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Intergovernmental military alliance of Western states

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NATO: Intergovernmental military alliance of Western states
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance between 30 North American and European countries. The organization implements the North Atlantic Treaty that was signed on 4 April 1949. NATO constitutes a system of collective defence whereby its independent member states agree to mutual defence in response to an attack by any external party. NATO's Headquarters are located in Evere, Brussels, Belgium, while the headquarters of Allied Command Operations is near Mons, Belgium.

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European NATO allies voice concern over U.S. plan to quit Open Skies

European members of NATO told the United States on Friday they were uneasy about its plan to withdraw from the 35-nation Open Skies treaty that allows unarmed surveillance flights over member..
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NATO to discuss Open Skies treaty after U.S. announces withdrawal

NATO envoys will discuss the future of the Open Skies treaty on Friday after the United States announced it would quit the 35-nation pact that allows unarmed surveillance flights over member countries,..
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Russia says U.S. withdrawal from Open Skies treaty will affect all members: RIA

The U.S. withdrawal from the Open Skies treaty will affect the interests of all of its participants, who are also members of NATO, RIA state news agency quoted Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander..
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Trump envoy accuses Germany of undermining NATO's nuclear deterrent

The U.S. ambassador in Berlin has accused Germany of undermining NATO's nuclear deterrent, taking aim at Chancellor Angela Merkel's junior coalition partners after some of their leaders called for..
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Canadian military helicopter crashes in Mediterranean: NATO

A Canadian military helicopter crashed in the Mediterranean off the coast of Greece on Wednesday, prompting a search and rescue mission, NATO said in a statement on Thursday, after Canada had confirmed..
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Canadian helicopter engaged in NATO exercises missing off Greek coast

A Canadian helicopter engaged in North Atlantic Treaty Organization exercises off the coast of Greece disappeared and search-and-rescue efforts were under way, the Canadian Armed Forces said on..
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Turkey flies medical aid to coronavirus-stricken U.S.

A Turkish military plane carrying medical supplies and protective equipment was heading for the United States on Tuesday to deliver aid to its NATO ally battling the coronavirus outbreak.
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NATO calls on Taliban to reduce violence, seek peace: statement

The U.S.-led NATO alliance called on Friday for Afghanistan's Taliban militants to cut violence levels and join peace talks, saying prisoner releases should also be speeded up.
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Turkey repeats working group offer to U.S. to solve row over Russian defense purchase

Turkey on Tuesday repeated an offer to the United States to establish a technical working group including NATO to help solve a dispute over Ankara's purchase of Russian missile defenses that angered..
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NATO mission in Kosovo reports first COVID-19 case

A member of the NATO-led peacekeeping mission in Kosovo has tested positive with the new coronavirus, the mission said in a statement on Friday, adding that it would not have any impact on its work.
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Rockets hit U.S. air base in Afghanistan; no casualties

Five rockets hit a major U.S. air base in Afghanistan on Thursday but there were no casualties, Afghanistan's NATO-led force said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State militant group.
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NATO welcomes North Macedonia as 30th ally

NATO foreign ministers welcomed North Macedonia as the alliance's newest member on Thursday, ending a long process that included a change to the country's name.
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Economic shock of coronavirus casts pall on NATO spending goals

The economic shock of the coronavirus pandemic is likely to undermine NATO defence targets cherished by U.S. President Donald Trump, diplomats and experts say, as governments move closer to spending..
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Spain asks NATO for coronavirus testing kits, ventilators, protective gear

The Spanish army has asked its NATO partners for coronavirus testing kits, ventilators and protective gear as part of the alliance's international assistance arrangements, Spanish armed forces chief..
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India, Nepal lock down to stave off coronavirus, NATO troops in Afghanistan infected

Authorities enforced lockdowns across most of India, Nepal and parts of Pakistan on Tuesday to halt the spread of coronavirus in one of the world's most densely populated regions, as four NATO..
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Four NATO service members arriving in Afghanistan test positive for coronavirus

Four NATO service members in Afghanistan tested positive for coronavirus shortly after entering the country, the first confirmed cases in the mission, NATO said in a statement on Tuesday.
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NATO scales down exercises due to coronavirus

NATO is scaling down military exercises in Europe to curb the spread of the coronavirus, but alliance missions are continuing, including the drawdown of the U.S.-led force in Afghanistan following a..
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U.S. says in talks with NATO allies to provide Turkey military aid

The U.S. is discussing with its NATO allies what they can offer Turkey in terms of military assistance in Idlib and discussing measures that may be taken if Russia and the Syrian government breaks a..
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Erdogan to seek more EU help for refugees stuck in Turkey

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will seek European financial, political and military support in talks on Monday with EU and NATO leaders but will be told he must first stop encouraging migrants to..
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U.S. to withdraw troops from Afghanistan in 14 months if Taliban conditions met

The United States and NATO would withdraw all troops in Afghanistan within 14 months if the Taliban upheld its commitments, according to a joint statement released by the U.S. and Afghan governments on..
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NATO calls on Russia, Syria to halt Idlib offensive

NATO's secretary-general called on Russia and Syria on Friday to halt the offensive in Idlib and said, after a meeting of the alliance's ambassadors, that NATO stood in solidarity with Turkey.
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NATO envoys to meet to discuss Syria at Turkey's request

NATO ambassadors will meet in Brussels at Turkey's request on Friday to hold consultations about developments in Syria, the alliance said after the killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in a Syrian air strike..
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U.S. says it stands by Turkey after attack on Turkish soldiers in Syria

The United States is very concerned about a reported attack on Turkish soldiers in Syria's Idlib region and it stands by its NATO ally Turkey, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday.
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Climate activist Thunberg heads growing field of Nobel Peace Prize candidates

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, pro-democracy campaigners in Hong Kong and the NATO military alliance are among those tipped for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize, following nominations by..
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NATO to expand Iraq training mission in response to Trump

NATO defense ministers agreed on Wednesday to expand the Western alliance's training mission in Iraq, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said, responding to a demand by U.S. President Donald Trump..
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NATO agrees to expand Iraq training mission, Stoltenberg says

NATO defense ministers agreed on Wednesday to expand the Western alliance's training mission in Iraq, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said, responding to a demand by U.S. President Donald Trump..
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NATO's image worsens sharply in France, United States, study shows

NATO's public image in the United States and France worsened sharply last year, according to a Pew Research Center study, after U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron..
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North Macedonia hopes for NATO accession ratification in March

North Macedonia's President Stevo Pendarovski said on Tuesday that he expects the procedure of ratification country's membership in North Atlantic Treaty organization to be completed next month.
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Turkish foreign minister calls for enlarged NATO, Georgia membership

Turkey's foreign minister called on Thursday for the enlargement of NATO and the addition of Georgia to the organization.
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Turkish foreign minister says Russian S-400 air defense no threat to NATO

Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday that Russia's S-400 air defense system was compatible with NATO, which needed to set up a working group to study it.
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Two U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan: NATO

Two U.S. service members were killed and two others wounded when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar, the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission said in a..
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Washington spurns Iraqi call to remove troops

Washington on Friday spurned an Iraqi request to prepare to pull out its troops, amid heightened U.S.-Iranian tensions after the U.S. killing of an Iranian commander in Baghdad, and said it was..
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Bomb hits foreign troops in Afghan south, no word on casualties

A roadside bomb hit a convoy of U.S. troops on Saturday in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar, a NATO spokesman and an Afghan official said, but there were no immediate details of casualties..
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Pompeo discussed expanded NATO force in Iraq with Canadian formin: statement

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed the possibility of an expanded NATO presence in Iraq in a call with his Canadian counterpart, Foreign Minister François‑Philippe Champagne, the State..
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Iran may have shot down Ukrainian passenger plane: NATO chief

Iran's air defense may have shot down the Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed near Teheran on Wednesday, killing all 176 people on board, the head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)..
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Trump floats expanding NATO to add Middle East

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he supported expanding the North American Treaty Organization to include Middle Eastern nations, as the United States seeks to limit its troop footprint..
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Trump, NATO chief discuss situation in Middle East: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump discussed the situation in the Middle East with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday and "emphasized the value of NATO increasing its role in preventing..
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NATO moving some personnel out of Iraq due to safety concerns

NATO is moving some of its trainers out of Iraq, a NATO official said on Tuesday, following fears of a regional conflagration in the wake of a U.S. drone strike on Iran's top military commander last..
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U.S. briefs NATO over Iran strike, avoids European criticism

All members of the Atlantic alliance stood behind the United States in the Middle East after it briefed NATO on its drone strike that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, NATO..
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NATO to hold urgent meeting on Monday over Iraq-Iran crisis

NATO ambassadors will gather on Monday in Brussels for an urgent meeting convened by the head of the military alliance to discuss the situation in the Middle East after a U.S. drone strike in Baghdad..
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NATO suspends Iraq training mission after Soleimani killing

NATO has suspended training of Iraqi forces to ensure the safety of several hundred mission members amid fears for regional stability after a U.S. air strike in Baghdad killed a top Iranian general, an..
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After years of delays, NATO receives U.S.-made spy drones

NATO will receive its second U.S.-made Global Hawk drone on Thursday and aims to have all five unmanned aircraft of its $1.5 billion surveillance system operational in 2022, alliance officials said on..
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U.S. Senate committee backs Russia energy bills, delays vote on sanctions 'from hell'

Underscoring U.S. lawmakers' continuing unhappiness with Russia, a Senate committee on Wednesday advanced legislation seeking to hamper Russian energy pipelines and boosting NATO but delayed voting on..
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Afghan blasts kill one, injure scores in attack on key U.S. military base

Suicide blasts in Afghanistan killed one person and injured more than 60 in an attack on Wednesday on the United States' main military base of Bagram that was repulsed after a 30-minute clash, Afghan..
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Blast outside main U.S. base in Afghanistan wounds five

A suicide bomber in Afghanistan detonated explosives on Wednesday outside the United States' main military base of Bagram in an attack that wounded five people, Afghan and NATO officials said.
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Suicide bomber detonates explosives outside main U.S. base in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber detonated explosives outside the United States' main Bagram military base in Afghanistan on Wednesday, Afghan and NATO officials said.
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Turkey cannot go back on NATO Poland-Baltics plan: Polish official

A senior Polish official said Monday there could be no backtracking from a NATO decision to pursue a defense plan for Poland and the Baltics after Ankara suggested it might still block it until allies..
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Turkey says it did not fully approve NATO's Baltic defense plan

Turkey will block final publication of a NATO defense plan for the Baltics and Poland until allies agree to designate the Syrian Kurdish YPG a terrorist group, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on..
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Turkey says left alone to fight terrorism after no agreement at NATO: NTV

NATO allies did not reach agreement at a summit in London this week and Ankara was left alone in the fight against terrorism, Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted as saying on Friday.
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Kosovo jails former minister for denying a war massacre

A court in Kosovo has sentenced a lawmaker who once served as a government minister to two years in jail for denying a massacre by Serb forces in 1999 which prompted NATO's intervention to halt the..
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