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NATO jet approaches Russian defence minister's plane

Moscow - A NATO military plane on Wednesday approached the plane of Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu above the Baltic Sea, Russian news agencies reported, the third such encounter in three days.

NATO holds first war games on vulnerable Baltic corridor

Vilnius - NATO has held its first war games focused on defending the Suwalki Gap, a land corridor critical to the security of its Baltic allies, officials said Monday, amid tensions with Russia.

Macedonia seeks end to name dispute blocking NATO, EU bids

Brussels - Macedonia's new prime minister suggested Monday that his country could join NATO and the EU under a provisional name in order to end a long-running dispute with Greece that has blocked its membership bids.

Trump says US committed to NATO's mutual defense pledge

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Friday that the United States remained committed to NATO's mutual defense pledge, after he failed to endorse it in a speech in Brussels last month.

Trump commits US to NATO's Article Five on mutual defense

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Friday that the United States is committed to the NATO treaty's crucial Article Five mutual defense pledge.

Juncker says Europe can no longer 'outsource' protection

Prague - Europe has to take care of its defence given the shift in US policy, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday, promoting a hefty defence fund announced by Brussels.

Ukraine MPs back NATO application push

Kiev - Ukraine's parliament on Thursday voted to back attempts by the crisis-torn ex-Soviet nation to seek NATO membership, a move set to heighten tensions with Russia.

Lithuania warns Russian drill may mask troop build-up

Washington - Lithuania's defense minister on Wednesday warned that a Russian military exercise later this year may serve as cover for an aggressive troop buildup on NATO's eastern flank.

Canada to boost military spending after Trump rails at allies

Ottawa - Canada announced Wednesday plans for a sharp increase in military spending over the next decade as US President Donald Trump has demanded of America's NATO allies.

Montenegro becomes NATO's 29th member

Washington - Montenegro became NATO's 29th member Monday just as the crucial Atlantic alliance appeared imperiled by US President Donald Trump's ambiguous commitment to its mutual defense pledge.

France, Germany 'certain' Trump would honour NATO pledges

Berlin - The German and French defence ministers said Thursday they were certain about the US commitment to NATO despite President Donald Trump's recent failure to publicly endorse its collective defence pledge.

New Trump attack on Germany widens transatlantic rift

Washington - The transatlantic diplomatic rift widened on Tuesday as US President Donald Trump responded to criticism from Chancellor Angela Merkel with a new attack on German trade tactics and defense spending.

Poland has 'no doubt' about US commitment to NATO: minister

Varsovia - Poland's defence minister said Friday he was confident about US President Donald Trump's commitment to NATO amid doubts raised by his failure to publicly endorse the alliance's guarantee of collective defence.

NATO reels from harsh Trump reality show

Brussels - US President Donald Trump's performance at a "shocking" NATO summit has dealt a major blow to the alliance and may hand a win to Vladimir Putin, analysts say.

NATO attempts to contain Russia, raising conflict risk: Moscow

Moscow - Russia on Friday accused NATO of increasing the threat of conflict, insisting attempts by the US-led alliance to curb Moscow have left ties at their lowest ebb since the USSR collapsed.

In Europe, Trump feels the heat on climate

Paris - At every stop in Donald Trump's whirlwind of summit meetings in Europe, the issue of climate change -- and the US president's threat to ditch the 196-nation Paris Agreement -- is never far from the surface.

Trump berates NATO for dodging defence dues

Brussels - US President Donald Trump on Thursday launched an extraordinary broadside at NATO allies for failing to pay their fair share of the defence bill.

Montenegro to join NATO in June

Brussels - Montenegro will formally become NATO's 29th member in early June, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday, amid bitter Russian opposition to the move.

Trump set for 'tough' NATO and EU talks

Brussels - Donald Trump meets NATO and EU leaders for the first time Thursday with the US president set to press nervous allies to do more on terrorism after the Manchester bombing.

NATO will join anti-IS coalition at Trump summit: Stoltenberg

Brussels - NATO will join the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State jihadis, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday, ahead of a summit with President Donald Trump.

Trump meets wary NATO and EU in 'hellhole' Brussels

Brussels - Donald Trump meets NATO and EU leaders on Thursday in the city he once derided as a "hellhole", with nervous allies hoping for a strong show of commitment from the US president.

British PM to cut short G7 trip after Manchester attack

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May will curtail her trip to the G7 summit in Italy this week following the deadly suicide attack on a Manchester concert, an official said Wednesday.

Thousands protest against Trump in 'hellhole' Brussels

Brussels - Thousands of protesters carrying effigies of Donald Trump marched through Brussels on Wednesday after the US president arrived for talks with the EU and NATO."Trump not welcome" said banners waved by the crowd, which police said numbered around 9,000.

NATO to join anti-IS coalition: diplomatic sources

Brussels - NATO is to join the US-led anti-Islamic State coalition, meeting a key demand of President Donald Trump that the alliance do more to fight Islamist terrorism, diplomatic sources said Wednesday.

Merkel-Erdogan meet likely at NATO summit: Germany

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is planning to meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a NATO summit Thursday in Brussels, her spokesman said.

Erdogan says EU must decide on Turkey membership

Ankara - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said ahead of crunch talks with the EU's leadership it was up to Brussels to decide if it wanted Turkey as a member of the bloc.

NATO must 'step up' after Manchester attack: Stoltenberg

Brussels - NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday that the Manchester bombing shows the alliance must agree at a summit with US President Donald Trump to do more to combat terrorism.

NATO breaks partnership deadlock over Turkey-Austria dispute

Brussels - NATO reached a deal Tuesday to unblock partnerships with around 40 non-member countries which had been paralysed by a dispute between Turkey and Austria, officials said.

NATO and EU wonder which Trump will turn up

Brussels - Hoping for the best, fearing the worst: EU and NATO leaders are braced for their first meeting with US President Donald Trump on their home turf on Thursday.

NATO and EU wonder which Trump will turn up

Brussels - Hoping for the best, fearing the worst: EU and NATO leaders are braced for their first meeting with US President Donald Trump on their home turf on Thursday.
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Around 24 NATO supply trucks were destroyed by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
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