Finland buys more arms from United States as it boosts defences

HELSINKI, Nov 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department has approved a second major arms sale to Finland in a month, helping Russia’s northern neighbor as it bids to strengthen its defenses due to war in Ukraine, Finland and the United States said. After Russia invaded Ukraine in February, the Finnish government decided to allocate … Read more

U.S. and Turkish officials discuss Ukraine and NATO in unannounced meeting

WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan met with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s chief adviser Ibrahim Kalin in Istanbul on Sunday and discussed Finland’s “progress in joining and Sweden to NATO,” the White House said in a statement. The two men, whose meeting had not been announced to the media beforehand, … Read more

Iran, U.S. clash at U.N. on nuclear deal, human rights issues

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi addresses the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York, U.S., September 21, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Sept 21 (Reuters) – The United States and Iran clashed over security and human rights on Wednesday, … Read more

Biden says U.S. forces would defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion

Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 18 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that U.S. forces would defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion, his most explicit statement to date on the issue. Asked in a CBS 60 Minutes interview whether … Read more

U.S. Senate expected to approve Finland and Sweden joining NATO

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. August 2, 2022. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate was set to vote on Wednesday on Finland and Sweden joining NATO, the biggest expansion of the 30-member … Read more

U.S. to boost military presence in Europe as NATO bolsters its eastern flank

Finland and Sweden will join NATO after ratification Biden promises more troops and weapons to Europe NATO agreed on a new force structure to deter Russia Madrid protesters demand more weapons from Ukraine MADRID, June 29 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden pledged on Wednesday to send more U.S. troops, planes and warships to Europe, … Read more

U.S. to press Turkey as Finland, Sweden seek NATO breakthrough

NATO allies want Turkey to lift veto on Nordic offers Turkish, Finnish and Swedish leaders hold talks in Madrid Sweden says talks with Turkey are progressing The King of Spain will host a dinner for NATO leaders on Tuesday MADRID, June 28 (Reuters) – NATO aspirants Finland and Sweden on Tuesday expressed optimism that Turkey … Read more

U.S. confident Nato’s strategy document will be “strong” on China, official says

A general view of the White House in Washington, United States, October 2, 2021. REUTERS/Al Drago Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany, June 26 (Reuters) – The United States is confident NATO’s new strategy document will include “strong” language on China, a White House official said on Sunday, adding … Read more

G7, NATO leaders to ratchet up pressure on Russia, keep eye on China -U.S. officials

A damaged tram is pictured at a bombed-out tram depot in Kharkiv, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, June 15, 2022. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 22 (Reuters) – Leaders of the wealthy Group of Seven and NATO democracies will seek to increase pressure on Russia over its … Read more

U.S. hopes for positive Sweden, Finland NATO bid resolution

US Under Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Karen Donfried attends the donors’ conference for Moldova to help the country deal with the influx of Ukrainian refugees, in Berlin, Germany, on April 5, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 22 (Reuters) – The United States … Read more