NATO confronts new security world order with war-monger Russia and rise of China at Madrid summit

NATO confronts new security world order with war-monger Russia and rise of China at Madrid summit

Leaders attends a news conference after a meeting to prepare the upcoming NATO summit, in The Hague, Netherlands, on June 14.EVA PLEVIER/Reuters A dozen years ago, when the North Atlantic Treaty Organization last overhauled its strategic concept, the military alliance seemed to have lost its purpose – because it had won. The United States and … Read more

Microsoft says Russia has stepped up cyber espionage against the US and Ukraine allies

Microsoft says Russia has stepped up cyber espionage against the US and Ukraine allies

Washington CNN — Russian intelligence agencies have increased their efforts to hack US and allied government computer networks to gather intelligence since the war in Ukraine began, Microsoft said in new findings published Wednesday. American organizations were the top target of the Russian hacking attempts outside of Ukraine, according to Microsoft, but the alleged Russian … Read more

Russia’s war in Ukraine could drag on for ‘years’, NATO chief warns – National

Russia’s war in Ukraine could drag on for ‘years’, NATO chief warns – National

Four months of brutal fighting in Ukraine appear to be straining the morale of troops on both sides, prompting desertions and rebellion against officers’ orders, British defense officials said Sunday. NATO’s chief warned the war could drag on for “years.” “Combat units from both sides are committed to intense combat in the Donbas and are … Read more

Russian warship violated Danish territorial waters in Baltic -Danish military

Russian warship violated Danish territorial waters in Baltic -Danish military

COPENHAGEN, June 17 (Reuters) – A Russian warship early on Friday twice violated Danish territorial waters north of the Baltic Sea island of Bornholm where a democracy festival attended by senior lawmakers and business people was taking place, the Danish Armed Forces said. Denmark called the action an unacceptable provocation. The Russian warship entered Danish … Read more

Ukraine suffering painful losses, needs anti-missile weapons, Zelenskiy says

Ukraine suffering painful losses, needs anti-missile weapons, Zelenskiy says

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attends a joint statement with European Commission President Ursula, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine June 11, 2022. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 14 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces are suffering painful losses in fighting Russian troops in both the eastern city … Read more

NATO chief says Sweden has taken “important steps” to meet Turkey’s demands

NATO chief says Sweden has taken “important steps” to meet Turkey’s demands

STOCKHOLM, June 13 (Reuters) – Sweden has taken important steps to meet Turkey’s demands for approving Stockholm’s NATO membership application, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday during a visit to Sweden. Sweden and Finland applied to join the alliance last month, in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Their applications have faced unexpected … Read more

Mexican President slams NATO’s policy on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, calls it ‘immoral’

Mexican President slams NATO’s policy on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, calls it ‘immoral’

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during a virtual summit at the National Palace, in Mexico City, on April 22, 2021.HENRY ROMERO/Reuters Mexico’s president slammed NATO’s policy on the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Monday, calling it “immoral.” President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador did not mention NATO or the United States by name, but … Read more

Canada, US face democratic ‘rough patches’ amid populism: American envoy – National

Canada, US face democratic ‘rough patches’ amid populism: American envoy – National

Canada and the United States are facing “rough patches” in their democracies as populist, authoritarian movements continue to find traction among Western countries, says the American ambassador. But in an interview with The West Block‘s Mercedes Stephenson, David Cohen said he is ultimately optimistic that the democracies will find a way through the political turmoil … Read more

Canada accuses China of ‘very concerning’ behavior in aerial spat

Canada accuses China of ‘very concerning’ behavior in aerial spat

SINGAPORE, June 11 (Reuters) – Canada believes China showed “very concerning and unprofessional” behavior while harassing its patrol aircraft near North Korea, Defense Minister Anita Anand said on Saturday, but she declined comment when asked whether she had raised the issue with her Chinese counterpart. Speaking on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, … Read more

Estonia summons Russian envoy to protest Putin remarks

Estonia summons Russian envoy to protest Putin remarks

June 10 (Reuters) – Estonia on Friday summoned the Russian ambassador to condemn President Vladimir Putin’s “completely unacceptable” praise for an 18th century Russian ruler who captured a city that is now Estonian. Putin paid tribute on Thursday to Tsar Peter the Great, who he said had taken back territory that was Russia’s during a … Read more