Ukraine’s Zelenskyy visits Turkey, where Erdogan is expected to press for negotiations to end war

ISTANBUL (AP) — Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky was in Istanbul on Friday for talks with the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoganwhose NATO member state has sought to balance its close ties with both Kiev and Moscow and has repeatedly offered to act as a peace mediator between them. During the talks in Istanbul, Erdogan was … Read more

Sweden officially joins NATO, ending decades of post-World War II neutrality

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sweden formally joined on Thursday NATO as the 32nd member of the transatlantic military alliance, ending decades neutrality after the Second World War and centuries of broader non-alignment with the great powers, as security concerns in Europe have increased following Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine. President Joe Biden congratulated Sweden on its … Read more

China accuses US of devising tactics to suppress China rise

BEIJING (AP) — China’s foreign minister on Thursday accused the U.S. of devising tactics to stifle China’s rise and criticized the Biden administration for adding more Chinese companies on its sanctions lists. Speaking to the media at the annual meeting of China’s legislature, Wang Yi said China’s relations with the US have improved since Presidents … Read more

Ukraine claims it has sunk another Russian warship in the Black Sea

Kyiv, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine claimed Tuesday it has sunk another Russian warship in the Black Sea using high-tech sea drones As Kiev’s forces continue to focus on targets deep behind the front lines of the war. Russian authorities have not confirmed the claim. Ukrainian military intelligence said a special operations unit destroyed the large … Read more

Death toll rises from Russian strike on Ukrainian port city of Odesa

Kyiv, Ukraine (AP) — The death toll rose to 10 on Sunday a Russian drone attack which destroyed an apartment building in Ukraine’s southern port city of Odesa the previous day when a local official reported that the body of a third child had been recovered from the rubble, along with that of the child’s … Read more

Russian drone strike on the Ukrainian port city of Odesa kills 7

Ukraine’s state emergency service says seven people were killed when debris from a Russian drone hit an apartment building in the southern Ukrainian port city of Odesa overnight. March 2, 2024, 5:12 AM ET • 2 minutes reading Kiev, Ukraine – Seven people were killed when debris from a Russian drone hit an apartment building … Read more

Ukraine official says Russia massing forces around a key city in the country’s east

KYIV (AP) — Russia is massing large forces around Khasiv Yar in eastern Ukraine as it tries to make a breakthrough in the Donetsk region, a Ukrainian official said Friday. Illia Yevlash, spokesperson for the operational group overseeing the eastern frontline, told Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty that Russian forces were concentrating their efforts to launch … Read more

Senators warily allow F-16 sale to Turkey as part of NATO expansion agreement. ‘A deal’s a deal’

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. senators declined Thursday to block the treaty sale of F-16s to Turkey, despite expressing deep contempt for Turkey’s behavior as an ally. They held out at one unofficial bargain that Turks would get the fighter jets if they stopped blocking Sweden’s accession to NATO. “A deal is a deal,” said Sen. … Read more

Russian onslaught targets more Ukrainian towns and villages as Ukraine says it shot down 3 warplanes

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces are pushing hard against more Ukrainian cities and towns in eastern and southeastern Ukraine as Moscow seeks to leverage its current advantage in weapons and troops, Kiev officials said Thursday. Despite Russia’s apparent offensive momentum on the ground, Ukraine said it has shot down 13 Russian warplanes this month, … Read more

Russia 2024 election: Date, how voting works, Putin’s challengers

The 2024 Russian presidential election is not expected to bring change to the Kremlin. With most opposition figures in prison or abroad and many independent media outlets blocked, the… The Kremlin maintains tight control over the country’s political system. The vote in March will almost certainly ensure that 71-year-old President Vladimir Putin will consolidate his … Read more