Tag: nato


Turkish Lira Plunges The Most Since 2021 Meltdown

Little relief is in sight, especially as energy costs spiral higher for Turkey. The Turkish lira plunged the most since a rout late last year, as a steep drawdown in the central bank’s reserves and its unorthodox monetary policy left the currency increasingly exposed amid a standoff with the country’s NATO allies. Already the worst performer in emerging markets this […]


Biden Supports Sweden’s, Finland’s Bids To Join NATO

U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday enthusiastically welcomed Sweden’s and Finland’s bids to join the NATO security alliance — moves that would enlarge the bloc to include two of Europe’s most modern militaries and place it along Russia’s northwestern border. Speaking from the Rose Garden while flanked by Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson of Sweden and President Sauli Niinistö of Finland, […]


Finland announces ‘Historic’ NATO Bid, Sweden Expected To Follow

Sweden is also expected to follow Finland’s application to join the NATO military alliance. The Finnish government has officially announced its intention to join NATO, as Sweden’s ruling party held a decisive meeting that could pave the way for a joint application to the military alliance. Less than three months after Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, Finland’s announcement on […]


Finland And Sweden Aim For NATO Membership, Prompting Russia’s Fury

HELSINKI — Finland and Sweden are expected to formally apply to join NATO later this month, in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Both countries say Moscow’s actions have changed the security dynamic in Europe and the Kremlin’s nuclear threats require the collective self-defense that NATO can provide. Finnish lawmakers are debating joining the alliance following the publication of a key […]


Ex-Ambassador — Russia Doesn’t Have What It Takes To Capture ‘Kyiv’ or Replace Zelensky In Ukraine

Former U.S. ambassador to NATO Douglas Lute has argued that Russia doesn’t have what it takes to capture the capital city of Kyiv or replace Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s government during the war in Ukraine. His comments came during an interview with ABC News, after host Martha Raddatz posed the question to the former ambassador, “What do you think Russia’s […]


Finland Set To Go NATO

Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin said her country will debate whether to apply to join NATO with the view of making a decision in short order. Marin made the announcement during a joint press conference with her Swedish counterpart Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson in Stockholm, with both countries having debated joining NATO in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in late February. […]


Top News Headlines Around The World

NEPA Plans To Release 1,000 Iguanas In Hellshire Hills KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) aims to release 1,000 Jamaican Iguanas in Hellshire Hills by 2026 as the iguana population grows under efforts of the Jamaican Iguana Recovery Program. Speaking during NEPA’s World Wildlife Day Webinar on February 28, Coordinator, Watershed Information System, David Reid, shared […]


Venezuela Expresses Worry Over Ukraine Crisis

According to press reports, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro blames the U.S. and NATO for the current crisis in Ukraine. He said that his government renounced “the perverse plans that seek to surround Russia militarily and strategically.” Venezuela’s foreign ministry said that NATO and the U.S. had violated the Minsk agreements, a 2014 deal to end a war in Donbas, a […]


Russia Makes New Move

Russian President Vladimir Putin has blasted NATO powers for their actions against his country. “Western countries aren’t only taking unfriendly actions against our country in the economic sphere, but top officials from leading NATO members made aggressive statements regarding our country,” Putin said in televised comments. This move comes after the U.S. and its Western Allies imposed severe sanctions against […]


NATO’s Chief Jens Stoltenberg Says Russia Undermines Ukraine’s Sovereignty

Photo credit: Commons.wikimedia.org NATO’s chief Jens Stoltenberg has joined with other world leaders in condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin for his recognition of the two breakaway regions of Ukraine. “I condemn Russia’s decision to extend recognition to the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic” and “Luhansk People’s Republic,” he said. Additionally, he said, “This further undermines Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, erodes […]