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Two U.S. Predator drones deployed to Latvia

Washington - The US military has deployed two MQ-1 Predator surveillance drones and 70 airmen to Latvia for a two-week training mission aimed at reassuring European allies wary of Russia.

NATO opens training centre in Georgia amid Russia tensions

Tbili - NATO on Thursday opened a training centre in Georgia as the ex-Soviet country eyes closer partnership with the Western military alliance amid tensions with Russia.

U.S. 'to deploy heavy weapons to Poland in 2016'

Varsovia - Poland's defence minister said Thursday the United States would deploy heavy weapons to the EU state next year, as regional tensions run high over Russia and the conflict in Ukraine.

More than 1,000 NATO paratroopers mount exercise in Germany

Berlin - More than 1,000 NATO paratroopers jumped from aircraft above Germany Wednesday in one of the alliance's largest airborne training exercise in Europe since the Cold War ended, the US army said.

Two NATO soldiers killed in Afghan 'insider attack'

Kabul - A man wearing an Afghan military uniform shot dead two NATO soldiers in the country's south Wednesday, the coalition said, the first insider attack on foreign troops since an embittered succession to the Taliban leadership.

Finland 'in no position' to defend Baltic states: President

Helsinki - Finland is in no position to help defend its Baltic neighbours and fellow EU members Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania should it become necessary, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said on Tuesday.

U.S. to deploy F-22 Raptor fighter jets in Europe

Washington - The United States soon will deploy F-22 Raptors in Europe, sending the stealth fighter jets to reassure NATO partners concerned about Russia's actions in Ukraine, a Pentagon official said.

NATO warns pro-Russia rebels against more Ukraine land grabs

Brussels - NATO on Wednesday warned pro-Russian separatists against grabbing more land in eastern Ukraine and stressed Moscow has a "special responsibility" to help restore peace as fighting escalates.

U.S. launches biggest allied airborne drills since Cold War ended

Brussels - The United States said Tuesday it has launched the biggest allied airborne drills in Europe since the Cold War ended, as fighting involving pro-Russian separatists escalated in eastern Ukraine.

Germany to withdraw Patriot missiles from Turkey in 2016

Berlin - Germany on Saturday said it would withdraw its two Patriot missile batteries from Turkey early next year, ending its role in a three-year NATO mission to help bolster the country's air defences against threats from Syria's civil war.

NATO denies it is making war more likely in Europe

Brussels - NATO on Wednesday defended the number of military exercises it has staged as a response to "growing Russian aggression" and refuted suggestions that they were helping make war in Europe more likely.

Eight more confirmed dead in Kabul US base attack: NATO

Kabul - Eight more people were confirmed dead in a militant attack on a US special forces base in Kabul, the NATO mission in Afghanistan said on Saturday.

NATO halves Baltic air policing mission

Vilnius - NATO on Tuesday said that from September it will reduce its air patrols over the Baltic states, which it stepped up amid concern over Russia's activity in the region.

Allies tolerate Turkey's double game to boost IS fight: analysts

Ankara - Turkey's allies know it is playing a double game with its twin onslaught against Kurdish rebels and the Islamic State group, but are turning a blind eye to keep NATO's only Muslim member on side, analysts said.

NATO eastward expansion would be 'catastrophic': Russian official

Moscow - NATO enlargement into Ukraine and Georgia would have "catastrophic consequences" for Europe, Russia's envoy to NATO warned Tuesday in a television interview, as relations between Moscow and the West sink to Cold War-era lows.

Turkey 'has not asked' for NATO military help

Oslo - Turkey has not asked for substantial military help from NATO in its campaign against the Islamic State group and Kurdish militants, the alliance's chief said ahead of a emergency meeting to discuss the fighting.

Russia revises navy doctrine over NATO's 'inadmissible' expansion

Moscow - Russia aims to boost the strategic positions of its navy on the Black Sea and seek to maintain an Atlantic and Mediterranean presence, according its latest naval doctrine which has been revised over NATO's "inadmissible" expansion.

NATO to meet Tuesday at Turkey's request

Brussels - Ambassadors of NATO states will meet on Tuesday at Ankara's request for talks on a spike in violence between Turkey, the Islamic State group and PKK Kurdish militants, the military alliance said Sunday.

Taliban launches twin attacks on NATO, spy agency in Kabul

Kabul - Two suicide attacks in Kabul on Tuesday targeting first NATO then the Afghan spy agency left one person dead and five wounded, officials said, as the Taliban step up their annual summer offensive.

NATO keeps mum on 'Baltic brigade' request: Lithuania

Vilnius - NATO has vowed to hold "continuous" military exercises in eastern Europe to deter Russia but has yet to respond to a request by Baltic states for a permanent brigade, Lithuania said Wednesday.

NATO navies should beef up against Russia: Commanders

London - NATO should beef up its maritime arm in response to the rising threat from an increasingly "bold" and "aggressive" Russia, commanders said on Wednesday.

Sweden boosts military readiness amid Russia concerns

Stockholm - Sweden is stepping up its military capabilities and exercises with NATO amid concerns over Russia's military resurgence, Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist said on Friday.

NATO warns of risk of more heavy fighting in Ukraine

Brussels - NATO head Jens Stoltenberg warned Thursday there was still a risk of heavy fighting in Ukraine and urged Russia to halt its support for pro-Moscow rebels.

NATO does not want 'new arms race' with Russia

Brussels - NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday the alliance does not want to get dragged into an arms race with Russia but it had to boost its defences to counter Moscow's "aggressive actions" in Ukraine.

US to deploy heavy weapons on NATO's eastern flank

Tallinn - The US will deploy heavy weapons in central and eastern Europe for the first time, Washington said Tuesday, in the midst of the worst stand-off between Russia and the West since the Cold War, triggered by the crisis in Ukraine.

NATO head says alliance to more than double rapid response force size

Brussels - NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said Monday the alliance will approve plans this week to more than double the size of its rapid response force, having already created a special spearhead unit in the fallout from the Ukraine crisis."NATO defence ministers......

Pentagon chief to seek greater NATO support on Europe trip

Washington - US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter will visit his European counterparts this week to take stock of cooperation with NATO in the wake of Russian aggression in Crimea and Ukraine.

NATO flexes muscles in Poland war games

Zagan - NATO flexed its muscles Thursday in Poland during the first full drill of its new spearhead force, a structure designed to boost security on its eastern flank in the wake of Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.

Poland says Europe's peaceful period 'now over'

Zagan - NATO member Poland said Thursday that the post-Cold War period of peace is "now over", as the European Union grapples with various crises including the Ukraine conflict and terrorism.

NATO says implementing 'biggest' defence boost since Cold War

Zagan - NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday the alliance was implementing its biggest defence reinforcement since the Cold War, as the region grapples with terrorism and an increasingly assertive Russia.
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