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    NATO invites Montenegro to join, as Russia plots response
    Dec02

    NATO invites Montenegro to join, as Russia plots response

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (right) and Montenegro’s Foreign Minister Igor Luksic address a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday. (AP/Virginia Mayo)NATO member states formally invited Montenegro to join the alliance, drawing a prompt response from Russia that it plans to suspend cooperation with the...

    NATO: Kremlin says body’s expansion to east will lead to retaliation from Russia
    Dec02

    NATO: Kremlin says body’s expansion to east will lead to retaliation from Russia

    The NATO military alliance on Wednesday invited Montenegro to join its ranks. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday that the continuing expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to the east would lead to retaliatory measures from Russia.The NATO military alliance on Wednesday invited Montenegro to join its ranks.Peskov added...

    [Ticker] Nato and Russia resume ‘normal’ meetings
    Dec02

    [Ticker] Nato and Russia resume ‘normal’ meetings

    Nato chief Stoltenberg in Brussels Wednesday said Nato-Russia Council will resume regular meetings, suspended last year over Ukraine, for “political engagement.” Russian FM Lavrov said Nato and EU ties are “returning to normal.” But US top diplomat Kerry said Wednesday EU and US sanctions to stay until Russia fulfils...

    President Ilham Aliyev received a delegation led by the head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine
    Dec02

    President Ilham Aliyev received a delegation led by the head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine

    President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received a delegation led by head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Borys Lozhkin. Noting that it was his first visit to Azerbaijan, head of the Presidential Administration …read more Source: Azerbaijan State News...

    Montenegro invited to join Nato despite Russian ire
    Dec02

    Montenegro invited to join Nato despite Russian ire

    BRUSSELS: Nato invited Montenegro on Wednesday to become the 29th member of the US-led military alliance, defying Russian warnings it would be a provocation and threat to stability in Europe. The invitation to the small Balkan country comes with the West at loggerheads with Moscow over a host of issues, as Nato has responded to the Ukraine crisis...

    Ukraine to keep defense spending high next year to fight separatists
    Dec02

    Ukraine to keep defense spending high next year to fight separatists

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Wednesday he aims to spend 5 percent of gross domestic product on defense and security next year, to bolster the army’s fight against pro-Russian separatists in the east …read more Source: The Daily...

    OSCE monitoing: No ceasefire violation reported
    Dec02

    OSCE monitoing: No ceasefire violation reported

    On December 2, in accordance with the arrangement reached with the authorities of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, the OSCE Mission conducted a planned monitoring of the Line of Contact between the armed forces of Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan in the Askeran direction. From the positions of the NKR Defense Army, the monitoring was conducted by...

    Warfare continues in Ukraine
    Dec02

    Warfare continues in Ukraine

    Despite ceasefire being in force in the war in Donbas, Ukrainian forces report of enemy attacks on eight villages and towns this week. …read more Source: Baltic News...

    Kerry urges NATO allies to ‘step up’ fight against IS
    Dec02

    Kerry urges NATO allies to ‘step up’ fight against IS

    US Secretary of State John KerryAFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN Brussels, Belgium | AFP – US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday urged NATO allies to intensify the fight against the Islamic State as Washington leads the military campaign against the extremist group. “I called on every NATO ally to step up support in the fight against Daesh (IS),...

    Ukrainian President Pardons Russian in Prisoner Exchange
    Dec02

    Ukrainian President Pardons Russian in Prisoner Exchange

    President Petro Poroshenko has pardoned a Russian citizen arrested in eastern Ukraine and exchanged him for a Ukrainian serviceman held by Russian-backed separatists.Poroshenko announced the exchange on his official website, which showed a photograph of him meeting early… …read more Source:...