Five migrants die in mass attempt to enter Spain’s Melilla

Melilla and Ceuta have the European Union’s only land borders with Africa, making them a magnet for migrants Five migrants were killed and dozens were injured when a huge crowd tried to cross from Morocco into Spain’s Melilla enclave on Friday, the latest migrant tragedy at the doors of Europe. Add 2,000 migrants and over … Read more

Thousands of migrants storm border fence in Spain’s Melilla

Melilla and Ceuta have the European Union’s only land borders with Africa, making them a magnet for migrants Around 2,000 migrants tried to storm the border separating Spain’s Melilla enclave from Morocco on Friday, the first such attempted mass crossing into the territory since the two nations mended diplomatic ties in March. Some 2,000 migrants … Read more

Macron ‘compromise’ call meets opposition resistance

France risked prolonged political deadlock Thursday after parties gave a frosty reception to President Emmanuel Macron’s call for “commitments” to keep France governable after an indecisive parliamentary election. Macron made his plea in an address to the nation late Wednesday days after failing to retain a majority in parliament, a setback that threatens to cripple … Read more

EU weighs Ukraine candidacy as Russia inflicts ‘hell’ in east

A partially destroyed educational and laboratory building at a Kharkiv college struck by Russian rocket fire EU leaders met in Brussels on Thursday to discuss making Ukraine a candidate to join the bloc, a “decisive” moment likely to infuriate Russia as its forces battled stiff resistance to advance in the embattled eastern Donbas region. Western … Read more

Fierce fighting in east Ukraine as Zelensky says world must not look away

Map showing the number of Ukrainian refugees registered across Europe since the start of the Russian invasion, according to data from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said his country’s forces were “doing everything” to stop the Russian offensive, with fierce battles in the east and the south. Kyiv … Read more

President Biden Gives Remarks in Support of Sweden and Finland NATO Applications

US President Joe Biden gave remarks supporting Sweden’s and Finland’s applications to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) during a press conference held at the White House in Washington on May 19. Biden hosted Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and Finnish President Sauli Niinisto at the White House on Thursday to discuss the “mutual … Read more

Biden leaves for Asia under Ukraine, N.Korea nuclear shadows

Joe Biden, flanked by Sweden’s Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto, at the White House on May 19, 2022 — the US gave its full support for Sweden and Finland’s bids to join NATO President Joe Biden left Thursday for South Korea and Japan to cement US leadership in Asia at a … Read more

Albania’s Soviet-era sub awaits its fate, refusing to sink

Stamped with the number 105, “The Storm” is the last surviving submarine from the Soviet Union’s “Project 603”, which was abandoned by Moscow in Albanian waters after a falling-out in 1961 with the Albanian communist dictator Enver Hoxha. A former sailor has kept it alive by reconstructing its interior, which was looted during an armed … Read more

Sweden, Finland to submit NATO membership bid Wednesday

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says Sweden and Finland would be welcomed ‘with open arms’ Finland and Sweden will submit their bids to join NATO together Wednesday, the two Nordic countries announced, despite Turkey’s threat to block the military alliance’s expansion. “I’m happy we have taken the same path and we can do it together,” … Read more

Sweden enters ‘new era’ with NATO bid

Finnish President Sauli Niinisto (R) and Prime Minister Sanna Marin announcing the country’s NATO bid Sweden on Monday officially announced it will apply for NATO membership as a deterrent against Russian aggression, entering a “new era” as it reverses two centuries of military non-alignment. “The government has decided to inform NATO that Sweden wants to … Read more