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NATO mulls naming Brussels HQ after John McCain who “embodied its values”

Is there anyone better to name the new billion-dollar NATO headquarters in Brussels after, than the late Senator John Mccain — a man who was generally regarded as one of the US’s most ardent war hawks? In a letter to NATO suggesting that the building be named after McCain, one of the senator’s British fans, Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat, noted ...

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Turkey will not ‘stay silent’ as Trump wages ‘economic war’ against a NATO ally

Ankara has slammed Donald Trump’s national security advisor for boasting that the lira crisis could be stopped “instantly” if Turkey bows to US demands, and has accused Washington of waging an “economic war” against its NATO ally. Turkey is currently struggling with a severe currency crisis, triggered by escalating US sanctions, which Washington ordered in retaliation for the detention of ...

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‘Our build-up is defensive, Russia’s aggressive,’ says NATO after Putin’s remark – but is that fair?

NATO claims its military buildup in Eastern Europe is justified as it deters Russia’s superior might. Yet, any Russian activity is overshadowed by the US-led bloc’s huge border drills, supposedly held to ‘counter’ Moscow’s moves. “NATO’s actions are defensive, proportionate and fully in line with our international commitments,” the alliance’s spokeswoman Oana Lungescu told Reuters, commenting on NATO military activities. ...

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‘Best not mess with these guys’: Russia wins international army games, challenges NATO (VIDEOS)

Russia beat China and 30 other states in the biggest International Army Games yet, which wrapped up after 28 different disciplines were contested across seven countries. After the fourth edition of the annual competition finished with a Russian win in the tank biathlon – the most popular event in what has become the military version of the Olympics – at ...

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Who’s the boss? US officials work behind Trump’s back to broker NATO deal – report

US President Donald Trump is deemed a hurdle to foreign policy by his own administration, the New York Times has alleged, in an explosive piece detailing the lengths high-level officials would go to to circumvent the POTUS. According to the New York Times, national security adviser John Bolton and other officials worked together to ensure that July’s NATO declaration –usually ...

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Facebook turns to NATO think tank to police news, views & ideas

Under tremendous pressure from politicians and mainstream media, Facebook and other social networks have turned to purging content, viewpoints and even users that the powers-that-be have declared objectionable. Still angry over the 2016 US presidential election, Democrats blame social media for giving President Donald Trump and his supporters a voice and claim the likes of Facebook and Twitter have served ...

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Estonia struggles to find missile accidentally fired by NATO jet policing Russian border

Following a full day of extensive searches, Estonian authorities are 95% certain that they’ve located the likely landing site of the air-to-air missile fired “accidentally” by a Spanish fighter jet during a NATO policing mission. The missile, which was launched north of the city of Tartu, most likely fell at the Lake Endla Nature Reserve in the Jõgeva district in ...

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NATO fighter jet ‘accidentally’ fires live missile near Russian border

Spanish fighter jets taking part in a NATO Air policing mission over Estonia have been temporarily suspended from completing their duties, after one of the pilots erroneously fired an armed missile during a training flight. A group of two Spanish Eurofighter Typhoon 2000 jets and two French Mirage 2000 jets were taking part in a training exercise over southwestern Estonia ...

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‘Unstable’ Saakashvili, NATO spot for Georgia: Medvedev digs deep in interview on 2008 war

Was the 2008 war with Georgia inevitable? Why did Russia recognize breakaway regions as sovereign nations after it? Could NATO accept Georgia, Kosovo or Northern Cyprus as new allies? Dmitry Medvedev, who was Russia’s president in 2008 when Georgia attacked its breakaway region of South Ossetia, triggering a war with Russia, gave an extensive interview on those events just as ...

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Significant share of Russians blame Georgia, US & NATO for 2008 South Ossetia war

The largest share of Russians think the 2008 military conflict between their country and Georgia was initiated by the West and Georgia’s pro-Western leadership while Russian authorities did all they could to prevent bloodshed. In a poll conducted by the Russian independent think-tank Levada on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the war in South Ossetia, researchers asked members ...

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