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NATO, Russia at Odds Over Missile Defense Shield

Posted December 7th, 2011 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia has warned NATO that it is forcing a new arms race by deploying a missile defense shield in Europe. Russian Chief of Staff General Nikolai Makarov told a group of foreign military attaches Wednesday in Moscow that the NATO defense shield poses a risk to his country’s strategic nuclear defenses. He said that will […]

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NATO, Russia at Odds Over Missile Defense Shield

Posted December 7th, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia has warned NATO that it is forcing a new arms race by deploying a missile defense shield in Europe. Russian Chief of Staff General Nikolai Makarov told a group of foreign military attaches Wednesday that the NATO defense shield poses a risk to his country’s strategic nuclear defenses. He said that will inevitably lead […]

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NATO Aims to Ease Russian Fears

Posted December 7th, 2011 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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NATO is hoping it can ease a rift with Russia over plans for a missile defense system. NATO foreign ministers are set to start two days of talks in Brussels Wednesday. Much of the focus will be on the organization’s plans for a joint U.S.-NATO missile defense across Europe. The United States and NATO say […]

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Pope Hosts Global Inter-Religious Meeting

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Pope Benedict has joined 300 religious leaders from around the world at a global inter-religious meeting in northern Italy to make a common call for peace and renounce terrorism and violence in the name of religion. The gathering Thursday in Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis, comes on the 25th anniversary of a call by […]

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Serb Leaders Meet to Discuss Removing Kosovo Roadblocks

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Leaders of four Serb municipalities in northern Kosovo are meeting to discuss whether to lift area roadblocks to allow NATO-led KFOR troops free movement in the region. The roadblocks have guarded sensitive border crossings for nearly three months. NATO has threatened to dismantle them unless Wednesday’s meeting brings positive results. The barricades are stopping NATO […]

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Panetta: NATO Can No Longer Rely on US to Cover Financial Shortfalls

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Chief Leon Panetta has warned NATO defense ministers that they can no longer count on the United States to cover financial shortfalls plaguing coalition operations in Libya and Afghanistan. The ministers met Wednesday in Brussels to discuss the NATO mission in Libya, the war in Afghanistan, and efforts to acquire necessary resources as […]

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NATO Defense Ministers Meet on Libya, Afghanistan

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Chief Leon Panetta has warned NATO defense ministers that they can no longer count on the United States to cover financial shortfalls that have plagued alliance operations in Libya and Afghanistan. NATO defense ministers are meeting Wednesday in Brussels to discuss the alliance’s ongoing mission in Libya, the war in Afghanistan and efforts […]

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NATO Defense Ministers Meet on Libya, Afghanistan

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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NATO defense ministers are meeting Wednesday in Brussels to discuss the alliance’s ongoing mission in Libya, the war in Afghanistan and efforts to acquire necessary resources as members face budget cuts. Ahead of the talks, U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said NATO members must work more closely than ever, and warned it is wrong […]

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NATO Defense Ministers Meet on Libya, Afghanistan

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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NATO defense ministers are meeting Wednesday to discuss the alliance’s ongoing mission in Libya, the war in Afghanistan and efforts to acquire necessary resources as members face budget cuts. The talks at NATO headquarters in Brussels come as NATO warplanes continue to carry out airstrikes against forces loyal to former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. NATO […]

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Europe Rejects US Rebuke Over Debt

Posted September 17th, 2011 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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European Central Bank chief Jean-Claude Trichet says the financial position of the 17-member euro zone is better than that of other major economies. Trichet spoke Saturday at the end of a two-day meeting of European Union finance ministers in Wroclaw, Poland. He described the medium-term prospects for euro zone countries as “quite encouraging.” His remarks […]

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