18 NATO states to hit spending target

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said yesterday that 18 of the alliance's 31 countries are set to meet the defence spending target of two percent of gross domestic product in 2024.

The release of the new estimates came after Donald Trump rattled the alliance by saying he would "encourage" Russia to attack members who were not meeting the obligation.

Synchronized swimmer Platanioti gets silver at Worlds

Synchronized swimming technical world champion Evangelia Platanioti achieved second place at the freestyle event at the Doha World Aquatics Championship on Tuesday.

Platanioti, who got a gold medal in the women's solo technical final in Qatar last Saturday, achieved a total of 253.2833 points, and earned second place on the freestyle category.

Evangelia Platanioti takes home gold in World Aquatics Championships

Greek artistic swimmer Evangelia Platanioti clinched gold in the women's solo technical final of the World Aquatics Championships in Doha, Qatar, on Saturday. 

The 29-year-old Platanioti secured 272.9633 points for her performance, securing the top position. 

She is followed by Canada's Jacqueline Simoneau who won silver and Chinese Huiyan Xu who won bronze.

Canada drops ban on drone parts export to Türkiye

Canada announced Monday it would no longer bar certain arms exports to Türkiye, a move that comes approximately a week after Ankara ratified Sweden's NATO membership.

Permits for military items and certain types of weapons destined for Türkiye "will now be reviewed on a case-by-case basis," the Canadian government said in a notice to exporters.