Sweden to join NATO in historic break from neutrality

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In this photo provided by the Swedish Armed Forces on Aug. 25, 2020, troops prepare in the Baltic Sea region. 

In this photo provided by the Swedish Armed Forces on Aug. 25, 2020, troops prepare in the Baltic Sea region. 

Joel Thungren/Swedish Armed Forces/TT/AP/File

Sweden has announced its intent to apply for NATO membership in an historic break with its neutral security policy in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. And Turkey is closely watching Pennsylvania’s Senate race as Dr. Mehmet Oz, a dual Turkish and US citizen, edges ahead in recent polls for the state’s Republican primary on Tuesday. Opponents accuse the TV-doctor-turned-politician of conflicting loyalties. Plus, the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, over the weekend is not simply a domestic phenomenon. A growing, global network of extremists online played an important role in the shooter’s radicalization.


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