Saturday, January 28, 2023

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US says it’s time for Finland, Sweden to join NATO

The Biden administration has said it’s time for Turkey to ratify Finland and Sweden’s applications to join NATO, bluntly saying that holdout members of the alliance should quickly approve their memberships.The State Department said Secretary of State Antony Blinken...

Human rights of people of Xinjiang should be respected: India

For the first time, India on Friday clearly commented on the situation in China’s Xinjiang and said rights of people of the autonomous region should be “respected and guaranteed”.The remarks by External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi came a...

Biden formalises US support for Finland, Sweden joining NATO

President Joe Biden formally welcomed Finland and Sweden joining the NATO alliance Tuesday as he signed the instruments of ratification that delivered the U.S.’s formal backing of the Nordic nations entering the mutual defense pact, part of a reshaping...

Finland replaces Russia as host of Grand Prix event

Finland will stage a round of the Grand Prix of Figure Skating series after Russia was removed as a host following its invasion of Ukraine, the International Skating Union (ISU) said.The Nov. 25-27 event will be held in the...

NATO nations sign accessionprotocols for Sweden, Finland

The 30 NATO allies signed off on the accession protocols for Sweden and Finland on Tuesday, sending the membership bids of the two nations to the alliance capitals for legislative approvals.The move further increases Russia’s strategic isolation in the...

Turkey lifting objections to Sweden, Finland joining NATO

Turkey agreed Tuesday to lift its opposition to Sweden and Finland joining NATO, a breakthrough in an impasse clouding a leaders’ summit in Madrid amid Europe’s worst security crisis in decades triggered by the war in Ukraine.After urgent top-level...

Neeraj wins at Kuortane Games

Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra clinched his first top podium finish of the season by winning the javelin throw event at the Kuortane Games in Finland, beating reigning world champion Anderson Peters of Grenada for the second time in four...

Neeraj breaks national record

Neeraj Chopra broke his own personal best and created a new national record on his way to a silver medal at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland, his first competition since the Tokyo Olympics last year.According to The Quint,...

Delegations from Sweden and Finland in Turkey for NATO talks

Senior officials from Sweden and Finland met with Turkish counterparts in Ankara on Wednesday in an effort to overcome Turkey’s strong objections to the Nordic nations’ bids to join NATO.Sweden and Finland submitted their written applications to join NATO...

Turkish prez holds talks over NATO bids

Turkey’s president says he is engaged in “telephone diplomacy” with foreign counterparts over the bids by Sweden and Finland to join NATO.President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated on Friday that his country is determined not to approve membership of the...