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NATO: Russia Targeted German Army with Fake News Campaign

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:16:01 GMT

Emails accusing German soldiers stationed in Lithuania of rape were sent to local news outlets and the parliamentary president. NATO officials allege that Russia is targeting the military alliance.




Obama National Security Adviser: He Made 'Colossal Mistakes' in Syria

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 02:10:29 GMT

Former President Barack Obama's first national security adviser ripped the Obama administration for making "a colossal mistake" in drawing a red line in Syria and then not following up on it. "The failure to enforce the red line back in the previous administration was a colossal mistake from a strategic standpoint," retired Gen.




Turkey made its views heard with Euphrates Shield op: Defense minister

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:03:52 GMT

Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Is k speaks to Hurriyet Daily News Editor-in-Chief Murat Yetkin in Munich. / Hurriyet Photo: Ozgur Yurdakadim Turkey's views on Syria are being listened to thanks to the ongoing Euphrates Shield Operation, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Is k has said, adding that the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party's plan to unite its cantons have been prevented.




Turkish diplomat calls for more US special operations forces in anti-Islamic State fight

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:04:04 GMT

Ankara has asked for more U.S. special operations forces to be inserted in Syria to help in the fight against the Islamic State group, Turkey's top diplomat said Sunday. "We proposed the United States put special operations forces on the ground to support local forces," Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in Munich.




US slams Russia's move to recognize Ukraine rebel documents

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:51:22 GMT

United States Vice President Mike Pence, right, shakes hands with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, left, as Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko looks on, centre, during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. America's commitment to NATO is "unwavering," Pence said Saturday, reassuring allies about the direction the Trump administration might take but leaving open questions about where Washington saw its relationship with the European Union and other international organizations.




Graham: Trump must punish Russia for election interference

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:51:21 GMT

A senior U.S. Republican senator on Sunday urged President Donald Trump to take action against Russia over allegations that Moscow interfered in the election that brought him to power. U.S. intelligence officials have told Trump that Moscow tried to influence voters by hacking Democratic emails and trolling social media sites, but Trump has sought to downplay Russia's role in the election.




Cameron being 'courted' for top NATO role

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:54:07 GMT

The former prime minister, who served as MP for Witney from 2001 to 2016, has reportedly held discussions about taking on the role of secretary general. He has the support of senior members of the British government and has met with a former holder of the job about the matter, Politico reported.




Rear admiral says Canada ready to defend NATO allies

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:45:15 GMT

The crew of HMCS Preserver march past a saluting Rear-Admiral John Newton, Commander Maritime Forces Atlantic, during the ship's paying-off ceremony at HMC Dockyard in Halifax in October, 2016. A top-ranking naval officer promised that Canada is ready to defend its European allies from Russian aggression even as the navy phases out the last of four Iroquois-class heavy destroyers.




Four NATO Nations Would Pick Russia Over U.S. to Defend Them

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 03:54:52 GMT

Who you gonna call? For the citizens of four NATO countries asked which military power they'd want fighting on their side if attacked, the answer was simple -- Russia. That was among the findings of a multi-nation Gallup poll published just ahead of Friday's annual gathering of the transatlantic security community in Germany that appeared to map out shifts in the post-Cold War security alliances which have come under renewed strain and scrutiny since Donald Trump's election to the U.S. presidency.




At least 4 dead as fierce Southern California storm causes flash floods

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:46:37 GMT

At least 4 people have died after a powerful storm caused flash flooding in southern California.Two people were killed in two separate car accidents in San Di... -- Mike Pence affirmed the United States' support for NATO and urged Russia to deescalate violence in eastern Ukraine while speaking Saturday at the Munich Secu... This week U.S. Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency Topeka Regional Office expanded the area for producers looking to request a limited irrigation yield by written... OGALLALA - It wasn't easy, but the Gothenburg Boy's closed out their regular season with a 85-57 win over Ogallala on Friday night.




Pentagon: Russian actions a 'test of the new administration'

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:40:15 GMT

Moscow recently deployed a banned land-based cruise missile, dispatched a spy ship up the Atlantic coast and buzzed an American warship in the Black Sea. The developments raise the question of how the new White House occupant will address Russian assertiveness and whether, after complimenting Russian President Vladimir Putin and playing down Russia's adversarial relationship with the US, Trump will resort to any confrontational responses.




NATO: Debunking of rape claim shows need for critical press

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:40:14 GMT

NATO Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg, speaks at the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2018. NATO Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg, speaks at the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2018.




Petr Pavel, who heads NATO's military committee, said he also hoped...

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:25:38 GMT

US Secretary of Defence James Mattis, right, talks to NATO Military Committee Chairman Petr Pavel ahead of the NATO Defence Ministers' meeting held at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on February 16, 2017. Photo - AFP US Secretary of Defence James Mattis, right, talks to NATO Military Committee Chairman Petr Pavel ahead of the NATO Defence Ministers' meeting held at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on February 16, 2017.




The Latest: Pence urges NATO allies to spend more on defense

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:10:18 GMT

The annual weekend gathering is known for providing an open and informal platform to meet in... . FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2017, file photo, Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Republican congressional retreat in Philadelphia.




Germany's Merkel to US: uphold, strengthen multilateralism

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:10:17 GMT

German Chancellor Angela Merkel appealed to the United States and others on Saturday to support and bolster multilateral organizations such as the European Union, the United Nations and NATO, an alliance to which U.S. Vice President Mike Pence pledged America's commitment was "unwavering." Merkel told Pence and other world leaders, diplomats and defense officials at the Munich Security Conference that "acting together strengthens everyone."




Germany's Merkel to US: uphold, strengthen multilateralism

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:10:16 GMT

German Chancellor Angela Merkel appealed to the United States and others on Saturday to support and bolster multilateral organizations such as the European Union, the United Nations and NATO, an alliance to which U.S. Her address came amid concern about the Trump administration's approach to international affairs and fears that it may have little interest in working in multilateral forums. "Will we be able to continue working well together, or will we all fall back into our individual roles?" Merkel asked.




Trump's team in disarray, U.S. Senator McCain tells Europe

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 09:02:24 GMT

Republican Senator John McCain broke with the reassuring message that U.S. officials visiting Germany have sought to convey on their debut trip to Europe, saying yesterday that the administration of President Donald Trump was in "disarray". McCain, a known Trump critic, told the Munich Security Conference that the resignation of the new president's security adviser Michael Flynn over his contacts with Russia reflected deep problems in Washington.