Blinken clearly said: Approve immediately
Blinken said that this Nordic country has already taken significant steps to resolve the demands that official Ankara has made Sweden's membership in the North Atlantic Alliance conditional on, Reuters reports.
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Texas Governor mobilizes the National Guard in anticipation of Migrants
Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered the deployment of hundreds of National Guard personnel to the US-Mexico border in an effort to curb "an expected surge in migrants after the lifting of Covid restrictions this week."
Integration – the EU’s white elephant
It is no secret that Europe has been struggling to come to an agreement on a pan-European migration policy since the 2015 migration "crisis." Public and political sentiments on the topic have swung from the left to the right over the years, resulting in the latest, trimmed-down New Pact on Migration and Asylum proposal that is currently being debated in Brussels.
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The US will temporarily deploy 1,500 Troops along the Border with Mexico
The government of US President Joe Biden has requested the deployment of 1,500 additional military personnel along the US-Mexico border because of the migrant flow that is expected from there after the lifting of restrictions against the spread of the coronavirus, reported Reuters and AFP, quoted by BTA.
Sudan rivals pledge evacuation help, US diplomats airlifted
American embassy staffers were airlifted from Sudan early Sunday, as forces loyal to rival generals battled for control of Africa's third-largest nation for a ninth day amid fading hopes for deescalation.
The warring sides said they were helping coordinate the evacuation of foreigners, though continued exchanges of fire in Sudan's capital undermined those claims.
Supreme Court preserves access to abortion pill for now
The Supreme Court on Friday preserved women's access to a drug used in the most common method of abortion, rejecting lower-court restrictions while a lawsuit continues.
Congress notified about $259 million F-16 equipment sale to Turkey
On Monday the Biden administration notified Congress of a $259 million F-16 equipment sale to Turkey. Petros Kasfikis, the Washington DC correspondent for the Athens News Agency and Mega TV, joins Thanos Davelis to break down the details of this deal, what it means for the potential sale of F-16s to Turkey, and explore whether this signals a shift in Washington when it comes to Ankara.
Being an Ally does not mean being a Vassal: Macron Defended his Words about the US and Taiwan
French President Emmanuel Macron has defended his recent comments on Taiwan, in which he said France should not be drawn into an escalation between the US and China, the BBC reported.
Macron made the comments in an interview over the weekend following his three-day state visit to China. He also said that being an ally of the US does not mean being a "vassal".
Did Turkey target Syrian Kurdish leader and US personnel with a drone strike?
This weekend missiles from a drone nearly hit a US convoy carrying American personnel and Mazlum Kobane, a top American ally in the fight against the Islamic State and the commander in chief of the Syrian Democratic Forces.
Kobane said he was the target of an assassination, while the Pentagon said the strikes "directly threatened the safety of US personnel" working to defeat IS.
It’s not just willow: Oil and gas projects are back in a big way
When the Biden administration greenlighted the $8 billion Willow oil project on Alaska's North Slope last month, many decried the move as a betrayal of the United States' pledge to move away from fossil fuels in the fight against climate change.