Germany approves 10 bln euro F-35 jet deal with U.S.
Germany got the go-ahead to buy F-35 fighter jets produced by U.S. defence giant Lockheed Martin as part of military procurement projects worth 13 billion euros ($13.85 billion), Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht said on Wednesday.
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Istanbul mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu sentenced to jail over ‘fools’ insult
A Turkish court has sentenced Istanbul’s mayor to more than two years in prison and banned him from politics in a move that his supporters described as a politically motivated effort to sideline a high-profile rival of the president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
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Peru declares nationwide state of emergency as crisis deepens
Peru has declared a nationwide state of emergency amid a week of protest and political upheaval following the removal and arrest of former President Pedro Castillo.
. NIKKEI ASIA
Ukrainian forces shell Russian-controlled Donetsk
Moscow says may target U.S.-supplied Patriot missiles; Russians accused of mistreating Kherson kids
NATO boosts budgets by more than 25% for 2023
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization announced on Wednesday that its 2023 civil and military budgets will be raised by 27.8% and 25.8%, respectively, compared to the year prior.
France to play Argentina in 2022 FIFA World Cup final
Reigning world champions France beat Morocco 2-0 Wednesday to face Argentina in the 2022 FIFA World Cup final this weekend.