Latest North Atlantic Treaty Organization News

Ex-NATO chief George Robertson to lead a UK defense review, says China among 'deadly' challenges

Jul. 16, 2024 05:51 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Former NATO leader George Robertson will lead a review of Britain’s military strategy to counter what he calls the “deadly quartet” of China, Iran, Russia and North Korea. Prime Minister Keir Starmer announced the strategic defense review on Tuesday as one of...

China, Russia start joint naval drills, days after NATO allies called Beijing a Ukraine war enabler

Jul. 15, 2024 02:56 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China and Russia's naval forces on Sunday kicked off a joint exercise at a military port in southern China on Sunday, official news agency Xinhua reported, days after NATO allies called Beijing a “decisive enabler” of the war in Ukraine. The Chinese defense...

After embrace at NATO summit, Zelenskyy takes his case for US military aid to governors

Jul. 13, 2024 14:01 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Away from Washington, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy sought to broaden support for U.S. military aid by telling state governors Friday that the world’s leaders should see for themselves the carnage wrought since Russia invaded his country more than two years ago....

Taiwan steps up alertness after detecting test-firing by China's missile unit

Jul. 13, 2024 09:54 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's Defense Ministry said Saturday it was monitoring “waves of test-firing” by China's missile unit in a region more than 1,600 kilometers (1,000 miles) from the self-ruled island and that its air force stepped up its alertness. China views the...

With words, deeds and arms deals, allies make the case for NATO in terms that would appeal to Trump

Jul. 13, 2024 08:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — European allies in NATO are stepping up their military spending, just as Donald Trump wanted. They're pointing to common interests, such as concerns over China. They’re creating American jobs by buying U.S. weapons. In words, deeds and arms deals, leaders of the...

Biden's supporters want to 'let Joe be Joe' — but his stumbles are now under a bigger spotlight

Jul. 13, 2024 00:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is on a public and private blitz to shake off concerns about his cognitive capacities. But with public doubts about his fitness to serve unabating, Biden’s every move is now under a withering microscope as any potential stumble risks becoming...

Russian assassination plots against those supporting Ukraine uncovered in Europe, official says

Jul. 12, 2024 14:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Western intelligence agencies have uncovered Russian plots to carry out assassinations, arson and other sabotage in Europe against companies and people linked to support for Ukraine’s military — one of the most serious being a plan to kill the head of a German arms...

Two weeks that imperiled Biden's presidency left him on probation in the court of Democratic opinion

Jul. 12, 2024 11:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden's tribulations were previewed in Hollywood days before he got on the debate stage. At a fundraiser organized by George Clooney and packed with luminaries including former President Barack Obama, Biden was a listless figure, perhaps merely jet-lagged...

Hungary's Orbán faces backlash over his rogue 'peace mission' meetings with Western adversaries

Jul. 12, 2024 09:02 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has made a Trumpian vow to “Make Europe Great Again” during his country's six-month presidency of the European Union. As a first step last week, he astonished his allies by making a surprise trip to Ukraine -- his first since...

The NATO summit was about Ukraine and Biden. Here are some key things to know

Jul. 12, 2024 01:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — NATO leaders met this week to celebrate the alliance’s 75th anniversary under the cloud of deep political uncertainty in its most powerful member — the United States. But even as questions swirled about President Joe Biden’s future and the implications of a...