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Erdogan speaks to Stoltenberg over Finland, Sweden NATO bid

by on May 21, 2022 0

Turkey’s President tells NATO chief Sweden and Finland must address Ankara’s concerns before it could support their membership bid. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said Ankara would not look “positively” on Sweden and Finland’s NATO bids unless its concerns were addressed, despite broad support from other allies, including the United States. Turkey...

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Finland to seek NATO entry in ‘new era’ amid Russia’s war

by on May 15, 2022 0

 Finland’s government declared a “new era” is underway after announcing Sunday its intention to join NATO, while Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg expressed hope that Ukraine could win the war as Russian military advances appear to be faltering. President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin made the announcement that Finland would seek membership of NATO...

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France step up search effort after flood

by on October 4, 2020 0

Rescue services stepped up their search efforts in southwestern France on Sunday after floods cut off several villages and killed two people in Italy, with eight still missing in France. Breil-sur-Roya, a French village close to the Italian border, was a scene of devastation with houses buried in mud and turned-over cars stuck in...

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Pope says gossip is a ‘plague worse than Covid’

by on September 6, 2020 0

Pope Francis has once again condemned gossip, describing it as a “plague worse than Covid,” during his Sunday prayers. The Pope also said that the devil is a gossiper who aims to divide the Catholic Church. “Gossip closes the heart of the community, closes the unity of the Church,” he said. “The greatest talker is the...

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European Union threatens sanctions over Belarus election

by on August 19, 2020 0

European leaders are expected to announce sanctions on Belarus and its embattled president, Alexander Lukashenko, as the crisis following the contested election intensifies. A European Union summit got underway on Wednesday morning to discuss the unfolding crisis. The E.U. signaled it may impose sanctions on Belarusian officials it deems responsible for election fraud and a crackdown on...

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