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US bars Turkey from F-35 program over Russian missiles

Washington - The White House confirmed Wednesday that Turkey would be excluded from NATO's F-35 stealth fighter jet program after it purchased a Russian missile defense system in defiance of warnings from Western allies.

US confirms Turkey blocked from F-35 program after Russian missile purchase

Washington - The White House confirmed Wednesday that Turkey would no longer be permitted to take part in NATO's F-35 stealth fighter jet program after it purchased a Russian missile defense system.

Trump declines to criticize Turkey's Russia missile purchase

Washington - President Donald Trump declined Tuesday to criticize Turkey's acquisition of a Russian missile system assailed by the Pentagon and NATO, making no mention of sanctions Washington had threatened over the purchase.

NATO demands Russia destroy all its 9k729 cruise missiles

NATO demands that Russia destroy all of its 9k729 cruise missiles or face unspecified repercussions. Officials admit that they do not expect Russia to comply with NATO demands.

US seeks NATO help in anti-Iran coalition

Apo - The US defence chief on Thursday pressed NATO allies to join Washington's efforts to squeeze Iran and ensure the safety of ships in the Gulf after a spate of attacks.

NATO agrees response to new Russia missile

Apo - NATO on Wednesday agreed a package of political and military measures to boost its defences against a controversial new Russian missile system.

New Pentagon chief confronts Turkey on NATO debut

Apo - President Donald Trump's pick for Pentagon chief plunged straight into business as he made his NATO debut Wednesday, confronting Turkey over its purchase of Russian air defence missiles.

NATO prepares 'defensive' response to Russia arms treaty breach

Apo - NATO will this week decide how to respond to Russia's violation of a key Cold War arms treaty, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday, insisting any measures would be defensive.

Countdown to NATO space strategy

Apo - NATO will launch its first strategy for space this week as the alliance heads beyond the skies to defend against the likes of China and Russia.

NATO prepares 'defensive' response to Russia arms treaty breach

Apo - NATO will this week decide how to respond to Russia's violation of a key Cold War arms treaty, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday, insisting any measures would be defensive.

Recommit to peace, US tells Kosovo, Serbia

Washington - Kosovo and Serbia must put aside extremist rhetoric and recommit to peace, the White House said Monday, 20 years after the end of a NATO bombing campaign against a Serbian crackdown.

Ukraine's new leader asks Europe to pressure Russia to end war

Apo - Ukraine's new President Volodymyr Zelensky vowed to press Europe to step up pressure on Russia to end the war in his country's east, as he arrived in Brussels on Tuesday for his first foreign trip as leader.

Pentagon calls Turkey plan to buy Russian missiles 'devastating'

Washington - A top Pentagon official said on Thursday the consequences would be "devastating" for Turkey's joint F-35 fighter program and its cooperation with NATO if the country bought a Russian missile defense system.

NATO warns Russia of 'full range' of responses to cyberattack

London - The head of NATO told Russia and other potential foes Thursday that the Western military alliance was ready to use all means at its disposal to respond to cyber attacks.

Pentagon preparing to move F-35 work out of Turkey

Washington - US Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan warned Friday that the Pentagon will halt manufacturing support for the F-35 in Turkey if Ankara buys a Russian missile defense system.

Unconventional 'resistance' cells urged for Baltic defense: study

Washington - A Pentagon-commissioned report published Monday envisions equipping Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania with "resistance" cells armed with unconventional weapons to deter Russia from invading.

NATO plans for Russian 'aggression' on 70th anniversary

Washington - NATO said Thursday it was taking new action to counter Russia's "aggression," finding a united message amid other differences within the Western alliance on its 70th anniversary.

Pence calls Germany stance in NATO 'unacceptable'

Washington - US Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday strongly criticized Germany at NATO's 70th anniversary gathering, saying the ally's level of defense spending and work with Russia on a gas pipeline were "simply unacceptable.""Germany must do more.

NATO anniversary party turns ugly as US rips Germany, Turkey

Washington - Tensions soared Wednesday between the United States and two of its NATO partners, Germany and Turkey, marring a 70th birthday celebration for the alliance aimed at showing a united front against a resurgent Russia.

NATO chief says not seeking 'new Cold War' with Russia

Washington - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that the alliance was not seeking a new "Cold War" with Russia on its 70th anniversary but called for greater efforts at deterrence."We do not want a new arms race. We do not want a new Cold War.

Amid turmoil, NATO in Afghanistan marks anniversary

Kabul - Top NATO officials in Afghanistan on Wednesday heralded key gains from more than 17 years of war, even as the United States seeks to end the grinding conflict that President Donald Trump this week called "ridiculous".

Turkish FM says no turning back from Russia arms deal

Washington - Turkey will not turn back from a major arms deal with Russia despite the US suspension of Ankara from the F-35 fighter-jet program, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Wednesday.

Russia opposes US plan for more NATO ships in Black Sea

Moscow - A US proposal to send more NATO ships to the Black Sea to ensure safe passage for Ukrainian vessels and deter Russia is viewed "negatively" in Moscow, the Kremlin said Wednesday.

Trump praises 'rocket-ship' increase in NATO spending

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he was happy with NATO allies' rising spending on defense, hailing a "rocket-ship" increase since he took office.

NATO chief to meet Trump, alliance critic, on anniversary

Washington - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg was due to meet President Donald Trump Tuesday ahead of celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the alliance, a frequent target of the US leader.

Stick to defence spending pledge, NATO chief tells Germany

Apo - Germany must honour its own promises on defence spending, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg insisted Monday, as the alliance prepares to mark its 70th anniversary amid unprecedented tensions with Washington.

NATO fetes 70 years, but Trump not partying

Washington - Seventy years after it was formed to counter the Soviet Union, Russia has returned to the top of the agenda for NATO. But the alliance faces another, more unlikely problem -- criticism from the US president.

NATO confirms plans for US military storage in Poland

Apo - NATO on Saturday confirmed it plans a storage facility for US military equipment in Poland, as the alliance steps up its defences in the face of increased Russian assertiveness.

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.
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