Sweden set to join the Nato club

Sweden is set to become a Nato member, the UK Financial Conduct Authority is planning to name firms under investigation at a much earlier stage, and Microsoft has struck a deal with a French artificial intelligence start-up to broaden its involvement in the industry beyond OpenAI.

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Sweden overcomes final hurdle to join Nato in historic shift

FCA plans to name firms under investigation in UK deterrence drive

Microsoft strikes deal with Mistral in push beyond OpenAI

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