BRUSSELS (AP) — Ukraine's new president says his country still hopes to become a member of the NATO military alliance and the European Union but he is open to peace talks with neighboring...
SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the alliance is ready to welcome North Macedonia as its 30th member, after the country ended a decades-long dispute with...
SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has arrived for a two-day visit to North Macedonia before this tiny Balkan country officially becomes the alliance's 30th...
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey's decision to purchase Russian-made S-400 missile defense systems doesn't mean that it is seeking "alternatives" in its...
BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Air Force General Tod D. Wolters has been sworn in as the top military officer of the 29-nation NATO military alliance.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg (all times local):
In the first address to Congress by a NATO head, Jens...
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the first address to Congress by a NATO head, Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday acknowledged serious divisions within the alliance and called for bigger defense budgets to cope...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday praised NATO countries for increasing their financial contributions to the Western alliance, but he hounded them to pay even more, saying...
BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States and its allies are stepping up cooperation in response to Russian aggression, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday while playing down differences...
NATO keeps Jens Stoltenberg as its chief until 2022
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO has extended the mandate of its top civilian official, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, for two years, making the former Norwegian premier one of the longest-serving heads...
NATO weighs allegations that Huawei poses security risk
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that the military alliance is mulling how to respond to security concerns raised by some member countries about Chinese tech...
BRUSSELS (AP) — The future of NATO's 15-year-long military operation in Afghanistan will depend on the outcome of peace talks involving Taliban insurgents, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg...
WASHINGTON (AP) — In defiance of President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday invited NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg to address a joint meeting of Congress to celebrate...
Stoltenberg: NATO doesn’t want a new Cold War
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — NATO's secretary-general warned Friday that Russia's violation of a key Cold War-era treaty is one of the most pressing security challenges for the alliance.
NATO chief says allies keen to avoid arms race with Russia
BRUSSELS (AP) — Taking aim at Russia, NATO's civilian chief said Wednesday the alliance is studying a range of options to counter Moscow's alleged missile treaty violations, and America's top diplomat accused the Russians of having "grand designs" to dominate Europe.
NATO chief vows response to Russian missile pact violations
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO's secretary-general warned Tuesday that the military alliance will respond to what it insists are Russia's violation of a key Cold War-era treaty but will not station more nuclear missiles in Europe.
Macedonia takes big NATO membership step as key text signed
BRUSSELS (AP) — The small Balkan country of Macedonia took a big step Wednesday toward becoming the 30th member of NATO, the world's biggest military alliance.
NATO announces summit in London in December
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with his counterparts from the military alliance at a summit in London in December.
Stoltenberg said Wednesday that the leaders will "address the security challenges we face now and in the future, and to ensure that NATO continues to adapt in order to keep its population of almost one billion people safe."
NATO to sign Macedonia accession protocol next week
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia will sign an accession protocol with NATO on Wednesday under its new name North Macedonia after parliaments in the tiny Balkan country and its southern neighbor Greece ratified a historic name change deal.
NATO chief: China must treat arrested Canadians fairly
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — NATO's chief on Thursday called on China to treat two Canadian citizens detained in apparent retaliation for the arrest of a top Chinese Huawei executive in Canada "fairly and with due process."
Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said he was following the situation of the Canadians detained in China in December "with concern," in his first public comments about the case.
NATO chief urges Russia to comply with missile pact
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — NATO's secretary-general has urged Russia to respect a Cold War-era missile treaty saying its missiles are nuclear capable and could reach European cities.
Jens Stoltenberg said in Bucharest on Wednesday that Russia was violating the treaty and had "developed and deployed new intermediate range missiles," which were "hard to detect, mobile."
NATO leader says Trump is ‘committed’ to military alliance
WASHINGTON (AP) — NATO's secretary-general says President Donald Trump is "committed" to the military alliance and that his "clear message" about members contributing more money is "having an impact."
Trump in the past has suggested he could probably withdraw from NATO if he wanted to, and he's complained that members don't pay their fair share of alliance defense expenses, leaving the U.S. with much of the burden.
Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
ABC's "This Week" — Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
NATO chief says missile pact in danger after Russia talks
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned Friday that Russia shows no sign of respecting a major Cold War-era missile treaty and that the future of the pact is in danger as the United States readies to start pulling out of it next week.
"The treaty is now in jeopardy and unfortunately we have not seen any signs of (a) breakthrough," Stoltenberg told reporters after chairing NATO-Russia talks in Brussels.
The Latest: NATO, EU support Macedonia’s vote to change name
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — The Latest on Macedonia's change of name (all times local):
The chief of NATO and the European Union's foreign policy chief have congratulated Macedonia for approving constitutional changes to rename itself North Macedonia under a deal with Greece.
NATO head Jens Stoltenberg says NATO strongly supports the full implementation of the agreement, under which Greece will drop its objections to Macedonia joining the military alliance and the EU.
Kosovo assures NATO of transparency in army transformation
BRUSSELS (AP) — The head of NATO and Kosovo's prime minister have had a telephone conversation on Pristina's recent decision to transform its security forces into an army.
Kosovo's parliament overwhelmingly approved the army's formation last week. The move angered neighboring Serbia, which doesn't recognize its former province's 2008 declaration of independence.
NATO chief speaks to Serbia and Kosovo leaders amid tensions
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said he spoke on Thursday with both Serbian and Kosovo leaders about Kosovo's plan to form a regular army, a move that has been strongly contested by Serbia and the alliance.
A statement from Kosovo's government said Ramush Haradinaj assured Stoltenberg the transition from the Kosovo Security Force into a regular army would be done in close cooperation with NATO.
Serbian premier: Armed intervention in Kosovo an option
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's prime minister warned on Wednesday that the formation of a Kosovo army could trigger Serbia's armed intervention in the former province — the bluntest warning so far amid escalating tensions in the Balkans.
Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said that she hopes "we won't ever have to use our army, but unfortunately that is currently one of the options on the table."
NATO gives Bosnia green light to advance on membership path
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO on Wednesday gave Bosnia-Herzegovina the green light to take a major step forward on its path toward joining the world's biggest military alliance, despite Bosnian Serb objections to membership.
NATO foreign ministers, meeting in Brussels, invited the ethnically-divided Balkans country to submit its first annual program of reforms aimed at bringing it into line with the alliance's standards.
The Latest: Ukraine seeks NATO support over Russia standoff
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on the tensions between Russia and Ukraine(all times local):
NATO foreign ministers are meeting with Ukrainian counterpart Pavlo Klimkin as the country seeks international backing for its Black Sea standoff with Russia.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the 28 other NATO foreign ministers will offer political support to Ukraine, but will not provide naval escorts or any military assistance beyond what's being done now.
NATO chief says time short for Russia to respect INF treaty
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says time is running out for Russia to comply with a Cold War-era missile treaty, as the U.S. readies to pull out of the pact.
Washington says Russia's new 9M729 missile system contravenes the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty. The pact between Russia and the U.S. bans all land-based cruise and ballistic missiles with a range between 500 and 5,500 kilometers (310-3,410 miles).
NATO chief says Bosnia set for new move on membership path
BRUSSELS (AP) — Bosnia-Herzegovina is likely to take a major step this week in its ambition to join NATO, the military alliance's secretary-general, Jens Stoltenberg, said Monday.
NATO foreign ministers are expected Wednesday to activate Bosnia's Membership Action Plan, a reform process that prepares countries for membership. Even though the route to future membership would become clearer for Bosnia, the Balkan country is unlikely to join NATO soon.
NATO chief appeals for peace; Taliban kill 20 Afghan guards
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The NATO chief urged the Taliban on Tuesday to stop killing their fellow Afghans, an appeal that came just hours after the insurgents attacked border troops in western Farah province, killing at least 20.
Speaking at a joint press conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the "Taliban must realize the war does not benefit anyone."
NATO chiefs urges Russia to shed light on new missile system
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is urging Russia to provide details about a new missile system the United States and other allies claim violates an important nuclear weapons treaty.
At talks between Russian and NATO ambassadors on Wednesday, Stoltenberg said, "We regret that Russia has not heeded our calls" for transparency about the missile system.
NATO, Russia expected to behave during dueling Nordic drills
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — NATO's secretary general said Tuesday he is confident the Western military alliance and Russia "will act in a respectable way" as both hold training exercises in the same area off Norway's coast.
"This is not a Cold War situation," Jens Stoltenberg said as he attended the Trident Juncture war games NATO is holding with around 50,000 personnel and a goal that is "purely to prevent, not to provoke."
NATO chief calls arms buildup unlikely, Putin warns Europe
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that allies blame Russia for violating an important Cold War-era missile treaty but he does not expect them to deploy more nuclear warheads in Europe in response.
In Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin followed up on U.S. President Donald Trump's declared intention to pull out of the 1987 arms control pact by warning that if the U.S. deploys the now-banned missiles in Europe, Russia would target the nations hosting them.
10 years on, NATO says Georgia will one day join
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says that Georgia will one day join the alliance, 10 years after the military organization first promised the former Soviet Republic it would become a member.
After chairing talks in Brussels on Wednesday between Georgian and NATO defense ministers, Stoltenberg said that "NATO's door remains open."
He called on Russia to end its recognition of breakaway Abkhazia and South Ossetia "and to withdraw its forces from these regions of Georgia."
AP Interview: NATO chief plays balancing act with Russia
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday he wants a more constructive relationship with Russia — even as the Western alliance is taking measures to respond to Moscow's increasing military assertiveness.
NATO Macedonia: Name change a must for membership
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told Macedonia's political leaders Thursday that the Balkan country can only join the military alliance if voters back a name change that will placate concerns within neighboring Greece.
Stoltenberg met with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev to express support for his "yes" campaign in the Sept. 30 referendum over the proposed change of Macedonia's name to North Macedonia.
NATO chief visits Macedonia before referendum on name change
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has arrived in Macedonia before a referendum planned in the country on whether to change its name and resolve a long-standing dispute with alliance member Greece.
Stoltenberg landed in the capital on Wednesday and is due to meet with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and other political leaders on Thursday, and back the campaign to change the former Yugoslav republic's name to North Macedonia.
Estonia halts NATO air drills after jet misfires missile
HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia's defense minister has ordered a halt to NATO air exercises in Estonia pending an investigation after a missile was accidentally fired over the Baltic country's airspace by a Spanish fighter jet on a military exercise this week.
The air-to-air missile that was erroneously launched Tuesday over southern Estonia has not been found, but no people were reported injured or killed by the misfiring, Defense Minister Juri Luik said Thursday.
Norway bids farewell to popular ex-foreign minister
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — NATO's secretary-general, Norwegian royals, officials and dignitaries have bid farewell to Thorvald Stoltenberg, Norway's highly popular ex-foreign minister. He died Friday at age 87.
King Harald, Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Stoltenberg's son, NATO head Jens Stoltenberg, attended the funeral ceremony at Oslo's cathedral while thousands stood outside the church. The ceremony was broadcast live on television.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn't telling the straight story on NATO.
He spoke of NATO on Monday as if it's "essentially" a business, and a failing one until he came along. That was the latest twist on one of his most enduring fictions. It's not remotely a business but rather a military alliance. It wasn't going bankrupt, and Trump hasn't performed a turnaround.
A look at his comments at a news conference with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unleashing in-your-face rhetoric at the NATO summit, President Donald Trump pressed the falsehood Wednesday that members of the alliance owe money to the U.S. and took sole credit for higher military spending by NATO partners — a decision that preceded his presidency.
GOYANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the summit between the leaders of North Korea and South Korea (all times local):
The United Nations says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is applauding the "truly historic summit" between the leaders of North Korea and South Korea.
U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Friday that "many around the world were moved by the powerful imagery of the two leaders coming together to advance harmony and peace on the Korean Peninsula."