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NATO: Intergovernmental military alliance of Western states
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance between 30 North American and European countries. The organization implements the North Atlantic Treaty that was signed on 4 April 1949. NATO constitutes a system of collective defence whereby its independent member states agree to mutual defence in response to an attack by any external party. NATO's Headquarters are located in Evere, Brussels, Belgium, while the headquarters of Allied Command Operations is near Mons, Belgium.


Spain's coronavirus death toll surpasses that of China [Video]

Spain's coronavirus death toll surpasses that of China

Spain registered an overnight jump of over 730 deaths from coronavirus on Wednesday, pushing the death toll above that of China, where the disease originated, for the first time, as the country..

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Spain seeks urgent help from NATO [Video]

Spain seeks urgent help from NATO

Spain seeks urgent help from NATO

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Erdogan demands 'concrete support' from EU, NATO over Syria [Video]

Erdogan demands 'concrete support' from EU, NATO over Syria

Turkish president in Brussels for talks with EU and NATO leaders after tensions at Greek border over fate of refugees.

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U.S. promises Turkey ammunition for Syria's Idlib battle [Video]

U.S. promises Turkey ammunition for Syria's Idlib battle

The United States is willing to give NATO ally Turkey ammunition alongside humanitarian assistance in northwestern Syria where Ankara is in a deepening standoff with Russia, the U.S. special..

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NATO urges Russia, Turkey to halt Idlib attacks [Video]

NATO urges Russia, Turkey to halt Idlib attacks

NATO has held an emergency meeting to discuss the crisis in Idlib.

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Turkey pushes migrants into EU after Syria losses [Video]

Turkey pushes migrants into EU after Syria losses

The killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in Syria has moved the NATO ally ever closer to direct conflict with Russia. As the two sides consider their next moves, Turkey is also pressuring its own allies by..

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U.S., Taliban reach truce that could lead to troop withdrawal [Video]

U.S., Taliban reach truce that could lead to troop withdrawal

The United States has reached an agreement with the Taliban on a week-long reduction of violence that could lead to U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, a senior administration official said on..

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Ben Wallace keen to serve ahead ofCabinet reshuffle [Video]

Ben Wallace keen to serve ahead ofCabinet reshuffle

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace, another minister reportedly under threat, said reshuffles could be "brutal" but said he hoped his military experience and the fact he is a northern MP would help keep him..

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Trump sending 20,000 troops to train with Europeans on Russian border [Video]

Trump sending 20,000 troops to train with Europeans on Russian border

It's the biggest US deployment of soldiers to Europe in more than 25 years. But NATO insists its not about Russia. View on euronews

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U.S. says in talks with NATO allies to provide Turkey military aid

The U.S. is discussing with its NATO allies what they can offer Turkey in terms of military assistance in Idlib and discussing measures that may be taken if Russia and the Syrian government breaks a..
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Erdogan to seek more EU help for refugees stuck in Turkey

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will seek European financial, political and military support in talks on Monday with EU and NATO leaders but will be told he must first stop encouraging migrants to..
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U.S. to withdraw troops from Afghanistan in 14 months if Taliban conditions met

The United States and NATO would withdraw all troops in Afghanistan within 14 months if the Taliban upheld its commitments, according to a joint statement released by the U.S. and Afghan governments on..
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NATO calls on Russia, Syria to halt Idlib offensive

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NATO envoys to meet to discuss Syria at Turkey's request

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U.S. says it stands by Turkey after attack on Turkish soldiers in Syria

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Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, pro-democracy campaigners in Hong Kong and the NATO military alliance are among those tipped for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize, following nominations by..
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NATO to expand Iraq training mission in response to Trump

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NATO agrees to expand Iraq training mission, Stoltenberg says

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NATO's image worsens sharply in France, United States, study shows

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North Macedonia hopes for NATO accession ratification in March

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After years of delays, NATO receives U.S.-made spy drones

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