Finland and Sweden are on the brink of joining Nato in a historic policy shift prompted by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson of Sweden on Tuesday rejected opposition calls to consider joining NATO after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, saying that to apply now would destabilize security in Europe.
Russia has launched an attack on Ukraine and as the Ukrainian people brace, the world stands at the doorstep of what could be the most significant conflict in Europe since World War II. Yahoo News explains who is involved, both directly and indirectly, and what you need to know as the fighting begins.
The UK has said it will not defend Ukraine militarily, but if a Nato member was attacked Britain would be obliged to come to their aid.
In a wide-ranging interview for Yahoo News’ “Skullduggery” podcast, former National Security Council Director for European Affairs Alexander Vindman voices concern that the Biden administration’s efforts to de-escalate tensions between Russia and Ukraine are “too little and too late.” According to Vindman, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, the president has removed a potentially useful deterrent against Russian aggression by explicitly taking U.S. military involvement off the table.
Leaders and government officials around the world are sounding alarm bells that Russia appears poised to launch an attack on Ukraine at any moment. Though the Kremlin has publicly refuted these allegations, large-scale troop movements along the Ukraine border — and the recent history of Russian military incursions into Ukraine — point toward an imminent conflict. Yahoo News National Security Correspondent Zach Dorfman explains the context of the growing crisis and the uncertain path forward
The leaders of Britain, Canada, France and the Netherlands were caught on camera at a Buckingham Palace reception appearing to mock President Trump's lengthy media appearances ahead of Wednesday's NATO summit.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Irish rock star Bono warned Monday that the United Nations and other international institutions including the European Union and NATO are under threat — and nations must work together to ensure their continued existence.
Russia has secretly moved one of its borders, pinching a small strip of land from Georgia on the eve of crucial G20 talks between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump. According to media reports, Russia troops illegally moved a border sign into a village called Bershueti on Monday. The move saw Russia pinch about 10 hectares of what was Georgian soil.
French President Emmanuel Macron appeared to go out of his way to avoid shaking hands with Donald Trump during a very public meeting in Brussels.