Sweden joins NATO + 2 more stories

Sweden joins NATO; sea aid for Gaza launches; February's heat breaks records

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[7.2] Sweden officially joins NATO, ending decades of post-World War II neutrality — The Associated Press

Sweden has officially become the 32nd member of NATO, shifting from its long-standing neutrality after Russia's invasion of Ukraine in 2022. The Swedish Prime Minister and the U.S. Secretary of State marked the occasion in Washington. Sweden's entry is seen as strengthening NATO and enhancing Sweden's security, particularly under NATO's collective defense guarantee. Sweden's membership was delayed due to objections from Turkey and Hungary, which have now been resolved.

[7.2] US, Britain, EU plan sea aid route for Gaza — The New York Times [$]

The U.S., Britain, and the EU are creating a sea route to send aid to Gaza, with a temporary pier planned for shipments. This follows issues with Israel limiting land aid, causing severe shortages for 2.2 million Palestinians. Currently, under 100 trucks enter Gaza daily, down from 500 before the conflict. The maritime route, needing security checks to prevent aid misuse by Hamas, could take 30-60 days to start. The first ships might sail this weekend from Cyprus.

[6.9] February 2024 was the hottest on record — CNN

Last month was Earth's hottest February ever, with temperatures 1.77°C above pre-industrial averages. This concluded the warmest 12-month period on record, 1.56°C higher than historical levels. The EU's Copernicus service confirmed this trend, influenced by both human-caused warming and El Niño.

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