- Slovak agency: Russian spies increase activities in EU, NATO Updated: Jul-03-15 10:31 am
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - Slovakia's spy agency says Russian agents have significantly increased their activities in Slovakia and all other NATO and European Union countries in connection with the crisis in Ukraine.
- Analysis: Root of tattered US-Russia ties date back decades Updated: Jul-03-15 3:09 am
WASHINGTON - The stumbles, blunders, and policy chaos that have sent increasingly frosty U.S.-Russia relations into what many now call a new Cold War might have been inevitable.
- The Latest: Attack on NATO convoy in Afghanistan kills 2 Updated: Jun-30-15 11:07 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - The latest news on a suicide attack in the Afghan capital targeting a NATO convoy on the Kabul airport road, near the U.S. Embassy.
- Putin and Russian political elite bid farewell to Primakov Updated: Jun-29-15 8:32 am
MOSCOW - Russia's president and political elite joined thousands of mourners on Monday in bidding farewell to Yevgeny Primakov, a former prime minister who also served as Russia's top diplomat and foreign intelligence chief during a long and distinguished career.
- Head of new Polish political force stresses strong economy Updated: Jun-26-15 11:02 am
WARSAW, Poland - The leader of Poland's new, pro-business political movement said Friday that a strong economy in Poland would breathe new energy into the European Union and help it compete on the global level.
- Former Russian PM Yevgeny Primakov dies at 85 Updated: Jun-26-15 8:13 am
MOSCOW - Former Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov, whose career included desperate but unsuccessful diplomatic efforts to avert wars in Iraq and NATO's bombing of Yugoslavia, has died. He was 85.
- EU leaders, NATO meet on how to cooperate better Updated: Jun-26-15 5:49 am
BRUSSELS - European Union leaders and NATO's secretary-general are meeting to discuss how their organizations can better cooperate to face new challenges to European security, including from Russia and from Islamic radicalism in North Africa and the Middle East.
- NATO: Risk of return to heavy fighting in Ukraine Updated: Jun-25-15 2:59 pm
BRUSSELS - Russian President Vladimir Putin isn't finished using his military in eastern Ukraine, the top U.S. military commander for NATO said Thursday as the U.S. and its allies outlined additional support for Kiev, including aid in defusing roadside bombs.
- US Marine unit to be sent to Bulgaria to reassure allies Updated: Jun-25-15 12:32 pm
BERLIN - A U.S. Marine Corps unit equipped with tanks, light armored vehicles and artillery will be sent to Bulgaria this fall as part of American plans to help reassure NATO allies worried by Russia's involvement in Ukraine, a top commander said Thursday.
- NATO plans follow-up Afghan presence after Resolute Support Updated: Jun-25-15 11:56 am
BRUSSELS - NATO defense ministers are reassuring Afghanistan's government that it can count on the alliance's continued help after its military training and support mission, called Resolute Support, ends.
- Europe seeks to counter Kremlin success pushing world view Updated: Jun-25-15 11:14 am
MOSCOW - Larry King's back on the air, beaming his high-octane brand of talk to households around the world. Where can you catch him? Kremlin-backed TV.
- Carter: NATO must bolster cyberdefense Updated: Jun-24-15 3:33 pm
BRUSSELS - NATO must improve its ability to defend itself against cyberattacks before it tries to build its offensive cyberwarfare capabilities, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told alliance leaders Wednesday amid rising tensions with Russia, which has proven its willingness to launch computer-based attacks against other nations.
- NATO approves military upgrades to aid members of alliance Updated: Jun-24-15 3:26 pm
BRUSSELS - Rejecting charges of engaging in a Cold War-style arms race with Russia, the U.S. and its NATO allies approved military upgrades Wednesday that should help them come to the aid of a threatened alliance member faster, with better equipment and more firepower.
- Macedonia and Greece agree to work on building confidence Updated: Jun-24-15 10:01 am
SKOPJE, Macedonia - Macedonia and neighboring Greece say they will work harder to build mutual confidence after a decade of coolness that has frustrated Macedonia's hopes of joining NATO and the European Union.
- US to put military equipment in several European countries Updated: Jun-23-15 12:47 pm
TALLINN, Estonia - The U.S. will spread about 250 tanks, armored vehicles and other military equipment across six former Soviet bloc nations to help reassure NATO allies facing threats from Russia and terrorist groups, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Tuesday.
- Poland appoints commander of armed forces in case of war Updated: Jun-22-15 8:07 am
WARSAW, Poland - In an unprecedented move, Poland's president has appointed army Lt. Gen. Marek Tomaszycki as commander of the nation's armed forces in case of war.
- 1815 revisited: Ceremonies mark fateful Battle of Waterloo Updated: Jun-18-15 12:22 pm
BRUSSELS - Royalty, dignitaries and soldiers commemorated the 1815 Battle of Waterloo on Thursday, a watershed moment in European history that marked the end of the continent's domination by France and its emperor Napoleon and the beginning of the British century.
- NATO's new spearhead force trains to reassure the east Updated: Jun-18-15 12:15 pm
ZAGAN, Poland - NATO and Poland's leaders say the alliance's defense ministers will discuss next week U.S. plans to base equipment for one brigade in its eastern members.
- Russia to add 40 new intercontinental missiles this year Updated: Jun-16-15 6:55 pm
MOSCOW - Russia's military will add over 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles this year alone that are capable of piercing any missile defenses, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday in a blunt reminder of the nation's nuclear might amid tensions with the West over Ukraine.
- NATO commander: US weighs placing army equipment in east Updated: Jun-16-15 4:28 pm
USTKA, Poland - The U.S. and other NATO members are considering placing heavy military equipment in the alliance's eastern flank nations, NATO's commander for Europe said Tuesday.
- Man of peace to become Afghan wartime defense minister Updated: Jun-16-15 10:20 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - War-torn Afghanistan may soon have a defense minister, nine months after the new government was formed and amid some of the toughest fighting since the Talban's insurgency began nearly 14 years ago.
- The Latest: Bombardier premiers CSeries jet at Paris show Updated: Jun-15-15 10:40 am
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- Minister: US weighing placement of army equipment in Poland Updated: Jun-14-15 3:17 pm
WARSAW, Poland - The U.S. will "soon" take a decision to place heavy army equipment in warehouses in Poland for decades to come, the eastern European country's defense minister said Sunday.
- Afghanistan gets 'mini-Pentagon' as troops struggle Updated: Jun-12-15 3:38 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - They call it the "mini-Pentagon" -- a white marble building in the heart of Afghanistan's capital built with U.S. funds to serve as the headquarters of a modern military more than a decade in the making.
- Carter: US must boost military exercises to counter Russia Updated: Jun-05-15 5:38 pm
ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT - The United States needs to increase the number of military exercises and training programs across Europe and strengthen NATO's intelligence sharing to better counter Russian aggression in the region, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday after a lengthy, closed-door meeting in Germany with top American defense and diplomatic leaders.