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U.S. envoy sees ‘consequential shift’ in NATO, Asia ties amid China challenges

U.S. envoy sees ‘consequential shift’ in NATO, Asia ties amid China challenges

Reuters The recent attendance by four Asia Pacific leaders at the NATO summit reflects a “consequential shift” in the U.S. transatlantic security partnership which Washington seeks to expand to better counter China, a senior U.S. diplomat told Reuters. In an interview in Seoul, Derek Chollet, counselor of the U.S. Department of State who serves as […]

Biden says Sweden and Finland have the ‘full backing’ of the United States to join NATO

Biden says Sweden and Finland have the ‘full backing’ of the United States to join NATO

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Thursday that the United States fully supports Sweden and Finland’s bids to join NATO after both nations began the formal process of applying to the alliance. Biden, flanked by Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson, said the two countries would “make NATO stronger.” He called their moves to join […]

Erdogan says Turkey doesn’t support Sweden, Finland joining NATO

Erdogan says Turkey doesn’t support Sweden, Finland joining NATO

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has thrown Sweden and Finland’s potential NATO membership into doubt, just as both countries are on the cusp of applying to join the alliance in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “We are following the developments regarding Sweden and Finland, but we don’t hold positive views,” Erdogan told press […]

Turkey’s First Lady Meets Representatives Of The Global Somali Diaspora Organization

Turkey’s First Lady Meets Representatives Of The Global Somali Diaspora Organization

Turkey’s First lady Emine Erdoğan has met with representatives of the Global Somali Diaspora Organization following a NATO summit in London, the Turkish presidency said in a statement. Mrs Erdoğan met with members of the House of Lords, Conservative Baroness Sayeeda Warsi and Liberal Democrat Lord Qurban Hussain as well as Labour member of Parliament […]

Turkey To Shut Military Academies As It Targets Armed Forces For ‘Cleansing’

Turkey To Shut Military Academies As It Targets Armed Forces For ‘Cleansing’

Turkey will shut its military academies and put the armed forces under the command of the defence minister, Fikri Işık, president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Saturday in a move designed to bring the military under tighter government control after a failed coup. Isik told broadcaster NTV the shake-up in the military was not yet […]

NATO Summit: Obama Says Brexit Will Not Harm US-Europe Solidarity

NATO Summit: Obama Says Brexit Will Not Harm US-Europe Solidarity

Barack Obama has insisted that solidarity between the US and Europe will not be affected by Brexit, as leaders flew to Warsaw for a Nato summit that the US president said was the “most important moment” for the alliance since the end of the cold war. Speaking in the Polish capital after a meeting with […]