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NATO plans to increase its high-alert forces to over 300,000 in massive military reinforcements – CNBC

Stoltenberg said NATO’s updated strategic concept is likely to refer to Russia as “the most significant and direct threat” to security. Anadolu Agency Anadolu Agency Getty Images NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday that the military alliance was ready to increase the number of its high-alert forces to more than 300,000 as part of …

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Russia is on the brink of a historic debt default as the payment deadline expires – CNBC

Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov (seen here with Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2019) reportedly told the Russian newspaper Vedomosti that Moscow would continue to service foreign debts in rubles, but foreign Eurobond holders would have to open ruble and hard currency accounts in Russian banks to receive payments. Mikhail Svetlov News Getty Images | …

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Russia’s neighbors fear NATO’s defense plans are not fit for purpose and could be quickly surpassed – CNBC

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has said he plans to bring up a conflict with Russia at this week’s NATO summit. Picture Alliance | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Everything changed when Russia invaded Ukraine and NATO’s defense strategy must now be responsible for the new security environment on Europe’s eastern wing. It is a coordinated …

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Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 2% led by Chinese technology stocks – CNBC

SINGAPORE – Shares in the Asia-Pacific region rose on Monday as investors assess fears of inflation and recession. Hong Kong Hang Senga Index led to an increase in the region, to end the day by 2.35% to 22,229.52, after trading more than 3% more at the session. The Hang Seng Tech index jumped 4.71%. Alibaba …

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Russian Putin is traveling abroad for the first time since the beginning of the war in Ukraine – CNBC

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the opening ceremony of new health facilities in several regions of Russia, via video link in St. Petersburg, Russia, June 18, 2022. Sputnik / Mikhail Metzel / Kremlin via REUTERS EDITOR’S NOTE – THIS PICTURE WAS PUBLISHED BY A THIRD PARTY. Mihail Metzel Sputnik Reuters Vladimir Putin will visit two …

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warns that Russian takeover of Ukraine would be ‘absolutely catastrophic’ for the world – CNBC

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson are photographed before the meeting, while the Russian attack on Ukraine continues, in Kiev, Ukraine, on June 17, 2022. Press service of the Ukrainian president via Reuters British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned on Sunday that if Russia succeeds in taking over Ukraine, global results …

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