Quran burned in front of Denmark mosque, Turkish embassy | Islamophobia News

An anti-Islam activist has burned copies of the Muslim holy book near a Copenhagen mosque and outside the Turkish embassy in Denmark. Rasmus Paludan, a far-right activist who holds both Danish and Swedish citizenship, had already infuriated the Turkish government by staging a Quran-burning protest in Sweden on January 21. On Friday, he replicated the … Read more

Fighting intensifies in east Ukraine, Kyiv seeks more weapons

Fighting intensifies in east Ukraine – Ukrainian officials Ukraine says it needs more weapons, calls for sanctions Western allies agreed this week to provide tanks Russia says U.S. president holds key to ending fighting KYIV, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Russia has stepped up attempts to break through Ukraine’s defences with heavy fighting in the north … Read more

Russia: NATO war involvement ‘growing’ with arms to Ukraine | Russia-Ukraine war News

Russia says the delivery of NATO battle tanks to Ukraine is evidence of “direct and growing” US and European involvement in the war, with one analyst suggesting supplying nations could become potential targets. The comments come after the United States and Germany on Wednesday said they would arm Ukraine with dozens of heavy tanks in … Read more

Belarus leader says he has been asked to seal a non-aggression pact with Ukraine

Jan 24 (Reuters) – Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko said on Tuesday that he had been asked to conclude a non-aggression pact with Ukraine, the Belta state news agency reported, citing comments that suggested he saw Kyiv as a potential threat. Lukashenko, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, disclosed the alleged offer to a … Read more

Finland says time-out needed in talks with Turkey over NATO bid

HELSINKI, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Finland’s foreign minister said on Tuesday a time-out of a few weeks was needed in Finland and Sweden’s talks with Turkey on their application to join the NATO military alliance. Turkey’s president said on Monday that Sweden should not expect his country’s support after a protest near the Turkish embassy … Read more

Erdogan warns Sweden on NATO bid after Quran burning protest | Recep Tayyip Erdogan News

Turkish president says Sweden should not expect Ankara’s support in its bid to join the military alliance. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Sweden that it should not expect his backing to join NATO following the burning of the Quran outside Ankara’s embassy in Stockholm during a protest. “Those who allow such blasphemy in … Read more

‘Quran burning’ protest scuppers Turkey-Sweden NATO talks

Turkey announced on Saturday it had cancelled a visit from Sweden, after an anti-Turkish protest was allowed in Stockholm. Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said the talks with his Swedish counterpart Pål Jonson were called off as they had “lost significance and meaning”.  The visit was intended to try and remove Ankara’s objections to Sweden’s NATO … Read more

Putin ally Medvedev warns NATO of nuclear war if Russia defeated in Ukraine

Medvedev: nuclear powers don’t lose major wars Nuclear war is possible if a nuclear power loses, he says Medvedev tells NATO to think about the risks NATO and defence leaders due to meet in Germany MOSCOW, Jan 19 (Reuters) – Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, an ally of Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin, warned the North … Read more

Lavrov compares West’s approach to Russia with Hitler’s ‘Final Solution’

MOSCOW, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that the United States had assembled a coalition of European countries to solve “the Russian question” in the same way that Adolf Hitler had sought a “final solution” to eradicate Europe’s Jews. Lavrov, who caused an international furore last year with remarks … Read more

‘Hand over your terrorists’: Turkey ramps up pressure on NATO hopefuls Sweden and Finland

Sweden and Finland must deport some 130 “terrorists” to Turkey before Ankara will approve their bids to join NATO, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday. Turkey has blocked bids by the two Nordic states to join the western military alliance since they applied in May. Under NATO rules, all 30 members must agree … Read more