NATO reaches a deal with Turkey to admit Sweden and Finland, secretary-general says
WASHINGTON — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday that the world's most powerful military alliance reached a deal to admit Sweden and Finland after resolving the concerns of holdout Turkey. Previously, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would not approve the NATO applications of both Sweden and Finland. The push to add Sweden and Finland to the world's most powerful military alliance comes as Russia's assault on Ukraine amplifies fears of other countries in the region. Both Finland and Sweden already meet many of the requirements to be NATO members. However, all 30 NATO members must approve a country's bid for it to be accepted into the alliance.cnbc.com
Europe's central bank ready to 'stamp out' surging inflation
The head of the European Central Bank says it will move gradually to combat soaring consumer prices with interest rate hikes in July and September but will keep its options open to “stamp out” inflation if it surges faster than expected.
Trudeau: US abortion ruling could mean loss of other rights
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion is a worrying setback that could lead to the removal of other rights Americans havewashingtonpost.com
Fast food companies still in Russia, ban on juuls, and OSU patents "the." : The Indicator from Planet Money : NPR
This Friday, we're looking at fast-food companies who are still hanging on in Russia. Juul getting banned. And as a cherry on top, THE Ohio State University deciding to patent you guessed it, "the."npr.org
New York City expanding access to monkeypox vaccine as virus spreads across U.S.
New York City is making the monkeypox vaccine available to more people as the amount of cases continues to increase in the U.S. Now, groups of at-risk men who have had multiple male sex partners, or anonymous sex in the past two weeks, are eligible to receive a dose. Dr. Celine Gounder, the editor-at-large for public health at Kaiser Health News and an infectious disease expert and epidemiologist at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine and Bellevue hospital, has more on what health officials are doing to combat the spread.news.yahoo.com
Wisconsin election investigator hired to look into Biden's victory says he deleted records
Michael Gableman, the ex-Wisconsin Supreme Court justice hired to investigate Joe Biden's 2020 victory in the battleground state, testified that he routinely deleted records, and he deactivated a personal email account.news.yahoo.com
Can Americans fight in the Ukrainian military? Yahoo News Explains
Since the war in Ukraine started, a number of foreign fighters, including U.S. citizens, have entered the country to help fight against the Russian forces. Now four months into the conflict, at least two American veterans fighting alongside the Ukrainian military have been captured — but the Kremlin claims international laws regarding prisoners of war don’t apply. Matthew Schmidt, the program coordinator for international affairs and an associate professor of national security at the University of New Haven, explains the legality of U.S. citizens fighting in foreign wars and the laws protecting captured soldiers.news.yahoo.com
CBS News obtains images from film footage given to Jan. 6 panel
CBS News has obtained two photos from British documentary filmmaker Alex Holder's three-part series "Unprecedented." Holder interviewed President Trump and Ivanka Trump and gave footage of Trump family interviews to the committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack. Robert Costa has the details.news.yahoo.com
China says Ukraine crisis has sounded alarm for humanity
The conflict in Ukraine has “sounded an alarm for humanity,” Chinese leader Xi Jinping said Wednesday, as China continues to assume a position of neutrality while backing its ally Russia. China has refused to criticize Russia's war in Ukraine or even to refer to it as an invasion in deference to Moscow, while also condemning U.S.-led sanctions against Russia and accusing the West of provoking Moscow.news.yahoo.com
The CEO of the rebranded Russian McDonald's isn't happy that some old franchisees are still using McDonald's branding and selling Big Macs
Some former McDonald's restaurants in Russia are selling Big Macs under a different name and are using packaging with its branding, Reuters reported.news.yahoo.com
Georgia elections official testifies Trump, Giuliani pushed conspiracy theory about fake ballots
Republican Gabriel Sterling, a top election official in Georgia, testified on Tuesday before the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. Sterling disproved a conspiracy theory that was pushed by then-President Donald Trump and his lead attorney, Rudy Giuliani, that fake ballots were pulled from a suitcase to help Joe Biden win the 2020 election.news.yahoo.com
World Bank dims outlook for global economy amid Russia war
The World Bank has sharply downgraded its outlook for the global economy, pointing to Russia’s war against Ukraine, the prospect of widespread food shortages and concerns about the potential return of “stagflation” — a toxic mix of high inflation and sluggish growth unseen for more than four decades.
This week in photos: Destruction continues, U.S. to leverage Russia-Ukraine bloc against China as the war wages on
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Thursday that U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration is aiming to lead the international bloc opposed to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine into a broader coalition to counter what it sees as a more serious, long-term threat to global order from China.
Photos from overseas: Russia pounds Ukraine, targeting supply of Western arms
Russian forces pounded targets across Ukraine, taking aim at supply lines for foreign weapons in the west and intensifying an offensive in the east, as the European Union moved Wednesday to further punish Moscow for the war with a proposed ban on oil imports.