The Daily Populous

Thursday May 5th, 2022 morning edition

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Støre told Norwegian tabloid newspaper Verdens Gang (VG) NATO has started a process that could bring Sweden and Finland into the alliance in rapid order, should the two countries apply to join.

Finland's foreign minister, Pekka Haavisto, said on April 29 that it is Finland's wish that "Finland and Sweden can adhere to the same timetable in respect of applying for membership to NATO.".

Marin recently said that she expected Finland to make up its mind on whether to apply for NATO membership within weeks.

The VG newspaper cited diplomatic sources as saying that lengthy talks have been underway between the NATO countries and Sweden and Finland, to shorten the process as much as possible between application and membership.

The Kremlin has repeatedly warned Finland and Sweden against applying for NATO membership, saying that the possible accession of the countries to the military alliance would not bring stability to Europe.

When pressed by reporters last month on the possibility of Sweden and Finland joining NATO, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said that Russia has "repeatedly said that the alliance remains a tool geared towards confrontation.".

Newsweek has contacted NATO, and officials in Russia, Sweden and Finland, for comment. »

Gorsuch, Kavanaugh & Barrett “Lied to the US Senate” About Respecting “Roe”

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Three of those conservative justices — Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett — were confirmed in the past five years, under former President Donald Trump.

Their private conversations with lawmakers, too, are inconsistent with what appears to be their ruling on dismantling Roe.

“It is settled as a precedent of the Supreme Court, entitled the respect under principles of stare decisis,” Kavanaugh said. »

New York City sues Activision, targeting CEO Bobby Kotick

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Activision CEO Bobby Kotick rushed to secure a takeover bid from Microsoft to escape liability for misconduct at the company, a new lawsuit from New York City officials alleges.

Driving the news: The suit was filed in Delaware on April 26 by New York City Employees’ Retirement System and pension funds for the city’s teachers, police and firefighters.

The city has been pressing Activision for internal documents since the fall, originally to find out what CEO Bobby Kotick knew of sexual misconduct at the company. »

Levi Strauss to reimburse abortion travel for employees

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May 4 (Reuters) - Levi Strauss & Co said on Wednesday it will reimburse travel expenses for its full- and part-time employees who need to travel to another state for health care services, including abortions.

Other companies have pledged to offer similar support to their U.S. employees who need to travel out of states like Texas and Oklahoma that have restricted access to abortion services.

One of the leading Hollywood talent agencies, UTA, said it would reimburse travel expenses related to receiving women's reproductive health services that are not accessible in an employee's state of residence. »

Miata Driver Charged With Felony for Doing Donuts in Empty Parking Lot

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Of all the fun things you can do in a car, whipping some Miata donuts in a huge, empty parking lot are some of the more harmless ones.

"Irvine Public Works determined the dangerous maneuvers caused over $3,700 in damage to the parking lot and painted parking lot lines.".

"This is a felony but if someone backs into my car in a parking lot it's 'not a police problem'. »