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http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_114066.htm
Ambassador Marriët Schuurman, a Dutch career diplomat, takes up today (Friday, 24 October) her functions as NATO Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security.

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http://www.forsvarsmakten.se/sv/aktuellt/2014/10/bossarna-i-byssan/
The Swedish military has called off its week-long search for a suspected submarine in the sea south of Stockholm, officials say.

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http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/photos_114106.htm
Russia still has troops in eastern Ukraine and retains a very capable force on the border despite a partial withdrawal, NATO's military commander said on Friday.

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Shortly before 1pm local time on Tuesday, a Russian spy plane flew briefly into Estonian air space in what Nato officials see as the first serious violation of a Nato state's aerial sovereignty since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/events/past-events/thomas-enders-delivers-remarks-on-the-state-of-european-defense
The head of European aerospace giant Airbus, Thomas Enders, lashed out at what he saw as Germany's risk aversion in matters of defence policy in a magazine interview Wednesday.

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A Russian maritime spy plane flew into Estonian territory on Tuesday in the most serious violation of Nato airspace by Moscow since the end of the cold war.

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NATO scrambled fighter jets – including two Canadian F-18s – twice in two days to intercept Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, it said Tuesday amid reports that Russian military activity in the region is increasing.

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http://www.aco.nato.int/nato-handovers-kandahar-airfield.aspx
After eight years of running Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan, NATO has formally handed over control to the United States at an end of mission ceremony.

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"We cannot shut off our memories. We know from our past how aggressive Russia can be if there is no very clear and strict action from the west against this kind of aggression," says Marko Mihkelson,

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There is an element of farce about the latest submarine hunt in the Stockholm archipelago.

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