Finland’s Leaders Back NATO Membership

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö and Prime Minister Sanna Marin announced their support for Finland’s potential NATO membership. Finland shares a 1,340 km border with Russia and has a decades-long history of neutrality. “NATO membership would strengthen Finland’s security. As a …

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Biden to Designate Colombia as ‘Major Non-NATO Ally’

President Joe Biden announced Thursday that the U.S. plans to designate Colombia as a major non-NATO ally, granting the Latin American country special ties with the military alliance amid the escalating Ukraine conflict. Biden met Colombian President Ivan Duque in …

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World Leaders Agree to Develop ‘Historic’ Global Plastic Pollution Treaty

Nearly 200 countries agreed at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) to develop a legally binding treaty by 2024 to address plastic pollution. Heads of state, environment ministers, and other representatives from 175 countries endorsed a historic resolution titled, “End …

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Biden and Putin Exchange Warnings Over the Phone Amid Ukraine Tensions

Joe Biden and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have exchanged warnings over the phone on Thursday during a 50-minute talk about the crisis in Ukraine. “President Biden urged Russia to de-escalate tensions with Ukraine,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said …

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Russia, India Sign Military Cooperation Agreement

Russia and India have signed several agreements for military technical cooperation on Monday, Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh announced on Monday. “Attended the 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue with Russia in New Delhi. It was a great pleasure to discuss and exchange …

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Israel, Morocco signs First-Ever Defense Memorandum of Understanding

Israel’s defense minister met with his Moroccan counterpart on Wednesday to formalize security cooperation aimed at bolstering ties between the two countries. Defense Minister Benny Gantz signed a memorandum of understanding with his Moroccan counterpart on Wednesday, the first such …

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Australia, US, UK Formally Sign AUKUS Nuclear Sub Deal

Australia has formally entered the controversial AUKUS security pact with the U.S. and Britain on Monday to begin equipping its naval forces with nuclear submarines. Australian Defense Minister Peter Dutton formalized an agreement alongside diplomats from the U.S. and U.K. …

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