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Sweden launches NATO bid, seeks to overcome Turkish objections

By Johan Ahlander and Simon Johnson STOCKHOLM (Reuters) -Sweden's government has formally decided to apply for NATO membership, Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said on Monday, setting it on the road…

Sri Lanka down to last day of petrol, PM tells crisis-hit nation

By Alasdair Pal and Uditha Jayasinghe COLOMBO (Reuters) -Sri Lanka's new prime minister said on Monday the crisis-hit nation was down to its last day of petrol, as the country's…

Terrified with frequent attacks, Chinese nationals teaching Mandarin in Pak called back

Karachi, May 16 (PTI) Chinese nationals teaching Mandarin in different parts of Pakistan have left for home after being called back by Beijing following the recent deadly attacks targeting them,…

Pakistan will ‘turn into Sri Lanka’ if Imran Khan is arrested: Sheikh Rasheed

Islamabad, May 16 (PTI) Pakistan will "turn into Sri Lanka" if former prime minister Imran Khan is arrested and the new government will be responsible for that, former interior minister…

Hungary PM Orban warns of “era of recession” in Europe

By Krisztina Than and Gergely Szakacs BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Monday raised the spectre of an "era of recession" in Europe as the continent grapples…

Putin sees no threat from NATO expansion, warns against military build-up

By Guy Faulconbridge LONDON (Reuters) -President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that there was no threat to Russia if Sweden and Finland joined NATO but cautioned that Moscow would respond…

Ukraine and Russia: What you need to know right now

(Reuters) - Ukrainian troops counter-attacking Russian forces have pushed them back from the city of Kharkiv and advanced as far as the border with Russia, Ukrainian officials said. FIGHTING, CIVILIANS…

Lebanon’s Hezbollah, allies likely to lose parliamentary majority

By Laila Bassam, Timour Azhari, Maya Gebeily and Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) -Iran-backed Hezbollah and its allies are likely to lose their majority in the Lebanese parliament after Sunday's election,…

EU ministers urge Hungary to sign up to planned Russian oil embargo

By Robin Emmott and Sabine Siebold BRUSSELS (Reuters) -EU foreign ministers sought to publicly pressure Hungary on Monday to lift its veto of a proposed oil embargo on Russia, with…

Visit of Prime Minister to Lumbini, Nepal (May 16, 2022)

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi paid an official visit to Lumbini, Nepal on May 16, 2022, coinciding with the auspicious occasion of Buddha Purnima, at the invitation of the Prime…

N.Korea’s Kim orders military to stabilise supply of COVID drugs

By Josh Smith and Joori Roh SEOUL (Reuters) -Leader Kim Jong Un has ordered North Korea's military to stabilise distribution of COVID-19 medicine in the capital, Pyongyang, in the battle…

PM Modi lays foundation stone of India International Centre for Buddhist Culture and Heritage in Nepal’s Lumbini

Lumbini (Nepal), May 16 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba on Monday performed the shilanyaas ceremony for the construction of the India International…