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At least two Turkish military officials, who were at NATO until they were fired by Ankara in September, are seeking asylum in Belgium, where the alliance has its headquarters.

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Turkey has the right to prosecute those behind the failed coup, but of course it is important that this is done in accordance with the rule of law

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[T]he United States is preparing for a longer-term situation of tension and military competition with Russia.

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The European Parliament on Tuesday backed an EU plan to deepen coordination of member states' defense policies and rely less on the United States,

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The arguments in favour of Sweden’s joining Nato have grown stronger since Donald Trump won the US presidential election, according to the frontrunners to head the Scandinavian country’s next government.

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Serbia has deported a group of Russians suspected of involvement in a coup plot in neighbouring Montenegro, the Guardian has learned, in the latest twist in a murky sequence of events that apparently threatened the lives of two European prime ministers.

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From Predrag Milic, AP: Two Russian citizens are among those suspected of involvement in an alleged election day plot in Montenegro to assassinate the country's prime minister and take power because of the government's NATO membership bid, prosecutors said Monday.

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke by phone today [Nov. 18] with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.

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A top NATO general said Wednesday that President-elect Donald Trump's suggestion that the United States might abandon its NATO treaty commitments is not serious

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Allies such as the United States and Canada to the West; Iceland and Norway to the North; And Turkey and Albania to the South-East, are not members of the EU. But, together, they are essential for European security and will continue to be.

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