Latest North Atlantic Treaty Organization News

Hungary and Sweden agree on defense deal ahead of final vote on Sweden's NATO accession

Feb. 23, 2024 07:25 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The prime ministers of Hungary and Sweden concluded a defense industry agreement on Friday that will expand Budapest's fleet of Swedish-built fighter jets, paving the way for Hungary’s likely ratification of Sweden’s long-delayed NATO bid. The meeting...

It's an election year, and Biden's team is signaling a more aggressive posture toward the press

Feb. 21, 2024 16:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Occupants of the White House have grumbled over news coverage practically since the place was built. Now it's Joe Biden's turn: With a reelection campaign underway, there are signs that those behind the president are starting to more aggressively and publicly challenge how he is...

Biden tells California supporters to stay focused on what's at stake in reelection battle

Feb. 21, 2024 00:08 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Joe Biden kicked off a three-day fundraising sprint in California, making the case to supporters to stay focused on what’s at stake in his reelection battle where he will likely again face Donald Trump in November. In remarks at a campaign reception...

Russia is rebuilding capacity to destabilize European countries, new UK report warns

Feb. 20, 2024 12:36 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Russia is rebuilding its capacity to destabilize European countries and extend its influence in the Middle East and Africa, posing a strategic threat to NATO as its members focus on the war in Ukraine, a U.K.-based think tank said Tuesday. In a sweeping report,...

Estonia detains 10 people suspected of committing sabotage on orders from Russia

Feb. 20, 2024 11:10 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia’s domestic security agency said on Tuesday that it had apprehended 10 people suspected of sabotage and of spreading fear and creating tension within the Baltic country in a coordinated “hybrid operation” by Russia’s special services. Among the...

Nikki Haley is sharpening contrasts with Donald Trump in the South Carolina primary's closing days

Feb. 19, 2024 20:55 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nikki Haley is using the closing days of her South Carolina Republican primary matchup with Donald Trump to hone her argument that she is the lone remaining candidate who can unite Americans, despite the former president's electoral wins thus far and his popularity in her...

Harris repudiates Trump worldview and says the US won't back down on Ukraine's defense

Feb. 16, 2024 09:30 AM EST

MUNICH (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday warned of the dangers of growing authoritarianism and isolationism in a not-so-veiled repudiation of Donald Trump’s worldview and threats to renege on security guarantees for NATO allies should he return to the White House. ...

Putin says Russia prefers Biden to Trump but criticizes current US policy

Feb. 15, 2024 16:02 PM EST

President Vladimir Putin said that Russia would prefer to see U.S. President Joe Biden win a second term, describing him as more experienced and predictable than Donald Trump — even though Moscow strongly disagrees with the current administration's policies. Putin's comments during...

US secretary of state assures Western Balkans of support for path toward European Union integration

Feb. 15, 2024 14:54 PM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Albania on Thursday to reaffirm relations with a key partner in the region and assure Western Balkan countries of Washington’s support for their integration into the European Union. Blinken met with top...

NATO chief warns against dividing the US and Europe or undermining their joint nuclear deterrent

Feb. 15, 2024 09:35 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The head of NATO warned member countries on Thursday against allowing a wedge to be driven between the United States and Europe, as concern grows about Washington’s commitment to its allies should Donald Trump return to office. Faced with a war in Ukraine that is...