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RUSSIA HALTS GAS SUPPLY TO FINLAND OVER PAYMENT DISPUTE, NATO

...Cutoff of gas shipments follows Helsinki’s application to join the NATO defense alliance.Russia’s Gazprom on Saturday shut off gas exports to Finland, marking an escalation in tensions between the two countries following Helsinki’s bid to join the NATO defense alliance. Pipes at the Gasum plant in Imatra, Finland, on May 12, 2022 | Vesa Moilanen/AFP… Continue reading RUSSIA HALTS GAS SUPPLY TO FINLAND OVER PAYMENT DISPUTE, NATO

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HUNDREDS GATHERED IN LONDON TO PROTEST AGAINST ASSANGE’S U.S. EXTRADITION

Hundreds of people gathered in front of the British Home Office on Tuesday to protest against the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, denouncing it as politically motivated and a grave threat to freedom of press.After Assange waged several rounds of appeal battle spanning months, Britain's Westminster Magistrate's Court issued a… Continue reading HUNDREDS GATHERED IN LONDON TO PROTEST AGAINST ASSANGE’S U.S. EXTRADITION

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SWEDEN’S RULING PARTY BACKS JOINING NATO, PAVING WAY FOR BID

Sweden's ruling Social Democratic Party said on Sunday that they support the country's application to join NATO."The party board has at its meeting on May 15, 2022, decided that the party will work toward Sweden applying for membership in NATO," the leadership said in a statement. Swedish, NATO Flags

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PUTIN SAYS FINLAND SHOULD KEEP MILITARY NEUTRALITY AS FINLAND SEEKS NATO MEMBERSHIP

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Finland's rejection of the traditional policy of military neutrality would be a mistake. He made the statement during a conversation with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto on Saturday, according to the Kremlin.The conversation came amid the plan by Finland and Sweden to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Finland President… Continue reading PUTIN SAYS FINLAND SHOULD KEEP MILITARY NEUTRALITY AS FINLAND SEEKS NATO MEMBERSHIP