Why is Turkey blocking Swedish and Finnish NATO membership?

Why is Turkey blocking Swedish and Finnish NATO membership?

STOCKHOLM — Swedish and Finnish hopes of quickly joining NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) have run into an obstacle in the form of objections by Turkey, which holds veto powers over accession to the military alliance.

The three nations reached an agreement on how to proceed in Madrid last June, but Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has said Sweden, in particular, is not keeping its side of the bargain.

This week, Mr. Erdogan postponed accession talks indefinitely.

Of NATO’s 30 members, only the parliaments of Turkey and Hungary have not yet ratified entry for Sweden and Finland, which are worried about their security after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The speaker election drama: Who won and who lost


The House of Representatives failed to elect a speaker for the first time since 1923 — as nearly two dozen Republicans refused to support Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California for the job.

Here are the winners and losers so far from the ongoing debate over the speakership.


House Democrats embraced the GOP divide Tuesday and Wednesday as leadership advised its members to remain present at all votes to ensure the majority threshold remains a challenge to McCarthy and his allies.

Democratic members cheered as Republican nominations and vote tallies against McCarthy were announced. They chanted in unison for Rep. Hakeem Jeffries as he continued to be announced for nomination and unanimously voted for within the party. Rep. Kat Cammack, R-Fla., suggested Democrats were drinking on the House floor as votes continued.

2023: Prepare for your defeat, APC tells Makinde, PDP

The All Progressives Congress (APC) said no amount of fake news could save Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from defeat in the 2023 general elections.

APC’s Publicity Secretary, Olawale Sadare, said in a statement on Tuesday in Ibadan, that PDP was allegedly behind the spread of fake news purportedly issued by one Alhaji Bashir Adeola, a Chieftain of APC in the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that APC was reacting to a news report which claimed that Adeola spoke in condemnation of his party to favour PDP.

The APC spokesperson dismissed the said news as fake, saying that the name, Bashir Adeola, was a fictitious name.

According to him, the report was the handiwork of some desperados in power who had been overwhelmed by the political fireworks of Oyo APC as demonstrated in the last few months.

Natasha Jonas ought to be subsequent if Katie Taylor needs ‘a legacy struggle’ and ‘the largest struggle attainable’ | field information


Subsequent 12 months may very well be even greater for Natasha Jonas.

The Liverpudlian beat Marie-Eve Dicaire in Manchester on Saturday evening so as to add the IBF tremendous welterweight championship to the WBO and WBC titles she had already unified this 12 months.

Jonas shocked Dicaire along with her velocity and energy, however the Canadian nonetheless used her dimension and energy successfully as she turned their championship match right into a 10-round battle, one which Jonas gained unanimously.

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Natasha Jonas says she’s going to stroll away and evaluate her choices for her subsequent struggle after profitable by unanimous resolution to develop into IBF, WBC and WBO World Champion

‘There is no approach I might tackle Corbyn’: Work-safe seat turns poisonous as MP removes whip | Jeremy Corbyn


It is arduous to discover a extra Labor-dominated a part of the nation than the London headquarters of Islington North. However when Labor members are requested which candidate they may help within the subsequent election, there may be nervousness, hesitation and hushed tones.

Jeremy Corbyn, an area MP within the seat for 39 years, is presently an impartial MP who has been stripped of the Labor Social gathering stick. He retains appreciable native help, however ought to he determine to face as an impartial candidate within the subsequent election, each Labor member within the seat will probably be confronted with a alternative – to marketing campaign for the celebration’s candidate or for Corbyn and threat expulsion .

TINUBU’S $460,000 US TAX: APC, PDP campaigns trade words

This story first appeared in Vanguard

By John Alechenu

ABUJA-THE All Progressives Congress, APC, and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential Campaign Councils, PCCs, were at each other’s jugular yesterday, over the $460,000 deducted from the accounts of the APC Presidential flagbearer, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in the United States of America, U.S.

The Chief Spokesman of the Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, Mr. Festus Keyamo said that the $460,000 was tax deducted from one of the 10 accounts linked to Tinubu and pooh-poohed the documents he attributed to the PDP, which are circulating in the social media, which accused Tinubu of drug deals while he lived in the US.

However, the PDP insisted that Tinubu has a lot of explanations to do and dismissed what it described as Keyamo’s “spirited attempts” to deflect attention from his principal’s questionable past.

Meet the Candidate: Jeanne Hendricks (MN)

Meet the Candidate: Jeanne Hendricks (MN)

Jeanne Hendricks – Minnesota -US House District 6


This Week In Running: July 18, 2022

This Week In Running: July 18, 2022

The post This Week In Running: July 18, 2022 appeared first on iRunFar. Another week’s gone, and it looks a lot like the last several. That means there was a lot of racing. Buckle up because it’s Monday and we’re going to tell you all about it! Montée du Nid d’Aigle – Le Fayet, France The World Mountain Running Association World Cup is quietly moving through Europe, and Kenyan runners are dominating. The cup’s latest race — Montée du Nid d’Aigle — celebrated its 35th year and sent an at-capacity group of 450 runners 2,000 meters uphill on a 20k course towards the “Eagles Nest” finish. Men

2022 Summer must-have gear before you hit the pool and beach

2022 Summer must-have gear before you hit the pool and beach

Summer gear is making the list to make your 2022 pool time safer and gear to entertain with creating memorable moments for social media and summertime fun. I’ll show you a new breakthrough pool AI camera that could help save a life.  First, we start the summer off with the essential gear before you hit the pool, beach or lake.   Polar Bear Coolers 50% off everything for limited-time with code FOX Exclusive FOX code gets 50% off everything for a limited-time while supplies last at Polarbearcoolers.com

Yes Bank’s Rana Kapoor: Was forced to buy 2 crore painting from Gandhis

According to a chargesheet filed by the federal anti-money laundering agency in a special court here, Yes Bank co-founder Rana Kapoor told the Enforcement Directorate (ED) that he was “forced” to buy a M F Husain painting from Congress’s Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, and that the sale proceeds were used by the Gandhi family for Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s medical treatment in New York.

Mr Kapoor also told the ED that the then-petroleum minister, Murli Deora, told him that refusing to buy the M F Husain painting would prevent him from not only building a relationship with the Gandhi family, but also from receiving the ‘Padma Bhushan’ award.

Rana Kapoor’s statements are included in the second supplementary chargesheet (overall third) filed in the special court here recently in a money laundering case against the Yes Bank co-founder, his family, Dewan Housing Finance Limited (DHFL) promoters Kapil and Dheeraj Wadhawan, and others.