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Turkey lifts objections to Finland and Sweden joining NATO

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted Sweden and Finland to abandon their long-held nonaligned status and apply to join NATO, but the move had been blocked until now by Turkey.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks in Brussels on March 24, 2022.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks in Brussels on March 24, 2022.

G-7 leaders pledge $4.5 billion to combat food crisis stoked by Russia's war in Ukraine

The U.S. Agency for International Development estimates 750,000 people are at immediate risk of starvation around the world as a result of Russia's invasion.
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Biden to announce extension of U.S. troop presence in Poland

During a NATO summit in Europe, Biden also plans to announce changes to deployments in several Baltic countries that he authorized ahead of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
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Image: BESTPIX - U.S. Troops In Poland Bolster NATO Eastern Flank As Ukraine War Rages

Cyberattack hits Lithuania after sanctions feud with Russia

The incident came a week after Russian officials threatened to retaliate because Lithuania restricted the transit of steel and ferrous metals under E.U. sanctions.
A Lithuanian national flag flies outside the Nasdaq OMX Vilnius Stock Exchange in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Dec. 16, 2014.
A Lithuanian national flag flies outside the Nasdaq OMX Vilnius Stock Exchange in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Dec. 16, 2014.

NATO to massively increase reaction forces

The Western military alliance will boost the number of forces at high readiness to over 300,000, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters ahead of a summit in Madrid.
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Russia defaults on foreign debt for first time in more than a century

The Kremlin, which has the money to make payments thanks to oil and gas revenues, swiftly rejected the claims, and it has accused the West of driving it into an artificial default.
A view of the Big Kremlin Palace and Churches with the Moskva River in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 2, 2022.
A view of the Big Kremlin Palace and Churches with the Moskva River in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 2, 2022.

Zelenskyy joins G-7 summit as U.S. plans to send Ukraine new missile defense system

President Joe Biden and the leaders of the other major global economies sought to finalize plans to pursue a price cap on Russian oil and impose new sanctions on the Kremlin.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks via video link to G-7 leaders on June 27, 2022.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks via video link to G-7 leaders on June 27, 2022.

Sri Lanka sends 2 ministers to Russia for oil amid fuel shortages

The trip comes while a high-level U.S. delegation is visiting Sri Lanka, seeking ways to help the island nation cope with an unprecedented economic crisis.
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2 reported killed as Russian missiles strike Kyiv for first time in weeks

“When your missiles hit homes, it’s a war crime. The court is what awaits you all. And you will not hide anywhere,” Ukraine’s president promised.
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Russian missiles pound Ukraine as troops withdraw from key eastern city of Sievierodonetsk

“Russia is still trying to intimidate Ukraine, cause panic and make people be afraid,” Ukrainian presidential advisor Mykhailo Podolyak said on Twitter.
Ukrainian soldiers inspect a destroyed warehouse
Ukrainian soldiers inspect a destroyed warehouse

Zelenskyy pledges to fight for return of Americans captured by Russia to their families

The Kremlin has refused to rule out the death penalty for U.S. military veterans Alexander Drueke and Andy Huynh, who were reported missing in eastern Ukraine last week.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky gives a broadcast speech on March 21, 2022.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky gives a broadcast speech on March 21, 2022.