Turkey’s Erdogan discusses concerns with NATO candidates Sweden and Finland

Turkey’s Erdogan discusses concerns with NATO candidates Sweden and Finland

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) during a parliamentary meeting in Ankara, Turkey, on May 18, 2022. Murat Cetinmuhurdar / Presidential Press Center / Distribution via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com I’m registering ISTANBUL, May 21 (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who … Read more

It is 14 o’clock in Kyiv. Here’s what you need to know

Russia said on Friday that its troops had “completely liberated” the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol – the final containment of Ukrainian resistance in the otherwise Russian-occupied southern city. CNN cannot independently verify that all Ukrainian troops have left the steel plant. Ukraine has not yet confirmed Russia’s claims, which, if true, would mean a … Read more

Biden, South Korean Yun vows to deter North Korea, but offers help from COVID

SEOUL, May 21 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden and his new South Korean counterpart agreed on Saturday to hold larger military exercises and deploy more US weapons if necessary to deter North Korea, while offering to send vaccines. against COVID-19 and potentially meet with Kim Jong Un. Biden and Yun Suk Yol said their country’s … Read more

The United States and others are withdrawing from talks with APEC on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

BANGKOK, May 21 (Reuters) – Representatives of the United States and several other nations left a meeting of trade ministers in the Asia-Pacific region in Bangkok on Saturday to protest Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, officials said. The departure was “an expression of disapproval of Russia’s illegal war of aggression in Ukraine and its economic impact … Read more

Factbox: The big rebrand: Western business is being reborn in Russia under new names

May 20 (Reuters) – McDonald’s Corp. (MCD.N) is selling its restaurants in Russia to one of its current local licensees, who will reopen branches under a new name that has yet to be decided – the most famous rebranding of companies to date. who are getting out of Russia. Read more Dozens of Western brands … Read more

Russia is advancing in the Ukrainian Donbass after the end of the siege of Mariupol steel

The long-term siege of Azovstal is over, Russia says Russia is stepping up its offensive in Donbass Zelensky is looking for a deal to secure Russian compensation Russia is halting gas flows from Finland over a payment dispute Kyiv, May 21 (Reuters) – Russia has pushed for control of Ukraine’s Donbass region, claiming victory in … Read more

The United States says Turkey’s approach to Sweden and Finland on NATO is not a bilateral issue

WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) – Turkey’s approach to Sweden and Finland’s NATO accession process is not a bilateral issue between Washington and Ankara, the US State Department said on Friday, but added that Washington was talking to Ankara and remained confident. that the dispute will be resolved. Finland and Sweden say they were prompted to … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelensky is proposing a formal agreement on compensation from Russia

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky speaks during a press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (not pictured) as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine, May 8, 2022. REUTERS / Valentyn Ogirenko / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com I’m registering May 20 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky … Read more

Russia says siege of Azovstal is over, shows video of defenders surrender

May 20 (Reuters) – Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Friday that the latest group of Ukrainian forces hidden at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol had surrendered, ending a week-long attack that left the city in ruins. The complete abandonment of the bunkers and tunnels of the bombed plant by the Azov Regiment marks the … Read more

The tornado passed through Paderborn, Germany, and injured at least 30 people, authorities said

Twister has created a road of destruction from west to east of the city, Paderborn police said, adding that it had caused 30 to 40 injuries. At least 10 of these injuries are serious, authorities said. Traffic was severely affected, and some trails and parks were closed or impassable, police said. Authorities have asked residents … Read more