A Swedish think tank said Monday Russia has emerged as the world’s second-largest arms producer after the U.S. Russia surpassed Britain, which had held the spot since 2002 and remains Western Europe’s No. 1 arms maker.
Saturday’s parliamentary election in Latvia — a Baltic member of the European Union and NATO — should see a political party catering to the country’s ethnic Russian minority win most votes but it remains unclear if it can find coalition partners to put it into power.
Former Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb said Tuesday he would run for the head of the European Commission following next year’s elections.
Estonia’s defense minister has ordered a halt to NATO air exercises in Estonia pending an investigation after a missile was accidentally fired over the Baltic country’s airspace by a Spanish fighter jet on a military exercise this week.
Sweden is fighting its most serious wildfires in decades — including blazes above the Arctic Circle — prompting the government to seek help from the military, hundreds of volunteers and other European nations.
Finns are voting for a new president in an election that’s expected to see the highly popular incumbent score a win during Sunday’s first round.
For nearly three decades, Finland’s YLE radio has broadcast a weekly news program in Latin to a small group of committed listeners around the globe.