NATO to have over 300,000 troops at higher readiness- Stoltenberg

NATO to have over 300,000 troops at higher readiness- Stoltenberg

Madrid summit to adapt NATO stance towards Russia Change driven by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine New strategy paper to brand Russia a ‘direct threat’ BRUSSELS, June 27 (Reuters) – NATO will massively boost the number of troops on high readiness to over 300,000, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday, with allies set to adopt a … Read more

G7 to hike sanctions on Russia, nears oil price cap deal, U.S. official says

G7 to hike sanctions on Russia, nears oil price cap deal, U.S. official says

SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany, June 27 (Reuters) – The Group of Seven rich democracies will commit on Tuesday to a new package of coordinated actions meant toraise pressure on Russia over its war in Ukraine, and will finalize plans for a price cap on Russian oil, a senior U.S. official said on Monday. The announcement came … Read more

NATO to pledge aid to Baltics and Ukraine, urge Turkey to let in Nordics

NATO to pledge aid to Baltics and Ukraine, urge Turkey to let in Nordics

NATO summit over three days in Madrid; Biden to attend Turkey’s veto over Sweden, Finland application a big issue NATO to agree new defences for Baltic region Aid package to Ukraine aims for longer-term support MADRID, June 27 (Reuters) – NATO leaders will urge Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to lift his veto over Finland and … Read more

G7 aims to raise $600 billion to counter China’s Belt and Road

G7 aims to raise $600 billion to counter China's Belt and Road

SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany, June 26 (Reuters) – Group of Seven leaders on Sunday pledged to raise $600 billion in private and public funds over five years to finance needed infrastructure in developing countries and counter China’s older, multitrillion-dollar Belt and Road project. U.S. President Joe Biden and other G7 leaders relaunched the newly renamed “Partnership … Read more

U.S. hopes for positive Sweden, Finland NATO bid resolution

U.S. hopes for positive Sweden, Finland NATO bid resolution

US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Karen Donfried attends the donor conference for Moldova to assist the country with the influx of Ukrainian refugees, in Berlin, Germany, April 5, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 22 (Reuters) – The United States is hopeful … Read more

Biden announces new $1 bln in weapons for Ukraine, Kyiv seeks more heavy arms

Biden announces new $1 bln in weapons for Ukraine, Kyiv seeks more heavy arms

U.S. President Joe Biden returns to the White House in Washington, U.S. June 14, 2022. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced a fresh U.S. infusion of $1 billion in weapons for Ukraine that includes anti-ship rocket systems, artillery rockets, … Read more

NATO needs greater readiness, more weapons -military alliance chief

NATO needs greater readiness, more weapons -military alliance chief

The Hague, June 14 (Reuters) – NATO must build out “even higher readiness” and strengthen its weapons capabilities along its eastern border in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the military alliance’s chief said on Tuesday. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg was speaking after informal talks in the Netherlands with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte … Read more

Biden touts temporary grain silos on Ukraine border to help exports

Biden touts temporary grain silos on Ukraine border to help exports

Ukrainian flag is covered with grains in this picture illustration taken May 9, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 14 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that temporary silos would be built along the border with Ukraine, including in Poland, in bid to help … Read more

Biden to meet with Saudi crown prince despite ‘pariah’ pledge

Biden to meet with Saudi crown prince despite 'pariah' pledge

WASHINGTON, June 14 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden will meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a trip to the Middle East in July, in a break with his campaign pledge of making the kingdom a “pariah” as he struggles to combat record high U.S. gasoline prices. Weeks after taking office, Biden shifted … Read more

‘Bureaucratic simplifications’: Britain to defy EU with new Northern Ireland law

'Bureaucratic simplifications': Britain to defy EU with new Northern Ireland law

UK to set out legislation on Monday Move risks triggering trade war with EU EU says unilateral action will break international law LONDON, June 13 (Reuters) – Britain will set out plans on Monday to override some of the post-Brexit trade rules for Northern Ireland, changes that will inflame tensions with the European Union but … Read more