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Intergovernmental military alliance of Western states

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NATO: Intergovernmental military alliance of Western states
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance between 30 North American and European 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 Evere, Brussels, Belgium, while the headquarters of Allied Command Operations is near Mons, Belgium.

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Protesters hold anti-NATO rally in Greece [Video]

Protesters hold anti-NATO rally in Greece

A few hundred protesters marched through central Athens on Tuesday, as NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Greek officials.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

World leaders wish Trumps well [Video]

World leaders wish Trumps well

[NFA] Domestic and world leaders, rivals and allies alike, have lined up to send their good wishes to Donald and Melania Trump after they tested positive for COVID-19. Though some were a little less..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:37Published
Rescue bid to herd whales out to sea before naval exercise [Video]

Rescue bid to herd whales out to sea before naval exercise

Wildlife volunteers have been attempting to herd a group of northern bottlenose whales out of a loch in northwest Scotland in hopes of luring them back into the open sea. The mission is urgent..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:34Published
Belarus abruptly swears in Lukashenko [Video]

Belarus abruptly swears in Lukashenko

Alexander Lukashenko was suddenly sworn in as Belarusian president on Wednesday, despite protests against his disputed election. The opposition immediately cried foul. Lucy Fielder reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:27Published
Palestinians reject Israel-Bahrain deal [Video]

Palestinians reject Israel-Bahrain deal

Palestinians in Gaza burned pictures of Israeli, U.S., Bahraini and United Arab Emirates leaders on Saturday in protest over the two Gulf countries' moves to normalize ties with Israel. Fred Katayama..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:17Published
NATO chief: 'Proof beyond doubt' Navalny poisoned with Novichok [Video]

NATO chief: 'Proof beyond doubt' Navalny poisoned with Novichok

Alliance members demand Moscow reveal Novichok programme to global chemical weapons agency as West-Russia tension brews.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:49Published
Navalny poisoning 'requires an international response', says NATO [Video]

Navalny poisoning 'requires an international response', says NATO

"Russia has serious questions it must answer," NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at a press conference.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:17Published
President Lukashenko claims NATO has aggressive plans against Belarus [Video]

President Lukashenko claims NATO has aggressive plans against Belarus

Belarus' authoritarian leader has accused NATO of aggressively poisitioning forces along its Polish and Lithuanian borders.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:20Published

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