Latest North Atlantic Treaty Organization News

US defense secretary underlines support for Ukraine

Oct. 19, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin visited Ukraine on Tuesday, underlining Washington's support for the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity amid a tense standoff with Russia. Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy hailed the U.S. as...

Russia suspends its mission at NATO, shuts alliance's office

Oct. 18, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Monday suspended its mission at NATO and ordered the closure of the alliance's office in Moscow in retaliation for NATO's expulsion of Russian diplomats. Earlier this month, NATO withdrew the accreditation of eight Russian officials to its...

Russia's foreign minister says the country is suspending its mission to NATO

Oct. 18, 2021 07:54 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister says the country is suspending its mission to NATO.

Russia says it pushed US destroyer from area near its waters

Oct. 15, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Defense Ministry said a Russian warship on Friday prevented a U.S. Navy destroyer from what it described as an attempt to intrude into Russia’s territorial waters in the Sea of Japan. Hours later, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command called the Russian...

Cyprus: U.N. checks plane suspected of Libya embargo breach

Oct. 15, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — United Nations inspectors have completed their examination of a small aircraft stored in Cyprus that was reportedly suspected of violating a U.N. arms embargo on Libya, an aviation official in the east Mediterranean island nation said Friday. ...

Greece, US expand defense pact in face of Turkey tensions

Oct. 14, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Greece signed a deal Thursday expanding their defense cooperation agreement to grant U.S. forces broader use of Greek bases, as that nation deals with tensions between it and neighboring Turkey. The deal, signed in Washington by...

Kosovo police clash with ethnic Serbs during smuggling raids

Oct. 13, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Tensions between Kosovo and Serbia resumed Wednesday after Kosovo police clashed with ethnic Serbs during an anti-smuggling operation. At least 11 people were injured. The episode prompted an angry response from Serbia which demanded from the...

EU, Ukraine to discuss military training and cyberthreats

Oct. 11, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is considering providing a military training mission to Ukraine amid lingering tensions between Russia and its neighbor, officials said Monday. Acting on a request from Ukraine for help with “professional military education," the EU...

Ruling party narrowly loses Czech vote; PM Babis may be out

Oct. 09, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Prime Minister Andrej Babis' centrist party on Saturday narrowly lost the Czech Republic's parliamentary election, a surprise development that could mean the end of the populist billionaire's reign in power. The two-day election to fill 200 seats in the...

PM Andrej Babis front-runner in Czech vote, despite scandals

Oct. 08, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Czechs begin voting Friday in a parliamentary election with polls showing Prime Minister Andrej Babis, a populist billionaire, has a good chance of keeping his job despite a new scandal over his financial dealings. Two days of balloting are being held to...