Erdogan: Turkey not seeking alternatives to ties with West

Europe 05/06/19, 09:45

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey's decision to purchase Russian-made S-400 missile defense systems doesn't mean that it is seeking "alternatives" in its relations with the West.Erdogan spoke Monday during a NATO meeting in Ankara attended by alliance Secretary-General ...

Update: NATO head to make pitch for trans-Atlantic unity

Politics 04/03/19, 10:38

The Latest on the United States and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg (all times local): 10:35 a.m. The head of NATO is using the alliance's 70th anniversary to make an unprecedented pitch to a joint meeting of Congress for trans-Atlantic unity. NATO member states' ...

Trump: NATO members must do more to raise defense spending

Politics 04/02/19, 21:27

President Donald Trump on Tuesday praised NATO countries for increasing their financial contributions to the Western alliance, but he hounded them to pay even more, saying America still shoulders a disproportionate share of the cost of protecting Europe. The president met ...

NATO chief plays down rows as allies mark 70th anniversary

Europe 04/01/19, 08:24

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is playing down differences among member countries as the military alliance marks its 70th anniversary in Washington this week. Stoltenberg concedes there are spats over trade, climate change and the Iran nuclear deal but he insists the ...

NATO keeps Jens Stoltenberg as its chief until 2022

Europe 03/28/19, 11:04

NATO has extended the mandate of its top civilian official, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, for two years, making the former Norwegian premier one of the longest-serving heads of the military alliance.Stoltenberg said Thursday he is "honored" by the decision made by ...

NATO weighing whether Huawei poses security threat

Business 03/14/19, 06:47

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the military alliance is mulling whether to take action in response to security concerns about Chinese tech giant Huawei.Stoltenberg says some of NATO's 29 allies have raised concerns about Huawei as they consider investment in ...

NATO chief says Afghan mission future depends on peace talks

Europe 03/14/19, 06:45

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the future of the military alliance's 15-year presence in Afghanistan will depend on the outcome of peace talks involving Taliban insurgents.The longest direct talks ever held between the United States and the Taliban concluded this ...

Leaders invite NATO secretary-general to address Congress

Politics 03/11/19, 16:30

Democrats and Republicans are inviting NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg to address a joint meeting of Congress next month around the 70th anniversary of the trans-Atlantic alliance. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, with agreement from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other members ...

Stoltenberg: NATO doesn’t want a new Cold War

Europe 03/01/19, 05:32

NATO's secretary-general has warned that Russia's violation of a key Cold War-era treaty is one of the most pressing security challenges for the alliance.Jens Stoltenberg urged Russia to return to compliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, which has ...

Update: NATO chief warns about China’s 5G mobile deals

Europe 02/15/19, 12:05

The Latest on Munich Security Conference (all times local): 6 p.m. The head of NATO says there's growing concern about China's increasing investment in critical infrastructure systems in countries around the world and that alliance nations need to address it together. NATO Secretary-General ...

NATO chief says allies keen to avoid arms race with Russia

Europe 02/13/19, 06:27

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the alliance is studying options to deal with what it insists are Russian violations of a key missile treaty but that it wants to avoid sparking any arms race.Speaking at NATO headquarters Wednesday, where defense ...

NATO chief vows response to Russian missile pact violations

Europe 02/12/19, 07:59

NATO's secretary-general says the alliance will respond to what it insists are Russian violations of a key Cold War-era treaty but won't station more nuclear missiles in Europe.Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday that "any steps we take will be coordinated, measured ...

NATO to sign Macedonia accession protocol next week

Europe 02/02/19, 12:50

Macedonia will sign an accession protocol with NATO on Wednesday under its new name North Macedonia after parliaments in the tiny Balkan country and its southern neighbor Greece ratified a historic name change deal.NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced Saturday ...

NATO chief: China must treat arrested Canadians fairly

Europe 01/31/19, 04:55

NATO’s chief has called on China to treat detained two Canadian citizens “fairly and with due process.” Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday he was following the situation of the Canadians detained in China in December “with concern,” in his first public ...

NATO chief urges Russia to comply with missile pact

Politics 01/30/19, 13:32

NATO's secretary-general has urged Russia to respect a Cold War-era missile treaty saying its missiles are nuclear capable and could reach European cities. Jens Stoltenberg said in Bucharest on Wednesday that Russia was violating the treaty and had "developed and deployed ...

NATO chief says missile pact in danger after Russia talks

Europe 01/25/19, 06:54

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says Russia shows no sign of respecting a major Cold War-era missile treaty, less than a week before the United States is expected to start pulling out of the pact.Speaking after NATO-Russia talks in Brussels, Stoltenberg ...

Kosovo assures NATO of transparency in army transformation

Europe 12/19/18, 10:53

The head of NATO and Kosovo's prime minister have had a telephone conversation on Pristina's recent decision to transform its security forces into an army.Kosovo's parliament overwhelmingly approved the army's formation last week. The move angered neighboring Serbia, which doesn't ...

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