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US defense chief chides NATO 'free riders'

Washington - US Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Friday defended Washington's pressuring NATO allies to contribute more money toward their own defense, saying the Western alliance cannot permit "free riders.

NATO names China explicitly as a foe of the alliance

The treaty that formed NATO in 1949 never singled out a single enemy for the alliance to counter but it was clear at the time that the Soviet Union was the main target. There have been numerous attempts since to add new enemies or new functions to NATO.

After hot mic gaffe, Trudeau and Trump revive feud

Watford - US President Donald Trump loves to dominate an international summit with impromptu, rambling press briefings that leave his fellow world leaders struggling to stick to their agenda.

Trump abruptly leaves NATO early after 'mocking' video emerges

U.S. President Donald Trump called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "two-faced" after a video went viral of the Canadian leader apparently speaking candidly to other world leaders about Trump. The video has been viewed over 9 million times.

UK PM avoids Trump row in pre-election visit

Watford - Prime Minister Boris Johnson was braced for trouble from Donald Trump's visit just days before Britain's election, but the US president headed home Wednesday having largely kept his promise to stay out of the campaign.

NATO leaders caught on camera mocking Trump

Watford - The leaders of Britain, Canada, France and the Netherlands have been caught on camera at a Buckingham Palace reception mocking US President Donald Trump's lengthy media appearances ahead of Wedensday's NATO summit.

'Brain dead' NATO's summit dominated by leaders' feuds

Watford - The leaders of the world's most powerful military alliance clashed over personality and policy on Wednesday as NATO's summit ended with an effort to paper over their sharp divisions.

Trump says to 'stay out' of UK vote on NATO visit

London - US President Donald Trump on Tuesday promised to "stay out" of Britain's election campaign during a two-day visit, while also seeking to defuse a key attack line against British Prime Minister Boris Johnson over healthcare.

Trump, Macron and Erdogan clash overshadows NATO summit

London - US President Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron exchanged fire over the future of NATO on Tuesday, as the French leader attacked Turkey and demanded the alliance rethink its strategy.

Greece to ask for NATO support over Turkish-Libyan military agreement

Athens - Greece will seek support from NATO at an alliance summit in London this week following a military deal signed by Turkey and Libya's UN-recognised government, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Sunday.

NATO's birthday overshadowed by top-level feuding

Apo - NATO marks its 70th birthday at a summit next week but the celebration could well turn into an arena of political combat between the alliance's feuding leaders.

Macron, Erdogan go head-to-head in 'brain death' row

Paris - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out on Friday at Emmanuel Macron over his criticism of Turkey's military intervention in Syria, saying the French president was suffering "brain death", a phrase Macron recently used to describe NATO.

Trump flies into British election campaign

London - US President Donald Trump flies into Britain next week, just days before its general election -- and if earlier visits are any guide, fireworks are expected.

The AWACS, NATO's reconnaissance air wing

Apo - NATO is not an army in its own right, its member states provide the national forces that defend Europe under its banner.

Turkey accuses France's Macron of 'sponsoring terrorism' in Syria

Istanbul - Turkey on Thursday accused Emmanuel Macron of sponsoring terrorism in reaction to new criticism by the French president about Ankara's operation in Syria.

Macron defends 'wake-up call' for NATO after talks with chief

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday stood by his claim that NATO is suffering "brain death" with no strategic cooperation among members, after talks with alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg ahead of a high-stakes meeting outside London next week.

NATO brain dead? Macron's disruptive style rattles Europe

Paris - NATO is brain dead, it's time for a rapprochement with Russia and there can be no more EU enlargement for now: President Emmanuel Macron's abrasive foreign policy style has caused consternation in Europe and risks backfiring, analysts say.

France, Germany offer NATO plans after 'brain death' row

Apo - France and Germany outlined separate proposals for reforming NATO on Wednesday after President Emmanuel Macron slammed the alliance as experiencing "brain death", causing uproar just weeks before a crucial summit.

NATO chief to confront Macron over 'brain dead' claim

Apo - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday he will visit Paris next week to seek an explanation from Emmanuel Macron after the French president dismissed the alliance as "brain dead".

Trump to attend NATO summit in London, days before UK vote

Washington - US President Donald Trump will visit Britain for NATO's 70th-anniversary summit next month, the White House said Friday, in a trip falling days before the country votes in a general election.

Trump to host NATO chief as alliance faces strains

Washington - US President Donald Trump will host NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg in Washington at a time of severe strain within the Atlantic alliance, the White House announced Saturday.

NATO allies clash after Macron says alliance experiencing 'brain death'

Paris - NATO partners argued Thursday over the alliance's worth after French President Emmanuel Macron said it was undergoing "brain death", prompting a fierce defence of the bloc from Germany, Canada and the US while drawing praise from non-member Russia.

NATO demands Russia 'withdraw all troops' from Ukraine

Kiev - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday welcomed a pullback by the Ukrainian army and Moscow-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, but reiterated calls for Russia to "withdraw all their troops".

NATO defends commitment to Afghan mission

Apo - NATO will keep reshaping its deployment in Afghanistan to ensure it is "sustainable," the transatlantic alliance's chief said Friday, as members reaffirmed their commitment to the long-running mission.

NATO hammers Turkey on Syria operation

Apo - NATO defence ministers Thursday slammed Turkey for its military operation in Syria conducted with Russia's help, but recognised there was little they could do to sanction their strategically important ally.

Turkey operation creates headaches for NATO

Apo - Turkey's Syria offensive has created fresh divisions within NATO and, while there is no chance of Ankara being thrown out, the crisis adds to pressures on the alliance as it heads towards a crucial summit in December.

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.
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