NATO pivots to highlight Chinese 'challenges' for 1st time
NATO has for the first time singled out China as one of its strategic priorities for the next decade, warning about its growing military ambitions, confrontational rhetoric toward Taiwan and other neighbors, and increasingly close ties to Russiawashingtonpost.com
NATO reaches a deal with Turkey to admit Sweden and Finland, secretary-general says
WASHINGTON — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday that the world's most powerful military alliance reached a deal to admit Sweden and Finland after resolving the concerns of holdout Turkey. Previously, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would not approve the NATO applications of both Sweden and Finland. The push to add Sweden and Finland to the world's most powerful military alliance comes as Russia's assault on Ukraine amplifies fears of other countries in the region. Both Finland and Sweden already meet many of the requirements to be NATO members. However, all 30 NATO members must approve a country's bid for it to be accepted into the alliance.cnbc.com
The AP Interview: Spanish PM says NATO summit to show unity
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez says the NATO summit in Madrid this week aims to showcase the Western allies' united front in defense of democratic values in the face of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, while providing a platform to increase the bloc’s deterrence capabilities.
Morale is concern as NATO chief warns war could last 'years'
Four months of brutal fighting in Ukraine appear to be straining the morale of troops on both sides, prompting desertions and rebellion against officers’ orders, British defense officials said Sunday. NATO’s chief warned the war could drag on for “years.” It said “cases of whole Russian units refusing orders and armed stand-offs between officers and their troops continue to occur.”news.yahoo.com
US sending $1 billion more military aid to outgunned Ukraine
The U.S. says it will send an additional $1 billion in military aid to Ukraine, as America and its allies work to provide longer-range weapons they say can make a difference in a fight where Ukrainian forces are outnumbered and outgunned by their Russian invaders.
Russia-Ukraine latest news: Russia ‘suffering huge losses’ as Ukraine fights back in Donbas
Hundreds of civilians hiding in Donbas chemical plant Watch: Our correspondents reveal their heartache after 100 days of war Five ways the war in Ukraine has reshaped the world Russian artist sketches 100 victims of Ukraine war Listen to the latest episode of our daily Ukraine podcastnews.yahoo.com
NATO looks to 'historic' Madrid summit, with Sweden, Finland
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday that next month's summit in Madrid will be a “historic” opportunity to strengthen the alliance in the face of Russian aggression against Ukraine on its eastern edge. Speaking at a gala in Madrid to mark Spain’s 40th year as a NATO member, Stoltenberg said he looked forward to welcoming Sweden and Finland at the summit hosted by Spain’s capital on June 29-30.news.yahoo.com
Live updates | UN Chief: War in Ukraine driving world hunger
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday he's in “intense contacts” with Russia and other countries to stop escalating global hunger exacerbated by the war in Ukraine by allowing the export of grain stored in Ukrainian ports and ensuring Russian food and fertilizers have unrestricted access to world markets.
Russian war effort runs into diplomatic, military hurdles
With its military bogged down in a grinding conflict in eastern Ukraine, Russia also lost diplomatic ground over the weekend as two more European nations moved closer to joining NATO. Finland announced Sunday that it was seeking to join the alliance, saying Russia's invasion of Ukraine nearly three months ago had changed Europe’s security landscape.news.yahoo.com
School bus with 23 children on board flips over after driver crashes into it
A school bus with 23 children on board flips over after a driver crashes into it. The driver was allegedly racing another car at more than 100 miles per hour before the impact, and he is facing felony charges. A witness said the car did not stop.news.yahoo.com