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Calling NATO exclusively defensive alliance is ridiculous, disgraceful — ...

Claims to the effect NATO is an exclusively defensive alliance sound ridiculous and disgraceful these days, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a meeting with students and...

Sweden and Finland invited to NATO which will increase its forces on high a...

TIRANA, June 29 - NATO invited Sweden and Finland on Wednesday to join the military alliance in one of the biggest shifts in European security in decades after...

The world is burning. We need a renewables revolution

By António Guterres* Nero was famously accused of fiddling while Rome burned.  Today, some leaders are doing worse.  They are throwing fuel on the fire.  Literally.  As the...

Ukraine facing ‘brutality’ unseen in Europe since WW2, says NAT...

Ukraine is facing "brutality" unseen in Europe "since World War II" amid Russia's invasion, said Jens Stoltenberg on the opening day of a pivotal NATO summit in Madrid....

A strategy designed to solve the challenges of today and tomorrow

How FAO’s Science and Innovation Strategy will help Countries Leapfrog to Sustainability By Ismahane Elouafi, FAO Chief Scientist The world’s agrifood systems are facing mammoth challenges that are...

G7 kicks off as British PM says to protect unity really honest discussions ...

TIRANA, June 26 - The summit for the leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United States started in a castle in the Bavarian Alps...

Taliban authorities call for international aid as human disaster gets catas...

Doctors in Afghanistan have told the BBC that many children may have been killed in Wednesday's earthquake. More than 1,000 people died in the disaster, and heavy rain,...

Bulgaria’s reformist government ousted by no-confidence vote

Prime Minister Kiril Petkov's reformist government lost a no-confidence vote to the opposition on Wednesday, plunging Bulgaria back into political uncertainty. The minority cabinet of Bulgarian Prime Minister...

EU extends sanctions against Crimea for one year

The Council of the European Union extended sanctions against Crimea and Sevastopol, originally introduced in June 2014 as part of the community's strategy to not recognize the peninsula...

Macron set to lose parliamentary majority

French voters have cast their ballots once again in the final round of parliamentary elections. First projections say President Emmanuel Macron's bloc has lost its parliamentary majority. French...

US President to talk with Chinese counterpart to ‘reconfigure’ ...

TIRANA, June 18 - President Joe Biden said he’ll be talking to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping “soon” and is weighing possible action on US tariffs on China...

Ukraine gets EU candidate status in unprecedented process which took 5 year...

TIRANA, June 17 – As it was expected Ukraine and Moldova have been given candidate status by the EU, according to an announcement made by European Commission President...

Pope Francis: Russian war in Ukraine was ‘perhaps provoked’

Pope Francis has said Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine was “perhaps somehow provoked” as he recalled a conversation in the run-up to the war in which he was warned...

Macron calls not to ‘humiliate’ Russia but there is criticism o...

Emmanuel Macron has been blasted by the Ukrainian Foreign Minister after the French President said Russia must not be "humiliated" over its invasion of Ukraine.In an interview with...

Russian diplomat insists dialogue needed on how to prevent WWIII

Maria Zakharova noted that for 3-4 years, Russia has been taking note of "the desire by the collective West to sweep away international law and introduce a ‘rules-based...

UN approves change of name from “Turkey” to “TürkiyeR...

TIRANA, June 2 - The United Nations has changed the Republic of Turkey’s country name at the organisation from “Turkey” to  “Türkiye”, following a request from Ankara for...

Croatia ready to adopt euro in January 2023

Croatia will adopt the euro on January 1, 2023. Bulgaria’s hopes of doing likewise in 2024 look increasingly slim, however.  Challenging conditions mean that only limited progress has...

Wheat cannot be ‘weapon of war’, pope says

Pope Francis has appealed to Russia to lift its blockade on wheat exports from Ukraine’s ports, saying the foodstuff cannot be used as a “weapon of war”. Speaking...

Turkish, Ukrainian leaders discuss Russia’s war on Ukraine

In a phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart, Turkiye's president on Monday discussed the war in Ukraine, continued peace negotiations, and the importance of establishing safe corridors. Turkiye...

Mass Shootings: American Exceptionalism of the Worst Kind

By Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan “Together we rise,” reads the motto on a wall of the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The school serves about 600...

Al Jazeera Network to send Shireen Abu Akleh murder case to ICC

Al Jazeera Media Network has assigned a legal team to refer the killing of its journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to the International Criminal Court in The Hague. The...

Shooting dead of 19 children and 2 adults at elementary school devastates A...

The death toll continues to mount in the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, but already it is the second-deadliest shooting at an elementary,...

Ukraine’s EU membership ’15 or 20 years’ away, says Frenc...

"Ukraine's European Union accession bid will not be finalized for another "15 to 20 years," France's minister for European affairs said Sunday, destroying Kyiv's hopes of joining the...

German Chancellor says exception for Ukraine’s EU membership unfair to WB...

TIRANA, May 19 – It would be unfair to the Western Balkan countries which are in process of the integration to the European Union to follow a faster...

How Turkey spoiled NATO’s historic moment with Finland, Sweden

When Finland and Sweden signaled they were thinking of making the historic decision joining NATO, the alliance expected a tough response from Moscow, not from one of its...

Serbia’s capital Belgrade paralysed by hundreds of bomb threats

All false reports about the planted bombs were sent from servers abroad, the media report. It is a Proton e-mail service, according to the media, and they add...

“The West mistakenly ignored Putin’s speech in Munich”

The West made the mistake of ignoring Russian leader Vladimir Putin's speech in Munich in 2007, columnist Harlan Ullman said in an article for The Hill. "At the...

Turkey to veto moves to admit Finland and Sweden in NATO, regrets past “m...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that his country is “not favorable” toward Finland and Sweden joining NATO, indicating Turkey could use its membership in the Western military...

West ready to sacrifice rest of the world for global domination, Putin says

The culpability for the global consequences of sanctions against Russia, including possible hunger in a number of countries, rests with Western countries who for the sake of their...

Russia demands from Poland apologies following attack on Russian ambassador

Polish Ambassador to Russia Krzysztof Krajewski was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday, where he was notified that Moscow expected official apologies from the Polish authorities...

Today the voice of Palestine was killed, but the echo is eternal.

The State of Palestine condemns in the strongest terms Israel’s violent assassination and deliberate targeting of Al-Jazeera’s veteran journalist, Shireen AbuAqla, in Jenin refugee camp. State of PalestineMinistry...

Macron warns against humiliating Russia over war in Ukraine

French President Emmanuel Macron has warned against humiliating Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, if and when any peace settlement is agreed.He told reporters in Strasbourg that once...

Russia holds Victory Day Parade on Moscow’s Red Square/ Putin: “Rus...

A military parade to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s Victory over Nazi Germany in the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War took place on Moscow’s Red Square....

Croatian PM reconfirms support to Ukraine at meeting withnt President Zelen...

TIRANA, May 8 - Croatia will continue to support Ukraine in various areas, as it is convinced that this is the choice of the right side of history...

Transnistria vows to seek recognition through dialogue, not war

Transnistria will seek international recognition through negotiations rather than war, Vadim Krasnoselsky, the leader of the unrecognized republic, said on Friday. He has called on reporters to refrain...

It’s time for Turkey to choose

Vassilis Nedos Picking a side is rarely an easy task. It means disappointing one side and committing to a particular course. It means putting aside tactics such as...

Putin tells Macron Russia is ready to continue dialogue with Kiev

Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a telephone conversation with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday that despite Kiev’s unpreparedness for serious work Russia remained open to...

Pelosi and half dozen US lawmakers met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelens...

A top-level U.S. congressional delegation led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi praised the “ferocity” and resolve of Ukrainians face to face with their leader in a weekend visit...

What are the biggest challenges for Macron’s second term?

Tom WHEELDON Emmanuel Macron pulled off an impressive feat as he became the first French president in 20 years to win a second term in office – in...

Gazprom fully suspends gas supplies to Bulgaria, Poland due to failure to p...

Gazprom has fully suspended gas supplies to the Bulgarian company Bulgargaz and the Polish PGNiG due to their failure to pay in rubles in due time, the Russian...

Putin told Guterres Russia’s humanitarian corridors are working

Vladimir Putin said Russia is hoping for “some sort of positive result” from peace talks with Ukraine even as he cast doubt on their progress two months into...

UN General Assembly adds accountability to Security Council veto

The UN General Assembly adopted on Tuesday a resolution requiring permanent members of the Security Council to come before the assembly to provide an explanation should they exercise...

Details on Blinken’s visit to Ukraine, Washington confident Russia wi...

Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Monday after a secrecy-shrouded visit to Kyiv that Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskyy is committed to winning his country’s fight against Russia and that...

Pentagon to expand training for Ukrainian military

The US Department of Defense will expand military training for Ukrainian service members, including on certain weapons systems that are being provided to Ukraine as part of Western...

Emmanuel Macron wins French presidential election, exit polls show

Exit polls show Emmanuel Macron has beaten far-right challenger Marine Le Pen to win reelection in the French presidential election on Sunday. Macron has won the election, exit...

US State Secretary to visit Ukraine on Sunday

TIRANA, April 23 - Ukrainian President Zelenskyy revealed Saturday that the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will visit Ukraine on April 24....

Will Emmanuel Macron win a second term?

Five years after Emmanuel Macron won the presidency on his first attempt, the French will decide whether he deserves another term. Re-election for Mr Macron would defy critics of...

Dozens killed in a blast at a mosque in Afghanistan

TIRANA, April 22 - Thirty-three people are thought to have died in a blast at a mosque in Afghanistan's Kunduz province, according to the Taliban as quoted by CNN...

‘150,000 Palestinians’ attend Friday prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque

The third Friday prayers of Ramadan at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem were sandwiched by Israeli police attacks on Palestinians attending prayers, but that did not stop...

Putin hails liberation of Mariupol, calls off operation to storm steel plan...

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called off an operation to storm the Azovstal steel plant in the city of Mariuol, where over 2,000 Ukrainian militants remain entrenched,...

UN secretary-general requests meetings with Putin and Zelensky separately a...

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is requesting audiences with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Ukraine to discuss the urgent need to...

China warns U.S. not to use Ukraine issue to smear, frame China

Chinese State Councilor and Minister of National Defense Wei Fenghe held a phone talk with U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Wednesday at the request of the...

New phase in 7-week-old war as Russia’s battle shifts to control east...

Russia ratcheted up its battle for control of Ukraine’s eastern industrial heartland Tuesday, assaulting cities and towns along a boomerang-shaped front hundreds of miles long in what both...

Pope Francis makes an anguished appeal for peace in Ukraine talking about &...

Pope Francis on Sunday called for peace in Ukraine, warning that the conflict could lead to nuclear war. He also continued his practice since the start of the war of lamenting...

Moscow bars Johnson and other UK ministers from entering Russia

The diplomatic chasm between Russia and the West deepened further Saturday, as Moscow barred British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and a dozen other top UK officials from entering...

Medvedev issues warning over plans by Sweden and Finland to join NATO

Russia will beef up security along its Western borders if Sweden and Finland join NATO and there would be no more talk of a nuclear-free Baltic, Deputy Chairman...

German President not welcomed in Ukraine for ‘strong ties’ with...

Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the German president, has abandoned plans to visit Kyiv after admitting he would not be welcome in the Ukrainian capital in what is being seen as...

It’s Macron vs. Le Pen in French election, projections show

President Emmanuel Macron will face Marine Le Pen, the French far-right leader, in the runoff of France’s presidential elections, according to projections based on preliminary ballot counts published...

China makes semi-secret delivery of missiles to Serbia

Russian ally Serbia took the delivery of a sophisticated Chinese anti-aircraft system in a veiled operation this weekend, amid Western concerns that an arms buildup in the Balkans...

Johnson visits Kyiv and offers aid

Ukraine is ready for a tough battle with Russian forces amassing in the east of the country, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Saturday, and British Prime Minister Boris...

Imran Khan ousted as Pakistan’s PM after vote

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan was ousted on Sunday when he lost a vote of confidence in parliament after being deserted by coalition partners who blame him for...

EC President says the unthinkable has happened in Bucha during her visit to...

"The unthinkable has happened here. We have seen the cruel face of Putin's army. We have seen the recklessness and the coldheartedness with which they have been occupying...

Russia Suspended From UN Human Rights Body

The U.N. General Assembly voted Thursday to suspend Russia from the body’s Human Rights Council over atrocities it has been accused of committing in Ukraine. In a vote...

Putin congratulated Vučić on his victory in the elections: Topics of conv...

In a telephone conversation, the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin congratulated his Serbia's counterpart Aleksandar Vucic on his convincing victory in the presidential elections and a...

China slams U.S. approval of $95m arms sale to Taiwan

China’s authorities express resolute protest over Pentagon’s intention to increase arms deliveries to Taiwan, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Wednesday. "Such actions by the US...

FM Dendias: Greece will be part of the bright future of Odessa

"Thank you so much for receiving me in these difficult times. I came here to reiterate the support of the Greek government, the government of Prime Minister Mitsotakis,...

Biden calls for war crimes trial against Putin; Russia says Bucha massacre ...

President Joe Biden on Monday called for a war crimes trial against Russia President Vladimir Putin and said he’d seek more sanctions after reported atrocities in Ukraine. “You...

73rd anniversary of NATO/ Separated by oceans, united in our determination....

Today marks the 73rd anniversary of NATO. Since its foundation on April 4th 1949, NATO has guaranteed the security and safety of Allied citizens in Europe and North...

Seven killed, dozens wounded in two separate shootings in the US

A manhunt for a killer or killers was underway Sunday in Sacramento in the US after a shooting rampage left six people dead and fueled a chaotic scene...

Zelenskyy accuses Russia of ‘genocide’

President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russia of committing genocide and attempting to eliminate the “whole nation” of Ukraine, a day after the discovery of mass graves and apparently executed...

Ukraine forces say they regain full control of Kyiv region

Ukrainian troops have regained full control of the entire territory in the Kyiv region, according to Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Malyar.  "The whole Kyiv region is liberated from...

Pope in Malta: Amid winds of war, a call for shared future of peace

At the start of his Apostolic Journey to Malta on Saturday, Pope Francis holds his first public event in the island nation with the country’s authorities and the...

Gazprom is notifying counterparties about new procedure to pay for Russian ...

Payments for export supplies of Russian gas will be made in compliance with the rules of the Russian Federation, the Gazprom holding said in a statement on Friday....

China-Russia ties withstand test of changing international situation

China-Russia relations have withstood the test of the changing international situation, ensured the right direction and demonstrated a strong momentum of development, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister...

Outcome of Istanbul talks: Ukrainian proposals, Russian de-escalation steps

The Russian-Ukrainian talks that took place in Istanbul on Tuesday were constructive, the head of the Russian delegation, Presidential Aide Vladimir Medinsky, told reporters. He said Moscow made...

Dialogue between Russia and US necessary in any case, says Kremlin

US President Joe Biden's personal insults to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have a negative impact on relations between the two countries, but the dialogue between Moscow and...

Russian, Ukrainian delegations to meet for peace talks in Istanbul on Tuesd...

Delegations from Russia and Ukraine will hold fresh rounds of peace talks in Istanbul on Tuesday as the Russian war on Ukraine has continued for over a month. ...

French President against Biden’s labelling Putin “butcher”...

French President Emmanuel Macron warned against escalation Sunday regarding Ukraine, a day after President Biden said Russian President Vladimir Putin was a "butcher" who "cannot remain in power."  "I wouldn't use this type of wording...

Russia reasserts right to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine

Dmitry Medvedev, a former Russian president who is deputy chairman of the country’s security council, said Moscow could strike against an enemy that only used conventional weapons while...

Athens: Independence Day parade held with spectators allowed

Thousands of people lined the streets in central Athens as fighter jets flew overhead and tanks rolled down the street outside Parliament during the Independence Day parade Friday,...

Turkey will not join sanctions against Russia — Erdogan

The Turkish authorities will not be able to join the sanctions against Russia, as they cannot let their citizens freeze without Russian gas, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told...

China urges US, NATO to hold dialogue with Russia

China on Thursday urged the US and NATO to hold dialogue with Russia to “solve the root cause of the Ukraine crisis.” According to China’s public broadcaster CGTN,...

Perestroika and New Thinking: A Retrospective

MIKHAIL S. GORBACHEV Perestroika inherited a difficult situation in terms of interethnic and federal relations. I have to admit that when we started perestroika, my colleagues and I did not...

Ukraine as Swiss Mongolia: Neutrality as an End to War

MATTHEW CROSSTON Even without downplaying the shock and disappointment most felt when Russia invaded Ukraine, it is perhaps more disheartening how many astute and highly-respected analysts/academics around the...

Warsaw expells 45 Russians identified asintelligence officers

Poland ordered the expulsion of 45 Russians whom the government identified as intelligence officers using their diplomatic status as cover to operate in the country, officials said Wednesday....
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