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Second race of FIA Formula 2 has winners.

Pertamina Arden's Norman Nato showed the best result in the second race of FIA Formula 2 in Baku.

- AzerNews - AZ

Albanians Vote in Election Seen as Key to Moving Toward EU.

Albanians were voting Sunday in a general election that follows a landmark agreement between the country's two biggest political parties to look past their bitter differences and back efforts for Albania to eventually join the European Union.   Holding a free and fair election is key to launching EU membership talks for ...

- Voice of America - US

Nato ministers meet, EU-Mexico trade talks.

Veronica Kan-Dapaah previews some of the big stories in the week ahead

- Financial Times - US

Are we in a new Cold War?.

Are We In A New Cold War? Icy U.S.-Russia relations have sparked global fears of a new cold war: The Russian embassy in Oslo told Reuters Saturday that the extended presence of U.S. Marines on Norwegian soil will worsen relations with neighboring Russia and is likely to escalate tensions on NatoR...

- The Raw Story - US

NATO meeting to discuss path forward in Afghanistan.

By Javed Hamim Kakar on 24 June 2017 KABUL : NATO...

- Pajhwok - AF

Russia says relations with Norway will deteriorate after 330 US marines base there.

NTB Scanpix/Ned Alley/via ReutersOSLO - Norway's decision to extend the presence of U.S. Marines on its soil will worsen relations with neighboring Russia and could escalate tensions on NATO's northern flank, the Russian embassy in Oslo told Reuters on Saturday. Some 330 Marines will be stationed in Norway until the end of ...

- Business Insider - US

Friz wants autumn session of NATO to address deepening cooperation between Ukrainian army, Romania.

Head of the Subcommittee for the Security of State Information Systems of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on National Security and Defense Iryna Friz supports the initiative to deepen the interaction of the Ukrainian Armed Forces with the Romanian counterparts and intends to raise this issue during the autumn session of The ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Norway-Russia relations to deteriorate following U.S. Marines' base extension: Russian embassy.

OSLO - Norway's decision to extend the presence of U.S. Marines on its soil will worsen relations with neighboring Russia and could escalate tensions on NATO's northern flank, the Russian embassy in Oslo told Reuters on Saturday.

- Reuters - US

US bill seeks to revoke Pakistan's 'Major Non-Nato Ally' status.

WASHINGTON: Two US lawmakers have introduced a bipartisan bill in Congress, seeking to revoke Pakistan's status as a major non-Nato ally .The movers also argue that since Pakistan has failed to effectively fight terrorism, it no longer deserves US economic and military assistance.The focus of the bill, however, is on ...

- DAWN - PK

Norway-Russia relations to deteriorate following US Marines' base extension: Russian embassy.

Norway`s decision to extend the presence of U.S. Marines on its soil will worsen relations with neighbouring Russia and could escalate tensions on NATO`s northern flank, the Russian embassy in Oslo told Reuters on Saturday.

- Zee News - IN

Albania Heads to Polls, Vows End to Confrontational Politics.

Albania holds parliamentary elections Sunday after the country's two largest political parties set aside decades of bitter rivalry and reached a landmark agreement aimed at furthering efforts to eventually join the European Union. The country of 2.9 million people, slightly smaller than Belgium, joined NATO in 2009 and ...

- Voice of America - US

US bill seeks to revoke Pakistan's major ally status

WASHINGTON: Two US lawmakers have introduced a bipartisan bill in Congress, seeking to revoke Pakistan's status as a major non-Nato ally .The movers also argue that since Pakistan has failed to effectively fight terrorism, it no longer deserves US economic and military assistance.The focus of the bill, however, is on ...

- DAWN - PK

US Army chief wants observers at Russia war games

The U.S.'s top Army commander in Europe wants international observers to attend Russian military drills ahead of upcoming war games, which will simulate an attack by the Western defense alliance NATO near the heavily fortified Baltic region. Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, commander of the U.S....

- The Raw Story - US

Afghanistan: Taliban leader wants US and NATO troops out

The Taliban head in Afghanistan has issued a statement demanding US and NATO troops get out of the country. But he also indicated that constructive diplomatic relations could be possible if his demands were met.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Greece confirms support for Bulgaria's joining the Schengen area

The President of Greece, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, has reaffirmed his country's support for Bulgaria's joining the Schengen area during the first visit of Bulgarian President Rumen Radev in Southeastern Europe, the President's office said. Radev said Schengen is important for Bulgaria and the only way to guarantee an effective ...

- Novinite - BG

Andrey Kovachev, CEDB/EPP: Guarantee for citizen security – main challenge at Brussels summit

A main challenge at the summit in Brussels is giving a guarantee for the security of citizens, MEP Andrey Kovachev from Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria , EPP, told FOCUS Radio's Good Morning Bulgaria. This could be done, he said, through a stronger collaboration between European security services, exchange of ...

- Novinite - BG

Defense minister receives CSTO and NATO officials

Defense Minister Zoran Djordjevic on Friday in Belgrade received high ranking officials of CSTO and NATO in separate meetings. Collective Security Treaty Organization Secretary General Yuri Khatchaturov and NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller are both in Belgrade for the inauguration of President Aleksandar ...

- B92 - SK

Bill in US: Revoke Pak's non-Nato ally status

Introduced by Republican Congressman Ted Poe and Democratic lawmaker Rick Nolan, the legislation calls for revoking major non-NATO ally status of Pakistan. Under MNNA, a country is eligible for priority delivery of defence materials.

- Times Of India - IN

Bill seeking revocation of Pakistan’s non-NATO ally status moved in US Congress

Republican Congressman Ted Poe and Democratic lawmaker Rick Nolan introduced the bill. Photo: AP/fileWASHINGTON: A bipartisan bill seeking to revoke Pakistan’s status as a major non-NATO-ally was moved by two US Congressmen in the House of Representatives on Thursday. Republican Congressman Ted Poe and Democratic ...

- Geo.tv - PK

U.S. Congressmen introduce Bill revoking Pakistan's MNNA status

, June 23 :Ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Washington, two influential U.S. Congressmen have introduced a bill revoking Pakistan's status as a major non-NATO ally , saying Islamabad's "treachery" has led to the deaths of too many American citizens.Congressman Ted Poe and Congressman Rick Nolan have ...

- Sify - IN

'Pakistan must be held accountable for American blood on its hands'

Introduced by Republican Congressman Ted Poe and Democratic lawmaker Rick Nolan, the legislation calls for revoking major non-NATO ally status of Pakistan. Under MNNA, a country is eligible for priority delivery of defence materials.

- Times Of India - IN

Taliban leader: Afghan war will end only when NATO leaves

In a message ahead of the Muslim holiday of Eid al Fitr, the Afghanistan Taliban leader said a planned U.S. troop surge would not end the protracted war, vowing to fight on until a full withdrawal of NATO troops.

- FOX News - US

EU and NATO commanders: Kosovo's ethnic tensions and potential for violence rising

Ethnic tensions and the potential for violent clashes are rising in the Western Balkans, where NATO and the EU's military presence remain crucial for the region's stability, said the commanders of the two organisations' military peacekeeping forces there. "The overall security situation in the

- Jane’s - US

Lithuania invests in defence modernisation

Lithuania spends 32% of its defence budget on equipment, well above the 20% NATO guideline, Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis told Jane's . NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told a press conference during Exercise 'Iron Wolf 2017' on 20 June that Lithuania and Latvia would achieve NATO's

- Jane’s - US

Taliban leader: Afghan War will end only when NATO leaves

The leader of the Afghan Taliban said on Friday that a planned U.S. troop surge will not end the protracted war in the country and vowed to fight on until a full withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Why Russia's Armata Tank May Never Be a Threat to NATO

Dave Majumdar Security, Europe It would take nearly 21 years to replace Russia's 2500 operational tanks with T-14s. That's if the Kremlin has the financial wherewithal to buy that many Armata tanks—which is somewhat dubious. Even if the Armata was as dangerous as the British report claims, Russia is not likely to be ...

- The National Interest - US

An Interview with Dana Rohrabacher about Russia, Turkey and Trump

Dimitri Alexander Simes Politics, It's time to kick Turkey out of NATO. Editor's Note: The National Interest reporter-intern Dimitri A. Simes spoke with Rep. Dana Rohrabacher in his office. The following is a lightly edited transcript of their conversation: NI: Let's start off with yesterday's special elections. Obviously, ...

- The National Interest - US

Taliban chief: Afghan war will end only if NATO leaves

Akhundzadah says Ghani regime is too corrupt, warns of another civil war in Kabul

- The Hindu - IN

Taliban leader says war ends only when NATO leaves

In a message ahead of the Muslim holiday of Eid al Fitr, the Afghanistan Taliban leader said a planned U.S. troop surge would not end the protracted war, vowing to fight on until a full withdrawal of NATO troops.

- FOX News - US

Bill tabled in US House to revoke Pak's ally status

A bipartisan bill seeking to revoke Pakistans status as major non-NATO ally to the US has been introduced in the House of Representatives by two top lawmakers, saying the country failed to effectively fight terrorism.Introduced by Republican Congressman Ted Poe and Democratic lawmaker Rick Nolan, the legislation calls for ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Bill in US House: Revoke Pak's non-Nato ally status

Introduced by Republican Congressman Ted Poe and Democratic lawmaker Rick Nolan, the legislation calls for revoking major non-NATO ally status of Pakistan. Under MNNA, a country is eligible for priority delivery of defence materials.

- Times Of India - IN

Pentagon: Pakistan 'Single Greatest' Factor That Could Cause U.S. 'Failure' in Afghanistan

Jihadi sanctuary' Pakistan is the most influential external actor affecting' stability in Afghanistan and the outcome' of the U.S.-NATO military mission there, reports the Pentagon as President Donald Trump's administration considers a tough approach towards Islamabad.

- Breitbart - US

NATO fighter jet approached plane carrying Russian defence minister over Baltic Sea, reports say

It's the latest in a string of aerial incidents that have marked rising tensions between the West and Russia

- National Post - CA

NATO Jet Approaches Russian Defense Minister's Aircraft

Over the Baltic Sea, Russian and NATO jet fighters are buzzing each other with ever-closer flybys. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Jorge Benitez of the Atlantic Council about the growing military standoff in northeastern Europe.

- NPR - US

US reportedly tells Turkey it will take weapons from Kurdish militia after defeating ISIS

Thomson ReutersANKARA - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told his Turkish counterpart that weapons provided to the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria would be taken back once Islamic State was defeated, Turkish defense ministry sources said on Thursday. In a letter to Turkey's Defense Minister Fikri Isik, Mattis said the United ...

- Business Insider - US

Secretary General welcomes Libyan Prime Minister to NATO headquarters

NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, welcomed the Prime Minister of Libya, Mr. Fayez al-Sarraj, at NATO Headquarters on Thursday for talks about how the Alliance could help Libya build effective defence and security institutions.

- NATO - INT

India eyes breakthrough on US surveillance drones ahead of Narendra Modi`s trip

If the Indian Navy gets the unarmed surveillance drones, it would be the first such purchase by a country that is not a member of the NATO alliance.

- Zee News - IN

Small explosion near NATO facility in Turkey; no injuries

A small blast at a graveyard adjacent to the grounds of a NATO military facility in western Turkey damaged the installation's perimeter walls on Thursday but caused no injuries, Turkish media reports said.

- The Daily Star - LB

German Lawmakers Back Troop Withdrawal From Turkey

Germany's lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, has voted by a wide majority to move reconnaissance planes flying missions against the Islamic State group from a base in Turkey amid tensions between the two NATO members.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Italian fighters to temporarily guard Bulgarian airspace

The Bulgarian government gave the green light for four Italian Eurofighter Typhoons to temporarily guard the country's airspace in order to strengthen the eastern flank of NATO, officials said Wednesday, cited by Xinhua. The Italian fighter jets are to operate from July 15 to Oct. 15 with the Bulgarian Air Force in the ...

- Novinite - BG

Small explosion near NATO facility in Turkey; no injuries

- Townhall.com - US

NATO to boost counter-terrorism roles, with more EU links

NATO and the European Union aim to tighten their co-operation with third countries - and with each other - to combat the rising threat of terrorism on their home territories as the self-proclaimed caliphate of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria collapses, said officials from both organisations.

- Jane’s - US

Small explosion near NATO facility in Turkey; no injuries

Turkish media say a small explosion at a graveyard close to the grounds of a NATO-owned military facility in western Turkey has damaged the installation's perimeter walls, but caused no injuries.

- FOX News - US

Russia To Beef Up Military Forces On Western Flank, Citing NATO Threat

Russia's defense minister says that the security situation near thewestern borders has worsened and Russia will beef up its forces there.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Trump Is on a Collision Course with Iran

Rarely has the Middle East been more baffling. The United States sells fighter jets to Qatar, a country the American president accuses of sponsoring terrorism. In Syria, the U.S. is relying on Kurdish fighters that Turkey, a NATO country closely aligned with Qatar, says are terrorists, supporting their mission to take ...

- The Washington Institute - US

RFE/RL: Russia to beef up military forces on western flank, citing NATO threat

Russia's defense minister says that the security situation near the western borders has worsened and Russia will beef up its forces there. The post RFE/RL: Russia to beef up military forces on western flank, citing NATO threat appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Blast damages wall next to NATO military area in Turkey

An explosion damaged a wall next to a military area belonging to NATO in the western Turkish province of Izmir on Thursday, CNN Turk reported, but there were no reports of any casualties. The broadcaster said the blast occurred in a cemetery adjacent to the military area at 8 a.m. in the Gultepe area of Izmir. Police sealed ...

- Novinite - BG

Blast damages wall next to NATO military area in Turkey: CNN Turk

ISTANBUL - An explosion damaged a wall next to a military area belonging to NATO in the western Turkish province of Izmir on Thursday, CNN Turk reported, but there were no reports of any casualties.

- Reuters - US

Russian Defense Minister's Plane Buzzed by NATO Jet

A plane carrying Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu was buzzed by a NATO F-16 fighter jet on Wednesday while flying over the Baltic Sea, Russian media reported.

- Newsmax - US

Threats, NATO Demands Underpin Global Arms Demand

Military conflicts and growing threats around the world continue to underpin demand for weapons, but industry and government leaders from the United States, Europe, Russia and the Middle East say they don't see a huge near-term spike in arms orders. Executives report being busier than ever at this year's Paris Airshow, the ...

- Voice of America - US

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