US President Joe Biden yesterday threw his full support behind Sweden and Finland’s bids to join Nato as he and European leaders said they were confident Turkey’s surprise opposition to the Nordic states’ membership could be addressed.
Indonesia will lift its ban on palm oil exports next week, President Joko Widodo said Thursday, relieving pressure on the global vegetable oil market after prices spiked because of the suspension and the war in Ukraine.
North Korea is poised to conduct a nuclear test, Seoul and Washington said Thursday, with the United States warning it could come as President Joe Biden visits South Korea this week.
Australia posted its lowest jobless rate in 48 years Thursday, a potential pre-election boost to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who is fighting to stay in power.
An Indonesian ferry carrying 800 people which had run aground was dislodged on Thursday and continued on its journey, the military said.
A 21-year-old Russian soldier yesterday pleaded guilty to the cold-blooded murder of a Ukrainian civilian, as Kyiv began a judicial reckoning for alleged atrocities after nearly three months of war.
The United States reopened its embassy in Kyiv yesterday after closing it for three months due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the State Department said.
Finland and Sweden formally applied to join the NATO alliance on Wednesday at allied headquarters, a decision spurred by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, but face objections from Turkey to an accession process that is expected to take only a few weeks.