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NATO aims to make progress on Finland, Sweden’s membership bids

Brussels (The Times Groupe)- NATO's chief on Monday said he hoped to "make progress" on Finland and Sweden's membership bids.

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NATO aims to make progress on Finland, Sweden’s membership bids

Brussels (The Times Groupe)- NATO's chief on Monday said he hoped to "make progress" on Finland and Sweden's membership bids.

Tehran suggests Qatar most likely venue for Iran-US nuclear deal talks

Tehran (The Times Groupe)- Iran and the US will likely hold talks in Qatar, mediated by the European Union, to close the remaining gaps in the 2015 Iran nuclear deal framework, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Uk’s Boris Johnson seeks to stay in power until the mid-2030s

Kigali (The Times Groupe)- Boris Johnson declared on Saturday he intends to remain in power until the middle of the next decade, despite calls for him to quit, making him the longest-serving leader in the country's history.

G7 summit kicks off under shadow of Ukraine war, stagflation risk

Schloss Elmau (The Times Groupe)- The German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will welcome leaders from the Group of Seven rich democracies to the Bavarian Alps on Sunday for a three-day summit overshadowed by the war in Ukraine and its far-reaching consequences.

Israeli Knesset passes bill to dissolve itself

Tel Aviv (The Times Groupe)- Israel's Knesset voted on Wednesday to dissolve itself in preparation for early elections in October.

Turkish president welcomes Saudi crown prince with official ceremony

Ankara (The Times Groupe)- Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was officially welcomed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday in the capital of Ankara.

Turkish president, British premier discuss bilateral relations, Ukraine war

Ankara (The Times Groupe)- Turkish President Erdogan and British Prime Minister Cameron discussed bilateral relations and regional issues on Tuesday.

Israel’s parliament to be dissolved, Lapid to become premier

Tel Aviv (The Times Groupe)- The Israeli government announced Monday that it will table a bill next week to dissolve the Knesset (Israel's parliament) and appoint Yair Lapid as prime minister, state media reported.

France’s Macron loses absolute majority in legislative elections

Paris (The Times Groupe)- French President Emmanuel Macron suffered a major setback on Sunday as his political coalition failed to win an absolute majority in the legislative elections, putting the majority at risk of forming alliances with other parties.

Tel Aviv asks Israelis to avoid Istanbul amid concrete threats of Iran

Jerusalem (The Times Groupe)-  Israeli officials warned Friday that there were "concrete" threats that Iran was trying to carry out a terror attack on Israelis in Istanbul over the weekend.

Venezuelan oil exports to EU set to resume after two years

Caracas (The Times Groupe)- Refinitiv Eikon data showed on Friday that Eni (ENI.MI), with a 650,000-barrel cargo of Venezuelan oil in tow, is about to sail with the first export of crude oil from the U.S.-sanctioned country to Europe in two years.

Russia again cuts natural gas exports to European countries

Prague (The Times Groupe)- Russian gas supplies to the European Union were cut again on Friday, including halving the supply to Italy and Slovakia, as countries sought to lessen their dependence on the Russian supply following the war in Ukraine.

Gazprom reduces gas supplies to Italy, France cut off

Rome (The Times Groupe)- Italian energy company Eni announced Friday that Gazprom will cut its gas supplies to Italy by 50%.

US targets companies selling Iranian petrochemicals in fresh sanctions

Washington (The Times Groupe)- The United States has imposed sanctions on Chinese and Emirati companies and a network of Iranian firms for helping export petrochemicals from Iran.

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