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Global Europe 24-05-2022

Japan scrambles jets after Russian, Chinese warplanes near airspace during Quad

Japan scrambled jets after Russian and Chinese warplanes neared its airspace on Tuesday (24 May), when Tokyo was hosting the leaders of the Quad grouping of countries that includes the United States, Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi said.
Global Europe 24-05-2022

Quad leaders vow free and open Indo-Pacific, action on climate

The leaders of the "Quad" group vowed on 24 May to work together for a free and open Indo-Pacific region and to fight climate change, as they met for talks aimed at standing up to an increasingly assertive China.
Global Europe 24-05-2022

EU oil embargo ‘in days’ as Ukraine isolation drives Russia closer to China

The EU will likely agree an embargo on Russian oil imports "within days," according to Germany, as Moscow said it saw its economic ties growing with China after being isolated by the West over its invasion of Ukraine.
China 23-05-2022

On Asia trip, Biden says would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan

US President Joe Biden said on 23 May he would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan, while an aide said the comment represented no change in US policy toward the self-ruled island.
Global Europe 23-05-2022

In Tokyo, Biden endorses Japan’s plan to beef up its defences

US President Joe Biden on Monday (23 May) endorsed Japan's plan to beef up its defence capabilities as he and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida committed to working closely to counter China's growing influence in Asia.
Enlargement 22-05-2022

Zelenskyy warns only diplomacy can end war, rejects alternative to EU enlargement

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has warned only a diplomatic breakthrough rather than an outright military victory can end Russia's war on his country, while pushing its case for EU membership.
Global Europe 10-05-2022

Macron says EU is not at war with Russia, warns against ‘humiliating’ Putin

Europe must learn from its past mistakes and make sure no side is humiliated when Russia and Ukraine negotiate for peace, France's president said on Europe Day (9 May) in Strasbourg.
Global Europe 07-05-2022

US sending Ukraine more weapons, dozens evacuated from Azovstal steelworks

US President Joe Biden announced another package of military assistance for Ukraine on Friday (6 May) as dozens of civilians were evacuated from Mariupol's besieged steelworks, the last pocket of resistance against Russian troops in the pulverized port city.
Global Europe 05-05-2022

Russian ceasefire to begin at besieged Mariupol steel plant

A Russian-announced ceasefire was due to begin Thursday (5 May) at the besieged steel plant in the devastated Ukrainian city of Mariupol, to allow civilians to flee even as its defenders vowed to fight to the end.
Global Europe 05-05-2022

Biden to talk with G7 leaders this week about further sanctions on Russia

US President Joe Biden on Wednesday (4 May) said he would speak with other leaders from the Group of Seven advanced economies this week about potential additional sanctions against Russia over its continuing and intensifying war in Ukraine.
Global Europe 04-05-2022

In Supreme Court shadow, Biden urges voters to protect abortion rights

US President Joe Biden on Tuesday (2 May) appealed to voters to protect abortion rights by backing candidates who support them in November's elections after a leaked Supreme Court draft showed it could soon overturn its 1973 decision legalizing abortion.
Global Europe 04-05-2022

Russian strikes pound Ukraine on eve of new EU sanctions

Russian forces pounded targets in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday (3 May), unleashing rockets on a steel plant that is Ukraine's last redoubt in the port city of Mariupol as the European Union prepared to slap oil sanctions on Moscow.
Global Europe 01-05-2022

Russian missiles target Ukraine’s east, south; some civilians leave Mariupol plant

Russia pounded southern and eastern Ukraine with missile strikes on Saturday, Ukrainian officials said, while some women and children evacuated a steel plant in the besieged city of Mariupol where they had holed up for more than a week.
Global Europe 29-04-2022

Russia strikes Kyiv with missiles while UN chief visits, Biden seeks $33bn for Ukraine

Russian forces bombarded Ukraine's capital late Thursday (28 April) during a visit by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who decried the "absurdity" of war in the 21st century, as US President Joe Biden asked for $33 billion more to support Kyiv.
Technology 22-04-2022

US, EU and Western allies to subscribe to democratic principles of the internet

This article was updated with a correction on Hungary’s position. Washington is promoting a declaration on the future of the internet, outlining a series of democratic principles in an initiative set to receive the support of the EU and other...
Global Europe 22-04-2022

Zelenskyy says Russia has rejected proposal for Orthodox Easter truce

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Thursday (21 April) said Russia had rejected a proposal for a truce over the Orthodox Christian Easter period this weekend but added he still harbored hopes for peace.
Global Europe 20-04-2022

Biden, allies discuss new security guarantees for Ukraine

The United States, France and other allies discussed how to provide security guarantees to Ukraine during and after the war with Russia, a French presidency official said on Tuesday (19 April) as Moscow launched an all-out assault on eastern Ukraine.
Global Europe 19-04-2022

Ukraine says ‘Battle of Donbas’ begins with Russian attacks all along front

Russian forces have launched their long-anticipated offensive in eastern Ukraine, attempting to push through defences along almost the entire front line early on Monday (18 April) in what Ukrainian officials described as the second phase of the war.
Global Europe 16-04-2022

Russia warns US to stop arming Ukraine, Zelenskyy warns of nuclear threat

Russia has warned the United States that there will be "unpredictable consequences" if Washington keeps arming Ukraine, The Washington Post reported on Friday (15 April).
Europe's East 14-04-2022

Russia says blast cripples Black Sea flagship, Ukraine claims missile strike

Russia said on Thursday (14 April) the flagship of its Black Sea fleet was seriously damaged and its crew evacuated following an explosion that a Ukrainian official said was the result of a missile strike.
Global Europe 14-04-2022

Ukraine is ‘crime scene’ says international criminal court as thousands flee

War crimes prosecutors visiting the site of civilian killings called Ukraine a "crime scene" Wednesday (13 April), as tens of thousands of Ukrainians fled their country in advance of a fresh assault to the east.
Global Europe 13-04-2022

Leaders of Poland and Baltic states in Kyiv to discuss military assistance

The presidents of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia arrived in Kyiv to meet Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and discuss military assistance, while Russia warned that vehicles transporting weapons on Ukrainian territory would be considered as legitimate military targets.
Global Europe 11-04-2022

Ukraine says 1,200 bodies found near Kyiv as east braces for Donbas onslaught

Ukraine said Sunday it had found more than 1,200 bodies in the Kyiv region, the scene of atrocities allegedly committed by Russian troops, as residents in the country's east braced -- or fled -- ahead of an expected massive offensive.
Global Europe 05-04-2022

Biden urges war crimes trial after Bucha killings

US President Joe Biden called Monday (4 April) for a "war crimes trial" over alleged atrocities in Bucha and vowed tougher sanctions against Moscow, as Ukraine's leader urged the world to acknowledge a "genocide" by Russian troops near Kyiv.