Russia-Ukraine war Live updates: On the orders of President Vladimir Putin, Russian troops crossed into neighbouring Ukraine on February 24.
Updated on May 15, 2022 07:56 AM IST
Saturday, May 15, marks 81st day of Russia’s military campaign in Ukraine, which began on February 24. While the fighting in the east European nation continues to make headlines, what is also making news is a potential NATO membership for Finland and Sweden, and Moscow’s objection to it. The Kremlin has warned of ‘consequences’ if either, or both Finland and Sweden, are made members of the intergovernmental military alliance.
On the other hand, the United States, and NATO itself, have spoken out in favour of the two Nordic countries joining the alliance of 30 member states. Of these, 28 are in Europe, with the other two being the US and Canada.
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May 15, 2022 07:55 AM IST
Top Republican Senator meets Ukraine President Zelensky
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Russia denies its naval ship attacked by Ukraine in Black Sea
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Updated on May 15, 2022 07:10 AM IST
Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi
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Updated on May 15, 2022 06:32 AM IST
‘If something happens to me’: Imran Khan ‘reveals’ conspiracy to kill him. Watch
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Published on May 15, 2022 06:25 AM IST
‘My body my choice’: Thousands rally across US for abortion rights
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Published on May 15, 2022 05:50 AM IST
Elon Musk picks holes in Twitter algorithm, offers 3 steps; Jack Dorsey says…
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Published on May 15, 2022 05:44 AM IST
10 dead, suspect arrested in mass shooting at supermarket in New York
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Updated on May 15, 2022 05:21 AM IST
Outcry after Israel police beat mourners at funeral
- Witnesses say the Palestinian-American was shot dead two days earlier by Israeli police during a raid in occupied West Bank, which Israel has denied.
Published on May 15, 2022 01:51 AM IST
Russians are withdrawing from Kharkiv, says Ukraine
- Putin warns Finland that NATO membership would harm ties as Duma deputy head visits occupied Kherson.
Published on May 15, 2022 01:34 AM IST
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Published on May 14, 2022 11:33 PM IST
Thousands expected to rally across US for abortion rights
- The planned nationwide demonstrations are a response to leaked draft opinion showing the United States Supreme Court’s conservative majority is considering overturning Roe v. Wade, a landmark 1973 ruling guaranteeing abortion access nationwide.
Published on May 14, 2022 09:25 PM IST
G7 criticises India decision to stop wheat exports: Germany
- India on Saturday banned wheat exports without prior government approval after recent scorching temperatures hit production, in a blow to countries affected by supply shortages because of the war in Ukraine.
Updated on May 14, 2022 07:17 PM IST