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From TheJournal.ie US and EU warn of 'danger of Russia and China' on Berlin Wall anniversary NATO

US and EU warn of 'danger of Russia and China' on Berlin Wall anniversary

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the West “can never take … things for granted”.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey receives first batch of Russian missile defence system angering US NATO

Turkey receives first batch of Russian missile defence system angering US

NATO said it’s “concerned about the potential consequences” of the purchase.

From TheJournal.ie France and Germany are 'jumping the gun' on EU army, Dutch Prime Minister says European Army

France and Germany are 'jumping the gun' on EU army, Dutch Prime Minister says

“The idea of a European army is going way too far for the Netherlands.”

From TheJournal.ie Putin and Trump morph into one on Time front cover as world continues to react to Helsinki summit Helsinki Summit

Putin and Trump morph into one on Time front cover as world continues to react to Helsinki summit

President Putin today told Russian diplomats his views following the summit in Helsinki on Monday.

From TheJournal.ie EU's Jean-Claude Juncker calls for 'respect' over stumbling incident Sciatica

EU's Jean-Claude Juncker calls for 'respect' over stumbling incident

He has said he was suffering from sciatica when he repeatedly stumbled at a NATO summit.

From TheJournal.ie Back pain, not alcohol, caused Juncker summit stumble, according to EU Unsteady

Back pain, not alcohol, caused Juncker summit stumble, according to EU

The 63-year-old was seen repeatedly unsteady on his feet at the NATO summit dinner on Wednesday night.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says US is committed to NATO after allies commit to increase their spending One For All

Trump says US is committed to NATO after allies commit to increase their spending

“The US were not treated fairly, but now we are. I believe in NATO.”

From TheJournal.ie NATO braces for bruising summit with Trump as he vows that US won't be bullied Trouble Brewing
From TheJournal.ie Ireland backs UN treaty banning nuclear weapons despite boycott from Nato United Nations

Ireland backs UN treaty banning nuclear weapons despite boycott from Nato

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons today.

From TheJournal.ie Afghan commando kills two American soldiers in 'insider attack' Afghanistan

Afghan commando kills two American soldiers in 'insider attack'

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in the volatile district of Achin.

From TheJournal.ie 'Trump Not Welcome': Irish anti-war activists in Brussels for protest at Nato summit Strained Alliances

'Trump Not Welcome': Irish anti-war activists in Brussels for protest at Nato summit

The summit is much-awaited following Trump’s previous dismissal of Nato.

From TheJournal.ie He called it 'obsolete', but Trump says he will reaffirm US commitment to Nato You're Gonna Love It

He called it 'obsolete', but Trump says he will reaffirm US commitment to Nato

The White House confirmed Trump will attend a Nato meeting in May.

From TheJournal.ie Pence vows 'unwavering' support for Nato as he receives praise from Bono at European meeting I Will Follow

Pence vows 'unwavering' support for Nato as he receives praise from Bono at European meeting

“The United States will continue to hold Russia accountable,” the Vice President said.

From TheJournal.ie Shannonwatch asks Shane Ross why 'plane on way to Nato air base' was allowed to stop in Ireland Miami Air

Shannonwatch asks Shane Ross why 'plane on way to Nato air base' was allowed to stop in Ireland

The Department of Transport has contacted Miami Air about the “circumstances surrounding this flight”.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'The Neutrality Bill would exclude Ireland from being an active supporter of perpetual war' Irish Neutrality

Opinion: 'The Neutrality Bill would exclude Ireland from being an active supporter of perpetual war'

A clear and decisive majority of Irish people are in favour of enshrining neutrality in our Constitution, writes Roger Cole.

From TheJournal.ie Russia is sailing a fleet of warships through the English Channel Aleppo

Russia is sailing a fleet of warships through the English Channel

Britain has deployed the Royal Navy to monitor the aircraft carrier group, which is reportedly en route to Syria.

From TheJournal.ie Tom Clonan: Why it's time to have an open and honest debate about our neutrality Opinion

Tom Clonan: Why it's time to have an open and honest debate about our neutrality

Security expert Tom Clonan says any decisions about our status must be taken by the Irish people in a transparent and ethical manner.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey suspends 15,000 education staff after failed coup attempt Mass Arrests

Turkey suspends 15,000 education staff after failed coup attempt

Over 7,500 people have been detained so far in a massive legal crackdown.

From TheJournal.ie Former Nato general warns that the west is risking a nuclear war with Russia Post Cold War

Former Nato general warns that the west is risking a nuclear war with Russia

Western relations with Russia have been strained since the country annexed Crimea in March 2014

From TheJournal.ie Putin: Downing of Russian jet by Turkey a "stab in the back" Crashed

Putin: Downing of Russian jet by Turkey a "stab in the back"

Video footage of the incident showed a warplane crashing onto a hill and two crew members apparently parachuting safely.

From TheJournal.ie Obama promises investigation into US hospital airstrike that saw "patients burn to death in their beds" Afghanistan

Obama promises investigation into US hospital airstrike that saw "patients burn to death in their beds"

12 Médecins Sans Frontiéres (MSF) staff members were killed in the attack.

From TheJournal.ie Nato is worried about the situation in Macedonia Balkans

Nato is worried about the situation in Macedonia

A shoot-out left 22 people dead today.

From TheJournal.ie Women and children among 28 dead as rocket hits wedding party Afghanistan

Women and children among 28 dead as rocket hits wedding party

WARNING: Some people may find the images in this post distressing.

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine just took a big step towards the West... and Russia's not happy This Could Get Ugly

Ukraine just took a big step towards the West... and Russia's not happy

The eastern European nation voted to drop its non-aligned status if a war breaks out.

From TheJournal.ie How should Ireland decide whether to send troops abroad? Triple Lock

How should Ireland decide whether to send troops abroad?

Questions have been raised over the triple-lock system in the Dáil recently.

From TheJournal.ie Irish troops in Afghanistan are coming home ISAF

Irish troops in Afghanistan are coming home

A decision has yet to be made on any further deployment.

From TheJournal.ie Nato detects 'significant Russian military activity' in Europe's airspace

Nato detects 'significant Russian military activity' in Europe's airspace

The rise in activity has been noticed over the past two days.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about Maíria Cahill, Irish Water and the manhunt in Ottawa…

From TheJournal.ie Why are 8 NATO warships in the Irish Sea right now? Ship Shape
From TheJournal.ie Windows flaw allowed Russian hackers to spy on NATO Spying

Windows flaw allowed Russian hackers to spy on NATO

The flaw, dubbed ‘Sandworm’, allowed spies to gain access to computers using all versions of Windows for PCs and servers during the past five years.

From TheJournal.ie Suicide bomber kills three NATO soldiers near US embassy in Afghanistan This Is Still Happening

Suicide bomber kills three NATO soldiers near US embassy in Afghanistan

NATO hasn’t yet released the nationalities of the victims.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'After many years of peace, Europe could be drawn into a war on its own borders' Opinion

Column: 'After many years of peace, Europe could be drawn into a war on its own borders'

The West needs to stop hiding behind treaties that Russia has already invalidated, writes John O’Donnell.

From TheJournal.ie Nato agrees to set up rapid reaction "spearhead' force to ward off Russia Eastern Europe

Nato agrees to set up rapid reaction "spearhead' force to ward off Russia

“This decision sends a clear message — Nato protects all allies, at all times.”

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine expresses "careful optimism" ahead of peace talks with Russia and rebels Minsk

Ukraine expresses "careful optimism" ahead of peace talks with Russia and rebels

Nato are expected to announce fresh sanctions on Russia later today.

From TheJournal.ie US to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan after end of combat operations Ongoing Mission

US to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan after end of combat operations

Under the plan announced at the White House, America will gradually withdraw troops until only a small residual force remains.

From TheJournal.ie Russia: We've pulled back from Ukraine border. US: No you haven't Standoff

Russia: We've pulled back from Ukraine border. US: No you haven't

40,000 Kremlin troops are estimated to be on Ukraine’s eastern frontier.

From TheJournal.ie Five NATO soldiers killed in British helicopter crash in Afghanistan Deaths

Five NATO soldiers killed in British helicopter crash in Afghanistan

The cause of the helicopter crash is not immediately known.

From TheJournal.ie Invasion fears rise as Russia accuses Kiev of 'crimes against its own people' Ukraine

Invasion fears rise as Russia accuses Kiev of 'crimes against its own people'

Vladimir Putin has warned of “consequences” to the military action.

From TheJournal.ie Are Russian troops withdrawing from the Ukrainian border? Not as far as NATO can see Crisis

Are Russian troops withdrawing from the Ukrainian border? Not as far as NATO can see

Ukraine reported yesterday that troops had started leaving the area.

From TheJournal.ie Russia requests that Crimean officials release captured Ukraine navy chief Annex

Russia requests that Crimean officials release captured Ukraine navy chief

Kiev today reneged on a post-Soviet agreement to allow freedom of movement for Russians into Ukraine.

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