Turkey NATO Return F-16 Gesture

Turkey returns to NATO’s fold with F-16 gestures, yet challenges persist.

Turkey, along with Hungary, spent nearly two years blocking Sweden’s accession to NATO. Turkey has procured potent Russian weapons systems, and its outspoken president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, openly criticizes leaders of Western allied countries. Relations between Turkey and the West have been severely strained. However, the decision to permit Sweden into NATO in late January,…

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Korean Women Table Tennis

South Korean women fall to China in table tennis worlds quarterfinals

In the women’s tournament quarterfinals of the Table Tennis World Championships on Thursday, the host country, South Korea, suffered elimination following a heavy defeat to China, the world’s top-ranked team. China, boasting the top three female players globally, secured a dominant 3-0 victory over South Korea in the quarterfinals held at the International Table Tennis…

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Putin declares Russia's intent

Putin declares Russia’s intent to expand territorial acquisitions in Ukraine after the tumultuous events in Avdiivka

On February 20th, President Vladimir Putin announced plans for Russian troops to advance further into Ukraine following the fall of Avdiivka. He described Ukrainian troops fleeing in chaos and emphasized the need to capitalize on this battlefield success. Avdiivka, with a population of 32,000, was captured by Russia on Saturday, marking Putin’s significant victory since…

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Nancy Pelosi & Nikki Haley

‘It is horrible’: Nancy Pelosi & Nikki Haley blast Trump for not calling out Putin over Navalny’s death

Former U.S. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley criticized ex-President Donald Trump on Monday for his response to the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. They deemed Trump’s remarks as “beneath the dignity of a human being.” Navalny died in a Russian prison, widely believed to be a political assassination….

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