Showing posts with label NATO. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NATO. Show all posts

Monday, March 27, 2017

UK foreign secretary postpones visit to Moscow

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has informed Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that his visit to Moscow was postponed, a spokesman for the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office told TASS on Monday.

McCain: 'New World Order Under Enormous Strain' Without US, EU Leadership

US Senator John McCain said on Friday that the world desperately needs the US and Europe to unite once more to preserve globalism.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Russia Denies Supplying Taliban after NATO Claim

Russia on Friday denied allegations by the commander of NATO that Moscow may be assisting the Taliban as the insurgents fight US and NATO forces in Afghanistan.

NATO committed to adapting to new threats: En attendant Godot

NATO is committed to adapting itself to the new threats it is facing in an ever-changing and complex security environment, NATO officials said Thursday.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Turkey protests against Norway giving officers asylum

The Norwegian ambassador to Ankara has been summoned to Turkey’s foreign ministry after Norway granted political asylum to five former Turkish military officers allegedly involved in a July coup attempt, a ministry spokesperson said.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Germany Rejects Trump's Claim It Owes NATO, US 'Vast Sums' for Defense

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Sunday rejected US President Donald Trump's claim that Germany owes NATO and the United States "vast sums" of money for defense.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

NATO chief calls on all members to reach defense spending target

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday called on all member nations to reach NATO target of spending at least 2 percent of GDP on defense.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Lockheed Martin Wins Contract to Support Aegis Ashore System in Poland

Lockheed Martin has been awarded additional funding to provide equipment and technical support for Aegis Ashore test and operational systems in Poland as part of a $2.5 billion contract, the Department of Defense said in a press release.

Tension soars in Germany's Bundestag amid NATO spending row

Amid the NATO defense spending row, Germany announced an increase to its defense spending as promised to NATO allies with soaring tension between Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats and Gabriel's Social Democrats.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

U.S. Army Apache helicopters land in Germany for NATO mission

The U.S. Air Force announced that four U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopters have arrived at Ramstein Air Base in Germany as part of NATO's Operation Atlantic Resolve.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence vows NATO support, hold Russia 'accountable'

Vice President Mike Pence vowed Saturday to hold Russia accountable for its actions and said the United States will be 'unwavering' in its support to the NATO alliance as he took to the world's stage at the Munich Security Conference in Germany, his first official international trip since taking office in January.

L'Allemagne s'engage à augmenter son budget militaire et à respecter ses obligations envers l'OTAN

L'Allemagne va dépenser près de 25 milliards d'euros supplémentaires par an pour atteindre l'objectif fixé par l'OTAN. Le réarmement allemand s'accompagne d'une volonté affirmée par Berlin de jouer un rôle plus important dans le cadre de l'OTAN.

German defense minster calls for responsible US involvement in world security

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said during her opening speech at the 53rd Munich Security Conference (MSC) here on Friday that the world needed a globally committed and responsible United States.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

NATO keeps trying to draw Russia into confrontation, meddle in internal affairs: Vladimir Putin

NATO is constantly trying to draw Russia into a confrontation, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said. He added that members of the alliance continue to interfere in Russia’s domestic affairs.

NATO allies to jointly buy planes, set up HQ

European NATO allies agreed on Thursday to jointly buy planes and submarines and possibly open a new command headquarters for elite troops as Europe seeks to show the US it is serious about its own security.

Monday, February 13, 2017

UN: Coalition air raids kill 18 civilians in Helmand

Civilians, mostly women and children, were killed last week in air raids by coalition forces in Afghanistan's Helmand province, an initial United Nations inquiry suggested.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

U.S. Army tanks being moved to Russian border

The U.S. Army will send M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks to the Baltic states of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania along Russia's borders ahead of a NATO operation in the spring.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

About 40 Turkish NATO soldiers requested asylum in Germany: media

About 40 mostly high-ranking Turkish soldiers who worked at NATO facilities in Germany but were suspended after the failed coup in Turkey in July have requested asylum in Germany, news magazine Der Spiegel and broadcaster ARD reported Saturday.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Lavrov points to Moscow’s reciprocal measures for NATO steps changing situation in Europe

Moscow has been taking reciprocal measures for NATO’s steps aimed at changing the military and political situation in Europe, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said addressing the State Duma (lower house of parliament).

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Pentagon Chief Vows 'Unshakable Commitment' to NATO

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis reassured NATO allies Monday that Washington had an "unshakable commitment" to the military alliance, despite President Donald Trump previously deriding the organization as "obsolete."

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