Explanation: Why is Turkey blocking Sweden and Finland from joining NATO?

Explanation: Why is Turkey blocking Sweden and Finland from joining NATO?

STOCKHOLM, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Swedish and Finnish hopes of early NATO membership have hit a snag in the form of objections from Turkey, which holds a veto over membership. military alliance. The three nations reached an agreement on how to proceed in Madrid last June, but Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has said Sweden, in … Read more

EU wants to send back more migrants as irregular arrivals rise

EU wants to send back more migrants as irregular arrivals rise

The European Border Agency says the number of irregular arrivals in 2022 is the highest since 2016 Ministers discuss cutting immigration and speeding up returns Radical ideas of migration are coming back to the fore Top EU migration official says there’s no money for ‘walls and fences’ STOCKHOLM, Jan 26 (Reuters) – European Union ministers … Read more

Exclusive: WHO investigates links between cough syrup deaths, considers advice for parents

Exclusive: WHO investigates links between cough syrup deaths, considers advice for parents

Jan 24 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) is investigating whether there is a link between manufacturers whose tainted cough syrups are linked to the deaths of more than 300 children in three countries, said to Reuters a person familiar with the matter. Citing ‘unacceptable levels’ of toxins in products, the WHO is seeking … Read more

Finland says time out needed in NATO bid talks with Turkey

Finland says time out needed in NATO bid talks with Turkey

HELSINKI, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Finland’s foreign minister said on Tuesday a delay of a few weeks was needed in talks between Finland and Sweden and Turkey over their bid to join the NATO military alliance. NATO. Turkey’s president said on Monday that Sweden should not expect his country’s support after a protest near the … Read more

Ukraine pledges to radically change personnel as allies jostle for tanks

Ukraine pledges to radically change personnel as allies jostle for tanks

Zelenskiy promises changes in corruption scandal Poland announces its intention to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine Germany hints at tank export approval as allies push KYIV, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said personnel changes were underway at top and bottom levels, following the most high-profile corruption allegations since Russia’s invasion that threaten … Read more

WHO calls for ‘immediate action’ after cough syrup deaths

WHO calls for ‘immediate action’ after cough syrup deaths

LONDON, Jan 23 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization has called for “immediate and concerted action” to protect children from tainted medicines after a spate of child deaths linked to cough syrups last year . In 2022, more than 300 children – mostly under the age of 5 – in The Gambia, Indonesia and Uzbekistan … Read more

Erdogan in Sweden: Don’t expect Turkish backing for NATO bid after Stockholm protest

Erdogan in Sweden: Don’t expect Turkish backing for NATO bid after Stockholm protest

ANKARA, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Sweden is unlikely to expect Turkey to back its NATO membership after a protest near the Turkish embassy in Stockholm at the weekend, including the burning of a copy of the Koran, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday. Protests in Stockholm on Saturday against Turkey and Sweden’s membership of the … Read more

Oil settles mixed after hitting 7-week high on bright outlook for China

Oil settles mixed after hitting 7-week high on bright outlook for China

Brent and US crude at highest since early December The G7 wants two price caps for Russian petroleum products Indian crude imports hit 5-month high in December NEW YORK, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Oil prices stabilized on Monday, falling as investors enjoyed a jump to a seven-week high on optimism about a possible recovery in … Read more

Lab-grown meat is getting closer to American plates

Lab-grown meat is getting closer to American plates

WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Once the stuff of science fiction, lab-grown meat could become reality in some restaurants in the United States as early as this year. Cultured meat company executives are optimistic that meat cultured in huge steel tanks could be on the menu within months of a company getting the green light … Read more

EU agrees to new Iran sanctions, won’t call guards ‘terrorists’ just yet

EU agrees to new Iran sanctions, won’t call guards ‘terrorists’ just yet

BRUSSELS, Jan 23 (Reuters) – The European Union on Monday introduced new sanctions against Iran for a “brutal” crackdown on protests, but the bloc’s diplomacy chief said the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) of the country could not be listed as a terrorist group without a court ruling. Relations between the 27 EU countries and Tehran soured … Read more