Macron seeks allies at the opening of the new French parliament

PARIS: France’s lower house of parliament reopens on Tuesday after a surprise election by President Emmanuel macron whose centrist allies are a little closer to building a stable majority, potentially putting Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne’s job on the line. After this month’s vote brought surges from the far right and far left, opposition forces have … Read more

Britain is facing a 1937 moment and must be ready to fight, says new army chief

British troops must be prepared to “fight and win” to stop the expansion of the war in Europe, the new army chief will warn today. General Sir Patrick Sanders, chief of the general staff, says Britain is facing another “1937 moment” and must be ready to act quickly. In a speech on Tuesday he will … Read more

G7 leaders meet in Germany amid conflict between Russia and Ukraine

G-7 leaders meet in Germany amid Russia-Ukraine conflict – CBS News Watch CBS News President Biden and other world leaders have gathered in Germany for the G-7 summit. Leaders are focusing on the conflict in Ukraine and ways to isolate and put economic pressure Russia. Charles Kupchan, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations … Read more

NATO discusses how to define China: ‘systemic challenge’ or worse? | NATO News

NATO re-assesses China as a concern due to Beijing’s growing military ambitions and growing economic power abroad. NATO’s first new strategy concept in a decade will mention China as a concern for the first time, but member states remain at odds over how to describe the country with the world’s largest military and Beijing’s relationship … Read more

G7 leaders consult with Zelenskyy, prepare new aid for Ukraine

ELMAU: Leading economic powers given by video link with the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Monday, when they underscored their long-term commitment to Ukraine with plans to seek a cap on the price of Russian oil, raise tariffs on Russian goods and impose other new sanctions. In addition, the United States was preparing to announce … Read more

NATO to increase high-readiness force to ‘more than’ 300,000 soldiers – POLITICO

NATO will increase its high-readiness forces to more than 300,000 troops, the alliance chief announced Monday, part of plans he described as “the largest review of our collective defense and deterrence since the Cold War.” NATO’s current response force comprises approximately 40,000 soldiers. Speaking to reporters ahead of a summit of NATO leaders, Secretary-General Jens … Read more

NATO Summit 2022 in Madrid: 5 things you need to know | NATO News

Leaders of the world’s largest defense alliance will meet in Madrid this week for the 2022 NATO summit. The high-stakes meeting on June 28-30 comes at a time of heightened global tension amid Russia’s war in Ukraine. Here are five things to know about the summit that security analysts say could affect the defense and … Read more

Pyongyang accuses Washington of forming a NATO-style alliance in Asia

North Korea on Monday accused the United States of forging a NATO-style military alliance in Asia, saying the long-standing US goal of overthrowing the country’s government had forced it to develop stronger defenses.North Korea’s accusation comes amid fears that it may be preparing for its first nuclear test in five years, and after a recent … Read more

G7 pledges new support to Ukraine as war continues

G7 leaders were expected to announce new economic measures on Monday to tighten the screws on Moscow as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called for more help to fend off Russian invasion. US President Joe Biden and his counterparts from the Group of Seven wealthy democracies are holding a three-day summit in the Bavarian Alps that … Read more

Protests in Madrid against the NATO summit

Madrid-AFP Thousands of people protested this Sunday in Madrid to demand peace and the dissolution of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), two days before the opening of the alliance’s next summit in the Spanish capital. Left-wing, anti-capitalist and anti-globalization activists, environmentalists, women’s rights defenders, communists, as well as movements such as “Fridays for Future” … Read more