NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg displays documents as Sweden and Finland applied for membership in Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday May 18, 2022. (Johanna Geron, Pool via AP)

NATO chief hails ‘historic moment’ as Finland, Sweden apply

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that the military alliance stands ready to seize a historic moment and move quickly on allowing Finland and Sweden to join…

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Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist speaks during a news conference at the military base in Adazi, Latvia April 13, 2022. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/File Photo

Sweden’s plans for NATO membership hit snag as Turkey says no

Sweden will formally apply for NATO membership in the next few days, Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said on Monday, but its accession process, and that of Finland, hit a snag when NATO member Turkey‘s president said he would not approve…

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Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias arrives for a two day NATO foreign ministers meeting in Berlin, Germany May 14, 2022. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi

Greece says ready to welcome Finland, Sweden in NATO

ATHENS, May 14 (Reuters) – Greece fully supports Sweden’s and Finland’s plans to join NATO, its foreign minister said on Saturday. “Greece has excellent relations with these two countries, which are also members…

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People enjoy a drink while sitting in a terrace in Helsinki on June 1, 2020, after more than two months of closure because of the Covid-19 pandemic. – On this day Finland lifts much of the restrictions in place, opening libraries, museums, bars, cafes and restaurants to eat-in customers. (Photo by Alessandro RAMPAZZO / AFP)

Finland crowned world’s happiest nation for fifth year

Helsinki (AFP) – Finland has been named the world’s happiest country for the fifth year running, in an annual UN-sponsored index that ranked Afghanistan as the unhappiest, closely followed by Lebanon….

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Pickers of the Bayaka pygmy traditional medicine, shows berries supposed to have medicinal properties, picked in the equatorial forest, in Bayanga, on March 13, 2020. – Since the beginning of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the authorities of the Dzanga-Sangha Park have been pushing pygmies into the forests. The displeases farmers take advantage of the pygmies to get free or very low paid labour for illegal diamond mines and agricultural fields. (Photo by FLORENT VERGNES / AFP)

Thai berry pickers and Finnish justice

A long story about the plight of 26 Thai berry pickers in Finland published on BBC Thai was a sad one, but with a just ending, as the Finnish Supreme Court reached…

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Thailand extends list of countries and territories, the citizens of which can enter the Kingdom without quarantine

Thailand has extended the list of “low risk” countries and territories whose citizens will be allowed to enter the kingdom without quarantine from Tomorrow (Monday), according to an announcement issued…

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Finland joins Sweden and Denmark in limiting Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

HELSINKI, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Finland on Thursday paused the use of Moderna’s (MRNA.O) COVID-19 vaccine for younger males due to reports of a rare cardiovascular side effect, joining Sweden…

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Denmark’s Christian Eriksen runs during the Euro 2020 soccer championship group B match between Denmark and Finland at Parken stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark, Saturday, June 12, 2021. Eriksen collapsed on the pitch and received medical assistance before being taken to hospital. (Wolfgang Rattay/Pool via AP)

Eriksen sends public thank you message from hospital

COPENHAGEN (AP) — Christian Eriksen sent his first public message from the hospital on Tuesday, thanking supporters for their “sweet and amazing” well-wishes after his collapse at the European Championship….

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Children use toy water guns to spray water at one another as they celebrate Songkran, also known as the Thai New Year, in Narathiwat. (Photo by Madaree TOHLALA / AFP)

Thailand ranked 48th in World Happiness Report

Thailand has been ranked 48th in the World Happiness Report 2021, the same as last year. Finland remains in top position, followed by Iceland and Denmark. Of the 95 countries…

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Future of energy: What Thailand can learn from Finland, Denmark

Besides being among the world’s happiest nations, Finland and Denmark have another thing in common: They are both equally ambitious to become the world’s first carbon-free country. Finland’s left-leaning coalition…

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