Biden mixes up Switzerland, Sweden in NATO speech

Well, they do start with the same letter … President Biden announced Thursday that he had called the leader of Switzerland to discuss abandoning two centuries of neutrality to join NATO — before quickly correcting himself to say he actually meant Sweden. “Some of the American press will remember when I got a phone call … Read more

Gas prices will stay high until Ukraine victory

American drivers will have to endure high gas prices for “as long as it takes” for Ukraine to defeat Russia’s invasion, President Biden told reporters in Spain Thursday. At the conclusion of this week’s NATO summit in Madrid, the president was asked by New York Times reporter Jim Tankersley about the surging price of oil … Read more

Sweden and Finland are on the cusp of joining NATO. Here’s why that matters, and what comes next

CNN — Sweden and Finland are set formally to end decades of neutrality and join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), in a historic breakthrough for the alliance that deals a blow to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The last major hurdle to the two nations’ entry to the bloc was removed when Turkey dropped its … Read more

Ukraine latest updates: Battle for Lysychansk city grinds on | Russia-Ukraine war News

Britain’s defence ministry said Russian forces were making “incremental advances” in their offensive to capture city of Lysychansk. NATO has labelled Russia a menace to its security as the bloc plans to revise its defences in response to the war on Ukraine. A Russian missile attack has killed three people and injured five in the … Read more

Russia Brags About Airstrike That Killed 20 at Ukrainian Shopping Mall

As the death toll in Russia’s airstrike on a Ukrainian shopping center full of civilians climbed to 20 on Tuesday, Russian defense officials took full responsibility for the attack—and then bragged about it as a successful military operation. Igor Konashenkov, a spokesperson for Russia’s defense ministry, described the attack on the central Ukrainian city of … Read more

G-7 nations face threat of Russia shutting down more gas

Russian President Vladimir Putin makes a toast as he takes part in the XIV BRICS summit in virtual format via a video call, in Moscow on June 23, 2022. Mikhail Metzel | AFP | Getty Images The Group of 7 nations need to brace for a complete shutdown of Russian gas pipelines in the near … Read more

Russian rocket strike hits crowded shopping mall in Ukraine as Zelenskyy fears “unimaginable” toll

Russian long-range bombers struck a crowded shopping mall in Ukraine’s central city of Kremenchuk with a missile on Monday, raising fears of what President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called an “unimaginable” number of victims in “one of the most daring terrorist attacks in European history. “ Zelenskky said that many of the more than 1,000 afternoon shoppers … Read more

Scenes of Horror as Putin Hits Mall in Kremenchuk, Ukraine With ‘1,000 People’ Inside

Russia fired a series of rockets at a shopping center in Kremenchuk, Ukraine, on Monday, raising fears that Russia is stepping up its attacks on civilian structures regardless of the loss of life. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Monday there were more than a thousand civilians inside the shopping mall and the casualties to come … Read more

Russia bid to “blockade” Lysychansk, last Luhansk region city in Ukraine hands

Russian forces increased their assault on Lysychansk Monday as they tried to encircle the city in eastern Ukraine from the south, Ukrainian officials said. Why it matters: It’s the last city in the Luhansk region of the Donbas still under Ukrainian control after Ukraine’s forces withdrew from Severodonetsk over the weekend following weeks of bombardment … Read more

Baltic nations push for change at NATO summit

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has said he plans to bring up a stand-off with Russia at this week’s NATO summit. Picture Alliance | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Everything changed when Russia invaded Ukraine and NATO’s defense strategy must now account for the new security environment on Europe’s eastern flank. That’s the coordinated message from … Read more