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AP Explains: Why NATO member Turkey wants Russian missiles

Jul. 18, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — NATO ally Turkey is being kicked out of the U.S.-led F-35 fighter jet program over its decision to buy the Russian-made S-400 air defense system. The White House said Turkey's decision to buy the Russian system "renders its continued involvement with the F-35 impossible" while the...

NATO sees no sign of Russian complying with missile pact

Jul. 5, 2019 8:28 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says Russia is showing no sign of respecting a major Cold War-era missile treaty. Following talks with the Moscow's envoy less than a month before the pact expires, Stoltenberg said Friday that "we didn't see any sign of Russia being willing to come...

US gets no commitment from NATO for help on Iran threat

Jun. 27, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO allies gave the U.S. no firm commitments that they will participate in a global effort to secure international waterways against threats from Iran, acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Thursday, wrapping up his first alliance meeting. Esper said the U.S. will come back next month...

NATO weighs boost to air defenses over Russia missile system

Jun. 26, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO is considering beefing up European air and missile defenses and ramping up its war games plans should Russia fail to respect a Cold War-era nuclear missile treaty by August, alliance Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg warned Wednesday. The United States gave notice in February of its...

NATO to endorse measures against Russia over missile treaty

Jun. 25, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO defense ministers are set to endorse a list of measures that could be used against Russia should it refuse to comply with a major Cold War-era missile treaty, the military alliance's secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, said Tuesday. In February, the United States began the 6-month...

NATO chief calls for Gulf calm, ahead of US visit

Jun. 25, 2019 6:53 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is calling for calm in the Gulf region but says the military alliance has no formal role to play there amid a standoff between the United States and Iran. Stoltenberg said Tuesday that "the important thing now is to reduce tensions." Speaking ahead of...

Trump: US sending 1,000 more troops to ally Poland

Jun. 12, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will send 1,000 more troops to Poland as part of a growing security and economic partnership between the two countries, President Donald Trump said Wednesday. He and Polish President Andrzej Duda differed over Russia's intentions toward the U.S. ally. At a time of...

New Ukraine president commits to NATO, EU membership

Jun. 4, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Ukraine's new president says his country still hopes to become a member of the NATO military alliance and the European Union but he is open to peace talks with neighboring Russia. Standing beside NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels on Tuesday, Volodymyr Zelenskiy said "the...

NATO chief: Ready to welcome North Macedonia as 30th member

Jun. 3, 2019 7:28 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the alliance is ready to welcome North Macedonia as its 30th member, after the country ended a decades-long dispute with Greece. Stoltenberg spoke after meeting the country's top leaders Monday, the last day of a two-day visit...

Albania opposition protests again, calls for new election

Jun. 2, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Thousands of Albanian opposition supporters took to the streets again Sunday to demand new elections despite repeated calls from Western powers to sit down for talks. At least seven police officers and a demonstrator were injured in scattered violence during the protest. The...