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No Man Is An Island Except Donald Trump and His Position On NATO

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:40:01 GMT

One of the things that Donald Trump has made an issue about when it comes to foreign policy is withdrawing from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or NATO. It has driven the more hawkish Republicans insane and even some of the more moderate Republicans are left scratching their heads.

Under Trump's spotlight, NATO chiefs see larger counterterrorism role

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:17:29 GMT

NATO's top commander expects the alliance to play a larger role in counterterrorism efforts, signaling that allies could be prepared to place greater focus on an issue of concern for the incoming Trump administration. "We do have capacity," NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Gen.

NATO aims to transform military capacity, official says

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 04:52:38 GMT

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, the United Kingdom's chief of defense, before a meeting of the NATO Military Committee alliance at the alliance's headquarters in Brussels, Jan. 17, 2017.

Kosovo premier calls on Serbia to drop threatening language

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:24:45 GMT

Isa Mustafa on Wednesday spoke at his cabinet meeting about recent tensions with Serbia which heightened over the weekend when a Serbian train, bearing signs reading "Kosovo is Serbia" and decorated in the colors of the Serbian flag and Christian Orthodox symbols, was turned back from the border with Kosovo. Serbia's President Tomislav Nikolic has accused Kosovo's ethnic Albanian leaders of "wanting war" and warned that Serbia would defend "every inch" of its territory.

Anxious European leaders seek an early audience with Trump

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:54:10 GMT

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. European leaders, anxious over Donald Trump's unpredictability and coziness with the Kremlin, are scrambling to get face time with the new American president before he can meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose provocations have set the continent on edge.

Bosnian Serb nationalist leader rejects US sanctions on him

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:22:09 GMT

Bosnian Serb nationalist leader Milorad Dodik has dismissed U.S. sanctions imposed on him for obstructing the peace accords that ended Bosnia's war two decades ago, calling it a reversible act of revenge by the departing Obama administration. Dodik, who is the president of Republika Srpska, the Serb-run part of Bosnia, said Wednesday he was confident that his relationship with the U.S. will improve after President-elect Donald Trump takes office on Friday.

UPDATE 1-Poland still reviewing its options to buy 14 army helicopters

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:07:14 GMT

Jan 18 Poland is considering buying 14 army helicopters from either Airbus, Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky subsidiary or Leonardo-Finmeccanica this year, the defence minister said on Thursday. NATO member Poland has sped up efforts to overhaul its military following Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula and Moscow's renewed military and political assertiveness in the region.

UPDATE 2-Trump adviser Scaramucci says parts, not all, of NATO are obsolete

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:21:25 GMT

Donald Trump's comments about NATO being "obsolete" reflect how the world has changed, but should not be interpreted as meaning that it needs to be consigned to history, a senior adviser to the U.S. president-elect said on Tuesday. Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Monday that Trump's comments had aroused concern across the 28-member alliance.

Poland wants to increase its military ties with the US

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 03:53:20 GMT

Krzysztof Szczerski, President Andrzej Duda's top foreign policy adviser, was speaking days before the new U.S. administration that has signaled a friendlier approach to Russia takes power in Washington. Szczerski also suggested that Poland would welcome the re-election of Chancellor Angela Merkel in Germany, Poland's largest trade partner with whom relations have soured since Polish conservatives came to power a year ago.

Dallas theater director attacked by masked men at Target

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:36:54 GMT

'Fame can change things': Aaron Rodgers' chiropractor dad speaks out to confirm he's not spoken to his son in over TWO YEARS after the NFL star started dating Olivia Munn Is this proof America is preparing for war with Russia? US plane is spotted in a mock dogfight with a Russian jet above the top secret Area 51 base Russia shows off its firepower with new video showing tank-based missile system capable of shooting down US and NATO warheads Brennan fights back: CIA boss insists the dirty dossier DIDN'T come from inside the intelligence community and says he'd never even read the claims before they were published Trump to take the oath on TWO BIBLES: the same bible used by 'Honest Abe' Lincoln, along with his own family bible 'You couldn't find no black woman?' The shocking moment a racist man hurls abuse at interracial couple as they eat and asks whether white women are 'even humans' ... (more)

'He's exhausting the American public': Joe Scarborough blasts...

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:36:53 GMT

Joe Scarborough predicted that President-elect Donald Trump's poll numbers would plummet further if he continued to be sucked into what the MSNBC host characterized as "stupid fights" on Twitter. During Tuesday's episode of "Morning Joe," Scarborough said that Trump's historically low approval ratings were "self-inflicted" wounds due to his "reckless language" in recent battles with figures like Rep. John Lewis and in his criticism of NATO and the European Union.

Trudeau vouches for NATO after Trump calls military alliance 'obsolete'

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:53:14 GMT

But the prime minister stops short of saying he would be willing to boost the defence budget so Canada could meet NATO's spending target for its member countries. Trudeau cites Canada's leadership in Latvia, where it will contribute 450 troops and command several national contingents part of a military deterrent to Russia on Europe's eastern flank.

Trumpa s offer to Russia: an end to sanctions for nuclear arms cut

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:56:20 GMT

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will propose offering to end sanctions imposed on Russia over its annexation of Crimea in return for a nuclear arms reduction deal with Moscow, he told The Times of London. Criticizing previous U.S. foreign policy in an interview published on Monday, he described the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 as possibly the gravest error in the history of the United States and akin to "throwing rocks into a beehive."

European leaders return fire to Trump's salvo on EU and NATO

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:10:03 GMT

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Amid Trump's NATO Blasts, Marines' Norway Mission Goes On

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 04:31:08 GMT

Nearly 300 U.S. Marines landed in Norway on Monday with a clear assignment from the outgoing Obama administration: Train with allies and help reinforce the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's northernmost border with Russia.

Donald Trump Praises Brexit; Slams EU & NATO In First Euro Post-Election Interview

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:44:56 GMT

Donald Trump is no stranger to provocative comments and this time he's weighing in on the other side of the Atlantic. In an interview with Rupert Murdoch-owned Brit paper The Sunday Times with former Conservative leadership contender Michael Gove , Trump indicated that there would be a major shift into how he'll handle foreign relations going forward.

Hundreds of US Marines land in Norway, irking Russia

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:04:27 GMT

Some 300 U.S. Marines landed in Norway on Monday for a six-month deployment, the first time since World War II that foreign troops have been allowed to be stationed there, in a deployment which has irked Norway's Arctic neighbor Russia. Officials played down any link between the operation and NATO concerns over Russia, but the deployment coincides with the U.S. sending several thousand troops to Poland to beef up its Eastern European allies worried about Moscow's assertiveness.