NATO

U.S. President Barack Obama and Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowski gesture towards each other at a news conference at Belweder Palace in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama: US to boost military presence in Europe

President Obama is in Europe with several stops planned. He’ll meet with European leaders with Ukraine topping the agenda. Lisa and Phil discussed the President’s trip with Associated Press White House Correspondent Mark Smith, who […]

06/03/2014

NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

NATO official: Russia now an adversary

WASHINGTON (AP) — After two decades of trying to build a partnership with Russia, the NATO alliance now feels compelled to start treating Moscow as an adversary, the second-ranking official of the North Atlantic Treaty […]

05/01/2014

Masked pro-Russian militants patrol in the local administration building in Mariupol, Ukraine, Saturday, April 26, 2014. A pro-Russian insurgency leader in eastern Ukraine said Saturday that foreign military observers detained as suspected NATO spies could be released in exchange for jailed pro-Russian activists. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Kerry presses Russia to help free team in Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is urging Russia to support efforts to free military observers being held by pro-Russian forces in Ukraine. Kerry also told Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (SEHR’-gay LAHV’-rahf) […]

04/26/2014

A U.S. KC135 tanker aircraft leaves after refueling a NATO E-3A Component AWACS aircraft during a patrol over Romania and Poland, Friday, April 18, 2014. NATO performs daily AWACs surveillance flights over Poland and Romania, part of stepped up efforts to monitor airspace along the border with Ukraine. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

US troops head to exercises in Eastern Europe

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Army paratroopers are arriving in Poland to begin a series of military exercises in four countries across Eastern Europe to bolster allies in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean […]

04/22/2014

President Barack Obama meets with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama to commit more forces to NATO efforts

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States plans to join with other NATO nations in increasing ground and naval forces in Eastern Europe as part of the military alliance’s response to Russia’s incursion in Ukraine, the […]

03/26/2014

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Ukraine grapples with despair in Crimea takeover

Russian President Vladimir Putin insists he has no intention of invading other regions in Ukraine, much less other nations. But leaders in Russia’s backyard aren’t so sure, and they are looking to for assurances that […]

03/19/2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry looks out the window en route to the ISAF headquarters after arriving on an unannounced visit in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)

Kerry in Afghanistan for urgent security talks

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry began urgent talks Friday with Afghan President Hamid Karzai as an end-of-October deadline loomed for a security deal that would allow American troops to remain […]

10/11/2013

Afghan President Hamid Karzai takes a question during a press conference at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

US still expects to sign pact with Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is optimistic that a U.S.-Afghan agreement over the future role of American troops in the country can be finalized in the next few weeks despite two main sticking points […]

10/07/2013

NATO stresses strong Syria response needed

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO’s chief says he is convinced that the Syrian government used chemical weapons against its people and insists a strong reaction is needed to show dictators around the world that such weapons […]

09/02/2013

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Taliban militants storm Afghan government compound

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban militants stormed the presidential compound Tuesday after bluffing their way past two checkpoints, triggering a gunbattle that left eight attackers and three guards dead and sent journalists attending an official […]

06/25/2013

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