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Croatia, Turkey to be Against Finland and Sweden in NATO

Zagreb (The Times Groupe)- Croatia has joined Turkey in opposing Sweden and Finland joining NATO. The two nations have blocked NATO talks on Finland and Sweden's entry just after the Nordic countries launched their bids to join, a diplomatic source told The Times Groupe on condition of anonymity.

Finland’s parliament votes yes to NATO

Helsinki (The Times Groupe)- Finland's parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a proposal to join NATO in a historic policy shift prompted by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Russians top foreign buyers as Turkish house sales mark record April

Istanbul (The Times Groupe)- The sales of residential property in Turkey rose by nearly 40% year over year in April, official data showed, as the upward trend continued despite high borrowing costs and rising prices.

Four EU nations call for use of Russian assets to rebuild Ukraine

Brussels (The Times Groupe)- The European countries Lithuania, Slovakia, Latvia and Estonia will call on Tuesday for Russian assets frozen by the European Union to be confiscated to fund the rebuilding of Ukraine after Russia's invasion, it was revealed in a joint letter on Monday.

Ukraine war makes stronger ties with India: UK

London (Times Of Ocean)- UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said Thursday that strengthening ties with India is more important than ever in the context of the Ukraine conflict.

Former Obama Deputy: Jan 6 Pursuit of Trump Might ‘Backfire’

Washington (Times Of Ocean)- Even Democratic Party legal experts are warning that the Jan. 6 select committee's search for a criminal charge to prosecute former President Donald Trump might be futile and even "backfire."

Round of new US sanctions on Russia

Withe House (Times Of Ocean)- In response to Russia's ongoing war against Ukraine, the U.S. President Joe Biden will announce new US and allied sanctions, a senior American official said on Tuesday.

Donald Trump has endorsed nearly 130 candidates for 2022

Washington (Times Of Ocean)- Former US president Donald Trump has endorsed more than 130 candidates so far in 2022, casting a wide net - and testing his influence at the top of the Republican Party.
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Germany to restart Ukrainian grain exports to Africa

Dakar (The Times Groupe)- German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Sunday that Berlin will actively work to prevent the halting of grain exports from Ukraine to Africa due to Russia's invasion.

Four EU nations call for use of Russian assets to rebuild Ukraine

Brussels (The Times Groupe)- The European countries Lithuania, Slovakia, Latvia and Estonia will call on Tuesday for Russian assets frozen by the European Union to be confiscated to fund the rebuilding of Ukraine after Russia's invasion, it was revealed in a joint letter on Monday.

Inside The Mind Of Vladimir Putin

There has been a wide range of attempts to pathologize Russian president Vladimir Putin to explain the Ukraine war. It is surprising that otherwise rational and highly educated observers assume that the Russian system suddenly operates without an elaborate strategy. Putin’s Russia has always been similar in its geostrategic behavior to the former Soviet Union, i.e. calculating and cynical. Now these analysts seem to believe that President Putin has suddenly undergone some kind of metamorphosis and become a so-called “madman”. Does President Putin have Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) or Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) as has been alleged? The reason these “diagnoses” are put forward as explanations for the war is...

Ukraine wins 2022 Eurovision song contest

Europe (The Times Groupe)- Ukraine won the 66th Eurovision song contest on Saturday evening in Turin, Italy. The United Kingdom, Spain, and Sweden made strong showings in early voting, but Stefania by Kalush Orchestra finished first.

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Finland’s parliament votes yes to NATO

Helsinki (The Times Groupe)- Finland's parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a proposal to join NATO in a historic policy shift prompted by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Germany to restart Ukrainian grain exports to Africa

Dakar (The Times Groupe)- German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Sunday that Berlin will actively work to prevent the halting of grain exports from Ukraine to Africa due to Russia's invasion.

Four EU nations call for use of Russian assets to rebuild Ukraine

Brussels (The Times Groupe)- The European countries Lithuania, Slovakia, Latvia and Estonia will call on Tuesday for Russian assets frozen by the European Union to be confiscated to fund the rebuilding of Ukraine after Russia's invasion, it was revealed in a joint letter on Monday.

Russia’s ruble hits strongest level since April 2018

Moscow (The Times Groupe)- The Russian Ruble hit its strongest level against the dollar in four years on Monday as Moscow backed the currency.

Starbucks to exit Russia after nearly 15 years

Moscow (The Times Groupe)- Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) announced on Monday it is leaving the Russian market after nearly 15 years. The coffee chain joins McDonald's Corp (MCD.N) in marking the end of some of the top Western brands in the country.

Russian diplomat in Switzerland resigns over Ukraine invasion

Geneva (The Times Groupe)- A top Russian diplomat at the UN mission in Geneva announced Monday that he was resigning over Russia's invasion of Ukraine, a rare resignation over the conflict.

Hundreds of Americans, including Biden, banned from entering Russia

Moscow (The Times Groupe)- The Russian government announced on Saturday that 963 Americans, including Vice President Joe Biden and other top officials, have been banned from entering the country.

Russia stops natural gas delivery to Finland

World (The Times Groupe)- In a high inflationary environment, the decline that began in November last year in the crypto money market has continued.

Italian PM, Ukrainian president discuss Russia’s war

Rome (The Times Groupe)- Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke late Saturday about the latest developments in Russia's war against Ukraine.

Finland’s brewery launches NATO branded beer

Helsinki (The Times Groupe)- The Savonlinna brewery has decided to launch NATO branded beer.

Russia to shut off gas to Finland from Saturday: Gasum

Helsinki (The Times Groupe)- Russia may have made its first retaliatory move against Finland after Helsinki officially applied to join NATO.

Russia says easing Ukraine Black Sea ports blockade dependent on sanctions review

Moscow (The Times Groupe)- The Russian foreign ministry says opening up Ukraine's Black Sea ports - and thereby alleviating pressure on global food supplies - would only be considered if sanctions against Ukraine are lifted.

Russians top foreign buyers as Turkish house sales mark record April

Istanbul (The Times Groupe)- The sales of residential property in Turkey rose by nearly 40% year over year in April, official data showed, as the upward trend continued despite high borrowing costs and rising prices.

UK sanctions Russian airlines to prevent them selling landing slots

London (The Times Groupe)- The British government today announced new sanctions against the Russian airline sector to prevent state-owned Aeroflot, Ural Airlines and Rossiya Airlines from selling unused landing slots at British airports.

Germany to cut Schröder’s state privileges amid Russia scandal

Berlin (The Times Groupe)- Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder will lose his taxpayer-funded office and staff due to his business and political ties to Russia, the German parliament announced on Thursday.

Croatia, Turkey to be Against Finland and Sweden in NATO

Zagreb (The Times Groupe)- Croatia has joined Turkey in opposing Sweden and Finland joining NATO. The two nations have blocked NATO talks on Finland and Sweden's entry just after the Nordic countries launched their bids to join, a diplomatic source told The Times Groupe on condition of anonymity.