Russia cuts off gas exports to Finland in symbolic move

HELSINKI (AP) — Russia halted gas exports to neighboring Finland on Saturday, a highly symbolic move that came just days after the Nordic country announced it wanted to join NATO and marked a likely end to Finland’s nearly 50 years of importing natural gas from Russia. The measure taken by the Russian energy giant Gazprom … Read more

US, others walk out of APEC talks about Russia’s Ukraine invasion

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Representatives of the United States and several other nations walked out of an Asia-Pacific trade ministers meeting in Bangkok on Saturday to protest Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, officials said. The walkout was “an expression of disapproval at Russia’s illegal war of aggression in Ukraine and its economic impact in the APEC region,” … Read more

Turkey’s Erdogan discusses concerns with NATO hopefuls Sweden and Finland

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey May 18, 2022. Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register ISTANBUL, May 21 (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who has objected to Sweden and Finland … Read more

Biden’s North Korea strategy is a long way from Trump’s showy diplomacy

And during a news conference here Saturday, he did not sound particularly eager for a handshake with the North Korean despot. “That would depend on whether he’s sincere and whether he’s serious,” Biden said when asked whether he’d be willing to meet Kim. The days of glitzy, leader-to-leader summits and other photo ops that defined … Read more

Kherson evacuation: Days-long roadblocks, missiles and ‘lots of blood.’ Civilians recall their terrifying journeys out of Ukraine’s cities

Ukrainian servicemen fire mortars towards Russian positions in the east Kharkiv region, Ukraine, on May 17. Tatyana, 68, walks at a cemetery in search of her husband’s grave in the settlement of Staryi Krym outside Mariupol, Ukraine, on May 15. Ukrainian service personnel check information inside a basement used as a command post in a … Read more

Zelenskyy says UN, Red Cross order Russia to take its ‘mountains of corpses’

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! The United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross have directed Russian President Vladimir Putin to remove his “mountain of corpses,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Saturday. “They abandoned their military,” Zelenskyy said in an interview with a Ukrainian news outlet. “They were dying, but … Read more

Russia’s Gazprom cuts off Finland from gas supply amid NATO application

France Ambassador for International Investment Pascal Cagni discusses the French economy and energy independence. Russia has cut off Finland’s natural gas after the Scandinavian country made clear its desire to join NATO and refusal to pay in Russian currency. Finland’s government-owned energy company announced Saturday that they will be losing access to Russian natural gas … Read more

Australian prime minister grants election defeat

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister granted defeat after an election Saturday that could deliver a minority government. Scott Morrison acted quickly despite millions of votes yet to be counted because an Australian prime minister must attended a Tokyo summit on Tuesday with US, Japanese and Indian leaders. “I believe it’s very important that … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy pushes for new security agreements without Russia, apart from peace talks

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Saturday that Russia will not be involved in its latest push to establish new security guarantees following Moscow’s failure to live up to the 1994 Budapest memorandum. In the aftermath of the collapsed Soviet Union, Ukraine agreed in 1994 to give Russia … Read more

Australia election results: Labor leader Anthony Albanese will be the country’s next Prime Minister

Australian Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese appeared certain to form a minority government, although it was unclear as to whether the party would have enough seats for a majority, according to projections from three news networks. Parties need a majority of 76 seats to form a majority government. Labor is currently sitting on 73, according … Read more