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Norway says Russia jammed GPS signal during NATO drill

Nov. 13, 2018 4:21 PM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — The Norwegian Defense Ministry said Tuesday that Russian forces in the Arctic disturbed GPS location signals during a recent large NATO drill in Norway. The ministry said that Norway's Foreign Ministry earlier had raised the issue with Russian authorities. In an email Tuesday to The...

NATO chief appeals for peace; Taliban kill 20 Afghan guards

Nov. 6, 2018 9:36 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The NATO chief urged the Taliban on Tuesday to stop killing their fellow Afghans, an appeal that came just hours after the insurgents attacked border troops in western Farah province, killing at least 20. Speaking at a joint press conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani,...

NATO chiefs urges Russia to shed light on new missile system

Oct. 31, 2018 2:43 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is urging Russia to provide details about a new missile system the United States and other allies claim violates an important nuclear weapons treaty. At talks between Russian and NATO ambassadors on Wednesday, Stoltenberg said, "We regret that Russia...

NATO, Russia expected to behave during dueling Nordic drills

Oct. 30, 2018 1:04 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — NATO's secretary general said Tuesday he is confident the Western military alliance and Russia "will act in a respectable way" as both hold training exercises in the same area off Norway's coast. "This is not a Cold War situation," Jens Stoltenberg said as he attended the Trident...

NATO chief calls arms buildup unlikely, Putin warns Europe

Oct. 24, 2018 2:48 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that allies blame Russia for violating an important Cold War-era missile treaty but he does not expect them to deploy more nuclear warheads in Europe in response. In Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin followed up on U.S. President...

Putin says Russia will target nations hosting US missiles

Oct. 24, 2018 1:40 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Wednesday that if the United States deploys intermediate-range missiles in Europe, Russia will have to target the nations that would host them. The stern statement follows U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement over the weekend that he intends to...

The Latest: Russian envoy rejects reports of cybercrimes

Oct. 4, 2018 10:09 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on a new wave of global cyberattacks blamed on Russia (all times local): 9:50 p.m. A top Russian diplomat is warning the U.S. that its allegations of cybercrimes by the Russian intelligence could dangerously escalate tensions between the nuclear superpowers. Deputy Foreign Minister...

10 years on, NATO says Georgia will one day join

Oct. 3, 2018 12:55 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says that Georgia will one day join the alliance, 10 years after the military organization first promised the former Soviet Republic it would become a member. After chairing talks in Brussels on Wednesday between Georgian and NATO defense ministers,...

US to offer cyberwar capabilities to NATO allies

Oct. 3, 2018 10:38 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Acting to counter Russia's aggressive use of cyberattacks across Europe and around the world, the U.S. is expected to announce that, if asked, it will use its formidable cyberwarfare capabilities on NATO's behalf, according to a senior U.S. official. The announcement is expected in the...

US NATO envoy warns Russia to halt new missile development

Oct. 2, 2018 8:06 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The U.S. envoy to NATO on Tuesday said that Russia must halt development of new missiles that could carry nuclear warheads and warned that the United States would be looking at its capability to "take out" the system if it becomes operational. NATO fears the 9M729 system contravenes the...