Latest North Atlantic Treaty Organization News

Serbia, Kosovo leaders set for EU-backed talks on Aug. 18

Aug. 05, 2022 08:25 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo have agreed to meet in Brussels this month to discuss ways to end the stalemate in European Union-brokered talks aimed at improving relations between them as ethnic tensions simmer, a European Commission spokesman said Friday. EU...

Biden, Republicans spar over impact of Dems' economic plan

Aug. 04, 2022 23:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats call it the “Inflation Reduction Act.” Republicans say it's a “tax and spending spree.” And everyone has a study they say proves it. Recent bipartisan action in Congress on matters ranging from producing computer chips to expanding NATO isn’t...

US firm: Likely Iranian threat actor in Albania cyberattack

Aug. 04, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — A cyberattack that temporarily shut down numerous Albanian government digital services and websites in mid-July was likely the work of pro-Iranian hackers seeking to disrupt an Iranian opposition group's conference in Albania, a leading U.S. cybersecurity firm said...

Poland sees rise of African migrants coming through Russia

Aug. 04, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish officials on Thursday reported a change in migration patterns across the country’s border with Belarus, with Africans who first traveled to Russia making up most of those seeking to enter Poland illegally by that route instead of people from the Mideast. ...

On NATO, McConnell nudges GOP away from Trump-era approach

Aug. 04, 2022 00:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — At a dinner with the president of Finland shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell assured his host that the U.S. Senate would swiftly ratify NATO membership if the north European country chose to apply to the military alliance. ...

Senate backs Finland, Sweden for NATO 95-1, rebuking Russia

Aug. 03, 2022 19:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Senators delivered overwhelming bipartisan approval to NATO membership for Finland and Sweden Wednesday, calling expansion of the Western defensive bloc a “slam-dunk” for U.S. national security and a day of reckoning for Russian President Vladimir Putin over his...

US Senate approves expanding NATO to include Finland, Sweden in wake of Russia war on Ukraine

Aug. 03, 2022 18:20 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US Senate approves expanding NATO to include Finland, Sweden in wake of Russia war on Ukraine.

Spain moves to replace Franco regime Offical Secrets Law

Aug. 01, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government unveiled a proposed new Official Secrets Law on Monday, the first since the country returned to democracy in 1978. The current law was enacted in 1968, under late dictator Gen. Francisco Franco, and allowed for classified information to be kept...

Kosovo delays measure stirring tensions with minority Serbs

Aug. 01, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's authorities early Monday moved to ease mounting ethnic tensions in the country by delaying a controversial order on vehicle license plates and identity cards that triggered riots by minority Serbs who put up roadblocks, sounded air raid sirens and fired their guns...

Bulgaria: caretaker government until October early election

Aug. 01, 2022 09:18 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian President Rumen Radev on Monday appointed a caretaker government ahead of another round of parliamentary elections in early October in a bid to stave off the country's political and economic crisis. The move comes after the three...