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No intention of putting U.S. or NATO troops in Ukraine: Biden

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | U.S. President Joe Biden reiterated Tuesday that there is no intention in his administration or within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to send troops into Ukraine, but that Russia will face serious economic consequences if it invades the former Soviet republic. “We have no intention …

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Putin opposes NATO’s eastwards expansion

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | Eastwards expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is unacceptable, and there should be security guarantees in Europe, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday. Russia does not endanger anyone, and it is NATO’s constant expansion that has posed a threat, Putin said during his …

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NATO countries bear primary responsibility for Afghan situation: Putin

Moscow, Russia| Xinhua | The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) bears primary responsibility for the current situation in Afghanistan, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday at the plenary session of the 18th annual meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi. “While the participation of both China and Russia and other …

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Biden tells Europe “America is back”

Berlin, Germany | THE INDEPENDENT |  U.S. President Joe Biden said on Friday that the United States is returning to the transatlantic partnership and will address global challenges like climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic. “I’m sending a clear message to the world: America is back. The transatlantic alliance is back. …

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Trump plan to slash US troops sparks concern in Germany

Frankfurt am Main, Germany | AFP |  Germany on Sunday voiced concern at reports that President Donald Trump plans to cut the number of US troops stationed in Germany, amid fears it could weaken a key pillar of NATO defence in the region. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said both countries …

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War dominates Africa summit as leaders vow Libya support

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP |  African Union leaders vowed on Monday to push peace efforts in Libya, a sign of the bloc’s desire to play a bigger role in resolving the continent’s conflicts. The AU leadership has complained about being overlooked in Libya-related peacemaking efforts, which have been led primarily …

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Libya a ‘den of mercenaries’, say war-weary citizens

Tripoli, Libya | AFP |  After 10 months of fighting that has torn their country apart, exhausted Libyans voice deep fears and say their fate is no longer in their own hands. The oil-rich North African country has been mired in chaos since a 2011 NATO-backed uprising that killed longtime dictator …

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Iraq weighs larger NATO role to replace US-led coalition

Baghdad, Iraq | AFP | Iraq is considering a larger role for NATO at the expense of the US-led coalition, Iraqi and Western officials told AFP, after an American drone strike on Baghdad that sparked outrage. The January 3 strike which killed Iranian General Qasem Soleimani and a top Iraqi commander …

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