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NATO chief urges allies to deliver on spending promises

NATO’s European allies increased military spending by nearly four percent last year, bucking a recent trend of cuts.

NATO’s European allies increased military spending by nearly four percent last year, bucking a recent trend of cuts.

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Donald Trump to meet NATO leaders in May

The US president was elected on a pledge to push NATO members to increase their funding to the western alliance to ease the financial burden on the United States.

The US president was elected on a pledge to push NATO members to increase their funding to the western alliance to ease the financial burden on the United States.

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Tough talk as military exercises get underway in Iran

The US Defence Secretary says he is not planning to boost troop levels in the Middle East, despite rising tension with Iran. Jim Mattis has warned, however, that the world will no longer ignore Tehran

The US Defence Secretary says he is not planning to boost troop levels in the Middle East, despite rising tension with Iran. Jim Mattis has warned, however, that the world will no longer ignore Tehran

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UK and Turkey sign mammoth defence deal

Announced by May and Turkish Prime Minister Binaldi Yilidirim, it involves BAE systems and Turkish Aerospace Industries working together to develop the TF-X Turkish fighter programme.

Announced by May and Turkish Prime Minister Binaldi Yilidirim, it involves BAE systems and Turkish Aerospace Industries working together to develop the TF-X Turkish fighter programme.

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Britain's Theresa May tight lipped over Trident missile test

Theresa May is coming under increasing pressure to divulge more details about what happened during a Trident missile test last June.

Theresa May is coming under increasing pressure to divulge more details about what happened during a Trident missile test last June.

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Ivory Coast defence minister freed by mutinous soldiers

Ivory Coast’s Defence Minister Alain-Richard Donwahi and dozens of others have been allowed to leave a house where they had been trapped following a mutiny by disgruntled…

Ivory Coast’s Defence Minister Alain-Richard Donwahi and dozens of others have been allowed to leave a house where they had been trapped following a mutiny by disgruntled…

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Opinion: Preventing NATO-Russian Escalation

By John McColl General Sir John McColl, former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (DSACEUR), is Lieutenant-Governor of Jersey and a member of

By John McColl General Sir John McColl, former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (DSACEUR), is Lieutenant-Governor of Jersey and a member of

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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.

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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.