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NATO glad Britain to remain united after Scots vote

Reuters UK: "The United Kingdom is a founding member of NATO and I am confident that the United Kingdom will continue to play a leading role to keep our Alliance strong," Rasmussen said in a statement. "I welcome Prime Minister Cameron's statement that the United ...
NATO head: threats from Russia, Islamic State

- 3 days earlier @ yahoo.com: BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday that members of the U.S.-led alliance must stand shoulder to shoulder to confront simultaneous security threats from Russia and the Islamic State extremist organization.

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Vladimir Putin threatened to invade NATO nations in alleged conversation with

National Post: If true, this would be the first time Mr. Putin has referred to invading NATO or European Union members. Any serious threat to send Russian troops into the capitals of Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland and Romania would cause grave alarm among Western ...

NATO to set up regional centers in east Europe – Lithuania

VILNIUS, Lithuania – NATO will set up regional centers in a handful of Eastern European countries, Lithuania said on Friday, September 19, as top military commanders met in the Baltic state's capital. Defense chiefs from the alliance's 28 nations are taking part in a three-day meeting in Vilnius along with NATO ...

EU and NATO breathes sigh of relief after Scotland 'No' vote

EurActiv: European Union and NATO officials expressed undisguised relief on Friday (19 September) at Scotland's clear vote against independence from Britain, but some fretted that the genie of separatism may be out of the bottle in Europe. EU partners had mostly ...

NATO Military Committee Conference to start in Lithuania

Xinhua: VILNIUS, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- NATO Military Committee Conference plans to start here on Friday, gathering chiefs of defense from its member countries to talk about regional security, its challenges and related issues. The conference will officially ...

NATO 'respects' results of Scotland's independence referendum

JC Finley BRUSSELS, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen commented Friday after the results of the Scottish referendum for independence were announced.

NATO: NATO Not Sure What to Do With Ukraine, But Not Happy With Russia

NATO is unlikely to incorporate Ukraine in the nearest future or intervene military in its affairs, according to NATO member states' senior officials note.

NATO preps rapid-reaction force

NATO preps rapid-reaction force. By COMPILED BY DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE STAFF WIRE REPORTS. SZCZECIN, Poland -- NATO's new rapid-reaction "spearhead" force, meant as a deterrent to Russian aggression, should be up and running with initial ...

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Russia t hreatens to send more troops to Crimea over NATO military exercise

ABC Online: Russia has threatened to send more troops to its newly-annexed territory of Crimea, after NATO began exercises in western Ukraine. Russia's defence minister Sergei Shoigu said the escalation of tensions in Ukraine and the presence of foreign military ...

Russia threatens to send more troops to Crimea over NATO military exercise

ABC Online: Russia has threatened to send more troops to its newly-annexed territory of Crimea, after NATO began exercises in western Ukraine. Russia's defence minister Sergei Shoigu said the escalation of tensions in Ukraine and the presence of foreign military ...

Russia to send troops to Crimea as NATO holds exercises in Ukraine

By Thomas Grove MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia threatened to send more troops to its newly-annexed territory of Crimea on Tuesday, after NATO began exercises in western Ukraine while Kiev's forces are fighting pro-Russian separatists in the east. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the escalation of tensions in Ukraine and the presence of foreign military near Russia's borders made the deployment of ...

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NATO to Fast-Track Rapid-Reaction Force

ABC News: Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow, the highest-ranking U.S. civilian at NATO, told The Associated Press on the sidelines of a symposium in Poland that military planners were now "working seven days a week" to finalize details of the force.

NATO to fast-track rapid-reaction force to deter Russia

NATO's new rapid-reaction "spearhead" force, meant as a deterrent to Russian aggression, should be up and running with initial capabilities in less than a year, a top alliance official said Thursday.

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A NATO ally stays on sidelines of fight against Islamic State

Reuters Blogs (blog): Few countries are in a better position than Turkey to help the United States fight Islamic State. The moderate Islamic country shares a 750 mile border with Syria, is a NATO member and a long-time ally of America. But don't hold your breath for Turkey ...

A NATO ally stays on sidelines of fight against Islamic state

Reuters Blogs (blog): Few countries are in a better position than Turkey to help the United States fight Islamic State. The moderate Islamic country shares a 750 mile border with Syria, is a NATO member and a long-time ally of America. But don't hold your breath for Turkey ...

In fight against Islamic State, NATO member Turkey won't – maybe can't – help

Reuters Blogs (blog): Few countries are in a better position than Turkey to help the United States fight Islamic State. The moderate Islamic country shares a 750 mile border with Syria, is a NATO member and a long-time ally of America. But don't hold your breath for Turkey ...

News Wrap: Taliban suicide bomber kills three NATO troops

PBS NewsHour: In our news wrap Tuesday, a car bomb exploded near the U.S. embassy in Kabul, wounding nearly 20 soldiers and civilians and killing three NATO troops, including reportedly two Americans. Also, U.S. airstrikes hit Islamic State targets outside Baghdad ...

NATO head: threats from Russia, Islamic State

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday that members of the U.S.-led alliance must stand shoulder to shoulder to confront simultaneous security threats from Russia and the Islamic State extremist organization.

NATO Head: Threats From Russia, Islamic State - Yeshiva World News

nato Members of the U.S.-led alliance must stand shoulder to shoulder to confront simultaneous security threats from Russia and the so-called Islamic State extremist organization, NATO secretary general Anders Fogh ...

NATO to arm ISIL to fight ISIS - The Daily Mash

NATO to arm ISIL to fight ISIS. 08-09-14. tank2. NATO has agreed to provide arms to radical Islamic group ISIL in the hope they can halt the spread of ISIS. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are acknowledged fundamentalists but are ...

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US and NATO troops begin military exercises in Ukraine

euronews: Euronews correspondent Mykhaylo Dubyak in Ukraine says: “In the Rapid Trident exercises, NATO and Ukrainian troops will train in how to react to an ambush and convoy operations, amongst other things. It will raise the combat capability of the Ukrainian ...

Russia says weapons from NATO states would abet war crimes in Ukraine

Reuters UK: MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Parliamentary Speaker Sergei Naryshkin said on Tuesday any deliveries of weapons from NATO countries to Kiev would be abetting war crimes being committed in eastern Ukraine. Earlier this month, a senior Ukrainian official ...

NATO Kicks Off War Games in Ukraine

In Homeland Security: NATO began the Rapid Trident exercise in the Ukrainian city of Lviv located near the Polish-Ukrainian border. Forces participating in this years exercise number about 1300 from 15 NATO member and former East Bloc nations. The organization has held war ...

Russia still has around 1, 000 troops in Ukraine - NATO

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO believes Russia still has around 1,000 soldiers inside Ukraine despite some cuts in troop numbers since a ceasefire began there on Sept. 5, a NATO military officer said on Tuesday. "Since the ceasefire we have seen reductions, but we still assess that around 1,000 Russian combat troops are currently fighting inside Ukraine," the officer said, on condition of anonymity ...

After NATO Summit, Can Members Deliver? | Washington Free

The NATO summit held earlier this month in Newport, Wales, the first such gathering of the 28-member alliance since 2012, was dominated by Russia's ongoing aggression in Ukraine and violence in the Middle East.

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Top Stories: NATO Troops Killed; Ukraine Adopts EU Trade Pact

NPR (blog): Good morning, here are some of our early stories: — Suicide Bombing In Kabul Kills 3 NATO Troops. — Ukraine Approves EU Pact And Temporary Self-Rule For Rebels. And here are more early headlines: Obama To Dispatch U-S Troops To Help West ...

Taliban Suicide Bomber Kills 3 NATO Troops Near US Embassy

CBS Local: KABUL, Afghanistan (CBS News/CBSDC/AP) — A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three troops from the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said. Security ...

NATO troops killed in Afghanistan

Washington Post: KABUL — A suicide bomber killed three coalition troops near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul on Tuesday morning, and a fourth died late Monday when an Afghan soldier opened fire on NATO forces. The violence, the deadliest aimed at NATO troops in more than ...

Nato troops killed in Kabul bombing

A Taliban suicide car bomber attacks a foreign military convoy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing three Nato personnel and injuring at least 16 civilians.

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