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EU foreign ministers seek way out of stalemate with Turkey

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:55:14 GMT

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, attends a dinner in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, 27, 2017. Turkey's electoral authority on Thursday released the official tally of the country's referendum, saying President Erdogan's "yes" camp won narrowly in the vote that will greatly boost the powers of his office.




Montenegro lawmakers back NATO membership in historic move

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:13:38 GMT

Montenegro's parliament on Friday supported the Balkan country's membership in NATO in a historic turn toward the West amid protests by Russia and the pro-Russia opposition. Lawmakers voted 46-0 in the capital of Cetinje to ratify the accession treaty with the Western military alliance.




The Latest: NATO warns Macedonia over violence in parliament

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:26:41 GMT

The NATO alliance has warned Macedonia, a candidate country, not to let similar violence happen again after protesters stormed parliament and assaulted opposition lawmakers. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says that authorities have a "solemn responsibility to uphold the rule of law, and ensure the security of Parliament and its members at all times."




Two US soldiers killed in anti-Daesh operation in Afghanistan

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:34:22 GMT

In this photograph taken on April 11, 2017, an Afghan security force personnel fires during an ongoing an operation against Daesh militants in the Achin district of Nangarhar province. The U.S. Department of Defense said Thursday two U.S. servicemembers were killed during combat against the Islamic State [Daesh] in Afghanistan's Nangahar Province.




Turkey on a 'Collision Course' With the U.S. After Striking Kurdish Militias

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:50:37 GMT

Fighters from the Kurdish People's Protection Units stand guard at the site of Turkish airstrikes near northeastern Syrian Kurdish town of Derik, known as al-Malikiyah in Arabic, on April 25, 2017. Turkish warplanes killed more than 20 Kurdish fighters in strikes in Syria and Iraq, where the Kurds are key players in the battle against the Islamic State group.




Vladimir Putin a 'dark Sith Lord' as Russia spreads fake news, NATO seminar told

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:02:30 GMT

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Ivanka, Jared will join Trump in Israel

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:19:24 GMT

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are expected to accompany President Donald Trump on his first visit to Israel next month. It is not clear whether first lady Melania Trump will join the delegation at the end of May, the Israeli daily Yediot Acharonot reported Thursday.




Russian navy ship sinks in Black Sea, all 78 crew rescued

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:37:47 GMT

A Russian naval reconnaissance ship sank Thursday after colliding with a freighter off Istanbul, but all crew members were rescued, the Defense Ministry said. Turkey's coastal safety authority said all 78 personnel from the Russian frigate Liman were safe, as were all crew aboard the freighter, the Togo-flagged Youzarsif H. The freighter was carrying livestock.




Montenegro set to approve NATO membership in historic move

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:37:46 GMT

Montenegro is set to formally approve becoming a member of NATO on Friday, a move seen as historic for the Balkan country long considered a traditional Russian ally in the turbulent region. Montenegro, like the rest of the Balkans, has been caught in a battle of influence between the West and Russia.




Montenegro set to approve NATO membership in historic move

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:37:45 GMT

In this Tuesday April 4, 2017 file photo, people pass through an underground passage with graffiti on the wall that reads: "Free Kosovo, Free Balkan, Death for NATO", in Belgrade, Serbia. The small Adriatic state of Montenegro is set to formally approve becoming a member of NATO, a historic step for the Balkan country that has been split in loyalties to the West and traditional ally Russia.




Estonia says Russia May Put Troops in Belarus to Challenge NATO

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:04:54 GMT

Estonia 's defense minister said on Thursday that Russia may use large-scale military exercises to move thousands of troops permanently into Belarus later this year in a warning to NATO , Reuters reported. Russia and Belarus aim to hold joint war games in September that some North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies believe could number more than 100,000 troops and involve nuclear weapons training, the biggest such exercise since 2013.




U.S. sends F-35 aircraft to easternmost NATO border

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:23:26 GMT

America's newest weapon, the F-35, in the skies over Eastern Europe, right where confrontations with Russia frequently happen: CNN was given exclusive access to the U.S. Stealth combat jet's first ever forward deployment training with allied air forces. Major Bryan Blackburn, of the U.S. Air Force said it was an essential experience for the crews.




Annual NATO Festival in downtown Norfolk includes foreign guest

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:43:21 GMT

Grab your bike and get ready to ride, get a pint at Town Center's beer fest and The Virginia International Tattoo is here! Each aircraft includes a painting of a French flag in red, white and blue. The Patrouille de France is the oldest Navy precision flight demonstration team.




NATO Cyber Defense Hub Holds International Training on Cyberattacks

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:49:53 GMT

The NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Estonia organized "Locked Shields 2017," an exercise in which 800 participants in 25 countries "will have to defend the services and networks of a military air base of a fictitious country, against cyber-attacks targeting the base's electric power grid system, drones, military command and control systems and other infrastructure. More than 2500 cyber-attacks will be simulated," according to a NATO press release.




US lawmakers urge action in Libya to counter Russia's recent...

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:01:41 GMT

Despite President Donald Trump saying the US should step back from Libya, Republican Sen. Bob Corker and Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin on Tuesday called for US engagement in the North African country. "The United States must be engaged," Cardin said.




Russia Is Trying, But It Can't Stop NATO Entry, Montenegro Says

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:03:04 GMT

Russia is still trying to undermine Montenegro's NATO membership with continued cyber attacks after last year's failed coup attempt, but no one can stop the tiny Balkan nation from joining as early as next month, the country's defense minister said. Lawmakers in the Adriatic state of 630,000 people will formally agree to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on Friday, Predrag Boskovic said in an interview in the capital, Podgorica.




Angela Merkel introduces Ivanka to the elite world of power women - ...

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:11:42 GMT

One is a 62-year-old former physicist who grew up in a Lutheran parish house in East Germany. The other is a businesswoman whose billionaire property-developer father brought her from Manhattan to the White House.