Friday

19th Jan 2018

Ticker

Concerns as Sweden and Russia start military drills

Non-aligned Sweden starts its biggest military exercise in over 20 years Monday, assisted by a large contingent of US troops and forces from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Lithuania and Norway. Russia's Zapad-2017 exercise also begins this week, involving Russian and Belarusian military forces. "As there are two major exercises at the same time there is always the risk of incidents," expert in military issues Joergen Elfving warned on Swedish Radio.

Nato prepares to take in Macedonia

Macedonia to be invited into Nato as soon as it solves name dispute, but Russia-linked Greek nationalists could slow things down.

Opinion

Taking full benefit of supercomputers in Europe

Newly-announced financial help for so-called 'supercomputers' can help both EU member states, and small and medium-sized companies to grow - in fields such as health diagnostics, driverless cars and even earthquake predicting.

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