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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 29 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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U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan

A U.S. service member was killed in Afghanistan on Monday, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said, after the collapse of talks between the United States and Taliban to end the conflict.
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Germany warns against early troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

A withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan could see the country falling back under the strict Islamic rule of the Taliban, German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said on Saturday.
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Videos for NATO

NATO 'preparing' for a world where nuclear arms treaty doesn't exist [Video]NATO 'preparing' for a world where nuclear arms treaty doesn't exist

Speaking at a Brussels commemoration event for the September 11 attacks, Jens Stoltenberg said Europe needs to prepare for a world where Russia could place nuclear-capable missiles on its doorstep.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:05Published

NATO remembers September 11 terrorist attacks, 18 years on [Video]NATO remembers September 11 terrorist attacks, 18 years on

NATO remembers the September 11 attacks on the 18th anniversary of the horrific terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 04:21Published

Submarine rescue system to be tested in Nato exercise [Video]Submarine rescue system to be tested in Nato exercise

A rescue system that can evacuate submariners from a stricken vessel is setting off to take part in a Nato exercise. The Nato Submarine Rescue System (NSRS), based at Faslane, can dive down to a..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:59Published

Turkish President Attends MAKS Aviation Show In Russia [Video]Turkish President Attends MAKS Aviation Show In Russia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was Russian President Vladimir Putin’s guest of honor. According to Business Insider, Erdogan attended the opening of the MAKS aviation show outside Moscow. He..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Danish PM says cancellation of Trump visit won't hurt good U.S. relations [Video]Danish PM says cancellation of Trump visit won't hurt good U.S. relations

Denmark's prime minister said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump's cancellation of a state visit after Denmark rebuffed his interest in purchasing Greenland would not affect close relations..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

Australia signs new NATO partnership [Video]Australia signs new NATO partnership

Australia's Defence Minister Linda Reynolds and NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg sign a new joint partnership on Wednesday (August 7) to co-operate more closely. Rough cut – no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

'Real chance' for Afghan peace deal, says NATO chief [Video]'Real chance' for Afghan peace deal, says NATO chief

NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says that there is a real chance for peace in Afghanistan as U.S.-Taliban peace talks continue in Qatar. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

A U.S.-Russia nuclear treaty is dead. Now what? [Video]A U.S.-Russia nuclear treaty is dead. Now what?

After months of diplomatic threats, the U.S. has formally withdrawn from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty. But although the Cold War-era deal is dead, what's next for the U.S. arsenal isn't..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:58Published

Turkey accuses Trump of delaying set up of safe zone in Syria [Video]Turkey accuses Trump of delaying set up of safe zone in Syria

In what seems to be a message to its NATO ally, there is an increase in US army patrols close to the border with Turkey.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:44Published

Turkey Says It Will Go Elsewhere For F-35s If The U.S. Won't Sell Them [Video]Turkey Says It Will Go Elsewhere For F-35s If The U.S. Won't Sell Them

President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would turn elsewhere for fighter jets if the U.S. won't sell them. Last week, the U.S. said it was removing NATO ally Turkey from the F-35 program. This was in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

 

EU creates defence and space branch 'to complement NATO'

The European Union will create a new defence and space arm to help fund, develop and deploy armed forces, the bloc's incoming chief executive said on Tuesday, naming an ally of French President..
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EU's incoming chief says the bloc will never be a military alliance

The European Union will never seek to replace the U.S.-led NATO alliance, the bloc's incoming chief executive said on Tuesday after announcing the creation of a new defense and space branch.
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Denmark discusses Hormuz international naval mission with European allies

Denmark's prime minister said on Friday that the Nordic NATO member is in talks with a number of European allies about an international naval mission in the Strait of Hormuz.
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Taliban suicide bomber kills at least 10 civilians, two NATO troops in Kabul

A Taliban suicide blast in the center of Kabul killed at least 10 civilians and two NATO soldiers on Thursday, destroying cars and shops in an area near the headquarters of Afghanistan's international..
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Romanian, U.S. members of foreign force killed in Afghanistan: NATO

A Romanian and a U.S. member of foreign forces in Afghanistan were killed in the capital Kabul on Thursday, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement.
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Kosovo jails six for plans to attack NATO troops, other countries

A court in Kosovo said it had jailed six people, including a woman, for terms ranging from one to 10 years, for planning attacks on NATO troops and the public in Kosovo, Belgium and France.
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Ukraine President nominates new foreign, defense ministers

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Thursday nominated Vadym Prystaiko, former Ukrainian ambassador to NATO, as foreign minister, a parliamentary draft resolution showed.
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Budget spat puts Boeing contract for AWACS upgrades at risk: sources

A dispute over budgeting processes could delay NATO's efforts to finalize a $1 billion contract to extend the life of 14 aging Boeing E-3A surveillance aircraft, often called NATO's "eyes in the sky,"..
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Merkel promises to meet defense spending target amid U.S. criticism

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday she was taking Berlin's commitment toward its NATO allies seriously to further increase defense spending toward the agreed target.
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Russian jet chases NATO plane away from defense minister's aircraft: TASS

A Russian fighter jet saw off a NATO warplane after it approached a plane carrying Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu over neutral waters in the Baltic Sea, the TASS news agency reported on..
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Russian fighter jets push NATO war plane away: TASS

Russian fighter jets pushed away a NATO war plane after it tried to approach Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu's plane over neutral waters in the Baltic Sea, TASS news agency reported.
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NATO needs to address China's rise, says Stoltenberg

NATO needs to understand the implications of China's rise as Beijing expands its power around the world, including areas that may challenge members of the North Atlantic security body, Secretary..
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Erdogan says Trump will not allow ties to be held 'captive' to S-400 row

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that he believes U.S. President Donald Trump will not allow ties between the two NATO allies to become captive to a dispute over Ankara's purchase of a..
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Peace deal in Afghanistan closer than ever before, says NATO chief

NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday that there was a real chance for peace in Afghanistan as U.S.-Taliban peace talks continue in Qatar.
Reuters - Published

Rival Bosnia leaders agree to form government 10 months after vote

Bosnia's rival Serb, Croat and Bosniak leaders agreed on Monday to form a central government 10 months after a general election, reaching a compromise about Bosnia's integration into NATO which had..
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Lone wolf attackers inspire each other, NATO chief says

Nations must work together to stop lone wolf attackers, who take inspiration from each other, NATO's secretary general Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday, during a visit to a mosque in New Zealand where a..
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UK blames Russia for nuclear treaty collapse, says threatens European security

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said Russia was to blame after the United States withdrew from the landmark nuclear missile pact (INF) between the two countries, saying the United Kingdom fully..
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Russian request for missile freeze has 'zero credibility': Stoltenberg

A Russian request to declare a moratorium on the deployment of short and intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Europe was not credible because Moscow had already deployed such warheads, NATO..
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NATO says ready with 'measured' response to Russia missile breach

NATO has agreed ways to deter Russia from launching a new, land-based, medium-range missile, the alliance said on Friday, saying it would respond "in a measured and responsible way".
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Stoltenberg says no NATO mission requested in Strait of Hormuz

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday there had been no formal request for the military alliance to launch a mission in the Strait of Hormuz.
Reuters - Published

U.N. says almost 4,000 Afghans killed or wounded in first half of 2019

At least 3,812 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded in the first half of 2019 in the war against militant groups, including a big increase in the number of casualties caused by government and..
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Trump says he does not blame Turkey for buying Russian air defense system

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he does not blame Turkey for buying a Russian missile defense system, which prompted his administration to remove the NATO ally from the F-35 fighter jet..
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Bombs in Kabul kill at least 11 as U.S. steps up diplomacy in effort to end war

Three bombs rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 11 people and wounding 45, officials said, as the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff met Afghan President Ashraf..
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Bombs kill at least 11 in Afghan capital as U.S. general visits

Three bombs rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 11 people and wounding 45, officials said, as the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff was meeting top U.S. and NATO..
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U.S.: Turkey's purchase of Russia air defense system 'disappointing'

U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee to become the next secretary of defense called Turkey's decision to buy Russia's S-400 air defense system "disappointing," in remarks that break days of..
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Russia delivers more air defense equipment to Turkey

Russia flew a fresh shipment of advanced air defense equipment to Turkey on Saturday, the Turkish Defence Ministry said, continuing to implement a deal that is likely to trigger U.S. sanctions against..
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Turkey begins receiving Russian missiles in challenge to U.S. and NATO

Turkey began taking delivery of an advanced Russian missile defense system on Friday, a move expected to trigger U.S. sanctions against a NATO ally and drive a wedge into the heart of the Western..
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Explainer: What is at stake with Turkey's Russian air defense deal?

Turkey took its first deliveries of the Russian S-400 air defense system on Friday, a development likely to trigger U.S. sanctions on Ankara and escalate tensions between Turkey and its Western..
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Factbox: Turkey's Russian missile deal strains ties with Washington

Russia started delivering advanced missile defense equipment to NATO member Turkey on Friday, the Defense Ministry in Ankara said, setting the stage for likely U.S. sanctions on Ankara.
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Russia delivers missile system to Turkey in challenge to NATO

Russia began delivery of an advanced missile defense system to Turkey on Friday, a move expected to trigger U.S. sanctions against a NATO ally and drive a wedge into the heart of the Western military..
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First parts of Russian S-400 system delivered to Turkey: ministry

The first parts of a Russian S-400 missile defense system were delivered to NATO member Turkey on Friday, the Turkish defense ministry said, a development set to escalate tensions with the United..
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Bulgaria says reaches deal with U.S. to buy F-16 aircraft

NATO member Bulgaria has reached a deal with the United States to buy eight new F-16 fighter jets for its air force at a price of $1.256 billion, it said on Wednesday.
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No breakthrough with Russia on INF treaty dispute: NATO's Stoltenberg

NATO and Russia did not make significant progress on saving the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) after a meeting at the alliance headquarters on Friday, NATO Secretary-General Jens..
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Despite Turkey's assurances, U.S. still eyes sanctions, F-35 exit

The Trump administration still plans to impose sanctions on Turkey and remove it from a critical fighter jet program if the NATO ally acquires Russian air defenses, U.S. officials told Reuters, despite..
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U.S. defense chief tries to rally NATO allies on Iran as tensions simmer

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper appealed to NATO allies on Thursday to publicly denounce Iran's hostile actions and consider participating in a still-evolving plan to better safeguard..
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U.S. appeals to NATO allies to publicly denounce Iran's actions

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper appealed to NATO allies on Thursday to publicly denounce Iran's hostile actions and consider participating in a still-evolving plan to better safeguard..
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U.S. tells NATO it wants to avoid war with Iran: diplomats

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper told NATO allies on Thursday that the United States did not want to go to war with Iran but said it could not tolerate any further incidents, according to allied..
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NATO weighs options to deter new Russian missile threat

NATO defense ministers considered on Wednesday how to deter Russia from launching a missile attack at short notice on Europe if a landmark treaty against land-based nuclear warheads collapses next..
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No sign of progress at NATO in U.S.-Turkey dispute over Russian defenses

The United States and Turkey appeared to make no progress during talks at NATO headquarters on Wednesday toward resolving a major dispute over Ankara's plans to acquire a Russian air defense system,..
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Russia will respond to any NATO steps over missiles, says minister

Moscow will respond in kind to any steps NATO takes over Russia's decision to suspend a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Wednesday, according to RIA..
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New Pentagon chief hopes to win NATO allies' support on Iran

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday he hoped to recruit support from NATO allies this week for U.S. efforts to deter conflict with Iran and "open the door to diplomacy," as he made..
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NATO calls on Russia to destroy new missile, warns of response

NATO urged Russia on Tuesday to destroy a new missile before an August deadline and save a treaty that keeps land-based nuclear warheads out of Europe or face a more determined alliance response in the..
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