Sweden Prime Minister Resigns After Elections

Sweden’s first female Prime Minister, Magdalena Andersson, announced her resignation Wednesday after a right-wing and far-right bloc defeated her Social Democrats in parliamentary elections.

US Senate gives overwhelming approval to Finland/Sweden NATO applications

The US Senate on Wednesday voted 95-1 in overwhelming approval of the applications by Sweden and Finland to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Axios reports. NATO was established in 1949 by 12 countries, including the US, Canada, Italy, and France, to provide collective security against the Soviet Union.

As NATO Grows, China and Russia Seek to Bring Iran, Saudi Arabia Into Fold

In the East, however, security and economy-focused blocs led by Beijing and Moscow are looking to take on new members of their own, including Iran and Saudi Arabia, two influential Middle Eastern rivals whose interest in shoring up cooperation on this new front could have a significant impact on global geopolitical balance.

NATO expansion on course as Turkey OKs bids for Sweden, Finland

Turkey on Tuesday dropped its opposition to Sweden and Finland joining NATO, seemingly clearing the way for the two nations to enter the trans-Atlantic alliance and delivering a major boost to Western solidarity amid the Russia-Ukraine war.

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