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Secretary Clinton Praises NATO, Bids Farewell

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has praised the “great strides” made by the NATO security alliance as she made what she called her final attendance at a NATO foreign ministerial meeting. Clinton said Wednesday in Brussels that she has spent a lot of time at NATO headquarters during her four years as the top […]

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Secretary Clinton Praises NATO, Bids Farewell

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has praised the “great strides” made by the NATO security alliance as she made what she called her final attendance at a NATO foreign ministerial meeting. Clinton said Wednesday in Brussels that she has spent a lot of time at NATO headquarters during her four years as the top […]

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Serbian Ambassador to NATO Commits Suicide

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Reports say Serbia’s ambassador to NATO committed suicide Tuesday by jumping to his death from an airport parking garage in Brussels. Officials say Branislav Milinkovic was laughing and chatting with a Serbian delegation before suddenly leaping off a wall, falling 10 meters to the ground below the garage. Airport officials confirmed that a man had […]

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Russia Opposes NATO Patriots on Turkey’s Syria Border

Posted November 22nd, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Russia has warned against NATO’s possible deployment of Patriot missiles near Turkey’s border with Syria. Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said Thursday that Turkey’s request for deployment to the Western military alliance “would not foster stability in the region.” NATO ambassadors met Wednesday to consider Turkey’s request, which followed weeks of talks between Ankara and […]

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Russia Signals Readiness for Talks on Limiting Weapons

Posted November 15th, 2012 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia says it is ready to launch talks with NATO on limiting conventional military forces in Europe. Moscow’s new envoy to NATO, Alexander Grushko, said Thursday that the consultations should be done without any attempts to tie them to political issues. Grushko says “the ball is in Europe’s court,” adding that Russia is waiting for […]

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Rasmussen: NATO “Committed” to Continued Support for Afghanistan

Posted October 18th, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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NATO’s top official said Thursday that the international alliance remains committed to enabling Afghan forces to assume full responsibility for the nation’s security after 2014 when the NATO coalition ends its combat mission. Anders Fogh Rasmussen said NATO’s goal is for Afghanistan to stand on its own feet, but said the country would not stand […]

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US Official Vows to Stop Insider Attacks in Afghanistan

Posted October 10th, 2012 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says effective action is being taken to stop “insider” attacks on NATO soldiers that have undermined trust between coalition and Afghan forces. Panetta told NATO defense ministers in Brussels whatever the motives behind the attacks, the enemy is using them to “drive a wedge” between Afghan and coalition partners. The […]

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US Official Vows to Stop Insider Attacks in Afghanistan

Posted October 10th, 2012 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says effective action is being taken to stop “insider” attacks on NATO soldiers that have undermined trust between coalition and Afghan forces. Panetta told NATO defense ministers in Brussels whatever the motives behind the attacks, the enemy is using them to “drive a wedge” between Afghan and coalition partners. The […]

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NATO Ready to Defend Turkey, But No Action Planned

Posted October 9th, 2012 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO’s secretary general says the alliance is prepared to defend Turkey against attacks from Syria if necessary. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from Brussels. Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says the alliance is prepared to act, but he hopes it will not have to do so. “We have all plans in place to protect and defend […]

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Suicide Bomber Kills 20 in Afghanistan

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A suicide bomber has attacked a joint Afghan-NATO patrol in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 20 people. NATO says the deaths Monday include three coalition service members and their interpreter. U.S. officials identified the three NATO soldiers as American. Afghan officials say the blast also killed six Afghan police officers, including members of a quick […]

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