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Afghan police killed, NATO soldier wounded in 'insider attack'

Kandahar - Two Afghan police officers were killed and a NATO soldier was wounded in an apparent insider attack in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said.

Georgian soldier killed in Taliban suicide attack: NATO

Kabul - A Georgian soldier was killed in a Taliban suicide bomb attack on a convoy of foreign forces near Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan, NATO said Friday.

Russia ties most 'difficult' since Cold War: NATO

Washington - NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that ties between the alliance and Moscow were at their most difficult phase since the Cold War, blaming Russia for its role in the Ukraine conflict.

Taliban suicide bomber attacks NATO convoy in south Afghanistan

Kandahar - A Taliban suicide bomber Wednesday rammed a vehicle filled with explosives into a convoy of foreign forces in Afghanistan's restive southern province of Kandahar, causing casualties, officials said.

Pence sketches possible Patriot deployment in Estonia, vows US support

Tallinn - US Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday raised the possibility of deploying the Patriot anti-missile defence system in Estonia, one of three NATO Baltic states worried by Russian expansionism, Prime Minister Juri Ratas said.

Pence in Estonia to ease Russia fears in Baltic region

Tallinn - US Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday visits Estonia to reassure the three Baltic NATO members, concerned over neighbouring Russia's military activity, before continuing on to Georgia and Montenegro with the same mission.

Macedonia rejects 'Klingon' name in row with Greece

Brussels - Macedonia on Tuesday rejected suggestions it could end a row with Greece over its name by adopting an unwieldy acronym instead, saying it was as alien as the "Klingon" language in Star Trek.

Facing Russia threat, Ukraine and Georgia join in push West

Tbili - The presidents of Ukraine and Georgia on Tuesday agreed to work together to further their ambitions to join NATO and the European Union, in defiance of threats from former master Russia.

Turkey again blocks German MPs visit troops: Berlin

Berlin - Germany on Friday said Turkey once again blocked a visit by its lawmakers to German troops stationed at a Turkish base, a move adding to tension in their relations.

NATO warns Russia to honour war games promises

Brussels - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday welcomed Russian reassurances about a major upcoming military exercise that has deeply worried the allies, but warned Moscow must live up to its commitments.

NATO vows support for Ukraine against Russia's 'aggressive actions'

Kiev - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg pledged support for Ukraine during a visit to Kiev on Monday, as the ex-Soviet republic battles a bloody insurgency by pro-Russian separatists in the east.

NATO, Russia to hold fresh talks

Brussels - NATO member states will hold another round of formal talks with Russia next week, an alliance official said Thursday, as relations remain strained by the conflict in Ukraine.

Next NATO summit in Brussels mid-2018

Brussels - NATO will hold its next summit in Brussels in 2018, the alliance said Thursday just weeks after US President Donald Trump berated leaders at this year's meeting for not spending enough on defence.

NATO agrees Afghanistan troop boost but no combat role

Brussels - NATO will increase troop numbers in Afghanistan to help train local forces facing a resurgent Taliban but will not return to a combat role, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday.

No NATO combat role in Afghanistan: Stoltenberg

Brussels - NATO allies will increase troop numbers in Afghanistan to help the government battle a resurgent Taliban but there is no question of returning to a combat role, the alliance's chief Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday.

NATO says non-US 2017 defence spending to rise 4.3%

Brussels - European NATO allies and Canada will increase defence spending this year by 4.3 percent, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday, amid pressure from President Donald Trump to spend more.

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.
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