House Democrats unanimously passed the Inflation Reduction Act, marking another legislative achievement under the Biden administration.
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The German prosecutor-general's office confirmed reports that it dismissed a legal complaint against Scholz.
The bloc's ambassador to the Pacific Islands said the EU is looking to become an economic and strategic partner in the region.
Biden signed the $430 billion legislation tackling inflation, prescription drugs, energy, and climate change passed through party lines.
The European Parliament will be cooperating with Greek authorities in its probe into the spying of Greek EU lawmaker and opposition party member Nikos Androulakis.
The UK defense ministry said in its intelligence update, Russian forces are reorienting its positions in southern Ukraine as separatists continue to bombard the Donbas region.
Former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani said the Afghan government was not included in the peace process talks between the US under the Trump administration and the Taliban.
The French foreign ministry condemned the six-year prison sentence given to ousted Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi by the military court.
Energoatom issued a statement saying Russia-based hackers launched a three-hour cyberattack on its website.
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Taiwan's air force unveiled its most advanced warplane yet, the F-16V that could be equipped with missiles in a nighttime demonstration.
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NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance was prepared to step up peacekeeping troops in the region should tensions continue between Kosovo and Serbia.
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NATO chief says Sweden has met Turkey's demands to approve membership application
The ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine has led countries such as Sweden and Finland to apply to become a member of the NATO alliance. NATO’s Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Sweden has already taken the steps needed to address or meet the demands of Turkey to seek its approval for its membership.
During a joint press conference with Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson Monday, Stoltenberg said Stockholm has already taken the steps needed to meet the demands of Turkey to get its approval to become a member of the alliance.
Both Sweden and Finland formally applied for membership in the alliance but have faced opposition from Turkey.
Sweden has especially drawn the ire of Ankara, claiming that Sweden has supported the Kurdish militants and in its previous decision to withdraw arms export licenses to Turkey.
“I welcome that Sweden has already started to change its counter-terrorism legislation and that Sweden will ensure that the legal framework for arms export will reflect the future status as a NATO member with new commitments to allies,” said Stoltenberg in the press conference.
“These are two important steps to address concerns that Turkey has raised.”
Andersson said Sweden has changed its terrorism laws and was in the process of strengthening such laws. The NATO chief also said the goal is to have Sweden and Finland join NATO “as soon as possible” and that it was unimaginable that NATO allies will not come to Sweden’s defense should the country be attacked.
Previously, NATO’s deputy secretary-general Mircea Geoana said there was no immediate military threat to both Sweden and Finland from Russia during a democracy summit in Copenhagen. Geoana also expressed confidence that the two countries will become a part of the alliance despite the opposition from Turkey.
“We are confident that Sweden and Finland will join our ranks,” said Geoana. “Allies have concerns. And Turkey has some concerns that are legitimate when it comes to terrorists.”
When Geoana was pressed on security guarantees to Sweden and Finland at the time they become NATO members, he said there was no real risk to both countries from Moscow.