What is #Swedengate? The evolution of an internet trend, from memes to colonialism – National

What is #Swedengate?  The evolution of an internet trend, from memes to colonialism – National

In your internet travels this morning you may have come across a peculiar hashtag: #Swedengate. But what scandal has rocked the Nordic country? What has Sweden done to attract this negative attention? Well, the answer lies in a strange cultural tradition that has the internet up in arms: Swedes don’t offer food to their houseguests. … Read more

Are Sweden and Finland under threat? | TV Shows

Are Sweden and Finland under threat?  |  TV Shows

From: Inside Story The two Nordic countries say they will apply to join the NATO transatlantic military alliance. Before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, NATO membership barely featured in political debate in Finland and Sweden. But Moscow’s actions and nuclear threats could lead to the western military alliance gaining two new members. The leaders of … Read more

Russia warns of nuclear, hypersonic deployment if Sweden and Finland join NATO

Russia warns of nuclear, hypersonic deployment if Sweden and Finland join NATO

Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman and the head of the United Russia party Dmitry Medvedev chairs a meeting on saving businesses and jobs in foreign companies via video link at Gorki state residence, outside Moscow on March 16.Yekaterina Shtukina/The Associated Press One of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s closest allies warned NATO on Thursday that if … Read more

Finland, Sweden move ahead toward possibility of joining NATO

Finland, Sweden move ahead toward possibility of joining NATO

Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson, left, and Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin speak to the media prior to a meeting on whether to seek NATO membership, in Stockholm, Sweden, on April 13.PAUL WENNERHOLM/AFP/Getty Images European Union nations Finland and Sweden reached important stages Wednesday on their way to possible NATO membership as the Finnish government … Read more

Finland, Sweden mull NATO entry amid Russia’s war on Ukraine – National

Finland, Sweden mull NATO entry amid Russia’s war on Ukraine – National

Finland will take a decision about whether to apply to join the US-led NATO alliance in the next few weeks, Prime Minister Sanna Marin said on Wednesday, underlining a shift in security perspectives since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Finland and fellow Nordic state and neighbor Sweden are close partners with NATO but have shied away … Read more

Moderna recalls thousands of COVID-19 vaccine doses in Europe

Moderna recalls thousands of COVID-19 vaccine doses in Europe

A pharmacist holds a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in West Haven, Connecticut, on Feb. 17, 2021.Mike Segar/Reuters Moderna Inc said on Friday it was recalling 764,900 doses of its COVID-19 vaccine made by its contract manufacturer Rovi after a vial was found contaminated by a foreign body. No safety issues have been identified, … Read more