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Russia announced plans Tuesday to bolster its navy with more advanced weapons in response to NATO's vow to halt the Kremlin's push into Ukraine and feared expansion into eastern Europe.

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An independent Scotland would have to apply to Nato as a new state, secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said.

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For the Baltic countries Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, the 2014 NATO Wales Summit marks a pivotal moment in the history of the Alliance.

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Germany's Angela Merkel promised the Baltic states on Monday that NATO would defend them, although it would not send permanent combat troops but would increase maneuvers.

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If Russia tries to infiltrate troops into a NATO country, even out of official military uniform as it did before it annexed Ukraine's Crimea, NATO will respond militarily, the alliance's top commander said in an interview published on Sunday.

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When NATO's leaders gather in Wales in early September, they will address several issues critical to the alliance

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Now, an unprecedented period of peace has been challenged by Russia's aggression against Ukraine.

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The United Arab Emirates has said and done all the right things to prove that it wants a stronger partnership with NATO.

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NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Friday a "Russian incursion" into Ukraine had occurred overnight, but stopped short of characterizing it as an invasion.

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Just weeks before its scheduled September 4 summit in Wales, NATO is bogged down in bureaucratic wrangling and losing important momentum.

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