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Trump names James Mattis as US defence secretary

A spokesperson for the president-elect said no official decision has been made, although Mattis has been favourite for the job since Trump's election.

A spokesperson for the president-elect said no official decision has been made, although Mattis has been favourite for the job since Trump's election.

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NATO chief Stoltenberg calls for military alliance to enlarge

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has urged member states to enlarge the military alliance by ratifying the accession of Montenegro during a summit in…

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has urged member states to enlarge the military alliance by ratifying the accession of Montenegro during a summit in…

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Donald Trump right on European defence spending, says NATO chief

US President-elect Donald Trump is right to call on Europeans to spend more on defence, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday.

US President-elect Donald Trump is right to call on Europeans to spend more on defence, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday.

Europe

NATO chief seeks Trump's backing for alliance

A strong NATO is in the interests of both Europe and the United States, the head of the alliance said on Tuesday, following Donald Trump’s election victory.

A strong NATO is in the interests of both Europe and the United States, the head of the alliance said on Tuesday, following Donald Trump’s election victory.

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EU revamps security and adopts 'independent' spirit

EU ministers meeting in Brussles agree to boost the bloc's security and defence strategy and to show 'independence' from US

EU ministers meeting in Brussles agree to boost the bloc's security and defence strategy and to show 'independence' from US

Europe

Europe frets over Trump's NATO stance

Europeans are fretting over what Donald Trump’s election as US president could mean for the United States’ commitment to NATO.

Europeans are fretting over what Donald Trump’s election as US president could mean for the United States’ commitment to NATO.

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NATO finalises Baltic plans

NATO has finalised plans to send troops to the Baltic states and eastern Poland.

NATO has finalised plans to send troops to the Baltic states and eastern Poland.

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Video: Russia's cold war aircraft carrier the Admiral Kuznetsov

This is the Admiral Kuznetsov, the Russian aircraft carrier said to be so unreliable it has to travel with a tug in case it breaks down.

This is the Admiral Kuznetsov, the Russian aircraft carrier said to be so unreliable it has to travel with a tug in case it breaks down.

Europe

The Brief from Brussels: EU split on defence

This is the Brief from Brussels, a roundup of the top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.

This is the Brief from Brussels, a roundup of the top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.

Europe

EU split on defence plans

EU defence ministers appeared to be split on Tuesday as they mulled a Franco-German plan to boost defence cooperation in Europe.

EU defence ministers appeared to be split on Tuesday as they mulled a Franco-German plan to boost defence cooperation in Europe.

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UK's Boris Johnson in Bratislava ahead of EU Summit of the EU 27

While the UK question hangs over Europe, Brexit is not on the official agenda for the upcoming informal EU Summit on 16 September in Bratislava A flurry of pre-summit meetings have already been taking

While the UK question hangs over Europe, Brexit is not on the official agenda for the upcoming informal EU Summit on 16 September in Bratislava A flurry of pre-summit meetings have already been taking

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Iran deploys air defence missiles at Fordo nuclear site

State media in Iran says the army has begun deploying a Russian supplied S-300 air missile defence system around the Fordo nuclear facility.

State media in Iran says the army has begun deploying a Russian supplied S-300 air missile defence system around the Fordo nuclear facility.

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China warns it could set up an air defence zone in South China Sea

A defiant China has now formalised its objections to an international tribunal ruling that says its claims to territorial rights in the South China Sea have no legal…

A defiant China has now formalised its objections to an international tribunal ruling that says its claims to territorial rights in the South China Sea have no legal…

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NATO, EU ink cooperation deal

NATO and the EU have signed a deal aimed at boosting cooperation on defence.

NATO and the EU have signed a deal aimed at boosting cooperation on defence.

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NATO: Defence is a platform for engaging in dialogue with Russia

NATO was once considered a relic of the Cold War, but now it is once again having to confront Russia which invaded eastern Ukraine in 2014 and annexed the Crimean…

NATO was once considered a relic of the Cold War, but now it is once again having to confront Russia which invaded eastern Ukraine in 2014 and annexed the Crimean…

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Cyberspace is officially a war zone - NATO

Cyber attacks against a member nation could trigger an Article 5 collective response by all 28 states involved.

Cyber attacks against a member nation could trigger an Article 5 collective response by all 28 states involved.

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Global defence spending rises for first time since 2011

For the first time in four years there has been a rise in global defence spending according to the latest report by the Stockholm International

For the first time in four years there has been a rise in global defence spending according to the latest report by the Stockholm International

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119 billion euros for German Army

The decision comes after criticism of the material German forces used abroad

The decision comes after criticism of the material German forces used abroad

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Brand new US warship breaks down on way to home port

A $360 million US warship broke down as it headed from the shipyard to its home port. The USS Milwaukee was heading to San Diego from Milwaukee

A $360 million US warship broke down as it headed from the shipyard to its home port. The USS Milwaukee was heading to San Diego from Milwaukee