US says Turkey’s approach to Sweden, Finland NATO bid is not a bilateral topic

US says Turkey’s approach to Sweden, Finland NATO bid is not a bilateral topic

WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) – Turkey’s approach to NATO’s accession process of Sweden and Finland is not a bilateral matter between Washington and Ankara, the US State Department said Friday, but added that Washington spoke with Ankara and maintained confidence believe that the dispute would be overcome. Finland and Sweden say they have been spurred … Read more

Ukraine says Russian attacks on Donbas are intensifying

Ukraine says Russian attacks on Donbas are intensifying

Donbas region is completely destroyed -Zelenskiy Group of Seven sends extra billions to Ukraine US Senate approves $40 billion in further aid KYIV/SLATYNE, Ukraine, May 20 (Reuters) – Russian forces have intensified their offensive in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region using artillery, rocket launchers and aircraft to damage defenses around Donetsk, Ukraine’s general staff said Friday. … Read more

Exclusive: US wants to arm Ukraine with advanced anti-ship missiles to fight Russian blockade

Exclusive: US wants to arm Ukraine with advanced anti-ship missiles to fight Russian blockade

The US Navy Arleigh-Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur launches a Harpoon surface-to-surface missile during Pacific Vanguard (PACVAN) four-sided exercises between Australia, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the US Naval Forces in the Philippine Sea May 26, 2019. Photo taken on May 26, 2019. US Navy/Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton/Handout via REUTERS … Read more

Biden Applauds Finland, Sweden NATO Plans While Turkey Rejects

US says Turkey’s approach to Sweden, Finland NATO bid is not a bilateral topic

WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden met with leaders of Finland and Sweden at the White House on Thursday to offer strong US support for their applications to join NATO, while Turkey threatened to attack the Scandinavian countries. block to join NATO. alliance. Biden, who has called on the West to stand up … Read more

Turkey rejects Sweden and Finland’s request to join NATO

Turkey rejects Sweden and Finland’s request to join NATO

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan holds a press conference during the NATO summit at Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium June 14, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ISTANBUL, May 19 (Reuters) – Turkey has told its allies it will reject Sweden and Finland’s membership in NATO, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan … Read more

More Ukrainians surrender in Mariupol, Russia says

More Ukrainians surrender in Mariupol, Russia says

Ukrainian soldiers, many wounded, transferred to Russian-occupied cities US reopens embassy in Kiev Ukraine says saboteurs attacked Russian armored train KYIV/MARIUPOL, Ukraine, May 19 (Reuters) – Moscow said nearly 700 Ukrainian fighters had surrendered in Russian-occupied Mariupol as it made significant gains in the south as the United States became the last western country to … Read more

Stock market recovery is buzzing, UK inflation hits 40-year high

Stock market recovery is buzzing, UK inflation hits 40-year high

LONDON, May 18 (Reuters) – A stock recovery ran out on Wednesday as concerns over the economic growth outlook and rising inflation undercut sentiment, while UK inflation of 9% underlined how much higher interest rates could go. Asian stocks managed their fourth straight session of gains, but in Europe, equities were mixed and Wall Street … Read more

Finland, Sweden apply to join NATO

Finland, Sweden apply to join NATO

BRUSSELS, May 17 (Reuters) – Finland and Sweden formally applied on Wednesday to join the NATO alliance at Allied headquarters, a decision spurred by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and kicking off a membership process that expected to last only a few weeks. Sweden and Finland were both neutral during the Cold War, and their decision … Read more

Ukraine attacks Russian troops in the east

Ukraine attacks Russian troops in the east

NATO chief: Russian offensive will not go ahead Russian Donbas Campaign Has Lost Momentum – British Army Finland confirms bid for NATO membership RUSKA LOZOVA, Ukraine, May 16 (Reuters) – Ukraine counterattacked by Russian forces on the eastern front on Monday with reports of fighting near the second-largest city of Kharkiv, after Western military agencies … Read more

Front lines shift in Donbas as Ukraine counter-offensive

Front lines shift in Donbas as Ukraine counter-offensive

Russian troops make progress in Donbas – Ukrainian army Ukraine says it is on the offensive near Izium Finnish president confirms bid for NATO membership Russian Donbas Campaign Has Lost Momentum – British Army RUSKA LOZOVA, Ukraine, May 15 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s front lines had shifted on Sunday as Russia advanced in the hotly contested … Read more