France’s Macron says up to Ukraine to decide on potential territorial concessions

France’s Macron says up to Ukraine to decide on potential territorial concessions

PARIS, June 16 (Reuters) – Ukraine alone should decide whether or not to accept any territorial concessions towards Russia in view of ending the war, French President Emmanuel Macron told TF1 television in an interview as he visited Kyiv. “This is up to Ukraine to decide,” Macron said when asked what concessions, including on its … 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

Iranian ‘immunity’ is over, Israeli Prime Minister Bennett says

Iranian ‘immunity’ is over, Israeli Prime Minister Bennett says

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett attends a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, May 29, 2022. Gil Cohen-Magen/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register JERUSALEM, May 29 (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Sunday Iran would not go unpunished for instigating attacks through its proxies, speaking a … Read more

Austrian leader to meet Putin in Moscow, hoping to build bridges

Austrian leader to meet Putin in Moscow, hoping to build bridges

ZURICH, April 10 (Reuters) – Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Monday, he said, adding he hoped to help build bridges between Russia and Ukraine and stop the “war of aggression”. Nehammer’s meeting would be the first face-to-face encounter between Putin and a European Union leader since Russia … Read more

Russia revokes registration of Amnesty and Human Rights Watch

Russia revokes registration of Amnesty and Human Rights Watch

An activist from Amnesty International holds a sign during a protest outside the Russian Embassy as part of a Global Day of Action for Ukraine, following Russia’s invasion in Mexico City, Mexico, March 24, 2022. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 8 (Reuters) – Russia’s justice ministry said on … Read more

Ukraine isn’t naive, Zelenskiy says after Russian pledge to scale down attack on Kyiv

Ukraine isn’t naive, Zelenskiy says after Russian pledge to scale down attack on Kyiv

US says on lookout for major offensive elsewhere Moscow’s pledge comes at peace talks with Ukraine Kyiv proposes neutral status with guarantees US says troops in Poland are ‘liaising’ with Ukrainian forces LVIV, Ukraine/KYIV OUTSKIRTS March 30 (Reuters) – Ukraine reacted with skepticism to Russia’s promise in negotiations to scale down military operations around Kyiv … Read more

Exclusive: US cancels talks with Taliban over U-turn on girls’ education

Exclusive: US cancels talks with Taliban over U-turn on girls’ education

US officials pull out of Doha meeting with Taliban Talks seen as key to easing Afghan economic crisis Decision came after Taliban U-turn on girls’ education KABUL/WASHINGTON, March 25 (Reuters) – The United States abruptly canceled meetings with the Taliban in Doha that were set to address key economic issues, officials said on Friday, after … Read more