Explainer: Why is Turkey blocking Swedish and Finnish NATO membership?

Explainer: Why is Turkey blocking Swedish and Finnish NATO membership?

STOCKHOLM, Jan. 25 (Reuters) – Sweden’s and Finnish hopes of quickly joining NATO have hit an obstacle in the form of objections from Turkey, which has veto power over joining the military alliance. The three nations reached an agreement in Madrid last June on how to proceed, but Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has said Sweden … Read more

Thousands gather for ‘Invasion Day’ protests on Australia Day holiday

Thousands gather for ‘Invasion Day’ protests on Australia Day holiday

SYDNEY, Jan. 26 (Reuters) – Thousands of Australians celebrated the country’s National Day celebrations on Thursday with demonstrations in support of Indigenous people, many of whom describe the anniversary of the day a British fleet entered Sydney harbor as ” Invasion Day”. In Sydney, the capital of New South Wales – Australia’s most populous state … Read more

India police detain students gathered to watch BBC documentary on Modi

India police detain students gathered to watch BBC documentary on Modi

NEW DELHI, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Students were detained by Delhi police on Wednesday as they gathered to watch a recent BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which India has denounced as propaganda and streaming and sharing it on social media. media blocked. This follows similar disruptions, some of which turned violent, at rallies … Read more

Exclusive: Binance Moved $346M For Seized Crypto Exchange Bitzlato, Data Show

Exclusive: Binance Moved 6M For Seized Crypto Exchange Bitzlato, Data Show

LONDON, Jan. 24 (Reuters) – Crypto giant Binance processed nearly $346 million in bitcoin for the Bitzlato digital currency exchange, whose founder was arrested by US authorities last week for allegedly running a “money laundering machine”, according to blockchain data seen by Reuters. The Justice Department said on Jan. 18 that it charged Bitzlato’s co-founder … Read more

Indian university reports power outage ahead of Modi documentary screening

Indian university reports power outage ahead of Modi documentary screening

NEW DELHI, Jan. 24 (Reuters) – A top Indian university shut down power and internet on its campus on Tuesday for the student union to show a BBC documentary about Prime Minister Narendra Modi that India has dismissed as propaganda, broadcaster NDTV reported. . Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in the capital New Delhi had threatened … Read more

Finland says timeout is needed in talks with Turkey over NATO bid

Finland says timeout is needed in talks with Turkey over NATO bid

HELSINKI, Jan. 24 (Reuters) – Finland’s foreign minister said on Tuesday that a few weeks’ time-out was needed in Finland’s and Sweden’s talks with Turkey over their application to join the military alliance of the NATO. The Turkish president said on Monday that Sweden should not expect support from his country after a protest near … Read more

Russia’s military reforms respond to NATO expansion, Ukraine Chief of General Staff

Russia’s military reforms respond to NATO expansion, Ukraine Chief of General Staff

Reforms call for the creation of two additional military districts Army Corps is stationed near the border with Finland Armed forces will be reinforced in areas Moscow claims to annex 23 Jan. (Reuters) – Russia’s new military reforms come in response to possible NATO expansion and the use of Kiev by the “collective West” to … Read more

Ukraine promises major personnel changes as allies scramble for tanks

Ukraine promises major personnel changes as allies scramble for tanks

Zelenskiy promises changes amid corruption scandal Poland says plans to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine Germany alludes to approval of tank exports as Allies apply pressure KYIV, Jan. 24 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said personnel changes were being made at senior and lower levels following the most high-profile corruption allegations since the Russian … Read more

Zelenskiy marks turmoil over corruption allegations

Zelenskiy marks turmoil over corruption allegations

Zelenskiy says changes are coming in government, regions Corruption allegations are most high-profile of war Ex-minister of Economic Affairs praises government response Government party boss threatens officials with imprisonment KYIV, Jan. 23 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Monday changes would soon be announced in the government, regions and security forces after allegations … Read more

Erdogan to Sweden: Don’t expect Turkish support for NATO bid after protest in Stockholm

Erdogan to Sweden: Don’t expect Turkish support for NATO bid after protest in Stockholm

ANKARA, Jan. 23 (Reuters) – Sweden should not expect support from Turkey for its NATO membership after a protest near the Turkish embassy in Stockholm over the weekend included the burning of a copy of the Quran, President Tayyip Erdogan said Monday. Protests in Stockholm on Saturday against Turkey and Sweden’s bid to join the … Read more