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# Sweden

Last month
March 2023
Finland on track to join NATO after Turkey and Hungary back accession
Finland and Sweden need all 30 NATO members to approve their accession, which Turkey and Hungary have refused to do until now.
# back for more
Veteran Ibrahimovic recalled to Sweden squad at 41
The AC Milan striker could break Italian goalkeeper Dino Zoff’s age record.
# Alliance
Finland may join Nato without Sweden over Turkey's opposition
The Turkish foreign minister said Turkey has fewer problems with Finland joining than Sweden.
This year
Turkey's president says his country may allow Finland to join NATO without Sweden
Every member of NATO must vote to approve the acceptance of new members, with Turkey being the most opposed to the two Nordic countries.
Turkey's Erdogan warns Sweden on Nato membership after Koran burning
Turkey is one of only two Nato members not to have ratified Sweden and Finland’s plan to join the western alliance in to the Ukraine war.
Last year
# Espionage charges
Swedish spy and his sibling face life term over Russian allegations
The case is mainly taking place behind closed doors given the “extremely sensitive material” allegedly divulged by the brothers.
# Sweden
Escaped chimpanzees recaptured in Sweden as four shot dead
The apes had escaped on Wednesday, with some of them making their way out of the monkey house where they lived.
# Baltic blasts
Swedish prosecutor confirms Nord Stream pipeline sabotage as explosive traces found
Four large gas leaks were discovered on Nord Stream’s two pipelines off the Danish island of Bornholm at the end of September.
# nord stream
Sweden says Baltic Sea pipeline leaks probe ‘strengthens sabotage suspicion’
The Swedish Security Service said ‘detonations’ caused extensive damage to the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines last week.
# nord stream
Sweden blocks off area around Nord Stream leaks for 'crime scene investigation'
There is now a ban on driving ships, anchoring, diving, fishing, driving underwater vehicles or carrying out geophysical mapping in the area.
# nord stream
Fourth leak detected at Nord Stream pipelines in Baltic Sea
The Swedish coast guard could not immediately say why the latest leak only appeared days after the initial breaches.
# Stockholm
Swedish Prime Minister resigns following right-wing bloc's election win
She will continue in a caretaking capacity until a new government is formed.
# Stockholm
Swedish prime minister to resign as right and far-right bloc appears set to win election
Never before has a Swedish government relied on the support of the anti-immigration and nationalist Sweden Democrats.
# Swedish election
Explainer: The Swedish right are likely taking over, but what does it mean for Europe?
The country’s right-wing bloc is expected to oust the incumbent Social Democrats.
# Swedish election
Sweden's right wing poised for election victory following far-right gains
The election campaign was dominated by issues close to right-wing voters and especially the far-right.
# Swedish election
Exit polls give slim lead for Sweden's left bloc as far-right surges
Both polls suggested the anti-immigration and nationalist Sweden Democrats could for the first time become the country’s second-biggest party.
# Sweden
Man gunned down in Sweden mall was shooter's target, say police
Local police said they had arrested the suspected shooter.
# Rebuff
Uefa rubbishes Sweden’s criticism of VAR support at Euro 2022
AC Milan forward Kosovare Asllani criticised the governing body for ‘using 50% fewer cameras’.
# Swede spot
Sweden trash Portugal to move on to Euros quarter-finals as group winners
Arsenal forward Stina Blackstenius rounded off a 5-0 rout of Portugal as Peter Gerhardsson’s side finished above the Netherlands on goal difference.
# tight margins
Sweden grab late winner against Switzerland to close in on Euro quarter-final spot
Substitute Hanna Bennison hit the decisive goal in Sheffield.
Nato poised to sign off on accession for Sweden and Finland
The move will further increase Russia’s strategic isolation in the wake of its invasion of neighbouring Ukraine.
# North Atlantic
Turkey lifts objections to Sweden and Finland joining NATO
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted Sweden and Finland to abandon their long-held non-aligned status.
# Simon Coveney
Minister for Foreign Affairs to visit new NATO candidates Finland and Sweden today
Coveney will meet the the Foreign Affairs minister of Sweden and Finland while also meeting the Defence minister in Helsinki.
# going going gone
Angry Swedish fans auction off replicas of Ibrahimovic's nose in protest
Fans are conducting the auction out of what they perceive as the star’s betrayal.
Turkish President puts conditions on support for Nordic nations' NATO bids
Turkey has long accused Nordic countries of harbouring extremist Kurdish groups.
# Ukraine
Russia says 1,730 Mariupol fighters have surrendered as US grants $40 billion dollars to Ukraine
The Russian military says that a total of 1,730 Ukrainian fighters who were making a last stand in Mariupol have surrendered.
The Russian military says that a total of 1,730 Ukrainian fighters who were making a last stand in Mariupol have surrendered.
The Red Cross said that registrations of Ukrainian prisoners of war began on Tuesday under an agreement between Russia and Ukraine.
US President Joe Biden backed Finland and Sweden's Nato membership bids after meeting the countries' leaders in Washington.
Finland and Sweden submit applications for Nato membership
Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said he welcomes the requests.
# Olle Thorell
Swedish MP: There is worry about our independent voice but NATO is the only solution
Olle Thorell is an MP for the ruling Social Democrats party and also a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Swedish parliament.
Finnish parliament votes overwhelmingly in favour of NATO membership
Germany also plans to ramp up its military collaboration with Sweden and Finland as they seek to join NATO.
# The Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Monday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
# Stockholm
Sweden confirms decision to apply for Nato membership
Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson called it “a historic change in our country’s security policy” as she addressed legislators.
# Sweden
Sweden's ruling Social Democratic Party backs NATO bid
The turnaround comes amid soaring political and public support in Sweden for joining the Western military alliance after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
NATO assures Ukraine open-ended military support against Russia
NATO Jens Stoltenberg has said Ukraine can win the war against Russia.
# Russia
Finland announces 'historic' Nato bid, as Sweden holds key meeting
The move is a stunning reversal of Finland’s policy on military non-alignment dating back more than 75 years.
# live from turin
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# Kharkiv
Ukraine 'could win war by end of year', as Putin warns Finland that joining Nato is a 'mistake'
Major General Kyrylo Budanov also made unverified claims that a coup is already under way in Moscow to depose President Vladimir Putin.
"The breaking point will be in the second part of August," Major General Kyrylo Budanov said
The intelligence chief also made unverified claims that a coup is under way in Moscow to depose Putin
Putin told his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto that Finland scrapping its military neutrality would be a "mistake"
Russian soldier accused of war crime put on trial in Ukraine
# Ukraine
Kremlin warns of retaliation after Finland seeks to join Nato
Sweden is expected to follow suit within days amid fears triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
# Stockholm
Sweden's ruling party to announce Nato stance on 15 May
A decision in favour of joining would in all likelihood pave the way for Sweden to submit a membership bid.
# Far-right
Riots in Sweden 'linked to criminal gangs who target police'
The country has been rocked by a series of violent protests sparked by a far-right politician’s plans to publicly burn the Koran.
# coygig
Ireland secure one of the biggest results in their history with monumental draw in Sweden
Katie McCabe’s first-half goal sealed a crucial point against one of the top teams in the world.