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

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

Putin promises to boost Russia’s IT security in the face of cyber attacks

May 20 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that the number of cyber attacks against Russia by foreign “state structures” had increased several times and that Russia needed to strengthen its cyber defense by reducing the use of foreign software and hardware. The websites of many state-owned companies and news sites have undergone … Read more

Germany and Italy have approved payments for Russian gas after nodding to Brussels – sources

A model of the natural gas pipeline can be seen in front of the colors shown on the EU and Russia flags in this illustration, made on March 8, 2022. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com I’m registering Some EU countries refuse to comply with Russian payment … Read more