Czech Republic backtracks on finding cash to buy 800,000 shells for Ukraine – POLITICO

Prague is leading an initiative to purchase 500,000 artillery shells of 155 mm caliber and 300,000 artillery shells of 122 mm caliber for Kiev. A total of 18 countries have agreed to finance the purchases under the Czech Republic-led initiative. While some governments – including Norway, Belgium and the Netherlands – have announced actual financial … Read more

Newly enlarged NATO starts drill in Finland, Norway and Sweden in defense of its Nordic turf

HELSINKI (AP) — NATO on Monday began an exercise to defend its newly expanded Scandinavian territory. More than 20,000 soldiers from 13 countries are taking part in exercises lasting almost two weeks in the northern regions of Finland, Norway and Sweden. With more than 4,000 Finnish soldiers participating, the Norwegian-led Nordic Response 2024 represents the … Read more

Plane believed to be carrying Norway’s king departs Malaysia, a day after he received a pacemaker

LANGKAWI, Malaysia (AP) — A plane believed to be carrying Norway’s King Harald took off from Malaysia on Sunday, a day after he was implanted with a pacemaker. Europe’s oldest reigning monarch has been hospitalized in Malaysia due to an infection during a private holiday on the northern holiday island of Langkawi, the royal family … Read more

Norway’s hospitalized king gets a pacemaker in Malaysia after falling ill during vacation

HELSINKI (AP) — King Harald of Norway received a temporary pacemaker Saturday at a hospital on the Malaysian holiday island of Langkawi, where Europe’s oldest monarch was being nursed. treated for an infection during a holiday this week, the Norwegian royal family said. “The pacemaker was implanted due to a low heart rate,” the Royal … Read more

Scandinavian Airlines medevac plane lands in Malaysian island where Norwegian king is hospitalized

LANGKAWI, Malaysia (AP) — A Scandinavian Airlines medical evacuation plane arrived Friday on Malaysia’s northern resort island of Langkawi, where Norway’s king is hospitalized and being treated for an infection. King Harald V, at 87 years old the oldest monarch in Europe, was admitted to hospital after falling ill while on holiday, the royal palace … Read more

Europe’s oldest monarch remains hospitalized on a Malaysian island after falling ill on vacation

LANGKAWI, Malaysia (AP) — King Harald V of Norway remained hospitalized with an infection on Malaysia’s northern resort island of Langkawi on Wednesday as officials said his condition was improving. Harald, Europe’s oldest monarch at the age of 87, got sick while on vacation. His son, Crown Prince Haakon, said in Norway that his father … Read more