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NATO opens counter-espionage hub in Poland

Varsovia - NATO opened a counter-espionage hub in Poland on Thursday aimed at expanding the alliance's intelligence-gathering capabilities amid tensions with Russia, a senior Polish official said.

NATO warns N.Korea military action would have 'devastating consequences'

Brussels - Military intervention against North Korea would have "devastating consequences", NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg warned Friday, after US President Donald Trump said diplomatic efforts had failed.

NATO chief urges US, Turkey to 'find solutions' to row

Brussels - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Friday urged the United States and Turkey to "sit down and find solutions" to a crisis in relations between the two key members of the military alliance.

Ex-NATO chief urges allies to boost help for Ukraine

Brussels - NATO members should step up efforts to help Ukraine in its conflict, the alliance's former chief said Wednesday, warning that a Russian proposal for a peacekeeping force was a "Trojan horse".

Lithuania hikes defence budget to meet NATO target

Vilnius - Lithuania said Wednesday it would raise its defence spending to 2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) next year to meet a NATO target amid security concerns over neighbouring Russia.

US to ask NATO allies for 1,000 more troops for Afghanistan

Brussels - The United States is to ask NATO allies to contribute around 1,000 additional troops to help in the battle against the resurgent Taliban in Afghanistan, the new US ambassador to the alliance said Thursday.

More than 40,000 troops in Russian war games, US general says

Brussels - A senior US general said Monday that he believed controversial Russian military exercises last month involved "more than 40,000" troops, vastly more than Moscow acknowledged, but the event did not involve a simulated nuclear strike.

Op-Ed: Russian military exercise in Belarus delivers a big new message

Moscow - If you read the Western “reviews” of the major Russian military exercise in Belarus, you might get the impression that there is something very superficial about the Russian military. That’s a bad mistake.

Britain 'unconditionally' committed to EU security: May

Tapa - Britain is "unconditionally committed" to European security despite Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May told British troops stationed with NATO in Estonia on Friday, as EU leaders met to discuss the future of the bloc.

NATO chief backs UN peacekeepers across east Ukraine

New York - NATO's chief on Thursday backed sending UN peacekeepers to Ukraine but said the force should operate throughout the zone of violence which Western powers say is backed by Russia.

Slovakia plans to meet NATO defence budget target by 2024

Bratislava - Slovakia plans to increase its military budget to the NATO target of two percent of gross domestic product by 2024, according to an official document released Thursday.The NATO and EU member state of 5.4 million people currently allocates 1.

Turkey hosts NATO naval exercises amid tensions

Marmaris - Turkey on Wednesday was preparing to wind up naval exercises with fellow NATO members being held at a time of a crisis in relations with several alliance states and controversy over Ankara's plan to purchase weapons from Russia.

Poland hikes defence spending surpassing NATO target

Varsovia - Poland on Friday hiked defence spending above the 2 percent of GDP target set by NATO which few member states have so far have met.

Bomber attacks foreign military convoy in Afghanistan: officials

Kandahar - A suicide attacker driving an explosives-filled vehicle slammed into a convoy of foreign troops in southern Afghanistan on Friday wounding several soldiers, officials said.

Russia launches massive war games on NATO's eastern flank

Moscow - Russia on Thursday began huge joint military exercises with Belarus along the European Union's eastern flank in a show of strength that has rattled nervous NATO members.

Russia to launch war games on NATO's eastern flank

Moscow - Russia will launch major joint military exercises with Belarus along the European Union's eastern flank on Thursday -- a show of strength that has rattled nervous NATO members.

N. Korea's 'global threat' requires global response: NATO chief

London - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Sunday that North Korea's nuclear and missile programme represented a "global threat and requires a global response".

NATO on guard ahead of major Russian war games with Belarus

Tapa - NATO has put Moscow on notice that it will be keeping a close eye on a major military exercise with Belarus next week, in a region still on edge after Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014.

Russia tells NATO not to worry over war games

Moscow - Russia's military chief on Thursday brushed off NATO concerns about Moscow's war games with Belarus next week at a rare meeting with a senior commander from the US-led alliance.

Alarming West, Turkey nudges closer to Russia arms deal

Istanbul - Turkey and Russia are inching towards an accord for the first major Turkish weapons purchase from Moscow, troubling Ankara's allies in NATO even though the deal may not ultimately materialise.

US beefs up Baltic air patrol as Russia war games loom

Vilnius - The United States on Tuesday sent extra jet fighters to patrol the skies over Baltic states to reinforce its NATO allies as Russia gears up for major major military drills, Lithuania's defence ministry said.

NATO chief demands Russian 'transparency' on war games

Varsovia - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Friday urged the Kremlin to comply with rules on transparency as Russia geared up for huge military exercises along the alliance's eastern flank next month.

NATO chief demands Russian 'transparency' on war games

Varsovia - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Friday urged the Kremlin to comply with rules on transparency as it gears up for huge military exercises along the alliance's eastern flank next month.

NATO accuses Russia of undermining stability in Europe

Rome - NATO accused Russia Thursday of "undermining stability and security in Europe" through its "aggressive behaviour".

NATO chief to visit Poland as Russian war games loom

Varsovia - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will visit a US-led NATO battalion in Poland on Friday amid concern on the alliance's eastern flank over a huge Russian military exercise in neighbouring Belarus next month.

Afghan police killed, NATO soldier wounded in 'insider attack'

Kandahar - Two Afghan police officers were killed and a NATO soldier was wounded in an apparent insider attack in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said.

Georgian soldier killed in Taliban suicide attack: NATO

Kabul - A Georgian soldier was killed in a Taliban suicide bomb attack on a convoy of foreign forces near Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan, NATO said Friday.

Russia ties most 'difficult' since Cold War: NATO

Washington - NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that ties between the alliance and Moscow were at their most difficult phase since the Cold War, blaming Russia for its role in the Ukraine conflict.

Taliban suicide bomber attacks NATO convoy in south Afghanistan

Kandahar - A Taliban suicide bomber Wednesday rammed a vehicle filled with explosives into a convoy of foreign forces in Afghanistan's restive southern province of Kandahar, causing casualties, officials said.

Pence sketches possible Patriot deployment in Estonia, vows US support

Tallinn - US Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday raised the possibility of deploying the Patriot anti-missile defence system in Estonia, one of three NATO Baltic states worried by Russian expansionism, Prime Minister Juri Ratas said.
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