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Vast majority of Finns approve of NATO, EU membership

Helsinki, Nov 28 (UNI) Up to 77% of Finns view their country's membership of NATO positively, while 68% are happy about the EU membership, according to a survey conducted by pro-market Finnish think tank EVA out Tuesday.
Finland became a NATO member in April 2023 and has been in the European Union since 1995.
The poll found that only 8% of the respondents have a negative attitude toward Finland's membership in NATO, while 14% view it neutrally.
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23 Feb 2024 | 9:07 PM

Jerusalem, Feb 23 (UNI) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has unveiled his post-war strategy for Gaza, the first since the Israel-Hamas conflict broke out in October last year, involving a continuous military presence in the Palestinian enclave and the replacement of Hamas, his office said in a statement on Friday.

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Suspension of UNRWA funding to affect 38,000 Palestinian refugee children's education in Lebanon

23 Feb 2024 | 8:56 PM

Beirut, Feb 23 (UNI) The suspension of financial support by donor countries to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) will jeopardize the education of 38,000 Palestinian refugee children in Lebanon, Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon Dorothee Klaus said on Friday.

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Eastern European states say NATO head candidate fails to state position on Kiev

23 Feb 2024 | 8:24 PM

Moscow, Feb 23 (UNI) Eastern European countries bordering Russia are complaining that outgoing Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, who could become NATO's new secretary general, has not contacted them to set out his position on Ukraine and Russia since he began seeking support for his candidature, Politico reported on Friday, citing an Eastern European diplomat.

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Laos to host meeting on Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam development triangle

23 Feb 2024 | 8:09 PM

Vientiane, Feb 23 (UNI) Laos will host the 13th meeting of the Joint Coordination Committee on Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam Development Triangle Area, which will take place in Laos' southern Attapeu province from Feb. 26 to March 1.

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Toyota to keep 2 group plants offline until March 1

23 Feb 2024 | 7:59 PM

Tokyo, Feb 23 (UNI) Toyota Motor Corp. plans to keep two group vehicle plants in central Japan offline until March 1, following fraudulent engine performance tests at affiliate Toyota Industries Corp., local media reported Friday.

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