- NATO, Russia to have talks over Ukraine Wednesday Updated: Mar-04-14 11:37 am
- US, Europeans try to rally Western front vs Russia Updated: Mar-03-14 11:16 pm
- US general: Grim Afghan future if no security pact Updated: Feb-26-14 3:20 pm
- NATO head: No Afghan deal means no troops past '14 Updated: Feb-26-14 8:52 am
- NATO head: Afghan security pact after elections Updated: Feb-20-14 5:07 pm
- EU defense ministers gather in Athens Updated: Feb-20-14 5:02 am
BRUSSELS - The NATO alliance on Tuesday accused Russia of continued violations of its international commitments and Ukraine's sovereignty and said it will directly confront Moscow with the allegations during a special meeting.
WASHINGTON - The U.S and major allies strained on Monday to rally a strong Western front to persuade Russia to step back from a military takeover of Ukraine's strategic Crimea region. But several acknowledged there are few options beyond already-threatened economic and diplomatic penalties, and critics said administration efforts were too little, too late after years of pressing for friendlier relations with Moscow.
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan - Depicting a grim future for Afghanistan without U.S. help, the top U.S. military officer said Wednesday that Afghanistan's refusal to sign a security agreement with the United States may make the fight more difficult this year, embolden the enemy and prompt some Afghan security forces to cooperate with the Taliban to "hedge their bets."
BRUSSELS - If Afghan leaders and the White House can't agree on a key security pact, the U.S.-led alliance will pull all of its troops and equipment out of Afghanistan by December, NATO's secretary general said Wednesday.
ATHENS, Greece - NATO's secretary general said Thursday he believes Afghan President Hamid Karzai will not sign a long-stalled security pact with the United States allowing American troops to remain in Afghanistan after the end of 2014, leaving the task to whomever emerges as his successor after April elections.