- NATO chief expects OK for greater forward presence Updated: Feb-10-16 6:01 am
BRUSSELS - NATO defense ministers are meeting in Brussels, with the alliance's secretary general predicting approval for increasing NATO's forward presence in Eastern Europe to deter Russia.
- The Latest: Norway investigating migrant child abuse cases Updated: Feb-09-16 12:43 pm
GENEVA - The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):
- US faces shortcomings in coalition-building for anti-IS war Updated: Feb-08-16 2:43 pm
WASHINGTON - To doubters of its strategy for defeating the Islamic State, the Obama administration likes to tout its coalition of 66 nations and claim strength in numbers. But a year and a half into the war, some administration officials are acknowledging that this supposed source of strength has its own weaknesses.
- The Latest: Japan mulls sanctions after NKorea launch Updated: Feb-07-16 11:28 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - The Latest on North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket (all times local):
- Thousands more Syrians rush toward Turkey to flee fighting Updated: Feb-05-16 5:09 pm
BEIRUT - Thousands of Syrians rushed toward the Turkish border Friday, fleeing a fierce government offensive and intense Russian airstrikes near Syria's largest city of Aleppo.
- The Latest: Kerry says Russia, Assad not complying with UN Updated: Feb-05-16 4:22 pm
BEIRUT - The Latest on Syria (all times Syria local):
- Poland says it wins protection for Poles in British EU deal Updated: Feb-05-16 11:44 am
WARSAW, Poland - British Prime Minister David Cameron found support Friday for a renegotiated deal with the European Union from Poland and Denmark, marking a positive start to a two-week tour of European capitals aimed at winning over European partners to his plans for a looser union with the bloc.
- NATO chief meets EU defense ministers to discuss cooperation Updated: Feb-05-16 10:34 am
AMSTERDAM - European Union defense ministers huddled Friday with NATO's secretary general to discuss closer cooperation between the military alliance and the 28-nation bloc to tackle looming threats to the region.
- Central Europe guardedly welcomes US military spending boost Updated: Feb-03-16 12:43 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Countries in Central and Eastern Europe are welcoming a U.S. plan to quadruple military spending in Europe in reaction to Russia's military resurgence, yet the tone from several governments appears guarded as it remains unclear how much of the spending will translate into a real and lasting presence of troops and weapons on NATO's nervous eastern flank.
- Turkey bans Russian observation flight near Syria border Updated: Feb-03-16 11:26 am
MOSCOW - The Russian military says Turkey has violated an international treaty by barring a planned Russian surveillance flight.
- Poland salutes plan to boost NATO presence in Eastern Europe Updated: Feb-03-16 8:22 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Poland's foreign minister says the protection of NATO's eastern borders needs to be increased in light of the "apparently unresolvable" conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
- US proposes more Pentagon funding for Europe aid, equipment Updated: Feb-02-16 1:58 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration said Tuesday it will propose quadrupling what it spends on its troops and training in Europe, as part of the U.S. military's accelerating effort to deter Russia.
- Croatian, Polish presidents discusses migrants, security Updated: Jan-28-16 11:15 am
WARSAW, Poland - The European Union should agree on criteria for accepting migrants and on how to secure the Greek border, where most of them arrive in Europe, Croatia's president said Thursday.
- NATO considering US request for AWACS to fight Islamic State Updated: Jan-28-16 7:08 am
BRUSSELS - The NATO chief said the alliance is considering a U.S. request to provide AWACS surveillance planes to help in the fight against the Islamic State extremist organization.
- Polish, Lithuanian and Ukrainian brigade to be ready in 2017 Updated: Jan-25-16 10:23 am
WARSAW, Poland - A new brigade consisting of Polish, Lithuanian and Ukrainian troops should be fully operational in the region by 2017, Poland's Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said Monday.
- Poland welcomes increased British military presence Updated: Jan-22-16 10:49 am
WARSAW, Poland - Polish and British defense officials say there are plans for a stronger British military presence in Poland to reassure members on NATO's eastern flank concerned about Russia's resurgence.
- Iraqi PM wants Turkey to pull out troops Updated: Jan-22-16 10:23 am
DAVOS, Switzerland - Iraq's prime minister appealed Friday to Turkey to pull its troops out of Iraqi territory and instead provide training and equipment to fight the Islamic State group, which he and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry insisted is losing ground.
- Polish president calls for beefed-up NATO presence Updated: Jan-18-16 11:43 am
BRUSSELS - Polish President Andrzej Duda called on NATO Monday to make its presence "as permanent as possible" in Poland to safeguard his country and region from an aggressive Russia.
- Poland's defense chief: We want constant NATO, US presence Updated: Jan-16-16 12:35 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's defense minister says his country wants to have permanent NATO and U.S. troops' presence to ward off security threats.
- National Guard unit going to Kosovo for peacekeeping duty Updated: Jan-12-16 3:22 am
PHOENIX - An Arizona Army National Guard helicopter unit is headed overseas.
- Russia ready to arm Balkan ally Serbia Updated: Jan-11-16 12:08 pm
BELGRADE, Serbia - Russia is ready to arm its Balkan ally Serbia with sophisticated weapons, the Russian deputy prime minister said Monday, which could be at odds with Belgrade's desire to join the European Union.