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EU lets US, Canada, Norway join military mobility project

May. 06, 2021 05:45 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday authorized the United States, Canada and Norway to join a major military project aimed at speeding up the deployment of troops and military equipment around Europe. At a meeting in Brussels, EU defense ministers gave the...

2 German soldiers die after truck crashes into convoy

Apr. 26, 2021 08:51 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Two German soldiers died early Monday after a tractor-trailer crashed into their heavy vehicle that was part of a military convoy on a highway near Berlin. Brandenburg state police said the incident happened as the soldiers were driving an Unimog truck in...

Germany: Earlier Afghanistan withdrawal being considered

Apr. 21, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Discussions are underway among military planners with the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in Kabul for a possible withdrawal of international troops from Afghanistan as early as July 4, Germany's Defense Ministry said Wednesday. If agreed, the date would...

Germany promises help for local staff amid Afghan withdrawal

Apr. 18, 2021 05:10 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German defense minister says she wants to help bring some Afghan employees of her country's military to Germany as it prepares to leave Afghanistan after nearly 20 years. NATO allies including Germany are set to join the United States in pulling their...

Pressure mounts for Merkel's bloc to end its power struggle

Apr. 17, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Pressure mounted Saturday on the two contenders hoping to lead German Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right bloc into September's national election to end their power struggle and agree which of them will run to succeed her. Armin Laschet, the leader of...

Austin: US adds 500 troops in Germany, despite Trump pledge

Apr. 13, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced on Tuesday that he is expanding the U.S. military presence in Germany by 500 troops and has stopped planning for large-scale troop cuts ordered by the Trump administration. Adding 500 troops to a current total of...

Pentagon chief on inaugural tour of Europe to shore up ties

Apr. 13, 2021 07:49 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Nearly a year after President Donald Trump ordered thousands of troops to leave Germany, capping a series of setbacks for U.S. relations with major allies, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin began an inaugural tour of Europe to shore up partnerships that are a cornerstone of...