Sweden’s bid to join Nato ‘shows Vladimir Putin’s aggression doesn’t pay’

Sweden’s bid to join Nato ‘shows Vladimir Putin’s aggression doesn’t pay’

Liz Truss, the foreign secretary, has warned Ankara that it risks giving Putin a major victory by opposing NATO’s expected expansion from 30 members to 32. She argued that the two Nordic nations must be brought into the US-led military alliance “as soon as possible if they choose to join”. “NATO’s open door policy is … Read more

Sweden’s governing party backs NATO membership – POLITICO

Sweden’s governing party backs NATO membership – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Sweden’s ruling Social Democratic Party on Sunday backed the idea of ​​the country joining NATO in a historic political U-turn that paves the way for a formal application for membership in the coming days. The move aligns Sweden with neighboring Finland, where the president and prime minister said … Read more

Intensify sanctions until Putin’s troops leave Ukraine, says PM

Intensify sanctions until Putin’s troops leave Ukraine, says PM

B Oris Johnson said sanctions against Russia should be stepped up “until every one” of Vladimir Putin’s troops leaves Ukraine. The Prime Minister made the call on Wednesday as he warned that Western allies must not “backtrack” on sanctions imposed on Mr Putin’s regime to force him to end his invasion of Ukraine. Instead, he … Read more

Biden pledges extra $500m for Ukraine following call with Zelenskiy – US politics live | US news

Here’s a bit more about Joe Biden speaking later on the Covid-19 pandemic. The president is set to announce a new White House initiative to integrate a “one-stop website” designed to give Americans greater access to tools and information in the fight against the coronavirus. The President will announce that the United States is at … Read more

UK politics: Boris Johnson grilled by MPs at liaison committee – live | Politics

Grant Shappthe Transport Secretary, issues a statement to MPs now outlining the Government’s response to the dismissal of 800 workers by P&O Ferries. There are nine measures, he says. First, HM Revenue and Customs will get new resources to check that ferry operators are complying with the minimum wage law, he says. HMRC will dedicate … Read more

Germany declares ‘early warning’ for supply emergency as it prepares shift away from Russian gas – live | Business

Hello and welcome to our ongoing coverage of the global economy, financial markets, eurozone and business. Germany said an ‘early warning’ it could be heading for a gas supply emergency and said the measure was to prepare for a possible disruption of natural gas flows from Russia. Economy Minister Robert Habeck said supplies had been … Read more

Ramzan Kadyrov: Putin’s ‘attack dog’ and Ukraine | News

It is not just Vladimir Putin who has staked his reputation on the war in Ukraine. Chechen warlord and leader Ramzan Kadyrov has also led his own forces into Ukraine alongside his ally Putin. It’s an unlikely alliance that dates back to the late 1990s. Following the implosion of the Soviet Union and the bitter … Read more

Putin’s allies ‘may be too scared to tell him truth about Ukraine’

Putin’s allies ‘may be too scared to tell him truth about Ukraine’

V Ladimir Putin’s closest allies in the Kremlin may be too terrified to tell him the truth about his “quite disastrous” invasion of Ukraine, Western officials said on Tuesday. They added that there is “considerable evidence of unease” about how the conflict has played out for Russia among the elite in Moscow and that a … Read more

Oil plunges as Russia signals it is defusing conflict in Ukraine | Oil and Gas News

Oil plunges as Russia signals it is defusing conflict in Ukraine |  Oil and Gas News

Developments with the war in Ukraine and the ensuing sanctions against Russia have caused a crazy roller coaster of prices in the oil market. By Julia Fanzeres and Alex LongleyBloomberg Posted on March 29, 2022March 29, 2022 Oil slumped as Russia said it was taking steps to “de-escalate” the conflict in Ukraine, while raising the … Read more

Five developments as Russia warns Nato not to ‘push us into the corner’

Five developments as Russia warns Nato not to ‘push us into the corner’

Hello. Another round of talks aimed at stopping the war in Ukraine is scheduled for today as fighting continues on the ground, with the two sides swapping control of a town in the east and a suburb of the capital. Ukrainian forces have recaptured Irpin, northwest of kyiv, from Russian troops, who were regrouping to … Read more