Thursday, December 1, 2022

NATO

Ukraine welcomes arms offers, no word on Patriot missiles

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken condemned Russia’s weeks-long assault on Ukraine’s power grid, saying as NATO scrambled on Wednesday to scrape up replacement electrical gear that Russia had turned its war machine to strikes aiming to “turn off...

Uneasy calm grips Ukraine as West prepares winter aid

An uneasy calm hung over Kyiv on Tuesday as residents of the Ukrainian capital did what they could to prepare for anticipated Russian missile attacks aiming to take out more energy infrastructure as winter sets in.To ease that pain,...

NATO vows to aid Ukraine ‘for as long as it takes’

NATO is determined to help Ukraine defend itself against Russia for “as long as it takes” and will help the war-wrecked country transform its armed forces into a modern army up to Western standards, the alliance’s Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg...

Missile landing wasn’t Russian attack: Poland

Poland said on Wednesday there is “absolutely no indication” that a missile which came down in Polish farmland, killing two people, was an intentional attack on the NATO country, and that neighbour Ukraine likely launched the Soviet-era projectile as...

German chancellor’s China visit sparks controversy

The timing of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s imminent trip to China and what signals he will give to Beijing have raised questions at home, a German member of the European Parliament said Thursday.Reinhard Butikofer of the Green Party, which...

Meloni takes over as Italy’s first woman PM

Giorgia Meloni officially took over Sunday as Italy’s first woman prime minister at the helm of the country’s most right-wing government since World War II.Four weeks after her post-fascist Brothers of Italy party won the elections, Meloni joined outgoing...

NATO holds nuclear talks amid war tensions, Putin threats

NATO’s secretive Nuclear Planning Group met Thursday as the military alliance presses ahead with plans to hold a nuclear exercise next week as concerns deepen over President Vladimir Putin’s insistence that he will use any means necessary to defend...

Russian official warns of WW III if Ukraine joins NATO

If Ukraine is admitted into the U.S.-led NATO military alliance, then the conflict in Ukraine would be guaranteed to escalate into World War Three, a Russian Security Council official was quoted as saying on Thursday.Just hours after Russian President...

NATO cautious to avoid war, struggles with dual challenges

NATO defence ministers met on Wednesday as the alliance’s member countries face the twin challenges of struggling to make and supply weapons to Ukraine while protecting vital European infrastructure like pipelines or cables that Russia might want to sabotage...

NATO and Washington both signal intention to increase Arctic presence

 In view of Russia's increasing military activity in its own Arctic regions, both NATO and the US government have signalled their intention to become more active in the globe's far north. "NATO must increase its presence in the Arctic," NATO...