Tag Archives: NATO

Trump nominates former Texas senator as NATO ambassador

President Donald Trump says he has nominated Kay Bailey Hutchison, a former Republican senator from Texas, to be the US ambassador to NATO. Trump has had a rocky relationship with the 28-nation military alliance. As a candidate, he called NATO “obsolete.” The president has criticised several members of the post-World War II organisation for not spending adequately on… Read More »

Russian defence minister’s plane ‘buzzed’ by Nato jet

A Nato fighter jet has approached a Russian plane carrying the defence minister but was chased away by a Russian escort jet, Russian media say. They say the incident happened in international airspace over the Baltic when Sergei Shoigu was flying to the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad. Nato later said it had tracked Russian planes but they did… Read More »

Kabul bomb attack targeting Nato convoy kills eight

A suicide attack on a convoy belonging to the Nato mission in Afghanistan has killed at least eight people in Kabul, officials say. The victims were all civilians, a government spokesman said. About 25 other people were injured, including three US service members. The attack on the group of military vehicles happened next to the US embassy during… Read More »

Estonia says ‘encouraged’ by Trump administration’s tone on NATO

Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser said he was “quite encouraged” that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump would maintain a strong U.S. commitment to European security despite comments that had sparked concern during the election campaign. Mikser said he was still waiting to see whom Trump would nominate as secretary of state, but said recent remarks by Trump and his… Read More »

NATO Chief: We Are ‘Ready To Help’ Libya

The Secretary General of NATO has told Sky News the alliance “stands ready to help” Libya if it wants military assistance. “It is a very difficult and dangerous situation in Libya. We see fighting, we see turmoil. We see increased presence of ISIL,” Jens Stoltenberg said. “We are not planning for a ‘combat’ mission. “What we have offered,… Read More »