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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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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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Russian warships 'ward off a Dutch submarine'

Russian warships have been forced to drive away a Dutch submarine which were apparently tailing the convoy including the Admiral Kutznetsov aircraft carrier, according to a military spokesperson

Russian warships have been forced to drive away a Dutch submarine which were apparently tailing the convoy including the Admiral Kutznetsov aircraft carrier, according to a military spokesperson

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What does a Trump presidency mean for Europe?

Defence A win for Trump raises major question marks over key planks of American foreign policy, including the NATO alliance.

Defence A win for Trump raises major question marks over key planks of American foreign policy, including the NATO alliance.

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Dozens of civilians die in airstrike called to protect US and Afghan troops

At least 30 civilians have been killed, many of them children, in Northern Afghanistan after airstrikes were called in to protect US and Afghan troops fighting the…

At least 30 civilians have been killed, many of them children, in Northern Afghanistan after airstrikes were called in to protect US and Afghan troops fighting the…

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Moscow to West: are you fighting terrorists or Russia?

Russia's defence minister has said the West's failure to rein in extremist rebel groups means the peace process has been postponed indefinitely.

Russia's defence minister has said the West's failure to rein in extremist rebel groups means the peace process has been postponed indefinitely.

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NATO's future after the US presidential election

Fulda Gap may be just a peaceful landscape of rolling hills today, but for over 40 years, during the height of the Cold War, this place was said to be the potential battleground for World War…

Fulda Gap may be just a peaceful landscape of rolling hills today, but for over 40 years, during the height of the Cold War, this place was said to be the potential battleground for World War…

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Putin says Russian military threat to NATO is 'imaginary'

The Russian president has been speaking at a gathering of foreign policy experts, after NATO sealed plans to boost forces on Russian borders.

The Russian president has been speaking at a gathering of foreign policy experts, after NATO sealed plans to boost forces on Russian borders.

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Mediterranean migrant death toll reaches all-time high

The United Nations refugee agency says the Mediterranean death toll has soared to an all-time high, with at least 3,740 migrant deaths so far this year.

The United Nations refugee agency says the Mediterranean death toll has soared to an all-time high, with at least 3,740 migrant deaths so far this year.

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Confusion over refuelling requests for Russian warships

Russia has denied making a refuelling request to Spain for a fleet of its warships which has been sailing for the past week en route for Syria.

Russia has denied making a refuelling request to Spain for a fleet of its warships which has been sailing for the past week en route for Syria.

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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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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.