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Trump Shows “Reasonable Approach” to S-400: Turkish Minister

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ANKARA – US President Donald Trump is demonstrating a reasonable attitude towards the purchase of S-400 Russian air defense systems by Ankara, Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said on Tuesday. “During the meeting, Trump has shown a reasonable approach to the need to buy the S-400, and he may meet …

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Taliban Announce Spring Offensive Amid Afghan Peace Efforts

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KABUL – Taliban in Afghanistan have announced the start of their spring offensive despite ongoing peace efforts. The declaration is largely symbolic, as their deadly attacks have continued through the winter. Taliban on Friday announced the opening of their annual spring offensive, saying they would continue fighting as long as …

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Sen. Shaheen Invites Ambassador Rahmani to Congress Session

US Senator Shaheen Invites Ambassador Rahmani to Congress Session

WASHINTON – US Senator Shaheen (D-NH) brought Afghanistan Ambassador Roya Rahmani, the first female ambassador of Afghanistan to the United States, as her guest to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s Joint Address to Congress to highlight the need for women’s inclusion in all peace talks involving the US and the …

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NATO Chief Warns US Congress Against Russia’s Growing Threat

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BRUSSELS, Belgium – NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg warned Wednesday at a joint session of the US Congress that a “more assertive Russia” continues to pose a tangible threat, citing its military reinforcement, the use of nerve agents and it’s cyberattacks, France24 reported Thursday. The President of the North Atlantic Treaty …

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Trump Demands More Defense Spending from NATO Allies

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WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump praised NATO nations for increasing their financial contributions to the Western alliance, but forced them to pay more, saying America still bears a disproportionate share of the protection cost of Europe, AP reported Wednesday. The President met on Tuesday with NATO Secretary General Jens …

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Trump Calls Afghanistan War ‘Unfortunate’ and ‘Ridiculous’

Trump Calls Afghanistan War 'Unfortunate' and 'Ridiculous'

\WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump said that the war in Afghanistan was “unfortunate” and “ridiculous” as he met with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at the White House on Tuesday. Trump, however, said that a lot of positive things are happening in Afghanistan recently. “I think we’ve made a lot …

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Gen. Miller Reiterates Continued War Against Terrorism

Gen. Miller reiterates War against terrorism

KABUL – The Commander of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission and the US Forces in Afghanistan Gen. Scott Miller reaffirmed the alliance’s support to Afghan armed forces while reiterating continued war against terrorism. The Office of Chief Executive of the Government of National Unity in a statement said Chief Executive …

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Russia can Not Prevent Georgia from Joining the Alliance: NATO

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BRUSSELS, Belgium – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday declared that Georgia would join the Western military alliance and Russia could do nothing to stop it, Emerging Europe reported on Tuesday. “NATO has clearly stated that Georgia will become a member of the alliance,” Stoltenberg said during a visit …

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Two US Service Members Killed in Afghanistan

Two US Service Members Killed in Afghanistan

KABUL – Two US service members were killed during an operation in Afghanistan on Friday, according to a NATO-led resolute support mission statement. The US has held several rounds of talks with Taliban militants in an effort to come to a peace agreement in ending the 17-year conflict. The US …

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Afghan Mission’s Future Depends on Peace Talks: Stoltenberg

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BRUSSELS – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, who presented his Annual Report for 2018 on Thursday, March 14, said the future of the alliance’s 15-year presence in Afghanistan will depend on the outcome of peace talks involving Taliban militants. He said NATO has stepped up in the fight against terrorism, …

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