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Ukraine updates: Zelenskyy and Rutte sign security deal

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte signed a security guarantee deal in the Ukrainian northeastern frontline city of Kharkiv. Meanwhile, German Chancellor Olaf...

Putin warns West of risk of nuclear war, says Moscow can strike Western targets

President Vladimir Putin told Western countries on Thursday they risked provoking a nuclear war if they sent troops to fight in Ukraine, warning that Moscow had the weapons to strike targets in the We...

Ukraine updates: Kyiv's aerial success, ground struggles

The Ukrainian Air Force claims to have shot down two more Russian fighter planes Russian army continues to apply pressure in "fierce fighting" around Avdiivka Russian President Vladimir Pu...

Zelenskyy calls for continued support and arms co-production with Balkan countries

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called for financial aid and military supplies to counter Russian aggression at the Ukraine-Southeast Europe summit in Tirana, Albania, on Wednesday. The Ukrai...

Russia: Putin lauds Ukraine gains, threatens West in speech

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his State of the Nation address on Thursday, less than three weeks before a presidential election. Putin's 19th such annual speech was nationally televi...

Ukraine updates: Zelenskyy in Albania to drum up support

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has traveled to Albania to co-host a summit with Prime Minister Edi Rama involving leaders from the Balkan region, with talks coming just after the second...

Macron raises prospect of sending Western troops to Ukraine

After an impromptu summit attended by representatives of 25 European governments as well as the US and Canada, Emmanuel Macron made statements seldom been heard from any Western politician since the s...

How Hungary's delay tactics regarding Sweden's NATO bid have isolated the country politically

The tug-of-war over Sweden's application to join NATO is over at last after 18 months. Hungary was the last NATO country to officially give its approval, which it finally did on Monday afternoon w...

European leaders wary after Macron's Ukraine troop comments

There were uneasy reactions from European allies of Ukraine on Tuesday after French President Emmanuel Macron said it could not be ruled out that Western ground troops are sent to Ukraine to help it d...

Ukraine updates: Putin marks Crimea takeover anniversary

Russian President Vladimir Putin has vowed to boost the striking power of Russia's Special Operations Forces as he marked the 10th anniversary of the seizure of government buildings in Crimea. Hi...

Sweden clears final hurdle to join NATO as Hungary approves accession

BUDAPEST/STOCKHOLM, Reuters, Feb 26 - Hungary's parliament approved Sweden's NATO accession on Monday, clearing the last hurdle before the historic step by the Nordic country whose neutrality ...

Hungarian parliament to vote on Sweden NATO membership

Hungary's parliament is set to vote on Sweden's bid to join NATO on Monday. The matter has previously been stalled in parliament over objections from lawmakers from Prime Minister Viktor Orba...

Ukraine updates: Macron seeks to revitalize European aid

French President Emmanuel Macron is set to host a conference in Paris to discuss Europe's role in supporting Ukraine as it defends itself against the Russian invasion. At the meeting, which will ...

Afghanistan: Taliban release far-right Austrian man

An 84-year-old Austrian man who traveled to Afghanistan last year and was arrested there was released by the country's Taliban rulers, the Austrian government said Sunday. Austrian Chancellor Ka...

Can von der Leyen snag a second term in EU's top job?

Ursula von der Leyen has been at the helm of the European Commission since 2019. The 65-year-old is the first woman to hold the presidency of the EU executive branch. But despite being of retirement a...