EghtesadOnline: Chancellor Angela Merkel sharpened her tone against President Donald Trump’s demands that Germany spend more on defense, saying she’ll keep insisting that targets on development aid are just as important.
EghtesadOnline: A suicide attack on a convoy of military vehicles belonging to the NATO-led Resolute Support mission during the morning rush hour in Kabul on Wednesday killed four people and wounded 22, public health officials in the Afghan capital said.
EghtesadOnline: Russia has developed the capability to launch an attack on the Baltic states with as little as 24 hours' notice, limiting NATO's options to respond other than to have military forces already deployed in the region, Lithuania's intelligence service said on Monday.
EghtesadOnline: The top U.S. diplomat and the Pentagon’s chief stressed the importance of NATO and criticized Russia for aggression and meddling in other countries’ affairs, easing European allies’ concerns about President Donald Trump’s commitment to trans-Atlantic security.
EghtesadOnline: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will attend a rescheduled meeting of the NATO alliance’s 28 foreign ministers after coming under fire for saying he would miss the event because it conflicted with his schedule.
EghtesadOnline: German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Sunday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's claim that Germany owes NATO and the United States "vast sums" of money for defense.
EghtesadOnline: President Donald Trump, less than 24 hours after an awkward first meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel that highlighted their divides on policy and personality, said Germany must pay the U.S. more for providing defense.
EghtesadOnline: Defense spending by European NATO states inched up in 2016 compared to the previous year, data by the military alliance showed on Monday, but still remained below the threshold the new U.S. President Donald Trump said was crucial to achieve.
EghtesadOnline: President Donald Trump declared victory on a key element of his international agenda when he told Congress that “money is pouring in” from NATO countries to support the defense alliance, leaving aides to explain the boast.
EghtesadOnline: U.S. President Donald Trump's push against Islamic State in Syria could present him with an unenviable choice: Alienate NATO ally Turkey by relying on Kurdish fighters or adopt a plan that may slow the assault and require many more U.S. combat forces.