US says ‘the time is now’ for Sweden to join NATO and for Turkey to get new F-16s

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Tuesday the “time is now” for Turkey to drop its objections to Sweden joining NATO but said the Biden administration also believed that Turkey should be provided with upgraded F-16 fighters “as soon as possible.” Blinken maintained that the administration had not linked the two issues but acknowledged ...

10:36 Et May 31, 2023

Ukraine war comes to Moscow as both capitals hit by drones

Ukrainian drones struck Moscow on Tuesday, Russia said in what one politician called the worst attack on the capital since World War Two, while Kyiv was also hit by air for the ...

11:34 Et May 30, 2023

Spain government calls snap election after local ballot losses

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Monday called a snap election for July 23, a day after his left-wing coalition government suffered heavy losses in regional ballots. Sanchez ...

12:21 Et May 29, 2023

Biden congratulates Turkish president Erdogan on reelection victory

US President Joe Biden congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his victory in Sunday's presidential runoff. "Congratulations to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Türkiye on his re-election. ...

22:30 Et May 28, 2023

Former US diplomat Henry Kissinger celebrates 100th birthday, still active in global affairs

Former diplomat and presidential adviser Henry Kissinger marks his 100th birthday on Saturday, outlasting many of his political contemporaries who guided the United States through one of its ...

15:00 Et May 28, 2023

Voting begins across Türkiye in first-ever presidential runoff

Millions of voters started heading to the polls in Türkiye as the country's first-ever presidential runoff election began Sunday at 8 a.m. local time (0500GMT). More than 64.1 ...

10:55 Et May 28, 2023

As Turkey heads to runoff presidential race, domestic issues loom large

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has parlayed his country’s NATO membership and location straddling Europe and the Middle East into international influence, is favored to win reelection ...

19:45 Et May 27, 2023

NATO, Western powers call for de-escalation in Kosovo

NATO on Saturday called for de-escalation in Kosovo where tension heightened between the Kosovo police and local Serbs. "We urge the Institutions in Kosovo to de-escalate immediately & ...

15:00 Et May 27, 2023

Russia tells United States: Don't lecture Moscow on nuclear deployments

Russia on Saturday dismissed criticism from U.S. President Joe Biden over Moscow's plan to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, saying Washington had for decades deployed just such nuclear weapons in Europe. Russia said on Thursday it was pushing ahead with the first deployment of such weapons outside its borders since the 1991 fall of the Soviet ...

11:11 Et May 27, 2023

Poland will not give up on war reparations demand from Germany, says Premier

Poland will not step back from its demand from Germany in WWII war reparations, the country's premier said on Friday. In an interview with public broadcaster Radio Poland, ...

15:00 Et May 26, 2023
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