War in Ukraine - Diplomacy

Turkey seeks extraditions from Finland, Sweden under NATO deal

Turkey said Wednesday it would seek the extradition of 33 alleged Kurdish militants from Sweden and Finland under a deal to secure Ankara's support for the Nordic countries' NATO membership bids.

Alliance faces biggest challenge since WWII: NATO chief

NATO leaders were sitting down Wednesday to try to turn an urgent sense of purpose triggered by Russia's invasion of Ukraine into action _ and to patch up any cracks in their unity over money and mission.

Bulgaria to expel 70 Russian diplomatic staff: PM

Bulgaria will expel 70 Russian diplomatic staff, the EU country's prime minister announced on Tuesday, the biggest number ordered out in one-go from the Balkan nation.

Erdogan to meet Biden for crunch NATO expansion talks

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday he would meet US President Joe Biden on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Madrid for talks on Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the bloc's expansion into two Nordic states.

G7 denounces 'war crime' as Russian strike kills shoppers

A Russian missile strike on a crowded mall in central Ukraine killed at least 18 people in what Group of Seven leaders branded "a war crime" at a meeting in Germany where they looked to step up sanctions on Moscow.

UN Security Council to meet Tuesday over Russian strikes

Ukraine has called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council over Russian strikes on civilian targets, the UN body said, scheduling the event for Tuesday at 1900 GMT.

Russia adds 43 Canadians to blacklist, Canada hits back

Russia on Monday banned 43 more Canadians from entering its territory, in response to sanctions imposed by Ottawa over Moscow's offensive in Ukraine.

Putin to make 1st trip abroad since Ukraine conflict's start

President Vladimir Putin is making his first public foreign trip since Russia sent troops into Ukraine, heading for two former Soviet republics and meetings likely to be friendly.

No return to pre-war ties with Russia: Scholz

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz says there can be no return to the pre-Ukraine war relationship with Russia.

Russia expels eight Greek diplomats

Russia said Monday it was expelling eight Greek diplomats over a decision by Athens to deliver military equipment to Ukraine, where Moscow's troops are fighting.

Finland, Sweden leaders to discuss NATO bid with Erdogan Tuesday

Finnish and Swedish leaders will discuss their stalled NATO bids with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday at the start of an alliance summit in Madrid, Helsinki said on Monday.

G7 leaders confer with Zelenskyy, prepare new aid for Ukraine

Leading economic powers conferred by video link with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday as they underscored their commitment to Ukraine for the long haul with plans to pursue a price cap on Russian oil, raise tariffs on Russian goods and impose other new sanctions.

Biden urges Western unity on Ukraine amid war fatigue

President Joe Biden and Western allies opened a three-day summit in the Bavarian Alps on Sunday intent on keeping economic fallout from the war in Ukraine from fracturing the global coalition working to punish Russia's aggression.

G-7 to ban Russian gold in response to Ukraine war: Biden

President Joe Biden said Sunday that the United States and other Group of Seven leading economies will announce a ban on imports of gold from Russia, a step the leaders hope will further isolate Russia economically over its invasion of Ukraine.

Erdogan signals no progress on Sweden's NATO bid

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signalled on Saturday that no progress had been made in Sweden's bid to join NATO, urging Stockholm to take "concrete actions" to meet Ankara's concerns, his office said.

European mayors duped into calls with fake Kyiv mayor

The mayor of the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv warned Saturday that an imposter is posing as him and communicating with other officials, including three European mayors who were duped into believing they were having a video call with the real Vitali Klitschko.

AFP report: Macron's tense, last-gasp Putin call on eve of Ukraine invasion

"Vladimir, firstly one thing!" says President Emmanuel Macron as he seeks to make a point to his Russian counterpart. "Listen Emmanuel," interjects the Russian leader.

EU leaders agree candidate status for Ukraine, Moldova

European Union leaders on Thursday agreed to grant candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova, in a show of support in the face of Russia's war.

War in Ukraine: From Russia's invasion to EU candidacy

Russia invaded Ukraine in the early hours of February 24, setting off the worst conflict in Europe in decades.

3 summits offer test of Western unity, dominated by Ukraine

Three consecutive summits over the next week will test Western resolve to support Ukraine and the extent of international unity as rising geopolitical tensions and economic pain cast an increasingly long shadow.

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