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When pigs fly: Norway panics after foreign soldier brings bacon to NATO war games

NATO’s recent drills were designed to intimidate potential adversaries, but there was a fiercer enemy working behind the scenes: bacon. Norwegian authorities panicked after a foreign soldier brought in pork from his home country. There’s always someone who doesn’t follow the rules. While the 50,000 soldiers from 31 NATO and partner countries apparently knew they weren’t supposed to bring foreign ...

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Kremlin’s long arm? Norway says it’s ‘aware Russia jammed’ GPS after glitches at massive NATO drills

The Norwegian military have accused Russia of meddling with the Scandinavian nation’s GPS during NATO’s Trident Juncture military drills – a day after similar, evidence-free allegations came from Finland’s PM. Read more Some of the troops from 31 countries participating in NATO’s recently-concluded Trident Juncture drills – the alliance’s largest military exercises in decades – reportedly experienced spotty GPS coverage. ...

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NATO drills fallout: Norwegian frigate almost underwater after oil tanker collision (PHOTOS)

The Norwegian Navy frigate that tried and failed to return home after parading its might in NATO war games is almost completely submerged under water after colliding with an oil tanker. Eight people were injured when the KNM Helge Ingstad and the tanker Sola TS collided last week off Norway’s western coast, putting a not-so-great finish on the much touted ...

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‘Our goal is to end invasion’: Taliban seeks talks with US on NATO troop withdrawal

Any peace process in Afghanistan with the US boots on the ground is impossible, the Taliban delegates said after a meeting in Moscow, adding that the current Afghan government is a US puppet stalling the talks. “We will not tolerate a single US soldier in Afghanistan,” said the head of the Taliban delegation at the international meeting on Afghanistan in ...

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US soldier killed in 'apparent insider attack' in Kabul – NATO

A US soldier has been killed and one more wounded in an “apparent insider attack” in Kabul, according to AFP citing NATO mission in Afghanistan. The attacker was reportedly killed. NATO’s Resolute Support confirmed that the perpetrator served in the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, according to Tolo. The victim wounded in the shooting is in “stable condition” and ...

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US soldier killed in 'apparent insider attack' in Kabul – NATO

Published time: 3 Nov, 2018 10:50 Edited time: 3 Nov, 2018 10:56 A US soldier has been killed and one more wounded in an “apparent insider attack” in Kabul, according to AFP citing NATO mission in Afghanistan. The attacker was reportedly killed. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! (Why?) RT World News

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Russia to hold live missile drills outside Norway amid massive NATO drills

Moscow is to hold missile drills in international waters outside Norway, where NATO is hosting massive war games of its own involving 50,000 troops, making it the largest exercise since the end of the Cold War era. The Russian military will hold the live missile firing drills on November 1-3, amid the ongoing Trident Juncture 2018 NATO exercise. The war ...

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Macedonian parliament narrowly greenlights name change for ‘brighter future’ with NATO & EU

Barely eking out the required majority and casting aside the failed popular referendum, Macedonia’s parliament has approved the country’s name change for the sake of a “brighter future” reserved for NATO members. The Macedonian population largely boycotted the referendum, despite the best efforts of its US-backed government, which tried to entice voters by phrasing the question as innocuously as possible: “Are ...

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Twitter & NATO think tank publish database of tweets, pics… and GIFs by ‘Russian trolls’

Ahead of midterm elections, Twitter has reminded Americans that democracy is still under threat by releasing millions of tweets by pesky Russians (and Iranians) from the past decade. How do they know? Well, that’s the question. Twitter says the database released on Wednesday contains an archive of tweets and media “we believe resulted from potentially state-backed information operations.” Translation: dastardly ...

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‘We bombed you to save you’ – NATO head Stoltenberg speaks about 1999 bombings on visit to Serbia

Although many people in Serbia hold “poor” memories of NATO’s 1999 bombing of their country, it was, in fact, done precisely to protect them from their own government, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said in Belgrade. He was answering questions about the bombing and about the NATO campaign against the government of the former Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic, during ...

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