The arguments in favour of Sweden’s joining Nato have grown stronger since Donald Trump won the US presidential election, according to the frontrunners to head the Scandinavian country’s next government.
By Julian Borger, Andrew MacDowall, and Shaun Walker, Guardian
Serbia has deported a group of Russians suspected of involvement in a coup plot in neighbouring Montenegro, the Guardian has learned, in the latest twist in a murky sequence of events that apparently threatened the lives of two European prime ministers.
From Predrag Milic, AP: Two Russian citizens are among those suspected of involvement in an alleged election day plot in Montenegro to assassinate the country's prime minister and take power because of the government's NATO membership bid, prosecutors said Monday.
Allies such as the United States and Canada to the West; Iceland and Norway to the North; And Turkey and Albania to the South-East, are not members of the EU. But, together, they are essential for European security and will continue to be.
Ahead of 2017's federal election, the head of Germany's intelligence agency has raised concerns about Russia intervening in campaigns. Moscow has already been accused of "interfering" in the US and French elections.
Europe needs to think about developing its own nuclear deterrent strategy given concerns that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump could scale back U.S. military commitments in Europe, a senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives said.
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