Baltic nations push for change at NATO summit

Baltic nations push for change at NATO summit

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has said he plans to bring up a stand-off with Russia at this week’s NATO summit. Picture Alliance | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Everything changed when Russia invaded Ukraine and NATO’s defense strategy must now account for the new security environment on Europe’s eastern flank. That’s the coordinated message from … Read more

How the melting Arctic could lead to huge riches—and world war

How the melting Arctic could lead to huge riches—and world war

Santa’s getting company. Fast-melting sea ice has opened a potential new Arctic shipping lane across the North Pole, which will give powerful nations easier access to the frozen zone’s vast riches — but has also sparked fears of war. The Arctic Council predicts that, during the summers, sea ice will be gone by 2040 — allowing for … Read more

Double blow for UK’s Boris Johnson as he loses two key by-elections

Double blow for UK's Boris Johnson as he loses two key by-elections

Campaign posters in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, ahead of a key by-election triggered after Conservative MP Imran Ahmed Khan was convicted of sexually assaulting a minor. Daniel Harvey Gonzalez/In Pictures via Getty Images LONDON — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has suffered a double blow at the ballot box as his party lost two key parliamentary … Read more

Saudi Crown Prince visit Turkey in major posture change for Erdogan

Saudi Crown Prince visit Turkey in major posture change for Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan R welcomes Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud in Ankara, Turkey, on June 22, 2022. Mustafa Kaya/Xinhua via Getty Images DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has visited Turkey for the first time in years, marking a rapprochement between two of … Read more

Russia and NATO member Lithuania are clashing over Kaliningrad

Russia and NATO member Lithuania are clashing over Kaliningrad

A sign reading ‘Kaliningrad’ stands atop the main city’s south railway station. Kaliningrad is a small Russian exclave located on the Baltic Sea and sandwiched between Lithuania and Poland. It has become the center of a spat between Russia and NATO-member Lithuania. Harry Engels | Getty Images Sport | Getty Images A new front in … Read more

Iran attacks stopped by Middle East air defense alliance: Israel

Iran attacks stopped by Middle East air defense alliance: Israel

The US and Israel are building an air defense coalition in the Middle East that has already thwarted attacks by Iran, Israel’s defense minister announced Monday. Benny Gantz gave few details about what he called the “Middle East Air Defense Alliance,” or MEAD, in testimony before the Knesset’s powerful Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee — … Read more

Boris Johnson stresses the need to avoid ‘Ukraine fatigue’

Boris Johnson stresses the need to avoid 'Ukraine fatigue'

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to the media after arriving at RAF Brize Norton, following a surprise visit to meet with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv, Ukraine, to offer a major training operation he believes that could “change the equation” against the Russian invasion, in Oxfordshire, Britain June 18, 2022. Joe Giddens | … Read more

Ukraine should become a membership candidate to join the EU, commission says

Ukraine should become a membership candidate to join the EU, commission says

Flags of European Union and Ukraine flutter outside EU Parliament building, in Brussels, Belgium, February 28, 2022. Yves Herman | Reuters The European Commission on Friday recommended that Ukraine becomes a membership candidate to join the EU — albeit on the understanding that the war-ravaged country carries out a number of important reforms. The opinion … Read more

Biden unhappy with officials saying US wants Ukraine to win

Biden unhappy with officials saying US wants Ukraine to win

President Biden was reportedly unhappy with his secretaries of defense and state earlier this year after they publicly stated the US wanted Ukraine to defeat Russia in its brutal invasion that had begun months before.  Biden expressed his disapproval in a conference call with Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin following … Read more

Putin is ‘another Hitler in the making,’ Egyptian billionaire Sawiris says

Putin is 'another Hitler in the making,' Egyptian billionaire Sawiris says

Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris did not mince words when expressing his thoughts on Russian President Vladimir Putin and his country’s invasion of Ukraine. Asked by CNBC’s Hadley Gamble if he expected civil unrest in Egypt due to food shortages triggered by the war, Sawiris, the chairman and CEO of Orascom Investment Holding, said he did … Read more