NATO

War in Ukraine could last "for years," warns NATO chief

Russian forces have directed their firepower at the east and south of Ukraine in recent weeks since failing in their bid to take the capital Kyiv after the lightning February 24 invasion. 

published on : 19th June 2022

Russia plans evacuations from chemical plant in battleground Ukraine city

The industrial hub is under intense bombardment as Russia focuses its offensive on the eastern Donbas region in an effort to seize a swathe of Ukraine.

published on : 15th June 2022

Pope blasts Russian 'cruelty', lauds Ukrainian 'heroism'

While sharply criticizing Russia’s invasion, Francis also insisted there weren’t “good guys and bad guys” and that Russia was in some ways provoked by NATO’s expansion east.

published on : 14th June 2022

NATO chief: Turkey has 'legitimate concerns' over terrorism

Turkey has accused Finland and Sweden of supporting Kurdish militants and says it will not back the two Nordic nations joining NATO until they change their policies.

published on : 13th June 2022

Japan, NATO step up ties amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has been invited to the NATO summit later this month and is reportedly considering attending the meeting, which would make him the first Japanese leader to do so.

published on : 7th June 2022

NATO chief speaks with Erdogan about Finland, Sweden joining

The NATO chief’s diplomatic efforts came before a gathering of senior officials from Sweden, Finland and Turkey next week in Brussels to discuss Turkey’s opposition to the applications.

published on : 4th June 2022

Denmark votes in referendum on EU defence amid Ukraine war

Voters to decide whether to abandon their country's 30-year-old opt-out from the European Union's common defence policy.

published on : 1st June 2022

Turkish leader writes on 'risks' of Sweden, Finland in NATO

Turkey's president has caused a stir by throwing a wrench in Sweden and Finland's historic bid to join the NATO alliance.

published on : 31st May 2022

Delegations from Sweden and Finland in Turkey for NATO talks

Sweden and Finland submitted their written applications to join NATO last week. The move represents one of the biggest geopolitical ramifications of Russia’s war in Ukraine.

published on : 25th May 2022

NATO chief says trade ties with authoritarian regimes have vulnerabilities; clubs China with Russia

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said NATO is committed to continue supporting Ukraine but ruled out its direct involvement in the war by sending NATO troops there.

published on : 24th May 2022

Climate as key theme, top of the agenda amid key speeches at Davos

Tuesday’s agenda in Davos is packed with sessions on one of the meeting’s key themes — climate change. US climate envoy John Kerry is due to make an appearance.

published on : 24th May 2022

IPL Playoffs: Super Over could determine winner in case of disruptions 

If not even an over a side is possible, the league standing will take precedence and will decide the winner, according to an IPL briefing note. This will also apply to Qualifiers 1, 2 and Eliminator.

published on : 23rd May 2022

Russia cuts off gas exports to Finland in symbolic move

After decades of energy cooperation that was seen beneficial for both Helsinki and Moscow, Finland’s energy ties with Russia are now all but gone.

published on : 21st May 2022

Battle for Mariupol draws toward close after surrender of steel plant

In a sign of normalcy returning to Kyiv, the US Embassy reopened on Wednesday, one month after Russian forces abandoned their bid to seize the capital.

published on : 19th May 2022

Will Turkey upend NATO expansion? US officials seek clarity

Erdogan, who has grown increasingly authoritarian over the years, is known to be an unpredictable leader and has been at clear odds with what Turkish diplomats in his government have said.

published on : 18th May 2022
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