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Members of the MPK, the National Defence Training Association of Finland, attend training at the Santahamina military base near Helsinki on May 14, 2022. Photo: Alessandro Rampazzo
Members of the MPK, the National Defence... […]

Rattled by Russia, Finns flock to military training

On a windy island off Helsinki, people from all walks of life are spending their weekend doing military training, as volunteer numbers soar and Finland readies to join NATO to protect itself from Russia
Video grab released by the Russian Defence Ministry on February 15, 2022, shows Russian tanks apparently leaving for Russia after joint exercises of the armed forces of Russia and Belarus at a firing range near Brest, Belarus. Photo: RUSSIAN DEFENCE MINISTRY / AFP
Video grab released by the Russian Defen... […]

Russian army, Putin’s favoured foreign policy tool

Whether they have been camped out on Ukraine's borders or moving tanks across the vast country, Russia's battle-hardened troops have made the world listen to Vladimir Putin, who wants to redefine European security
A Ukrainian soldier on the frontline with Russia-backed separatists not far from Gorlivka, Donetsk region. Photo: Anatolii Stepanov / AFP
A Ukrainian soldier on the frontline wit... […]

‘Accommodation?’: East Europe worries over Ukraine diplomacy

US President Joe Biden's comments about seeking a possible "accommodation" between Russia and NATO powers have had a chilling effect on European countries that were once ruled from Moscow
US President Joe Biden disembarks from Air Force One after arriving at Melsbroek Military Airport in Brussels on June 13, 2021, ahead of the NATO and EU-US summits. Photo: Yves Herman / Pool / AFP
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Biden to rebuild ‘sacred’ NATO bond shaken by Trump

US President Joe Biden will seek to restore bonds of trust at NATO's first post-Trump summit, as leaders push to revitalise the alliance despite differences over dangers ahead
A Ukrainian serviceman in a trench on the frontline with Russia-backed separatists near the town of Zolote, in Ukraine's Lugansk region, on April 8, 2021. Photo: Str / AFP
A Ukrainian serviceman in a trench on th... […]

Growing Russia-Ukraine tensions: a timeline

Tensions between Ukraine and Russia, accused of massing troops near its border and on the Crimean peninsula it annexed in 2014, have intensified since the start of the year. A timeline.
The cargo ship ' Grande Europa' of the Italian company 'Grimaldi Lines' burned down yesterday near Mallorca when it was traveling from Sardinia to Valencia loaded with 1,843 cars.
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Turkey slams German arms embargo search of ship in Mediterranean

Turkey has denounced the action of German marines when they searched a Turkish cargo ship in the Mediterranean as part of the European Union's so called ''Irini mission'' attempting to stop weapons shipments to conflict-torn Libya.
Then US Vice-President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with then EU President Donald Tusk (unseen) at the EU Headquarters in Brussels on February 6, 2015. Photo: Emmanuel Dunand / AFP
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EU must ‘learn to live without’ US global leadership under Biden

The EU will once again have a cooperative US partner when Joe Biden becomes president, but Europeans should have no illusions: Washington will be no globo-cop nor NATO's big protector, analysts say
A handout photo released by the Greek National Defence Ministry on August 26, 2020 shows ships of the Hellenic Navy taking part in a military exercise in the eastern Mediterranean on August 25, 2020.
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After US boost, Greece looks for EU backing on Turkey talks

Greece looks for EU support this week in tough upcoming talks with Turkey over maritime borders and energy exploration after securing a diplomatic boost from the visiting US secretary of state