Trump, Macron and Erdogan Clash Overshadows NATO Summit

“I think that’s very insulting,” Trump said of Macron’s assertion last month. (AFP) London: US President Donald Trump launched a blistering attack on France’s criticism of NATO strategy as “brain dead” on Tuesday, but French leader Emmanuel Macron doubled down and turned his fire on Turkey. The three-way battle overshadowed the build-up to the alliance’s … Read more Trump, Macron and Erdogan Clash Overshadows NATO Summit

Are You “Brain-Dead”? Turkey President Raps Macron Before NATO Summit

The comments drew a swift rebuke from the French foreign ministry. (File) ISTANBUL/PARIS: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Emmanuel Macron’s warning that NATO was dying reflects a “sick and shallow” understanding, telling the French president “you should check whether you are brain dead”. The comments drew a swift rebuke from the French … Read more Are You “Brain-Dead”? Turkey President Raps Macron Before NATO Summit

US Nuclear Weapons Location In Europe Accidentally Revealed By NATO Body

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Details of the weapons, long considered an open secret, were later removed from the report. A recently released – and subsequently deleted – document published by a NATO-affiliated body has sparked headlines in Europe with an apparent confirmation of a long-held open secret: U.S. nuclear weapons are being stored in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands … Read more US Nuclear Weapons Location In Europe Accidentally Revealed By NATO Body

The S-400, Russia’s high-tech air defence system

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Turkey on Friday received the first deliveries of Russia’s S-400 missile defence systems despite Washington threatening the NATO member with sanctions over the controversial deal. The delivery marks a new high in warming ties between Ankara and Moscow. Here is what you need to know about Russia’s most modern anti-aircraft defence system. The Russian army … Read more The S-400, Russia’s high-tech air defence system

Donald Trump warns Iran against any misadventure

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Pompeo cancelled his scheduled trip to Moscow on Monday to make an unannounced visit to Brussels. Amidst a fast American military build-up in the Middle East, US President Donald Trump Monday warned Iran against any misadventure. “We’ll see what happens with Iran. If they do anything, it would be a very bad mistake,” Trump told … Read more Donald Trump warns Iran against any misadventure

Ukraine enters uncharted new era after comedian wins presidency

Ukrainian presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy reacts following the announcement of the first exit poll in a presidential election at his campaign headquarters in Kiev, Ukraine April 21, 2019. (REUTERS) Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on Monday after near final results showed a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies had dramatically up-ended the … Read more Ukraine enters uncharted new era after comedian wins presidency

Turkey says S-400 purchase from Russia a ‘done deal,’ cannot be cancelled

The Russian-built S-400 Triumf — identified by NATO as the SA-21 Growler — is the world’s most dangerous operationally deployed modern long-range surface-to-air missile system. (Wikipedia) Turkey’s purchase of Russian S-400 missile defence systems, which has raised tensions with Washington, is a “done deal” and cannot be cancelled, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday. … Read more Turkey says S-400 purchase from Russia a ‘done deal,’ cannot be cancelled

NATO ministers meet to celebrate 70th anniversary amid rifts

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (3rd L) speaks at the meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Foreign Ministers at the State Department in Washington, US, April 4, 2019. (Reuters) NATO foreign ministers are meeting in Washington to celebrate the alliance’s 70th anniversary amid rifts between members over security and trade issues. Secretary … Read more NATO ministers meet to celebrate 70th anniversary amid rifts

Trump Praises ‘Rocket-Ship’ Increase In NATO Spending

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Washington:  US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was happy with NATO allies’ rising spending on defense, hailing a “rocket-ship” increase since he took office. “Tremendous progress has been made and NATO’s much stronger,” Trump told reporters as he met NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg ahead of the alliance’s 70th anniversary celebrations in Washington. “It’s … Read more Trump Praises ‘Rocket-Ship’ Increase In NATO Spending

A fight for Kiev

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