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Gen. Keane warns NATO currently has ‘same mission’ as during the Cold War: Deter Russian expansion, aggression

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WHY PUTIN IS WILLING TO RISK A CATASTROPHIC WAR TO DOMINATE UKRAINE GEN. JACK KEANE (RET.): The mission of the United States and NATO during the Cold War was to deter Russian aggression and expansion. And if that fai...

US ambassador to NATO says NATO and Russia ‘committed to dialogue’ ahead of talks Wednesday

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The United States, NATO allies and Russia are all "committed to dialogue" ahead of Wednesday's high-stakes meeting to discuss Russia's military buildup along the Ukrainian border, US Ambassador to NATO Julianne Smit...

Russia suspends its NATO mission as Defense Secretary visits NATO aspirant countries

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"We don't have proper conditions for basic diplomatic activities," said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.  Moscow blames NATO for not being interested in "equal dialogue or joint efforts to defuse military-poli...

Russia suspending mission to NATO in response to staff expulsions

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Moscow Russia will suspend its permanent mission to NATO in response to the alliance's expulsion of eight Russians, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday. Moscow's suspension of its mission could come into effe...

NATO expels 8 members of Russian mission in Brussels alleging they are intelligence officers

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NATO has expelled eight members of the Russian mission to the alliance who they determined were "undeclared Russian intelligence officers," according to a NATO official. The move comes amid ongoing concerns about s...

NATO increases patrols near Kosovo-Serbia border blockage

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Pristina, KosovoNATO troops stepped up patrols in Kosovo on Monday near border crossings which have been blocked by local Serbs angered by a ban on cars with Serbian license plates entering the country in a mounting ...

Taliban takes another Afghan provincial capital as American, NATO forces finalize pullout

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The militants have ramped up their push across much of Afghanistan, turning their guns on provincial capitals after taking large swaths of land in the mostly rural countryside. At the same time, they have been waging...

Taliban capture first Afghan provincial capital as US, NATO forces withdraw, report says

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The group has posted images on social media showing insurgents inside the local airport and posing for photographs at the entrance to the city, according to the Associated Press. Nimroz is sparsely populated in a reg...

Biden pushes China threat at G7 and NATO, but European leaders tread carefully

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This was excerpted from the June 15 edition of CNN's Meanwhile in America, the daily email about US politics for global readers. Click here to read past editions and subscribe. US presidents don't normally go to Eur...

Biden gives awkward fist-bump to Turkey’s Erdogan at NATO summit

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Biden, wearing a mask despite being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for months, approached an unmasked Erdogan, who was seated at a desk, and offered his fist at an angle that caught the Turkish leader off guard. E...

Biden reaffirms US commitment to NATO, cites ‘new challenges’ with Russia, China

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From NATO headquarters in Brussels Monday, the president maintained that the United States is looking to have a "stable and constructive" relationship with Russia, while assuring that the U.S. will always "respond" i...

LIVE UPDATES: Biden arrives in Brussels for NATO meeting following G-7 summit

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The president traveled to Brussels for the NATO meeting after he wrapped up a three-day meeting with the Group of Seven nations on Sunday.  National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said Biden's overriding objective wi...

Formal start of final phase of Afghan pullout by US, NATO

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President Joe Biden had set May 1 as the official start of the withdrawal of the remaining forces — about 2,500-3,500 U.S. troops and about 7,000 NATO soldiers. Even before Saturday, the herculean task of packing up ...

US and other NATO members pledge support to Ukraine while walking fine line with Russia

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The entire 30-member NATO alliance was united in its concern about the massive buildup of Russian forces near Crimea and along Ukraine's borders, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in Brussels, Belgium, on We...

NATO scrambles jets 10 times to track Russian military planes across Europe

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NATO scrambled fighter jets 10 times Monday to track and intercept an unusually "rare peak" of Russian bombers and fighters flying over the North Sea, Black Sea and Baltic Sea, according to a NATO official. "NATO a...

Blinken’s show of unity with NATO and Europe shadowed by disagreement over gas pipeline between Russia and Germany

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Washington Secretary of State Antony Blinken repeated his warning Wednesday that the US will consider sanctions if work on a gas pipeline between Russian and Germany is completed and certified -- a sole note of disco...