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

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

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

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

Deep divisions on Russia’s war in Ukraine were evident at a meeting of 4 Central European countries

PRAGUE (AP) — Four central European countries are deeply divided the Russian war against Ukraine and how to resolve the conflict, the prime ministers of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia said on Tuesday. The four post-communist countries form an informal grouping of members of the European Union and NATO known as the Visegrad … Read more

Ukrainian President Zelenskyy lands in Saudi Arabia to push for peace and a POW exchange with Russia

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ukrainian president Volodomyr Zelensky arrived in saudi arabia on tuesday and met with the kingdom’s powerful crown prince to push for a peace plan and the return of prisoners of war from Russia. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has tried to position itself as a potential mediator to … Read more

Yellen urges world leaders to ‘unlock’ frozen Russian Central Bank assets and send them to Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Tuesday expressed her strongest public support yet for the idea of ​​liquidating about $300 billion in frozen assets from Russia’s Central Bank and using them to help rebuild Ukraine over the long term. term. “It is necessary and urgent for our coalition to find a way to … Read more

Russia wants to imprison the co-chair of Nobel-winning rights group over criticism of war in Ukraine

Russian authorities on Monday demanded a prison sentence of almost three years for a veteran human rights lawyer who spoke out against the war in Ukraine. The prosecutor demanded that Oleg Orlov, 70, be convicted of “repeatedly defaming” the Russian military and sentenced to two years and 11 months in prison. The demand came in … Read more