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Economic shock, coronavirus, pall, NATO, spending goals

Economic shock of coronavirus casts pall on NATO spending goals

04 April, 2020 7:28 pm 7:28 pm

BRUSSELS/BERLIN (Reuters) – The economic shock of the coronavirus pandemic is likely to undermine NATO defence targets cherished by US President Donald Trump, diplomats and experts say, as governments move closer to spending goals only by virtue of shrinking economies. Agreed after Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, the target of spending 2% of gross … Read More

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Division pervades NATO as the ‘brain dead’ meet the ‘deli...

12 December, 2019 6:28 pm 6:28 pm

WATFORD, England (Reuters) – NATO leaders gathered at a golf resort near London on Wednesday for a summit acrimonious even by the standards of the Trump era, aiming to tackle sharp disagreements over spending, future threats including China and Turkey’s role in the alliance. With US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron blowing … Read More

‘Very, very nasty’: Trump clashes with Macron before NATO summi...

12 December, 2019 9:43 am 9:43 am

LONDON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump and French leader Emmanuel Macron clashed over the future of NATO on Tuesday before a summit intended to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Western military alliance. In sharp exchanges underlining discord in a transatlantic bloc hailed by backers as the most successful military pact in history, Trump … Read More

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Trump lashes out at European allies before NATO talks

12 December, 2019 4:15 pm 4:15 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump launched an angry broadside against his European allies ahead of a NATO summit in London on Tuesday, singling out France’s Emmanuel Macron for “very nasty” comments on the alliance and Germany’s shortfall on funding commitments. Underlining the breadth of strife in a transatlantic bloc hailed by its backers … Read More

Turkey threatens to block NATO plan on summit eve

12 December, 2019 3:14 pm 3:14 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Turkey will oppose a NATO plan to defend Baltic countries unless the alliance backs it in recognising a Kurdish militia as a terrorist group, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday ahead of an alliance summit in London. The threat underlined the mounting challenges to a bloc hailed by backers as the most … Read More

Turkey, Erdogan, slams, Macron, 'brain dead', NATO, comment

Turkey’s Erdogan slams Macron over ‘brain dead’ NATO comm...

11 November, 2019 10:26 pm 10:26 pm

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Emmanuel Macron’s warning that NATO was dying reflects a ‘sick and shallow’ understanding, telling the French president ‘you should check whether you are brain dead’. Erdogan was speaking days ahead of a summit of the military alliance, which Macron said was experiencing “brain death” … Read More

Pompeo, NATO, change, risk, becoming, obsolete

Pompeo says NATO must change, or risk becoming obsolete

11 November, 2019 8:24 pm 8:24 pm

BERLIN (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday NATO must grow and change or risk becoming obsolete, a day after French President Emmanuel Macron said the alliance was dying. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has rejected Macron’s comments, in an interview with British weekly The Economist, as “drastic” and Pompeo said on … Read More

COAS, Qamar Bajwa, NATO, DG, Lt Gen Hans Wiermann, discuss, regional security

COAS Qamar Bajwa, NATO IMS DG Lt Gen Hans Wiermann discuss regional securit...

11 November, 2019 1:54 pm 1:54 pm

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Lieutenant General Hans Werner Wiermann, Director General International Military Staff (IMS), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ on Thursday. According to a press release issued by the ISPR, matters of mutual interests, including regional security situation, were discussed during … Read More

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Trump leaves Turkey, Syria to argue it out’ and clashes with US House...

10 October, 2019 9:44 am 9:44 am

WASHINGTON/ANKARA (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he did not mind Russia helping Syria in a conflict with NATO ally Turkey and rejected criticism of his withdrawal of US troops from Syria that exposed Kurdish allies, calling it “strategically brilliant.” In a day of fast-moving events, Trump endured harsh criticism for the … Read More


NATO chief says peace deal in Afghanistan closer than ever before

08 August, 2019 6:03 am 6:03 am

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday that there was a real chance for peace in Afghanistan as US-Taliban peace talks continue in Qatar. “We now see a real chance for peace in Afghanistan, we are closer to a peace deal than ever before,” Stoltenberg told reporters at a news conference … Read More

NATO, Russia, destroy, missile, response

NATO calls on Russia to destroy new missile, warns of response

06 June, 2019 4:00 pm 4:00 pm

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – 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 region. NATO defence ministers will discuss on Wednesday their next steps if Moscow keeps the missile system … Read More

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COAS, NATO envoy discuss Pak-Afghan border reconciliation process

05 May, 2019 4:47 pm 4:47 pm

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Senior Civil Representative in Afghanistan Sir Nicholas Kay called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ, on Thursday. During the meeting, both the leaders discussed matter related to peace and stability in the region. They also exchanged views on Pak-Afghan border … Read More

Over 120 killed, nearly 600 wounded in Libya fighting: WHO

04 April, 2019 5:40 pm 5:40 pm

TRIPOLI (AFP) – Fighting near Tripoli has killed 121 people and wounded 561 since strongman Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive earlier this month to take the Libyan capital, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Sunday. WHO’s Libya account said on Twitter the organisation was sending medical supplies and more staff to Tripoli, and denounced “repeated … Read More

Greece, North Macedonia, accord, European Union, NATO

Greece does ‘mission impossible’, ratifies North Macedonia acco...

01 January, 2019 11:31 pm 11:31 pm

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece on Friday ratified a landmark accord that changes the name of neighbouring Macedonia, ending a decades-old dispute with its neighbour and opening the way for the ex-Yugoslav republic to join the European Union and NATO. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who hammered out the deal with his Macedonian counterpart last year, secured … Read More


Huawei sacks employee arrested in Poland on spying charges

01 January, 2019 11:35 am 11:35 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei HWT.UL said it had sacked an employee arrested in Poland on spying charges in a case that could intensify Western security concerns about the company. Poland’s internal affairs minister, Joachim Brudzinski, called for the European Union and NATO to work on a joint position over whether … Read More