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HELSINKI | Sweden charges 3 men with plotting extremist attack

HELSINKI — Swedish prosecutors say they have charged three men with preparing an extremist attack, and they were also charged along with three other men for financing the Islamic State group. The state prosecutor’s office said in a statement Thursday that the main three suspects allegedly acquired and stored large quantities of chemicals and other … Continue reading HELSINKI | Sweden charges 3 men with plotting extremist attack

HELSINKI  | Nokia to cut costs as it waits for 5G network demand to grow

HELSINKI  — Telecom networks provider Nokia has reported lower third-quarter earnings and says it will start a new cost-cutting scheme as it waits for demand for the new 5G systems to pick up. The Finnish company said Thursday that its net profit for the July-September period stood at 309 million euros ($352 million), down from … Continue reading HELSINKI  | Nokia to cut costs as it waits for 5G network demand to grow

HELSINKI | Russian minority party wins Latvian vote; populists surge

HELSINKI — An opposition party favored by Latvia’s large ethnic Russian minority has won the Baltic nation’s parliamentary election, but it’s expected to face difficulties forming a ruling coalition after a vote that saw new populist parties surge and government parties falter. Voters in Latvia, a member of the European Union and NATO, chose Saturday … Continue reading HELSINKI | Russian minority party wins Latvian vote; populists surge

HELSINKI | Estonia suspects former officer, father spied for Russia

HELSINKI — Estonian officials said Wednesday that a former military officer and his father have been arrested on suspicion of treason and spying for Russia. The state prosecutor’s office and the Estonian Internal Security Service, or the security police, said in a joint statement that Deniss Metsavas, born in 1980, and Pjotr Volin, born in … Continue reading HELSINKI | Estonia suspects former officer, father spied for Russia

HELSINKI | Estonia, Finland support scrapping EU daylight savings time

HELSINKI — Estonia says it favors an idea floated by neighboring Finland to abolish the practice of advancing the clock an hour during the summer within the European Union but is undecided yet which time it prefers to stay in permanently. Economics Minister Kadri Simson said Thursday the practice of advancing clocks by an hour … Continue reading HELSINKI | Estonia, Finland support scrapping EU daylight savings time

HELSINKI | Woman fined $156 for wearing face veil in Denmark

HELSINKI — A 28-year-old woman wearing a face veil has become the first person in Denmark to be fined for violating a new law banning such garments in public places. Danish news agency Ritzau reported that police were called to a shopping center in Horsholm, a city of some 46,000 inhabitants close to Copenhagen, on … Continue reading HELSINKI | Woman fined $156 for wearing face veil in Denmark

HELSINKI  | Nokia profit hit as clients wary of spending on new networks

HELSINKI  — Nokia says its second-quarter earnings slumped as clients were not willing yet to increase spending on the faster but more expensive new generation of mobile networks and are seeking price cuts. The Finnish maker of telecommunications gear said Thursday that its net profit for the April-June period came in at 144 million euros … Continue reading HELSINKI  | Nokia profit hit as clients wary of spending on new networks

WASHINGTON  | Proposed Trump-Putin meeting at White House is put off

WASHINGTON  — That White House summit President Donald Trump proposed with Russian President Vladimir Putin isn’t going to happen anytime soon. National security adviser John Bolton points to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election as the reason for the delay. Bolton referred to the investigation as a “witch hunt,” … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Proposed Trump-Putin meeting at White House is put off

HELSINKI | EU officials to meet Trump, wielding a $20-billion threat

HELSINKI — Top European Union officials were going into a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday warning they are ready to put tariffs on $20 billion of American goods if he puts duties on car imports. EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and trade chief Cecilia Malmstrom will meet Trump in Washington to try … Continue reading HELSINKI | EU officials to meet Trump, wielding a $20-billion threat

HELSINKI | EU ready to respond to US tariffs with duties worth $20B

HELSINKI— The European Union says it’s ready to retaliate against the United States with tariffs on products worth $20 billion if President Donald Trump puts duties on cars and auto parts from Europe. EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said Thursday in an interview with Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter that she hoped a solution is found … Continue reading HELSINKI | EU ready to respond to US tariffs with duties worth $20B

HELSINKI  | Sweden says wildfires remain serious threat

HELSINKI  — Swedish officials say the country’s wildfires remain a serious situation, with the continuing hot and extremely dry weather making firefighting efforts very hard despite broad international help. Britta Ramberg, operative director of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, which is coordinating firefighting efforts, said Monday said that the risk of new blazes is now … Continue reading HELSINKI  | Sweden says wildfires remain serious threat

BRIDGEWATER, New Jersey | Top intel official says he meant no disrespect to Trump

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — The top U.S. intelligence official said Saturday he meant no disrespect to President Donald Trump in a televised interview discussing the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said his Thursday comments at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado were not intended to be critical of the … Continue reading BRIDGEWATER, New Jersey | Top intel official says he meant no disrespect to Trump

HELSINKI | EU nations help Sweden as wildfires rage above Arctic Circle

HELSINKI— Sweden is fighting its most serious wildfires in decades — including blazes above the Arctic Circle — prompting the government to seek help from several other European nations. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said Friday his government is working “every minute” to get necessary resources to the hundreds of firefighters and emergency workers fighting … Continue reading HELSINKI | EU nations help Sweden as wildfires rage above Arctic Circle

WASHINGTON  | Trump-Putin II: Planning fall event in aftermath of Helsinki

WASHINGTON  — Unbowed by swirling criticism of his summit encounter with Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump swiftly invited the Russian leader to the White House this fall for a second get-together. Cleanup from the first has continued with no letup and Trump belatedly decided Putin’s “incredible offer” of shared U.S.-Russia investigations was no good after … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Trump-Putin II: Planning fall event in aftermath of Helsinki

WASHINGTON | After Helsinki, Dems struggle over Trump, the term ‘treason’

WASHINGTON — Democrats are happy to say President Donald Trump undermined American democracy. That he patted Vladimir Putin on the back for interfering in U.S. elections. That he’s being blackmailed by Russia.Donald Trump,Vladimir Putin But that he committed treason? That’s too far for some leading Democrats worried about sending the wrong message during an election … Continue reading WASHINGTON | After Helsinki, Dems struggle over Trump, the term ‘treason’

HELSINKI  | Historians say Trump upends norms of presidential behavior

HELSINKI  — Plenty of U.S. presidents have created commotion in their travels abroad, but none as much as President Donald Trump. The president’s tumultuous trip across Europe, historians say, smashed the conventions of American leaders on the world stage. Trump’s “America first” approach to foreign policy had him seeming to accept the word of a … Continue reading HELSINKI  | Historians say Trump upends norms of presidential behavior

HELSINKI  | Trump returns from summit with Putin to forceful criticism

HELSINKI  — In an extraordinary embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump openly questioned his own intelligence agencies’ firm finding that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election to his benefit, seeming to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin’s insistence that Moscow’s hands were clean. The reaction back home was immediate and visceral, among … Continue reading HELSINKI  | Trump returns from summit with Putin to forceful criticism

HELSINKI | Trump embraces longtime US foe Putin, doubting own intel

HELSINKI — In an extraordinary embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump on Monday openly questioned his own intelligence agencies’ firm finding that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election to his benefit, seeming to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin‘s insistence that Moscow’s hands were clean. The reaction back home was immediate and … Continue reading HELSINKI | Trump embraces longtime US foe Putin, doubting own intel

HELSINKI | The Latest: Trump dismisses idea of compromising intel

HELSINKI— The Latest on President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 4:20 a.m. President Donald Trump is dismissing suggestions that Russia has compromising intelligence about him after a news conference in which Trump declined to criticize President Vladimir Putin for Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Trump tells … Continue reading HELSINKI | The Latest: Trump dismisses idea of compromising intel

WASHINGTON | Wave of condemnation hits Trump after summit with Putin

WASHINGTON  — “Bizarre.” ”Shameful.” ”Disgraceful.” That’s the swift and sweeping condemnation directed at President Donald Trump on Monday after he sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a stunning appearance in Helsinki — and that’s just from the Republicans. Lawmakers in both major parties and former intelligence officials appeared shocked, dismayed and uneasy with Trump’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Wave of condemnation hits Trump after summit with Putin

HELSINKI | The Latest: Trump tweets US, Russia ‘must get along’

HELSINKI — The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Facing withering bipartisan criticism over his refusal to publicly acknowledge Russian election meddling during his meeting with President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump says the two superpowers “must get along.” In a Monday tweet sent as … Continue reading HELSINKI | The Latest: Trump tweets US, Russia ‘must get along’

HELSINKI | Trump-Putin summit opens without talk of election meddling

HELSINKI— With a wink and a slouch, respectively, President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin opened their summit Monday as the American president declared that “the world wants to see us get along.” Trump laid out a list of topics for discussion that notably did not include Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. “We … Continue reading HELSINKI | Trump-Putin summit opens without talk of election meddling

HELSINKI | The Latest: Trump, Putin meeting privately in Helsinki

HELSINKI — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 2:35 p.m. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are meeting privately, joined only by translators, in the Finnish Presidential Palace. The two leaders entered the Gothic Hall with serious expressions, moving quickly to two ornate wooden … Continue reading HELSINKI | The Latest: Trump, Putin meeting privately in Helsinki

HELSINKI | Trump, Putin sit down a bit late for closely watched summit

HELSINKI — President Donald Trump opened a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday by predicting that their countries will end up having “an extraordinary relationship” but without mentioning Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election in his opening remarks. “Our two countries, frankly, we have not been getting along well,” Trump said … Continue reading HELSINKI | Trump, Putin sit down a bit late for closely watched summit

HELSINKI | The Latest: Trump to Putin: The world wants us to get along

HELSINKI — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 2:20 p.m. President Donald Trump says at the start of his summit with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki that he thinks “the world wants to see us get along.” Trump says the two countries have “great opportunities,” … Continue reading HELSINKI | The Latest: Trump to Putin: The world wants us to get along

HELSINKI  | The Latest: Trump arrives at Finnish palace for Putin summit

HELSINKI  — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 1:xx p.m. President Donald Trump has arrived at Finland’s Presidential Palace for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin arrived minutes earlier at the palace in Helsinki for the summit, which consists of a one-on-one meeting and … Continue reading HELSINKI  | The Latest: Trump arrives at Finnish palace for Putin summit