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NATO 'condemns' Russia bridge to Moscow-annexed Crimea

Apo - NATO on Wednesday denounced a new bridge linking mainland Russia to Moscow-annexed Crimea as "another violation" of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

US, Afghan attacks force Taliban to retreat from western city: officials

Herat - Afghan commandos and US air strikes have driven the Taliban to the outskirts of Farah city, officials said Wednesday, after a day-long battle to prevent the insurgents from seizing the western provincial capital.

Afghan poverty rises sharply since NATO combat troops' departure

Kabul - Poverty has risen sharply in Afghanistan since the departure of NATO's combat troops in 2014, with more than half of the population now living below the poverty line, according to a national survey.

Mattis applauds Macedonia effort to solve name dispute

Washington - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday praised Macedonia's efforts to resolve a decades-old name dispute with Greece, and said he hoped the Balkan country will be able to join NATO.

NATO calls time on historic 'Room 1'

Apo - It was the venue for some of the most important and dramatic moments in NATO's history but on Friday the alliance bid farewell to its historic "Room 1" conference chamber.

New US envoy Pompeo tackles NATO on spending, Russia

Apo - President Donald Trump's brand new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo came to NATO on Friday to hammer home one of his boss's oldest themes -- demanding that other members pay their way -- as the allies sought a common front against Russia.

NATO could help with Afghan election security: Stoltenberg

Apo - NATO forces could help ensure security for Afghanistan's upcoming elections, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday, three years after they ended their combat operations in the country.

NATO moves from Cold War bunker to glass and steel palace

Apo - With its futuristic curved roof, gleaming walls of glass and steel and host of eco-friendly features, NATO's new billion-euro Brussels headquarters is a world away from the drab, low-slung warren of offices reeking of Cold War intrigue that it replaces...

Albania wants US military to establish presence: defense minister

Washington - Albania wants to see a US military presence established in the Balkan country in order to counter influence from nations such as Russia, the Albanian defense minister said Tuesday.

France's Macron won't 'break' Turkey-Russia alliance: Ankara

Ankara - Turkey on Monday said French President Emmanuel Macron will be unable to "break" its partnership with Russia, after he argued the weekend's air strikes against the Syrian regime had driven a wedge between Ankara and Moscow.

NATO chief urges Russia to 'exercise responsibility' on Syria

Apo - NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg on Saturday called on Russia to "exercise responsibility" in the Syrian conflict.

EU tackles tank transport troubles in face of Russia threat

Apo - The EU on Wednesday launched plans to make it easier to move troops and equipment around the bloc as Europe seeks to boost its defences in the face of the growing threat from Russia.

NATO to announce 'measures' over UK poisoning: statement

Apo - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg will on Tuesday unveil "measures" in response to the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain, the alliance said, as international pressure mounts on Moscow.

'We don't want a new Cold War', NATO chief says

London - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Friday the alliance did not want a return to Cold War hostilities with Russia while expressing support for Britain's strong stance on the nerve agent attack.

NATO working on cyber attack trigger: commander

Washington - NATO countries are working to determine when a cyber attack would trigger the collective defense provision in the alliance's charter, a US general said on Thursday.

Russia warns of reprisals if UK acts over spy attack

London - Russia warned Britain on Tuesday to expect reprisals if it announces sanctions over the poisoning of a former double agent, as the US and other allies joined London in demanding answers on how a Soviet-designed nerve agent was used in the attack.

Russia says 'not guilty' of ex-spy poisoning as UK deadline looms

London - Moscow on Tuesday denied it was behind the poisoning of a former double agent in Britain as a midnight deadline loomed to explain how a suspected Russian-made nerve agent was used in the attack.

Russia says 'not guilty' of ex-spy poisoning as UK deadline looms

London - Moscow on Tuesday denied it was behind the poisoning of a former double agent in Britain as a midnight deadline loomed to explain how a suspected Russian-made nerve agent was used in the attack.

Erdogan slams NATO for failing to back Syria campaign

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday angrily lashed out at NATO, accusing the Western military alliance of failing to back Turkey's campaign against Kurdish militia in Syria.

German army facing 'big gaps' as spending cuts bite

Berlin - Germany's armed forces are being pushed beyond their limits as Berlin makes greater international commitments while failing to invest in and reform the military, according to a report published Tuesday.

West's attitude stoking tensions in Balkans: Lavrov

Belgrade - The West is stoking tensions in the Balkans despite Russia's pacific stance, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted as saying Monday ahead of a visit to Serbia.

US says NATO closing gaps in alliance unity

Brussels - NATO has reached an understanding on defence ties with the EU while top allies Washington and Ankara are finding "common ground" in a row over Syria, US defence secretary Jim Mattis said ThursdayA new European Union defence pact and Turkey's offensive ...

EU agrees common defence is NATO 'mission alone'

Brussels - The transatlantic alliance and the EU agree "the common defence is a NATO mission alone," US Defence Secretary James Mattis said Thursday after talks on Brussels' own new defence pact.

US concerns over EU defence pact cloud NATO talks

Brussels - NATO defence ministers met in Brussels on Wednesday to discuss Washington's concerns over the European Union's new plans to deepen defence ties between its members, and increasingly strained US-Turkey relations.

US concerns over EU defence pact cloud NATO meet

Brussels - US concerns over the EU's landmark defence cooperation pact and increasingly strained relations between Washington and Turkey look set to loom large as NATO defence ministers meet for talks on Wednesday.

Russia deploying ballistic missiles to Baltic enclave: Lithuania

Vilnius - Lithuania on Monday accused Russia of deploying nuclear-capable ballistic missiles to its Kaliningrad exclave on the Baltic, as relations between Moscow and the West sink to post-Cold War lows.

Jolie to work with NATO to combat sexual violence

Brussels - Hollywood star Angelina Jolie said Wednesday she would work with the NATO military alliance to combat sexual violence.

NATO takes Russian meddling in polls 'very seriously'

Madrid - NATO takes "very seriously" any Russian attempts to interfere in foreign elections, including during Spain's Catalonia crisis, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in Madrid on Thursday.

NATO chief says Turkey has right to defend itself amid Syria campaign

Brussels - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that member state Turkey had a right to act in self-defence as Ankara presses a military operation against Kurdish-held positions in northern Syria.

Germany steps up pressure on Turkey over Syria offensive

Berlin - Germany hardened its stance Thursday against Turkey over its military offensive against a Kurdish militia in Syria, which threatened to end a thaw in frosty relations between the NATO partners.
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U.S. Army National Guard soldiers patrol the villages in the Bagram Security Zone, 23 March 2011
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Scenes from downtown Chicago on the first day of major NATO protests. An intersection is shut down due to a sit-in
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Around 24 NATO supply trucks were destroyed by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Around 24 NATO supply trucks were destroyed by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai gives a speech at the National Military Academy of Afghanistan
Afghan President Hamid Karzai gives a speech at the National Military Academy of Afghanistan
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A burning tanker after Taliban attack
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French President Francois Hollande
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The ruins of NATO's bombing campaign in the heart of Europe, in Serbia, still exist today.
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US Secretary of State John Kerry talks with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen before the start of a ministerial meeting in Brussels last year.
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A protester hides behind a police cordon during a demonstrators march against the 2014 NATO Summit in Newport, Wales, on September 4, 2014
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NATO s expansion eastward seeks to claim Ukraine and Georgia.
NATO's expansion eastward seeks to claim Ukraine and Georgia.
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NATO strikes Libya.
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