War & Conflict

US vows to work with allies on any Afghanistan withdrawal

US acting Defense Secretary said if troop cuts are made, Washington will consult NATO to ensure coordination.

US vows to work with allies on any Afghanistan withdrawal

Greece

Greek parliament approves Macedonia's NATO accession

Ratification to normalise ties between the two neighbours and anchor Macedonia within the western sphere of influence.

Greek parliament approves Macedonia's NATO accession

North Macedonia

North Macedonia signs accord to join NATO amid Russian concerns

Russia accuses the West of 'destabilising' the Balkans by pushing Macedonia and Montenegro to join NATO.

North Macedonia signs accord to join NATO amid Russian concerns

United States

US suspends compliance with INF Treaty, may withdraw in 6 months

Pompeo, accusing Russia of violating the treaty, says US will suspend its obligations under the INF on Saturday.

Russia

US leaving INF Treaty to get out of its obligations: Russia

Washington's exit from the Cold War-era treaty not a question of 'Russia's guilt', Russian foreign ministry says.

US leaving INF Treaty to get out of its obligations: Russia

United States

US rejects Russia's offer to save key missile treaty

Washington is set to withdraw from the 1987 accord that keeps nuclear missiles out of Europe in February as talks fail.

US rejects Russia's offer to save key missile treaty

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Wolfgang Ischinger: European army is necessary amid Russia threat

The chairman of the Munich Security Conference discusses NATO, Russia, Khashoggi and Europe's role in a changing world.

Middle East

US clears $3.5bn Patriot missile sale to Turkey

State Department says it had informed US Congress of plans to sell a Patriot missile package to Turkey.

US approves Patriot missile sale worth $3.5bn to Turkey

United States

US gives Russia 60 days to comply with nuclear treaty

Pompeo says US will suspend its obligations under the treaty if Russia doesn't dismantle missiles the US says breach it.

Ukraine

Ukraine imposes martial law as tensions with Russia flare

Move by Ukrainian parliament comes as Kiev and Moscow trade blame over naval confrontation off the coast of Crimea.

Europe

NATO military drills: Germany sends largest contingent

The German armed forces lead the biggest military exercises of NATO since the Cold War.

NATO

NATO launches its largest war games since end of Cold War

Mock battle in Norway will send 'clear message to any potential adversary', transatlantic security alliance says.

NATO launches its largest war games since end of Cold War

Europe

Macedonia parliament to vote on name change

Pro-change politicians fall short of an absolute majority in the parliament, casting doubt on the deal's future.

Macedonia parliament to vote on name change

North Macedonia

Macedonia parliament to vote on name change

PM Zoran Zaev will need support of two-thirds of parliament to change the name to Republic of Northern Macedonia.

Macedonia parliament to vote on name change

Europe

Hungary expels Ukrainian diplomat in growing row

Ukraine is investigating ethnic Hungarians for possible 'high treason' for reciting oaths to Hungary.

'High treason': Hungary, Ukraine in dispute over language laws