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Putin calls for transponders on military flights over Baltics

Naantali - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday backed a call for all military aircraft overflying the Baltic region to be barred from turning off the devices that allow them be detected.

NATO appoints first woman as deputy head

Brussels - NATO on Monday appointed Rose Gottemoeller as deputy head of the US-led alliance, the first woman to hold the post, a statement said.

U.S. commander warns NATO couldn't repel Russian Baltic invasion

Berlin - NATO would currently be unable to protect the Baltics against a Russian attack, the commander of US ground forces in Europe, General Ben Hodges, said in a news report Wednesday.

Putin slams NATO for 'aggressive' activities, rhetoric

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday slammed NATO for ratcheting up its rhetoric and its "aggressive actions" close to Russia's border, warning it was forcing Moscow to increase its military capacity.

Libyan foreign minister meets with NATO chief and EU policy head

Brussels - Mohamed Siala, foreign minister in the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), met today in Brussels with the head of NATO, and the EU policy chief to discuss how each organization could help improve security in Libya and on its borders.

Germany slams NATO 'warmongering' on Russia

Berlin - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has criticised NATO for having a bellicose policy towards Russia, describing it as "warmongering", the German daily Bild reported.

Norway aims to boost defences against 'unpredictable' Russia

Oslo - Norway announced plans Friday for its biggest military upgrade effort since the end of the Cold War, to bolster its defences against an "increasingly unpredictable" Russia.

Russia building military 'zone of influence': NATO

Berlin - Moscow is seeking to create a "zone of influence through military means", NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday, adding that the alliance has observed major and aggressive manoeuvres on the Russian side.

NATO demands Russia withdraw from Ukraine

Brussels - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday demanded that Russia withdraw its forces and military hardware from Ukraine, and halt its support for pro-Moscow separatists battling Kiev.

NATO boosts eastern presence ahead of key summit

Brussels - NATO defence ministers on Tuesday approved sending battalions to the three Baltic states and Poland just weeks before a landmark summit in Warsaw endorses a major build-up to counter a more assertive Russia.

NATO to boost Romania presence: Stoltenberg

Brussels - NATO will send units to Romania, alliance head Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday, on top of battalions being deployed in the three Baltic states and Poland in response to Russia's intervention in Ukraine.

NATO to deploy 4 'robust' battalions in Baltics, Poland

Brussels - NATO will deploy four international battalions to Poland and the three Baltic states as part of the wider pushback against Russia's intervention in Ukraine, alliance head Jens Stoltenberg said Monday.

Russia to set up joint air defence system with ex-Soviet allies

Yerevan - Russia is working on setting up a joint air defence system with all of its ex-Soviet military allies, a senior official said Wednesday.

NATO launches massive war games in Poland

Torun - Thousands of NATO troops hit the ground in Poland in a massive show of force Tuesday as the alliance launched its biggest war games in eastern Europe since the Cold War.

Obama to make last trip to Europe

Washington - US President Barack Obama will visit Poland and Spain in July, in what will likely be his final trip to Europe, a continent that has often presented more problems than opportunities during his presidency.

NATO urged to ward off 'serious' Russian challenge

Tirana - NATO's parliamentary assembly on Monday called on members of the Western military alliance to be ready to respond to the "potential threat" of Russian aggression against them.

Central European NATO members to send troops to Baltics

Liblice - Four central European states said Wednesday they would send troops to three Baltic NATO allies starting next year as tensions with their Soviet-era master Russia rise to levels not seen since the Cold War.

NATO extends Afghanistan training mission

Brussels - NATO foreign ministers agreed Friday to extend the alliance's key training and support mission in Afghanistan beyond this year as the country continues to face "serious security challenges.

NATO to hold talks with Russia before alliance summit

Brussels - NATO said Friday it will hold formal talks with Russia before a landmark July summit in Warsaw endorses the alliance's biggest military build-up since the end of the Cold War, to counter a more assertive Russia.

NATO may take on new air surveillance role in IS fight

Brussels - NATO's secretary general said Thursday that the alliance could expand its support for the US-led fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria with the deployment of sophisticated surveillance aircraft.

U.S. calls for 'robust' NATO posture on eastern flank

Brussels - US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday that NATO was building a "robust" defensive posture on its eastern flank, as the alliance faces an increasingly aggressive Russia.

NATO finalises military build-up to counter Russia

Brussels - NATO foreign ministers were on Thursday finalising the alliance's biggest military build-up since the end of the Cold War to counter what they see as a more aggressive and unpredictable Russia.

NATO says all should avoid new arms race

Brussels - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday called for avoiding a new arms race, as the US-led alliance pushes ahead with its biggest military revamp since the Cold War to counter a more assertive Russia.

NATO, Montenegro to sign accession accord: Stoltenberg

Brussels - NATO will on Thursday sign an accession agreement with Montenegro, paving the way for the small Balkan country to become the transantlantic alliance's 29th member state, alliance head Jens Stoltenberg said.

Poland moves on missile shield as Russia voices outrage

Redzikowo - Poland on Friday broke ground on the northern section of a US missile defence shield launched in Romania a day earlier, which Russia slammed as a serious security threat despite US assurances to the contrary.

Putin mulls measures to 'end threats' from US defence systems

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Friday warned that Russia would consider measures to "end threats" from US anti-missile systems in Europe but said Moscow would not engage in a new arms race.

US missile shield in Romania goes live to Russian fury

Deveselul - A US anti-missile defence system in Romania aimed at protecting NATO members from threats by "rogue" nations became operational Thursday, triggering Russian fury despite US insistence it does not target Moscow.

US heralds Romania missile defence system as step forward

Bucharest - A US missile defence system in Romania will become operational Thursday in a move welcomed by US officials as an "important step" but also one likely to infuriate Moscow.

Ex-NATO heads, US defence chiefs fire Brexit warning

London - Britain leaving the EU would damage Western security and dangerously weaken Europe, five ex-NATO chiefs and a host of former US secretaries of state and defence warned on Tuesday.

Papal envoy preaches peace at Baltic NATO base

Siauliai - The most senior cardinal in the Vatican met NATO troops in Lithuania on Saturday, delivering a message of peace in the Baltic region amid tensions with Russia.
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