With Ukraine-dominated agendas, 3 summits to test Western unity

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine rages on, three consecutive summits over the next week will test Western resolve to support Kyiv and the extent of international unity amid rising geopolitical tensions and economic pain. On Thursday and Friday, European Union leaders will meet in Brussels to officially consider making Ukraine a candidate for membership. … Read more

NATO summit ‘not deadline’ for Finland, Sweden talks: Turkey

Turkey does not consider next week’s NATO summit as a final deadline for resolving its objections to Finland and Sweden joining the Western defense alliance, a senior official said Monday. “The Madrid NATO summit is not the deadline, so our negotiations will continue,” Presidential spokesperson and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s top foreign policy adviser Ibrahim … Read more