Finland, Sweden apply to join NATO, face Turkish objections

Application submitted at NATO headquarters Move seen redrawing geopolitical map of Europe Non-aligned for decades, Ukraine war caused policy upheaval Countries seeking to resolve Turkish objections to NATO bids BRUSSELS, May 18 (Reuters) – Finland and Sweden formally applied to join the NATO alliance on Wednesday at allied headquarters, a decision spurred by Russia’s invasion … Read more

Fears for Mariupol defenders after surrender to Russia

Service members of Ukrainian forces who have surrendered after weeks holed up at Azovstal steel works are seen inside a bus, which arrived under escort of the pro-Russian military at a detention facility in the course of Ukraine-Russia conflict in the settlement of Olenivka in the Donetsk Region, Ukraine May 17, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko Register … Read more

Ukrainian defenders emerge from Mariupol ruins to uncertain fate as siege ends

Ukrainian soldiers, many wounded, bussed to Russian-held towns ‘Defenders of Mariupol are heroes of our time’- Ukraine military Finland, Sweden set to file NATO applications Macron pledges more arms to Kyiv MARIUPOL, Ukraine, May 17 (Reuters) – More than 250 Ukrainian fighters surrendered to Russian forces at the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol after weeks of … Read more

Ukraine claims battlefield successes in northeast as Russians fall back

Ukraine says its forces have pushed through to Russian border Russia warns of consequences over Finland, Sweden NATO move NATO chief says Russian offensive not going to plan Situation still tough in south RUSKA LOZOVA, Ukraine/KYIV, May 16 (Reuters) – Ukrainian troops counter-attacking against Russian forces in the country’s northeast have pushed them back from … Read more

Ukraine seeks evacuation of wounded fighters as war rages on

Ukraine in ‘complex talks’ on evacuating wounded fighters Finnish leader tells Putin his country plans to join NATO Ukraine deputy PM says war ‘entering new, long phase’ Hundreds of Russian war dead brought to rail yard G7 nations vow more military and economic aid for Ukraine KYIV, May 14 (Reuters) – Very complex talks are … Read more

Erdogan says Turkey not supportive of Finland, Sweden joining NATO

Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan holds a news conference during the NATO summit at the Alliance’s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium June 14, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman/Pool/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ANKARA, May 13 (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday it was not possible for NATO-member Turkey to support plans … Read more

Ukraine forces thwart Russian armoured column crossing river

Ukraine says it set Russian supply ship in Black Sea on fire Relatives of Mariupol fighters plead for rescue Finland wants security after Russian invasion of Ukraine Sweden expected to follow in bid to join NATO KHARKIV, Ukraine, May 13 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces destroyed a pontoon bridge and parts of Russian armored column as … Read more

Three people injured in riots in Sweden

STOCKHOLM, April 17 (Reuters) – Three people in the Swedish city of Norrkoping needed medical attention after being hit by police bullets during clashes between police and protesters following Quran burnings that caused riots in several Swedish towns over the Easter weekend. In some places counter-protesters attacked police ahead of planned right-wing extremist demonstrations. Prime … Read more

Russia warns of nuclear deployment if Sweden and Finland join NATO

Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Security Council Dmitry Medvedev delivers a speech during a meeting with members of the Security Council in Moscow, Russia February 21, 2022. Sputnik/Alexey Nikolsky/Kremlin via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Russia warns of nuclear deployment Says Iskander and hypersonic missiles would be deployed Finland and Sweden … Read more

British diver rescued off Malaysia says his son died at sea

MERSING, Malaysia, April 9 (Reuters) – A Dutch teenager who disappeared after going diving off the coast of Malaysia is dead, according to his father who was found drifting at sea on Saturday, officials said. Fourteen-year-old Nathan Renze Chesters and his British father Adrian Peter Chesters, 46, were in a group of four who went … Read more