Croatia Rescinds Statement Against Finland and Sweden NATO Bid

UN Photo / Violaine MartinGordan Grlić Radman - UN Photo / Violaine Martin

Croatian Foreign Minister Gordan Grlić Radman said on Wednesday that the NATO membership of Sweden and Finland should be separated from electoral reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) following President Zoran Milanović saying the opposite. Milanović said that the Croatian …

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Putin Agrees to Involve UN, Red Cross in Mariupol Evacuations

Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to involve the United Nations (UN) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in assisting civilian evacuations from Mariupol. UN Chief Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said that Putin agreed “in principle” to cooperate with …

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Croatia Protests Sweden and Finland’s bid to Join NATO

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Croatian President Zoran Milanović warned on Tuesday that Finland and Sweden cannot join NATO unless Bosnia and Herzegovina changes their voting legislation. Milanović’s statement garnered a strong reaction from Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, while the foreign ministry in Zagreb …

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Germany, Portugal, Spain Urge the French to Vote for Macron

German, Portuguese, and Spanish leaders urged France Thursday to vote for Emmanuel Macron in the elections this weekend, saying the choice of the French will be crucial for all of Europe. France will have its second round of the presidential …

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U.N. Secretary-General Appeals for Easter Ceasefire in Ukraine

Fourth EstateAntonio Guterres, High Commissioner for Refugees of UNHCR,

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appealed for a four-day ceasefire in Ukraine for the observation of the Holy Week. The Holy Week humanitarian pause, supposedly to begin on Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday on April 24, would provide safe passage …

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Le Pen Denies Misuse of EU Funds

Marine Le Pen has dismissed allegations that she misused hundreds of thousands of euros in EU funds on Monday, with less than a week left before the final round of the French presidential election. “These dirty tricks from the European …

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UN to Debate Limiting Veto Power of Security Council Members

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Liechtenstein is set to convene the UN General Assembly on Tuesday to debate its proposal to require the five permanent members of the Security Council to justify their use of the veto. The proposal revives an old idea that permanent …

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Russia Threatens Baltic Sea Deployment if Sweden and Finland Join NATO

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Dmitry Medvedev, the former Russian president and deputy chairman of Russia’s Security Council, also warned that the world will be “unsafe” again should both countries’ membership in NATO will push through.  In a post on Medvedev’s Telegram channel on April …

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Zelensky Meets With IMF to Discuss Post War Reconstruction

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Sunday that he spoke with International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva about Ukraine’s financial stability and post-war reconstruction. “Discussed with IMF Managing Director Georgieva the issue of ensuring Ukraine’s financial stability & preparations …

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