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NATO: Intergovernmental military alliance
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance between 28 European countries and 2 North American countries. The organization implements the North Atlantic Treaty that was signed on 4 April 1949. NATO constitutes a system of collective defence whereby its independent member states agree to mutual defence in response to an attack by any external party. NATO's Headquarters are located in Haren, Brussels, Belgium, while the headquarters of Allied Command Operations is near Mons, Belgium.

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On GPS: Gen. Petraeus on Afghanistan withdrawal [Video]

On GPS: Gen. Petraeus on Afghanistan withdrawal

The former commander of NATO troops in Afghanistan tells Fareed why he opposes the Biden administration’s decision to pull troops out of the country.

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL     Duration: 07:15Published
U.S., Germany vow united front on China, Russia [Video]

U.S., Germany vow united front on China, Russia

President Joe Biden and outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday vowed to work together to defend against Russian aggression and stand up to anti-democratic actions by China. Gavino Garay..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:46Published
See inside Afghanistan's 'deserted' Bagram Airfield after US withdrawal [Video]

See inside Afghanistan's 'deserted' Bagram Airfield after US withdrawal

CNN’s Anna Coren goes inside Bagram Airfield to capture scenes of abandonment as Afghan forces pick up the pieces following the withdrawal of US and NATO troops after nearly two decades of war.

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL     Duration: 01:40Published
Afghanistan: Taliban captures territory as NATO withdrawal continues [Video]

Afghanistan: Taliban captures territory as NATO withdrawal continues

The Taliban has captured more territory in Afghanistan in recent days from fleeing Afghan forces, as NATO troops continue to pull out of the country.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 00:58Published
Afghan forces guarding Bagram after US troops leave base [Video]

Afghan forces guarding Bagram after US troops leave base

Afghan forces guard one of the entrance gates to Bagram after US and NATO troops left the biggest airbase in Afghanistan, signalling the complete withdrawal of foreign forces from the country was..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published
Europe's week: Biden in Brussels and Ursula von der Leyen's recovery plan tour [Video]

Europe's week: Biden in Brussels and Ursula von der Leyen's recovery plan tour

The US President was in the Belgian capital this week for a NATO and EU-US summit.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 06:58Published
Belgium and Luxembourg share aircraft as part of efficiency drive [Video]

Belgium and Luxembourg share aircraft as part of efficiency drive

Belgium and Luxembourg have begun sharing aircraft in response to NATO’s long drive towards better interoperability.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:08Published
Marathon of summits: Biden ends first presidential trip abroad [Video]

Marathon of summits: Biden ends first presidential trip abroad

Joe Biden wrapped up his first international trip as president with a meeting with Russian President Putin in Geneva. Biden's trip included the G7 Summit in the UK,and a NATO summit in Brussels.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:27Published
China urges NATO to stop exaggerating 'China threat theory' [Video]

China urges NATO to stop exaggerating 'China threat theory'

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:29Published
NATO: Russia needs deterrents [Video]

NATO: Russia needs deterrents

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg speaks to Amanpour about how President Biden and NATO can deal with Russia ahead of Biden’s meeting with Putin.

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL     Duration: 14:34Published
Beijing accuses NATO of exaggerating 'China threat theory' [Video]

Beijing accuses NATO of exaggerating 'China threat theory'

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 03:56Published
NATO says China presents ‘systemic’ challenges [Video]

NATO says China presents ‘systemic’ challenges

Beijing’s ‘assertive behaviour’ is challenging the ‘rules-based international order’, transatlantic security alliance says.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 07:44Published
McConnell dismisses Trump DOJ's secret seizure of data [Video]

McConnell dismisses Trump DOJ's secret seizure of data

CNN’s Chris Cuomo looks at President Biden’s performance on the NATO world stage, and goes after Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell’s defense of Trump DOJ’s secret seizure of data.

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL     Duration: 05:54Published
Biden calls on foreign leaders to protect against 'phony populism' [Video]

Biden calls on foreign leaders to protect against 'phony populism'

Speaking at the NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium, President Biden called on foreign leaders to protect against those who prey on division and push “phony populism,” saying it is on the democratic..

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL     Duration: 01:25Published
U.S. exceeds 600,000 COVID-19 deaths [Video]

U.S. exceeds 600,000 COVID-19 deaths

The United States passed 600,000 COVID-19 deaths on Monday, a painful reminder that death, sickness and grief still persist, as the country begins to return to something resembling pre-pandemic..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:46Published
Biden, Erdogan upbeat but no breakthrough disclosed [Video]

Biden, Erdogan upbeat but no breakthrough disclosed

U.S. President Joe Biden and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan sounded upbeat after their first face-to-face talks on Monday, although they did not announce major breakthroughs in the relationship..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:54Published
Biden rallies NATO support ahead of confrontation with Putin [Video]

Biden rallies NATO support ahead of confrontation with Putin

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 00:48Published
REPLAY: US president says NATO stands together, solidarity is unshakable [Video]

REPLAY: US president says NATO stands together, solidarity is unshakable

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 25:00Published
NATO statement on China goes 'much further' than prior language, expert says [Video]

NATO statement on China goes 'much further' than prior language, expert says

NATO has warned that China represents a global security threat and presents challenges to the "rules-based international order."

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:54Published
NATO recognises China as a 'security challenge' for the first time [Video]

NATO recognises China as a 'security challenge' for the first time

The alliance's secretary-general said on Monday that NATO is concerned by Beijing's rapidly expanding nuclear arsenal.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:25Published
NATO warns Russia no return to 'business as usual' [Video]

NATO warns Russia no return to 'business as usual'

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 02:16Published

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China warns NATO it will not 'sit by and do nothing' if challenges arise

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Johnson says NATO doesn't want 'new Cold War' with China - as he admits Russian relations 'pretty disappointing'

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Hard to believe Russia was not involved in Belarus plane 'hijacking' - NATO secretary-general

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NATO's secretary-general has said it's likely that Russia was involved in the Belarus plane "hijacking".
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US begins final phase of troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

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The US has begun its final phase of the withdrawal of its own and NATO's last troops from Afghanistan - with the aim of leaving the country by the end of summer.
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US, NATO troops pulling out of Afghanistan will raise tremendous concerns for India, say experts

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British troops to withdraw from Afghanistan alongside NATO and the US

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NATO prepares for world's largest cyber war game

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Foreign secretary to urge NATO allies to tackle Russia threat

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Terror camps destroyed in 2019 Balakot airstrikes reactivated by Pakistan

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NATO to investigate Mediterranean incident between French, Turkish warships

NATO will investigate French accusations that Turkey's navy failed to respond to an allied call for inspection this month in the Mediterranean, the alliance chief said on Thursday, an incident Paris..
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French claim that warship harassed by Turkish navy untrue: Turkish military official

A senior Turkish military official said on Wednesday it was "completely untrue" that the Turkish navy had harassed a French warship on a NATO mission, denying an assertion by a French defence ministry..
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France accuses Turkey of hostile acts to stop enforcement of Libya arms embargo

France accused Turkey's navy on Wednesday of acting in a "hostile and aggressive" manner towards its NATO allies to prevent them from enforcing a United Nations arms embargo on Libya.
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Turkey still blocking defence plan for Poland, Baltics, NATO envoys say

Turkey continues to block a NATO defence plan for Poland and Baltic states despite a deal last year between Turkey's president and allied leaders, three allied diplomats and a French defence official..
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NATO must deal with, not ignore Turkish problem: French official

NATO must not bury its head in the sand with regard to Turkey's recent behaviour towards its allies, a French defence ministry official said on Wednesday, and accused the Turkish navy of harassing a..
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Turkey accuses France of exacerbating Libya crisis

Turkey angrily accused France on Tuesday of exacerbating the crisis in Libya and violating U.N. and NATO decisions by supporting the forces of Khalifa Haftar against the internationally recognised..
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Turkey slams French criticism of its actions in Libya

Turkey on Tuesday slammed French criticism of its role in Libya, saying the comments showed the "dark and inexplicable" policy by France towards Libya, and accused its NATO ally of exacerbating the..
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No details yet on Trump's Germany pullout, NATO chief says

NATO is seeking details on U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to cut U.S. troops numbers in Germany, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday, after the proposed reduction caught..
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Trump says U.S. to pull some troops from Germany over NATO spending feud

President Donald Trump said on Monday he would cut the number of U.S. troops in Germany to 25,000, faulting the close U.S. ally for failing to meet NATO's defense spending target and accusing it of..
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France wants talks about 'aggressive' Turkish role in Libya

France wants talks with NATO allies to discuss Turkey's increasingly "aggressive" role in Libya, a presidential official said on Monday, and the foreign ministry accused Ankara of thwarting truce..
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Denmark agrees to send more troops to Iraq's NATO training mission

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Trump troop pullout would still leave hefty U.S. footprint in Europe

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Germany has no confirmation of U.S. troop withdrawal, values them

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Exclusive: U.S. troop strength in Afghanistan down to close to 8,600 ahead of schedule - sources

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European NATO allies voice concern over U.S. plan to quit Open Skies

European members of NATO told the United States on Friday they were uneasy about its plan to withdraw from the 35-nation Open Skies treaty that allows unarmed surveillance flights over member..
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NATO to discuss Open Skies treaty after U.S. announces withdrawal

NATO envoys will discuss the future of the Open Skies treaty on Friday after the United States announced it would quit the 35-nation pact that allows unarmed surveillance flights over member countries,..
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Russia says U.S. withdrawal from Open Skies treaty will affect all members: RIA

The U.S. withdrawal from the Open Skies treaty will affect the interests of all of its participants, who are also members of NATO, RIA state news agency quoted Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander..
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Trump envoy accuses Germany of undermining NATO's nuclear deterrent

The U.S. ambassador in Berlin has accused Germany of undermining NATO's nuclear deterrent, taking aim at Chancellor Angela Merkel's junior coalition partners after some of their leaders called for..
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Canadian military helicopter crashes in Mediterranean: NATO

A Canadian military helicopter crashed in the Mediterranean off the coast of Greece on Wednesday, prompting a search and rescue mission, NATO said in a statement on Thursday, after Canada had confirmed..
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Canadian helicopter engaged in NATO exercises missing off Greek coast

A Canadian helicopter engaged in North Atlantic Treaty Organization exercises off the coast of Greece disappeared and search-and-rescue efforts were under way, the Canadian Armed Forces said on..
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Turkey flies medical aid to coronavirus-stricken U.S.

A Turkish military plane carrying medical supplies and protective equipment was heading for the United States on Tuesday to deliver aid to its NATO ally battling the coronavirus outbreak.
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NATO calls on Taliban to reduce violence, seek peace: statement

The U.S.-led NATO alliance called on Friday for Afghanistan's Taliban militants to cut violence levels and join peace talks, saying prisoner releases should also be speeded up.
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Turkey repeats working group offer to U.S. to solve row over Russian defense purchase

Turkey on Tuesday repeated an offer to the United States to establish a technical working group including NATO to help solve a dispute over Ankara's purchase of Russian missile defenses that angered..
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NATO mission in Kosovo reports first COVID-19 case

A member of the NATO-led peacekeeping mission in Kosovo has tested positive with the new coronavirus, the mission said in a statement on Friday, adding that it would not have any impact on its work.
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Five rockets hit a major U.S. air base in Afghanistan on Thursday but there were no casualties, Afghanistan's NATO-led force said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State militant group.
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NATO welcomes North Macedonia as 30th ally

NATO foreign ministers welcomed North Macedonia as the alliance's newest member on Thursday, ending a long process that included a change to the country's name.
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Spain asks NATO for coronavirus testing kits, ventilators, protective gear

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