European leaders have reacted to Donald Trump's comments over a hypothetical Russian invasion of NATO allies not spending enough on defence.
In a deal worth an estimated $A3 billion, the United States has approved the sale of training and training devices to Australia in relation AUKUS.
North Korea's Kim Jong-un is leaving Russia after touring its Pacific Sea Fleet equipped with strategic nuclear submarines among other military vessels.
NATO has reiterated its pledge to bring Ukraine into the fold, but member states are still in disagreement as to how fast that should happen.
Ukraine says it has reasserted control of some villages in the southeast although Russia still holds swathes of territory in the east, south and southeast.
The US is promising more weapons for Ukraine's counteroffensive against Russia as Volodymyr Zelenskiy arrives in Poland and the battle for Bakhmut rages.
Finland, which shares a 1300-kilometre border with Russia, is set to join NATO, just over a year after Russia invaded Ukraine.
As Ukraine battles Russian missiles and frontline assaults, top politicians and military leaders are gathering in Munich to discuss how best to support Kyiv.
Ukrainian officials say Russia has launched missile strikes across the country after NATO countries vowed to increase military aid to Kyiv.
Ukraine's president has thanked allies meeting in Germany but says more support is needed, while the US urged allies to "dig deeper" to help Kyiv beat Russia.
The US and Germany are nearing a face-off over sending heavy tanks to Ukraine, as Kyiv warns it's paying for the delay in lives as the debate drags on.
Emmanuel Macron and President Joe Biden have shown they are in lock-step over the conflict in Ukraine during the French president's state visit to Washington.
In the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, site of the heaviest fighting, Russian forces have tried to make further advances and shelled several towns.
Russia continues to pummel Ukraine's east after NATO's summit declared Moscow was the biggest "direct threat" to Western security.
The US remains confident that NATO will accept Sweden and Finland despite Turkey opposing their membership bids over claims they harbour "terrorists".
A surrender appears to have marked the end of the battle of Mariupol, where Ukraine believes tens of thousands of people were killed by Russian forces.