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Serbian downed US stealth jet, then befriended pilot

Skorenovac - Twenty years ago, Zoltan Dani achieved a miraculous military feat: wielding outdated missile equipment, his army unit shot down an American F117 "stealth fighter" flying over Serbia as part of NATO's 1999 air strike assault.

20 years on, Serbian victims of NATO bombings feel forgotten

Surdulica - On the outskirts of the southern Serbian town of Surdulica a black cross looms above a grave covered in a tangle of weeds.

Trump floats idea of Brazil becoming NATO member

Washington - President Donald Trump raised the possibility Tuesday that Brazil could become a member of NATO as he hosted far-right President Jair Bolsonaro for security talks at the White House."I...

Merkel rejects US criticism on defence spending

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday insisted Germany will not cut foreign aid to raise military spending, rejecting US criticism of its defence outlays.

Germany to miss NATO spending target despite short-term rise

Berlin - German defence spending will rise next year but then drop off again as a percentage of GDP, Berlin said Monday, in news expected to anger US President Donald Trump.

Pentagon denies US wants 'cost + 50%' from allies for bases

Washington - Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan denied Thursday reports that the United States has a "cost-plus-50 percent" formula for allies to pay for the US military presence on their soil.

NATO takes Huawei security concerns seriously: Stoltenberg

Apo - Security concerns about the role of Huawei in Western 5G telecom infrastructure are to be taken seriously, the head of NATO said Thursday, as Washington steps up pressure on Europe not to use the Chinese firm.

Seven NATO countries hit spending target

Apo - Seven of the 29 NATO countries hit the alliance's defence spending target in 2018, figures showed Thursday, an improvement over the year but probably not enough to satisfy Donald Trump.

NATO chief invited to address US Congress amid tensions

Washington - US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday extended a rare invitation to the head of NATO to address a joint meeting of Congress in early April to mark the alliance's 70th anniversary.

NATO chief wants to beef up Ukraine defenses against Russia threat

Washington - The commander of NATO forces in Europe, US General Curtis Scaparrotti, said Tuesday he wants to bolster Ukraine's defenses against Russia's "increasingly aggressive" posture in the east of the country and the Black Sea.

Pelosi pledges long-term US backing of NATO, EU

Apo - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sought Tuesday to reassure Europeans that there is broad-based and long-term US support for the transatlantic alliance despite President Donald Trump's harsh criticism.

No movement in Russian missile talks: NATO chief

Munich - Russia gave "no new signals" Friday about saving a landmark Cold War missile control agreement, the head of NATO said, as fears grow of a new arms race in Europe.

Europeans $100 billion short of NATO spending pledge: study

Munich - Europe would need to boost defence spending by more than $100 billion to hit the NATO spending pledge that has stirred much anger by US President Donald Trump, a study showed Friday.

New Pentagon chief meets NATO allies wary after Trump rows

Apo - Washington's new acting defence chief took part in his first NATO gathering Wednesday meeting allies unsure about his interim status and wary after recent spats with his boss President Donald Trump.

NATO chief to meet Russia's Lavrov on missile pact crisis

Apo - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced Wednesday that he will hold talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov this week, as part of efforts to save a key arms control treaty that is on the point of collapse.

Pence hails $414 mn deal on US rockets for Poland

Warsaw - The US and Poland finalised a deal on Wednesday for Warsaw to buy American mobile rocket launchers worth $414 million (365 million euros) as it lobbies Washington to boost troops on Polish soil.

NATO planning for more Russian missiles: Stoltenberg

Apo - NATO is planning for "more Russian missiles" after the collapse of a landmark Cold War arms treaty, but will not deploy new nuclear warheads in Europe, the alliance's chief said Tuesday.

NATO defence ministers to review Kosovo role

Apo - NATO defence ministers will this week review the alliance's activities in Kosovo, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday, amid unease about Pristina's decision to create its own army.

Poland to buy US rocket system for $414 million

Warsaw - Poland said Sunday it will buy mobile rocket launchers worth $414 million (365 million euros) from the United States, as Warsaw seeks closer ties with Washington amid concerns over a resurgent Russia.

Greece backs Macedonia's NATO bid, completing name deal

Atenas - Greek lawmakers on Friday approved Macedonia's NATO accession bid, putting the final touches on a historic deal to end a 27-year name row between the two countries.A majority of 153 lawmakers supported the legislation, while 140 voted against.

Macedonia takes major step on road to NATO membership

Apo - Macedonia moved a step closer to NATO membership on Wednesday, signing accession papers after resolving a long-running name row with Greece.

NATO leaders to meet in London in December

Apo - The leaders of NATO's 29 countries will gather in London in December for a special meeting to mark the alliance's 70th anniversary, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced Wednesday.

NATO chief says Trump's funding gripes having 'real results'

Washington - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Sunday that US President Donald Trump's regular complaints about the alliance had not undermined it -- adding that his criticism on defense spending was having a positive impact.

NATO says no progress in Russia talks on arms treaty

Apo - Senior NATO and Russian officials failed to make a breakthrough Friday in talks on saving the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, raising the spectre of a renewed arms race in Europe.

NATO says no progress in Russia talks on arms treaty

Apo - Senior NATO and Russian officials made no progress Friday in talks on saving the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, raising the spectre of a renewed arms race in Europe.

Trump says US backs NATO '100%' but allies must 'step up'

Washington - President Donald Trump said Thursday the United States is fully committed to NATO but repeated his insistence that other members pay more for their own security.

Report raises fresh doubts over Trump's NATO commitment

Washington - Fresh doubts surfaced Tuesday over President Donald Trump's commitment to NATO, after he was reported to have discussed a desire to pull out of the trans-Atlantic military alliance.

NATO stresses Afghan commitment despite US withdrawal

Apo - The NATO alliance stressed its continued commitment to its support mission in Afghanistan on Friday as Washington prepared to withdraw thousands of US troops.

NATO stresses Afghan commitment despite US withdrawal

Apo - The NATO alliance stressed its continued commitment to its support mission in Afghanistan on Friday as Washington prepared to withdraw thousands of US troops.

US urges Bosnia to stay on NATO path

Sarajevo - A senior US diplomat on Monday urged Bosnia to stay on the path to join NATO, a process one of its three newly-elected presidents is threatening to sabotage.
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