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Montevideo, November 28th 2023 - 20:30 UTC


  • Monday, July 10th 2023 - 22:03 UTC

    Sweden in NATO, if Turkey joins the European Union, Erdogan insists

    Membership talks between the bloc and Ankara began in 2005, but were put on hold indefinitely in 2016, after years of democratic backsliding, human rights abuses and provocations under Erdogan.

    Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday added European Union membership o the list of demands he wants fulfilled in exchange for finally backing Stockholm's accession to NATO.

  • Monday, July 10th 2023 - 19:04 UTC

    US/UK relations “solid rock,” president Biden tells PM Sunak

     Mr Biden said he “couldn't be meeting a closer friend and a greater ally”. Mr Sunak hailed the UK and the US as “two of the firmest allies” in Nato.

    US President Joe Biden has described relations with the UK as “rock solid” during talks in London with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. Mr. Biden said he “couldn't be meeting a closer friend and a greater ally”. Mr. Sunak hailed the UK and the US as “two of the firmest allies” in NATO.

  • Monday, July 10th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Biden lands in UK en route to NATO summit

    Biden will meet with King Charles III for the first time since the monarch's coronation

    Air Force One carrying US President Joseph Biden Sunday landed at London's Stansted airport, marking the first stop of the Democratic leader's European tour which is to climax at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, where Western allies will discuss support for Ukraine against the Russian invasion, among other issues.

  • Thursday, June 8th 2023 - 15:59 UTC

    Sweden closer to NATO as it yields to Turkish president Erdogan demands

    Turkey demands Sweden hand over several individuals it considers “terrorists” as a prerequisite for approval of Sweden's request to become a member of NATO

    Sweden's Supreme Court on Wednesday approved the extradition of a supporter of the Kurdish Workers Party, (PKK) to Turkey. The decision clears the way for the government in Stockholm to meet Turkey's demand that it hand over several individuals it considers “terrorists” as a prerequisite for approval of Sweden's request to become a member of NATO military alliance.

  • Thursday, May 4th 2023 - 10:39 UTC

    Petro critical of Western powers and NATO during speech in Madrid

    In his speech, Petro denounced the Western powers' “invasion” of the Falkland Islands, Grenada, and Panama

    Colombian President Gustavo Petro was welcomed with honors in Madrid by King Felipe VI and jeered at by Vox opposition lawmakers who left the Spanish Congress when the South American leader was to deliver his message. The South American head of state also denounced the United Kingdom's “invasion” of the Falkland Islands, and those of the United States in Santo Domingo, Grenada, and Panama.

  • Tuesday, April 25th 2023 - 11:52 UTC

    Lula wants partnerships with private companies in developments to come

    The president of any country must attract foreign capital by offering credibility and political, social, and legal stability, Lula argued

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Monday told a group of businessmen in the Portuguese city of Porto that his country was not willing to sell any public company but it would nevertheless welcome private entrepreneurship “to partner with us in what we need to create anew.”

  • Monday, April 24th 2023 - 17:05 UTC

    Worldwide military expenditure increased 3,7% in 2022, SIPRI report

    The war in Ukraine and Russia's all out attacks, have led European countries in particular to pay renewed attention to their military budgets

    The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), a leading global security think tank, reported that countries around the world are spending record amounts of money in defense budgets. Some of the reasons for this new trend, inflation, the war in Ukraine, US efforts to outpace China.

  • Wednesday, April 5th 2023 - 09:42 UTC

    Finland becomes NATO's 31st full member

    “This is maybe the one thing that we can thank Mr. Putin for,” Blinken said about Finland's accession to the alliance

    Finland has finally joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in a move that doubles Russia’s border with the world’s biggest security alliance, thus dealing a strategic blow to President Vladimir Putin, who has long complained about NATO’s expansion and partly used that as a justification for the invasion of Ukraine. Finland shares a 1,340-kilometer (832-mile) border with Russia.

  • Tuesday, April 4th 2023 - 21:38 UTC

    As NATO celebrates 74th anniversary, Royal Navy a crucial ally of the organization

    Relations between the Royal Navy and NATO have ‘never been closer’ as the alliance marks 74 years since its creation this month amid continued global instability. British warships spent nearly 10,000 hours – 60 weeks – on NATO operations in 2022 and that pace has continued unabated in the first four months of 2023.

  • Tuesday, April 4th 2023 - 09:55 UTC

    Finland joining NATO reshapes geopolitical scenario

    Finland joining NATO means Putin gets the exact opposite of what he sought by invading Ukraine, Stoltenberg said

    After Finland officially becomes the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)'s 31st member Tuesday, the alliance's border with Russia is to grow considerably, thus reshaping the region's geopolitical scenario.