’s ambition

    Because the Finnish and Swedish militaries are already well integrated with NATO, one reason the application process may go quickly, the immediate impact of the countries’ change of strategic course in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will be less practical than political.

  • After 200 years of neutrality, Sweden weighs joining NATO May 13, 2022 11:16 PM IST

    After 200 years of neutrality, Sweden weighs joining NATO

    In a major recalculation of its security posture precipitated by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Sweden is relearning how to be a military power.

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