• 06 October, 2022
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SCO to admit Iran as a full member; Belarus applied for membership: SG Zhang Ming

Beijing, Jul 15 (PTI) The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation is all set for expansion with Iran joining the grouping as its ninth member while Belarus has applied for membership, its Secretary General…

Sweden and Finland to hand in NATO applications on Wednesday, Swedish PM says

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden and Finland will on Wednesday hand in their respective applications to NATO to join the organisation, Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said on Tuesday. "In Sweden…

NATO expects Turkey not to hold up Finland, Sweden membership

By Humeyra Pamuk, John Irish and Johan Ahlander BERLIN/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) -NATO and the United States said on Sunday they were confident Turkey would not hold up membership of Finland and…

NATO membership would strengthen Nordic defence, Swedish defence minister says

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The Nordic region's defence capabilities would be strengthened if Sweden and Finland joined NATO, allowing joint defence planning within the framework of the alliance, Sweden's defence minister…

Sweden says it received U.S. security assurances if it hands in NATO application

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) -Sweden has received assurances from the United States that it would receive support during the period a potential application to join NATO is processed by the 30 nations…

What you need to know about Finland and Sweden’s path to NATO membership

By Anne Kauranen and Johan Ahlander HELSINKI/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Since Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Finland and Sweden have been considering applying for membership of the NATO military alliance, which would…

Finland almost certainly to apply for NATO membership, says Swedish Foreign Minister

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Finland will almost certainly apply for membership in NATO, Sweden's Foreign Minister Ann Linde told Swedish television on Sunday. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has forced both Sweden…

Finland and Sweden could join NATO quickly, Stoltenberg says

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Finland and Sweden will be able to join NATO quickly should they decide to ask for membership in the Western military alliance, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said…

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy makes plea for full membership of EU

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) -Ukraine is fighting for the security of the whole of Europe and should be a full member of the European Union, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy told Swedish lawmakers on…

Kremlin accuses U.S. of pressuring other countries over Russia’s G20 membership

(Reuters) -The Kremlin on Wednesday accused the United States of putting pressure on other countries to have Russia removed from the Group of Twenty (G20) forum of major economies, but…

EU leaders split on Ukraine membership, official says

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders are split on whether to put Ukraine firmly on the path for membership, an official with the bloc said on Wednesday, a day before…

EU chief says bloc wants Ukraine as member

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The European Union's chief executive on Sunday expressed unequivocal support for Ukraine becoming a member of the bloc, calling the country now under attack from Russia "one of…