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1. Xi and Putin reinforce alliance with joint critique of US actions

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/xi-and-putin-reinforce-alliance-with-joint-critique-of-us-actions

China's President Xi Jinping and Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Thursday pledged a ''new era'' of partnership between their nations, presenting a united front against what they described as the United States' aggressive Cold War mentality and global destabilization efforts....

2. War in Ukraine nears potential 'dirty deal' conclusion

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/war-in-ukraine-nears-potential-dirty-deal-conclusion

Thomas Friedman, American political commentator, author and weekly columnist for The New York Times, tells Kathimerini that the ongoing war in Ukraine will probably be resolved with “a dirty deal” that will include the loss of a part of eastern Ukraine in exchange for Kyiv’s accession to NATO and the European Union....

3. Why did Brussels ignore Cyprus? Questions arise over EU inaction

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/why-did-brussels-ignore-cyprus-questions-arise-over-eu-inaction

Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivered a comprehensive 16-page speech on the "state of the Union" before the European Parliament, speaking for an hour....

4. Sweden's NATO Membership hangs in the balance as Turkey poses last-minute hurdle

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/sweden-s-nato-membership-hangs-in-the-balance-as-turkey-poses-last-minute-hurdle

The developments surrounding Sweden’s NATO membership are rapidly unfolding, with indications pointing towards an imminent announcement of an agreement during the Vilnius summit held on July 11-12. However, there remains the possibility that Turkey may disrupt the proceedings at the last moment....

5. Turkey to play Cyprus card at NATO summit

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-to-play-cyprus-card-at-nato-summit

The spokesman for the ruling party in Turkey says Cyprus will inevitably be on the agenda at the next NATO summit, as the alliance still struggles to overcome hesitation in Ankara over Sweden’s membership due to terrorism concerns...

6. Turkish elections: No matter who wins, Greece remains skeptical

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkish-elections-no-matter-who-wins-greece-remains-skeptical

Greek-Turkish Relations Hang in the Balance After Turkish Elections" Subtitle: "Uncertainty Looms as Turkey's Strategic Priorities Likely to Remain Unchanged Regardless of Election Outcome"...

7. Washington okays baby deal for Turkish F16

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/washington-okays-baby-deal-for-turkish-f16

US President Joe Biden's administration is set to move ahead with the sale of a modernization package for Turkey's existing F-16 aircraft, after leaders of US congressional committees gave informal approval, but Turkey's request to buy billions of dollars worth of F-16s remains in limbo...

8. Finland joins NATO, doubling the alliance's border with Russia

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/finland-joins-nato-doubling-the-alliance-s-border-with-russia

Finland Joins NATO, Doubling Russia's Border with the Alliance Subtitle: ...

9. Turkey rejects linking NATO expansion to F-16 deal

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-rejects-links-between-nato-expansion-f-16-deal

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday called for Sweden and Finland to be accepted into NATO 'as quickly as possible,' although his Turkish counterpart dismissed the possibility of any link between their accession and Turkey’s request for F-16 fighter jets...

10. Blinken pops into Athens to shore up Ukraine effort

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/blinken-in-athens-to-shore-up-ukraine-effort

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will be in Athens on February 20-22 to meet with the country’s leadership and launch the fourth round of the US-Greece Strategic Dialogue. The US official’s trip comes after a visit to Turkey, where he pressed NATO expansion...

11. US government moving ahead with intention to sell F-16's to Turkey

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/us-government-moving-ahead-with-intention-to-sell-f-16-s-to-turkey

The Biden administration is moving ahead with its intention to supply Turkey with 40 new F-16 fighter jets and upgrade 80 of the country’s older ones....

12. Turkey says S-400 ready for use if needed

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-says-s-400-ready-for-use-if-needed

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar says his country’s Russian-made surface-to-air missile batteries are ready for action and will be used if the country is threatened...

13. Menendez responds to Turkey's S-400 purchase rumors

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/menendez-responds-to-turkey-s-s-400-purchase-rumors

A new statement about Turkey's possible purchase of S-400 missile systems from Russia was once again expressed in a statement issued by US Senator Bob Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee....

14. Finland and Sweden formally apply to join NATO

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/finland-and-sweden-formally-apply-to-join-nato

Finland and Sweden formally applied to join the NATO alliance on Wednesday, a decision spurred by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, but face objections from Turkey to an accession process that is expected to take only a few weeks....

15. Biden praises Greek position over war in Ukraine

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/biden-praises-greek-position-over-war-in-ukraine

US President Joe Biden has thanked Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for Athens’ 'moral leadership' following the Russian invasion in Ukraine in late February...

16. Disquiet in Nicosia over NATO and sanctions talk

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/disquiet-in-nicosia-over-sanctions-and-nato-talk

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades says Nicosia will implement only targeted measures against Russia while talk of the island joining NATO is premature, citing Ankara that appeared to be pumping the brakes on western alliance expansion over hostility from current member Greece and two likely Nordic applicants...

17. Moscow warns of retaliation if Helsinki joins

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/moscow-warns-of-retaliation-if-helsinki-joins

Finland said on Thursday it would apply to join NATO 'without delay', with Sweden expected to follow, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine looked set to bring about the very expansion of the Western military alliance that Vladimir Putin aimed to prevent...

18. How meritocracy reinforces inequality

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/op-ed-how-meritocracy-reinforces-inequality

We normally have unexamined certainties to guide us through daily life. But few people are so gifted at shaking those certainties than Michael Sandel....

19. Cyprus on Russia’s list of unfriendly nations

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-on-russia-s-list-of-unfriendly-nations

Moscow is firing back at countries that joined sanctions against Russia in the wake of the war in Ukraine, with Cyprus finding itself on the list days after Russian naval ships were denied access to the island’s ports...

20. Cypriot MEP sticks out for not supporting Ukraine vote

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cypriot-mep-sticks-out-for-not-supporting-ukraine-vote

A Cypriot MEP has drawn criticism from colleagues for not supporting a vote to accept Ukraine’s EU application, with the member from the left saying he condemned the Russian campaign but was against Europe taking part in NATO expansion...

21. Op-ed: From 1992 to 2022: EU still seeking common foreign and defense policy

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/op-ed-from-1992-to-2022-eu-still-seeking-common-foreign-and-defense-policy

Thirty years ago, in February 1992, in an idyllic city in the Netherlands, 12 leaders signed the Treaty on European Union. ...

22. Russian troops go in after recognition move

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/russian-troops-go-in-after-recognition-move

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the deployment of troops to two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine after recognizing them as independent on Monday, accelerating a crisis the West fears could unleash a major war...

23. Op-ed: 'Putin will not invade because he doesn’t want a second Afghanistan’

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/op-ed-putin-will-not-invade-because-he-doesn-t-want-a-second-afghanistan

Many analysts have suggested that the chaotic US withdrawal from Afghanistan emboldened Russian President Vladimir Putin to move toward Ukraine, exploiting the perceived weakness of the West. But Leon Aron, senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, reminds us that Russians were also trapped in Afghanistan in 1978-89. ...

24. Allies watch for Kremlin attempt to justify Ukraine invasion

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/allies-watch-for-kremlin-attempt-to-justify-ukraine-invasion

The U.S. issued some of its starkest, most detailed warnings yet about how a Russian invasion of Ukraine might unfold, and its Western allies went on high alert for any attempts by the Kremlin to create a false pretext for a new war in Europe....

25. Ukraine shows unity as West sees no sign of Russian pullback

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ukraine-shows-unity-as-west-sees-no-sign-of-russian-pullback

Ukrainians defied pressure from Moscow with a national show of flag-waving unity Wednesday, while the West warned that it saw no sign of a promised pullback of Russian troops from Ukraine’s borders despite Kremlin declarations of a withdrawal....

26. Russia holds drills in Belarus as West warns of 'dangerous moment'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/russia-holds-drills-in-belarus-as-west-warns-of-dangerous-moment

Britain said on Thursday the West could face the "most dangerous moment" in its standoff with Moscow in the next few days, as Russia held military exercises in Belarus and the Black Sea following its troop buildup near Ukraine....

27. French jets fly over Cyprus after Macron-Putin chat

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/french-jets-fly-over-cyprus-after-macron-putin-chat

French fighter jets taking off Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean are flying over Cyprus this week in a demonstration of NATO power, with Russian ships also in the area just days after Putin and Macron met to discuss Ukraine...

28. Ukraine crisis: Biden warns Russia may invade next month

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ukraine-crisis-biden-warns-russia-may-invade-next-month

US President Joe Biden has warned there is a "distinct possibility" Russia might invade Ukraine next month, the White House says....

29. 'Be afraid': Ukraine hit by cyberattack while Russia deploys more troops at border

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/be-afraid-ukraine-hit-by-cyberattack-while-russia-deploys-more-troops-at-border

Ukraine was hit by a massive cyberattack warning its citizens to "be afraid and expect the worst", while Russia, which has amassed more than 100,000 troops on its neighbor's frontier, released TV pictures on Friday of more forces deploying in a drill....

30. Turkish defense minister makes fresh accusations against Greece, Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkish-defense-minister-makes-fresh-accusations-against-greece-cyprus

Turkey has “problems” in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean because of Greece and Cyprus’ “expansionist-minded policies and claims,” Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar has told lawmakers in Ankara....

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