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NATO attempts to contain Russia, raising conflict risk: Moscow

NATO attempts to contain Russia, raising conflict risk: MoscowRussia on Friday accused NATO of increasing the threat of conflict, insisting attempts by the US-led alliance to curb Moscow have left ties at their lowest ebb since the USSR collapsed. “At present NATO-Russian relations are at their worst since the end of the Cold War,” the foreign ministry in Moscow said in a statement. The ministry said NATO was pursuing a policy of “containment” towards Russia that has seen it bolster its forces along the country’s border in eastern Europe.



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NATO leaders meet under intense Trump pressure on spending

NATO leaders meet under intense Trump pressure on spendingBRUSSELS (AP) — Meeting fellow NATO leaders for the first time, President Donald Trump aggressively challenged them Thursday to spend more on their own defense, putting the alliance under exceptional pressure to become tougher, sharper and newly relevant.



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Trump literally pushes his way to the front of the world stage at NATO summit

Trump literally pushes his way to the front of the world stage at NATO summitPresident Trump literally pushed his way to the front of the world stage at the Brussels NATO summit Thursday. He shoved NATO leader Prime Minister Dusko Markovic of Montenegro out of the way, which happens to be the newest alliance member.



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Pres. Trump Criticizes NATO Allies on Defense Spending in Brussels Speech

Pres. Trump Criticizes NATO Allies on Defense Spending in Brussels SpeechIn a speech at NATO headquarters Thursday, the president threatened ties between the US and its European allies, saying fellow NATO countries were not meeting financial obligations.



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SitRep: Trump in Brussels; NATO Joins ISIS Fight it’s Already Fighting; Navy Challenges China

SitRep: Trump in Brussels; NATO Joins ISIS Fight it’s Already Fighting; Navy Challenges ChinaRussian Spies Bragged About Flynn Contacts; Manchester Updates



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NATO rolls out the red carpet, buffs its image for Trump

NATO rolls out the red carpet, buffs its image for TrumpBRUSSELS (AP) — NATO is not only rolling out the red carpet for President Donald Trump in Brussels Thursday, the military alliance — which Trump once declared obsolete — has been busy repackaging its image and is ready to unveil a new headquarters worth more than 1 billion euros.



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Trump caught on camera – awkward moments at NATO summit

Trump caught on camera – awkward moments at NATO summitPhotographers capture awkward moments of Donald Trump at his first NATO summit.



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Donald Trump says he previously claimed Nato was 'obsolete' because he 'did not know much about it'

Donald Trump says he previously claimed Nato was 'obsolete' because he 'did not know much about it'Donald Trump has rowed back on his claim that Nato is “obsolete”, saying his earlier comments were made when he did “not know much about” the military alliance. The US President told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer during the presidential campaign that the 28-member state organisation was redundant and overly expensive for the US – a claim he repeated shortly before taking office in January. Asked about his previous comments during an interview with the Associated Press, Mr Trump said they were a result of him “not knowing much” about Nato.



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U.S. F35s fly into Estonia in show of NATO solidarity

U.S. F35s fly into Estonia in show of NATO solidarityBy David Mardiste AMARI AIR BASE, Estonia (Reuters) – Two of the U.S. Air Force’s newest and most advanced jets landed in the Baltic state of Estonia for the first time on Tuesday, a symbolic gesture meant to reinforce the United States’ commitment to the defense of NATO allies that border Russia. The visit of the F-35 stealth fighters, which flew from Britain and spent several hours in Estonia, is part of broader U.S. jet pilot training across Europe as the NATO alliance seeks to deter Moscow from any possible incursion in the Baltics. “This is a very clear message,” Estonia’s Defense Minister Margus Tsahkna told Reuters.



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SitRep: Mattis in Kabul, Taliban Hit U.S. Base; North Korea Warns Washington; Watch Trump Learn About NATO and Terrorism

SitRep: Mattis in Kabul, Taliban Hit U.S. Base; North Korea Warns Washington; Watch Trump Learn About NATO and TerrorismChina Urges Trump to Be Careful; China’s New Aircraft Carrier; Russia’s Carrier Bulking Up; And Lots More



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