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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 European and North American 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.

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US troops withdrawal: Afghan forces try to maintain calm in Achin [Video]

US troops withdrawal: Afghan forces try to maintain calm in Achin

NATO has suggested ISIL remains a concern in Afghanistan and has promised to support the Afghan forces for the next four years.

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Boris Johnson announces 'biggest hike in UK defence funding since Cold War' [Video]

Boris Johnson announces 'biggest hike in UK defence funding since Cold War'

The additional £16.5 billion (€18.4 billion) will put the UK second in defence spending among NATO allies after the US.View on euronews

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France-Turkey relations: Increasing tensions between NATO allies [Video]

France-Turkey relations: Increasing tensions between NATO allies

Anti-France sentiment in Turkey has increased after French President Emmanuel Macron supported the publication of controversial cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad.

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US election: What would a Biden or Trump win mean for NATO? [Video]

US election: What would a Biden or Trump win mean for NATO?

NATO, the organisation set up to counter Soviet power and influence, has been described by Donald Trump as "obsolete". Would Joe Biden have a different approach? View on euronews

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Protesters hold anti-NATO rally in Greece [Video]

Protesters hold anti-NATO rally in Greece

A few hundred protesters marched through central Athens on Tuesday, as NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Greek officials.View on euronews

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World leaders wish Trumps well [Video]

World leaders wish Trumps well

[NFA] Domestic and world leaders, rivals and allies alike, have lined up to send their good wishes to Donald and Melania Trump after they tested positive for COVID-19. Though some were a little less..

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Rescue bid to herd whales out to sea before naval exercise [Video]

Rescue bid to herd whales out to sea before naval exercise

Wildlife volunteers have been attempting to herd a group of northern bottlenose whales out of a loch in northwest Scotland in hopes of luring them back into the open sea. The mission is urgent..

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Istanbul—US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo paid a fraught visit to Istanbul on Tuesday that included no official meetings and an agenda focused on religious freedoms that Ankara dismissed as..
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Macron criticises Turkey's 'imperial inclinations' as row between countries escalates

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Putin offers NATO site inspections to avoid missile buildup

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Terror camps destroyed in 2019 Balakot airstrikes reactivated by Pakistan

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NATO chief rules out rushed, early exit from Afghanistan

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Nato Secretary-General: Taliban Should Reduce ‘Violence’

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Sweden to increase military spending by 40% as tension with Russia grows

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Sweden will increase military spending by around 40% in the next five years and double the number of people conscripted into the armed forces as it aims to strengthen its defence amid growing tensions..
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Greece rips new survey mission by Turkey as adding to tensions

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It is up to Turkey to ‘open path’ to solution, says Greek PM

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Turkey, Greece agree to talks on Mediterranean tensions

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EU sanctions on Turkish shipping firm over Libya embargo are biased – Ankara

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NATO agrees nerve agent used to try to kill Russia’s Navalny

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Turkey accuses France of stoking tensions in East Med

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Erdogan says Turkey restarted drilling in eastern Mediterranean

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US to remove 12,000 troops from Germany in move critics say is blow to NATO

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US works to bolster Ukraine's Navy to confront Russian threat

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Russian frigate to test fire Mach 9 ‘ship killer’ missile

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Trump says does not want US to withdraw from Nato

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France-Turkey spat over Libya arms exposes NATO’s limits

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France should apologize over ‘false claims’ about naval incident in Mediterranean: Turkish FM

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