EghtesadOnline: NATO partners argued Thursday over the alliance's worth after French President Emmanuel Macron said it was undergoing "brain death", prompting a fierce defense of the bloc from Germany, Canada and the US while drawing praise from non-member Russia.
EghtesadOnline: A Turkish court decided on Wednesday to keep an American pastor in jail, dashing hopes that he could be released during his trial on terrorism and spying charges, a case that has deepened a rift with NATO ally Washington.
EghtesadOnline: U.S. President Donald Trump accused Germany of being a “captive” of Russia on Wednesday as Western leaders gathered in Brussels for a NATO summit where Trump wants Europeans to pay more for their own defense.
EghtesadOnline: U.S. President Donald Trump berated fellow NATO members on Monday for not contributing enough to the alliance while maintaining a trade surplus with the United States, keeping up a recent drumbeat of criticism before meeting European leaders this week in Brussels.
EghtesadOnline: Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan bashed Germany, NATO, the U.S. and Israel in a speech to his party on Tuesday, signaling an accelerated political realignment away from the West as he seeks to conclude a missile defense deal with Russia.
EghtesadOnline: Ukraine will begin discussions with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on an action plan to get it into the U.S.-led alliance, its leader said on Monday, while the country would work on reforms to meet membership standards by 2020.
EghtesadOnline: U.S. President Donald Trump will have less scope to bash the North Atlantic Treaty Organization now that an American is at the helm of the alliance’s technology and cyber security arm.
EghtesadOnline: President Donald Trump publicly reaffirmed his commitment to NATO’s mutual defense provision, countering suggestions he previously made that he might not deploy U.S. troops to defend a member state under attack.
EghtesadOnline: Germany is poised to withdraw troops from a base in Turkey after talks to resolve an escalating dispute between the NATO allies ended in acrimony.
EghtesadOnline: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization needs to show strength and keep open lines of dialog amid a new political security situation in Europe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.