19 May 2022


Finland, Sweden submit formal applications for NATO membership (18)
Xinhua, May 18, 2022 Flash Finland and Sweden formally submitted their applications to NATO Secretary- General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday. After accepting the applications by the Finnish and Swedish ambassadors to NATO at its headquarters, Stoltenberg said the move was a "historic step" in a "critical moment" for European security. Finland and Sweden jointly set the course for NATO membership amid security
British Royal Mint unveils new rainbow coin for 50th anniversary of UK Pride movement (22)
by Brad Dress - 05/18/22 5:47 PM ET The United Kingdom's Royal Mint unveiled a brand new rainbow version of the country's 50 pence coin on Wednesday ahead of this summer's 50th anniversary of the country's first LGBTQ+ Pride event. The 50 pence coin is decorated with five rainbow arches.
Russian Soldier Pleads Guilty to War Crimes In Ukraine (4)
by Transitions 18 May 2022 Russian soldier Vadim Shishimarin is seen during a court hearing in Kyiv during his trial for war crimes. Photo by Viacheslav Ratynskyi via CTK/Reuters. You have 2 more articles for free this month if you don't register. REGISTER NOW Register for free to read more. Find out about our membership plans. Already a member?
Interrogation, uncertainty for surrendering Mariupol troops (2)
KYIV, Ukraine - Russia said Wednesday that nearly 1,000 Ukrainian troops making their last stand in Mariupol have surrendered, edging ever closer to the end of the battle that turned the city into a symbol of resistance and suffering. The fighters trooping out of the ruined sprawl of the Azovstal steel mill, carrying their wounded and leaving a dwindling number inside, face an uncertain fate.
May 18, 20222:41 AM UTC Fears for Mariupol defenders after surrender to Russia (2)
By Natalia Zinets Service members of Ukrainian forces who have surrendered after weeks holed up at Azovstal steel works are seen inside a bus, which arrived under escort of the pro-Russian military at a detention facility in the course of Ukraine-Russia conflict in the settlement of Olenivka in the Donetsk Region, Ukraine May 17, 2022.
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