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NATO chief vows to settle Turkey’s concerns over expansion

Copenhagen, Denmark | Xinhua | Jens Stoltenberg, secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), on Thursday pledged to address Turkey’s concerns on Finland’s and Sweden’s applications to join the military alliance. “We are addressing the concerns that Turkey has expressed,” he said at a press conference held jointly with …

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What would a US withdrawal from Iraq look like?

Baghdad, Iraq | AFP | Iraq’s caretaker premier Adel Abdel Mahdi contended Tuesday that he received signed copies of a letter the US had said was only an unsigned draft describing steps America’s military would take to leave Iraq. Here is AFP’s look at what shape a withdrawal could take. – …

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UK PM denies dodging Trump in pre-election NATO trip

Watford, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson denied on Wednesday he was avoiding being pictured with Donald Trump ahead of a UK election next week, as footage emerged of other leaders mocking the US president. Johnson met Trump away from the cameras on Tuesday before a two-day NATO …

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Trump will ‘stay out’ of UK election during NATO visit

London, United Kingdom | AFP | US President Donald Trump on Tuesday praised Prime Minister Boris Johnson but promised to “stay out” of Britain’s election campaign during his two-day visit. Downing Street is braced for fireworks as Trump attends a meeting of the NATO military alliance in Britain just days before …

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Macron, NATO chief hold talks in ‘brain death’ row

Paris, France | AFP |  NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg will on Thursday confront Emmanuel Macron in Paris over the French president’s claim the alliance is suffering “brain death”, a charge that has set the stage for a testy NATO summit next week. Macron delivered his damning assessment in an interview earlier …

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