- Czech minister wants NATO to help guard EU against migrants Updated: Aug-25-15 11:37 am
PRAGUE - The Czech Republic's finance minister has called for NATO to get involved in helping protect the European Union's external border against the influx of migrants.
- Polish president makes 1st trip abroad to Estonia Updated: Aug-23-15 1:22 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's new president has called for NATO to move troops to its eastern flank during his first trip abroad, to Estonia, bringing a message of solidarity to a region nervous about Russian ambitions.
- Kosovo applies to join UNESCO, Serbia says it's not a state Updated: Aug-21-15 8:55 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Kosovo said Friday it has applied for membership in the United Nations' scientific and cultural organization, a move immediately opposed by Serbia which argues that it's not qualified because it isn't a state.
- Afghan ties with Pakistan sour as Taliban gain strength Updated: Aug-21-15 4:29 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - One of the world's testier strategic relationships is deteriorating by the day as Afghanistan accuses Pakistan of meddling in its affairs and prolonging a 14-year war by aiding Taliban militants in a cynical quest for influence.
- Poland's new leader seeks greater regional unity, NATO bases Updated: Aug-21-15 4:40 am
WARSAW, Poland - It's been a dream of some Polish leaders for nearly a century: an alliance of Eastern European countries running from the Baltic Sea down to the Black Sea that would keep Russia at bay.
- Pentagon chief urges Turks to 'do more' against IS Updated: Aug-20-15 3:48 pm
WASHINGTON - Turkey needs to "do more" to assist the U.S.-led international coalition fighting the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday, urging America's sometimes reluctant NATO partner to take steps to participate in airstrikes and better control its border.
- Hundreds of troops, tanks, aircraft in Polish army parade Updated: Aug-15-15 12:22 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Dozens of fighter jets soared, tanks rumbled and hundreds of troops marched in a Polish military parade Saturday, a show of force on the national armed forces' holiday.
- Poland's new president meets with NATO corps Updated: Aug-13-15 8:07 am
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's new President Andrzej Duda is attending a ceremony of the change of commander of the upgraded NATO corps in the northeast of the country.
- 7 decades after WWII, many praise Germany, scorn Japan Updated: Aug-12-15 9:54 am
SEOUL, South Korea - Both nations brutalized continents. Both slaughtered and abused tens of millions of people. But while Germany is held up as a paragon of post-World War II reconciliation, Japan is mired in animosity with its neighbors seven decades later.
- Croatia celebrates independence while rival Serbs mourn Updated: Aug-04-15 3:14 pm
ZAGREB, Croatia - Tanks rumbled and soldiers marched as Croatia held a military parade Tuesday to mark the 20th anniversary of sealing its independence from Yugoslavia, while neighboring Serbia mourned victims of the military operation that marked the end of a four-year war.
- NATO agrees on support package for Iraq Updated: Jul-31-15 12:37 pm
BRUSSELS - NATO allies agreed Friday on a package of measures to help strengthen Iraqi security and defense forces, including in the fields of military training, demining and countering improvised explosive devices.
- Q&A: A look at the new leader of Afghanistan's Taliban Updated: Jul-30-15 6:43 pm
Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansoor, who has been tapped to succeed Mullah Mohammad Omar as the Taliban's leader, is said to have close ties with authorities in Pakistan.
- Loose papers may have caused deadly F-16 crash in Spain Updated: Jul-30-15 11:24 am
PARIS - Loose papers left in the cockpit of an F-16 that crashed at a Spanish air base could have sent the fighter jet into its deadly spiral, French investigators have concluded.
- Poland's future president wants more NATO presence Updated: Jul-30-15 11:12 am
WARSAW, Poland - Polish President-elect Andrzej Duda, who takes office next week, says his priority is to have NATO troops and armaments permanently placed in Poland as a safety guarantee.
- Turkish attacks on Kurds muddle Obama's Islamic State fight Updated: Jul-29-15 4:31 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - President Barack Obama's stepped-up partnership with Turkey in fighting the Islamic State may come at the cost of alienating another key group he's counting on for help in the same conflict: the Kurds.
- Turkish gov't not ready to restart peace talks with Kurds Updated: Jul-29-15 12:05 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish jets hit Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq overnight and the government said strikes would continue until the rebels lay down their arms, despite calls Wednesday by the pro-Kurdish opposition for an immediate end to the violence and the resumption of peace efforts.
- AP News Guide: Turkish-US deal may have far-reaching effects Updated: Jul-28-15 11:46 am
BEIRUT - In a major policy shift, Turkey has agreed to allow the United States to use a key base to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State group and agreed on the outlines of a plan to rout the extremists from a stretch of Syrian territory along the Turkish border.