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Russia quits council of Baltic Sea States  Russia quits council of Baltic Sea States
Russia said Tuesday it was quitting the Council of the Baltic Sea States amid raging tensions with the West over Moscow’s offensive in Ukraine.The organization is a political forum for regional ...
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Finnish parliament votes overwhelmingly in favor of NATO membership Finnish parliament votes overwhelmingly in favor of NATO membership
Lawmakers in Finland on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of joining NATO as a deterrent against Russian aggression, paving the way for an application to be submitted in the coming days.A total of ...
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Russia not planning to block YouTube, says digital development minister Russia not planning to block YouTube, says digital development minister
Russia is not planning to block Alphabet Inc’s YouTube, the minister for digital development said on Tuesday, acknowledging that such a move would likely see Russian users suffer and should therefore ...
World News 33 minutes ago
About 300,000 tons of wheat bought by Egypt stranded in Ukraine About 300,000 tons of wheat bought by Egypt stranded in Ukraine
About 300,000 tons of Ukrainian wheat booked by Egypt’s state grains buyer for delivery in February and March is yet to be shipped, with one cargo stuck in port and four others still to be loaded, ...
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Last defenders of Mariupol: What is Ukraine’s Azov Regiment? Last defenders of Mariupol: What is Ukraine’s Azov Regiment?
Russian President Vladimir Putin looks poised to take full control of Ukraine’s southeastern port city of Mariupol after the apparent surrender of the last Ukrainian forces holed up at a vast steel ...
Features 2 hours ago
Russia expels two employees from Finland’s embassy in Moscow Russia expels two employees from Finland’s embassy in Moscow
Moscow said on Tuesday that two employees of Finland’s embassy in Russia will have to leave the country in response to a similar move by Helsinki.The foreign ministry said in a statement that it ...
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UN rights expert: Int’l support for war crimes investigations in Ukraine needed UN rights expert: Int’l support for war crimes investigations in Ukraine needed
A United Nations human rights expert has called on the international community to ramp up investigations into war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Ukraine throughout the war, a UN ...
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Ukraine says Azovstal combat mission fulfilled, more than 260 soldiers evacuated Ukraine says Azovstal combat mission fulfilled, more than 260 soldiers evacuated
Ukraine’s officials said on Tuesday that the servicemen defending the Azovstal steel plant in the besieged port city of Mariupol have fulfilled their combat mission and more than 260 soldiers have ...
World News 16 hours ago
McDonald's to sell Russia business, exit country over Ukraine war McDonald's to sell Russia business, exit country over Ukraine war
McDonald's is closing its doors in Russia, ending an era of optimism and increasing the country's isolation over its war in Ukraine.The Chicago burger giant confirmed Monday that it is selling its 850 ...
World News 18 hours ago
France says will defend Sweden, Finland against any attack amid Russian threats France says will defend Sweden, Finland against any attack amid Russian threats
France is prepared to support Sweden and Finland, who recently announced their decision to join NATO, both politically and militarily, and protect both Nordic countries against any threats or attacks, ...
World News 18 hours ago
West will not allow Russia a ‘diktat peace’ in Ukraine, says Germany's Scholz West will not allow Russia a ‘diktat peace’ in Ukraine, says Germany's Scholz
Russia will not get away with trying to redraw Ukraine's borders by creating facts on the ground and waiting out Kyiv and its allies, Olaf Scholz said, insisting that the West would not stand for a ...
World News 19 hours ago
Turkey’s Erdogan says will not approve Sweden and Finland joining NATO Turkey’s Erdogan says will not approve Sweden and Finland joining NATO
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday he will not approve Sweden and Finland obtaining NATO membership, state news agency Anadolu reported.The Swedish ministry of foreign affairs ...
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Russia using mercenaries to replace troop losses in Ukraine: US analysts Russia using mercenaries to replace troop losses in Ukraine: US analysts
Russia is using private military companies and proxy militias to make up for the heavy troop losses Ukraine as it has run out of combat-ready reservists, DC-based Institute for the Study of War said ...
World News 21 hours ago
Swedish, Finnish diplomats head to Turkey for NATO talks Swedish, Finnish diplomats head to Turkey for NATO talks
Diplomats from Sweden and Finland will travel “soon” to Turkey to discuss Ankara’s objections to the two Nordic countries obtaining NATO membership, state SVT TV channel reported on Monday, citing the ...
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Ukraine pushed Russian troops back to Russian border, regain lost territories: US Ukraine pushed Russian troops back to Russian border, regain lost territories: US
“They [Russian forces] have been stymied,” the senior US defense official, calling their progress “uneven, slow and incremental.”
World News 21 hours ago
In Ukraine and internationally, scenario darkens for Russia In Ukraine and internationally, scenario darkens for Russia
Europe pushed to toughen its response Monday to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with Sweden joining Finland in deciding to seek NATO membership and European Union officials working to rescue proposed ...
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Swedish government takes formal decision to apply for NATO membership Swedish government takes formal decision to apply for NATO membership
Sweden will apply for membership in NATO as a deterrent against Russian aggression, Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said Monday, reversing two centuries of military non-alignment.“The ...
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Ceasefire reached to evacuate wounded from Azovstal plant in Ukraine’s Mariupol Ceasefire reached to evacuate wounded from Azovstal plant in Ukraine’s Mariupol
Russia’s defense ministry said Monday that an agreement has been reached to evacuate injured soldiers from the Azovstal steel plant in Ukraine’s port city of Mariupol. “An agreement was reached with ...
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Putin says Sweden, Finland NATO bid no threat to Russia but may ‘trigger response’ Putin says Sweden, Finland NATO bid no threat to Russia but may ‘trigger response’
President Vladimir Putin warned the West on Monday that Russia would respond if NATO began to bolster the military infrastructure of Sweden and Finland which have both decided to join the US military ...
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Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy replaces head of Territorial Defense Forces Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy replaces head of Territorial Defense Forces
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has replaced the head of its Territorial Defense Forces nearly three months into the war with Russia without giving a reason.The Defense Ministry said on Monday ...
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Ukraine repels Russian incursion in Sumy region: Governor Ukraine repels Russian incursion in Sumy region: Governor
Ukrainian border guards repelled an incursion by a Russian sabotage and reconnaissance group in the northeastern region of Sumy on Monday, the governor of the Sumy region said. Dmytro ...
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EU struggles to clear path to Russian oil embargo EU struggles to clear path to Russian oil embargo
EU foreign ministers on Monday sought to break through Hungary’s opposition to an embargo on Russian oil over the Ukraine war, but warned little progress was expected. “We will discuss about it and we ...
Energy 1 days ago
Parliaments in Sweden, Finland debate NATO membership bids Parliaments in Sweden, Finland debate NATO membership bids
The parliaments in Finland and Sweden on Monday began debating their respective NATO bids, as the two neighbors prepare to submit applications this week as a deterrent against Russian ...
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Sweden says will to try overcome Turkey’s objections to its NATO bid Sweden says will to try overcome Turkey’s objections to its NATO bid
Sweden will send diplomats to Turkey to try to overcome Ankara’s objections to its plan to join NATO, Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist said, with a formal decision to hand in an application expected ...
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Russia says Sweden, Finland joining NATO a mistake with ‘far-reaching consequences’ Russia says Sweden, Finland joining NATO a mistake with ‘far-reaching consequences’
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on Monday said Finland and Sweden should have no illusions that Moscow will simply put up with their joining the NATO military alliance, calling it a ...
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