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NATO European allies to jointly buy planes, set up new elite HQ

NATO European allies to jointly buy planes, set up new elite HQ

BRUSSELS, February 16 (Reuters) – European NATO allies agreed on Thursday to jointly buy planes and submarines and possibly open a new command headquarters for elite troops as Europe seeks to show the United States it is serious about its…

NATO seeks to allay concerns at meeting with Russia

NATO seeks to allay concerns at meeting with Russia

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO will seek to reassure Russia on Monday that its troop deployments to the Baltics and Poland next year are purely defensive, in a rare meeting of the alliance’s envoys with those of the Kremlin that is…

German minister says Trump gains a “huge shock”, wants clarity on NATO

German minister says Trump gains a “huge shock”, wants clarity on NATO

BERLIN, November 9 (Reuters) – Germany’s Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen described Donald Trump’s gains in the U.S. presidential election as a “huge shock” on Wednesday and asked him for assurances on his commitment to NATO.   Von der…

Despite fatigue, NATO commits to fund Afghan forces to 2020

Despite fatigue, NATO commits to fund Afghan forces to 2020

WARSAW, July 9 (Reuters) – NATO allies have promised the United States they will help fund Afghan security forces to the tune of around $1 billion annually over the next three years despite public fatigue in Western countries about their…

NATO denounces Russian incursion into Turkish airspace

NATO denounces Russian incursion into Turkish airspace

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The United States and NATO denounced Russia on Monday for violating Turkish airspace and Ankara threatened to respond, reporting two incursions in two days and raising the prospect of direct confrontation between the former Cold War adversaries.…