‘No curb on inequality’: Experts say huge rich-poor divide will remain under new govt

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s vow to curb generational poverty has failed to convince several experts, who point out that his government policies are mainly designed for short-term economic gains. “If…

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Sweden, Algeria and Serbia want to sign TAC

Three more countries have expressed a desire to sign up to the 1976 Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC), signed into force by the leaders of the original members of…

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Sweden orders four companies to stop using Google tool

Sweden on Monday ordered four companies to stop using a Google tool that measures and analyses web traffic as doing so transfers personal data to the United States, fining one company the equivalent of more than $1.1 million.  Sweden’s privacy…

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Police cordon off the Gröna Lund amusement park in Stockholm, Sunday, June 25, 2023. (Claudio Bresciani/TT News Agency via AP)

Riders plunge from a derailed roller coaster in Sweden, killing one and injuring several others

A roller coaster train derailed in Stockholm on Sunday, sending some passengers plunging to the ground in an amusement park accident that left one dead and nine injured, police and…

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Swedish consulate in Saint Petersburg / Photo by wikimapia.org

Russia to shut Swedish consulate in Saint Petersburg, expel five diplomats

Moscow said Thursday it was expelling five Swedish diplomats and closing Russia’s general consulate in Gothenburg and Sweden’s diplomatic mission in Saint Petersburg. “A decision was made to declare five…

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Turkish parliament ratifies Finland’s NATO accession as Sweden kept waiting

ANKARA, March 30 (Reuters) – Turkey’s parliament approved a bill on Thursday to allow Finland to join NATO, clearing the way for the country to become part of the Western defence alliance as…

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Finland says time-out needed in talks with Turkey over NATO bid

Finland’s foreign minister said on Tuesday a time-out of a few weeks was needed in Finland and Sweden‘s talks with Turkey on their application to join the NATO military alliance. Turkey’s president said on Monday that Sweden should not…

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Thai berry pickers in Sweden seek help from House Labour Affairs Committee

A group of Thai berry pickers lodged a complaint today (Wednesday) with the House Labour Affairs Committee, seeking an investigation of the Employment Service Department and the company which hired…

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A view of the flags of Finland, NATO and Sweden during a ceremony to mark Sweden’s and Finland’s application for membership in Brussels, Belgium, May 18, 2022. REUTERS/Johanna Geron/Pool

With eye on Russia, U.S. Senate backs Finland and Sweden joining NATO

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate approved on Wednesday Finland and Sweden‘s accession to NATO, the most significant expansion of the 30-member alliance since the 1990s as it responds to Russia‘s invasion of Ukraine. The Senate voted 95 to 1 to support…

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Sweden’s Foreign Minister Ann Linde and Finland’s Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto attend a news conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, after signing their countries’ accession protocols at the alliance’s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium July 5, 2022. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Finland, Sweden sign to join NATO but need ratification

BRUSSELS, July 5 (Reuters) – NATO‘s 30 allies signed an accession protocol for Finland and Sweden on Tuesday, allowing them to join the nuclear-armed alliance once parliaments ratify the decision, the most significant expansion of the alliance since the 1990s….

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, Sweden’s Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberga, Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu react after signing a document during a NATO summit in Madrid, Spain, June 28, 2022. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura

Turkey lifts veto on Finland, Sweden joining NATO, clearing path for expansion

MADRID/HELSINKI (Reuters) – NATO ally Turkey lifted its veto over Finland and Sweden‘s bid to join the Western alliance on Tuesday after the three nations agreed to protect each other’s security, ending a weeks-long drama that tested allied unity against…

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Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Security Council Dmitry Medvedev attends a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 77th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2022. Sputnik/Ekaterina Shtukina/Pool via REUTERS

Russia’s Medvedev says any NATO encroachment on Crimea could lead to World War Three

June 28 (Reuters) – Any encroachment on the Crimea peninsula by a NATO member-state could amount to a declaration of war on Russia which could lead to “World War Three,” Russia’s former president, Dmitry Medvedev, was quoted as saying on Monday. “For us, Crimea is a part of Russia. And that means…

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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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Current Finance Minister and Social Democrat leader Magdalena Andersson is congratulated after being appointed as the country’s new Prime Minister following a voting at the Swedish Parliament Riksdagen in Stockholm, Sweden November 24, 2021. Erik Simander /TT News Agency/via REUTERS

New Swedish PM resigns on first day in job, hopes for swift return

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden’s first female prime minister, Social Democrat Magdalena Andersson, resigned on Wednesday after less than 12 hours in the top job after the Green Party quit their two-party coalition, stoking political uncertainty….

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Sweden’s Finance Minister and Social Democratic Party leader Magdalena Andersson looks on, during a vote in the Swedish parliament Riksdagen, in Stockhom, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. (Erik Simander/TT News Agency via AP)

Sweden’s parliament approves first female prime minister

COPENHAGEN (AP) — Sweden’s parliament on Wednesday approved Magdalena Andersson as the country’s first female prime minister, tapping the finance minister who recently became the new leader of the Social…

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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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In this file photo taken on March 11, 2010 Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks walks in the streets of Stockholm. – Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, who lived under police protection after his 2007 depiction of the Prophet Mohammed prompted death threats, died October 3, 2021 in a car accident. (Photo by FRANCOIS CAMPREDON / AFP)

Prophet Mohammed cartoonist dies in car crash

Stockholm (AFP) – Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, who lived under police protection after his 2007 depiction of the Prophet Mohammed prompted death threats, died Sunday in a car accident. The 75-year-old and…

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England moves into semi-finals with 2-0 victory over Sweden

For the first time in 28 years, England advances to the semi-finals of the World Cup after outclassing Sweden 2-0 last night.   It will now face either Spain or Croatia…

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