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Obama in Brussels for EU-US summit

President Barack Obama pays his first visit ever to European Union headquarters, cementing US-EU opposition to the takeover of Crimea after hitting out at Russian expansionism as a "sign of weakness".

Obama in Brussels for EU-US summit
Serbia marks 15th anniversary of NATO bombings

Serbia marks Monday the 15th anniversary since NATO launched an air war to stop the crackdown on independence-seeking Kosovo by the regime of strongman Slobodan Milosevic.

Serbia marks 15th anniversary of NATO bombings
NATO should intervene in Crimea 'before massacre': Tatar leader

Tatar community leader Mustafa Dzhemilev on Thursday urged NATO to intervene in Crimea to avert a "massacre" and called on the Crimean Tatars to boycott the upcoming referendum to join Russia.

NATO should intervene in Crimea 'before massacre': Tatar leader
Crimea moves to join Russia, US and EU sanction Moscow

Ukraine stood in danger of breaking apart Friday after Crimea's parliament unanimously voted to join Russia in a sharp escalation of the worst East-West security crisis since the Cold War.

Crimea moves to join Russia, US and EU sanction Moscow
NATO airstrike kills five Afghan soldiers: Afghan officials

A NATO airstrike in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday accidentally killed five Afghan soldiers, government officials said, while the coalition said it was investigating reports of the incident.

NATO airstrike kills five Afghan soldiers: Afghan officials
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Russia gave prior notice of missile test: US official

Russia informed the United States in advance that it would carry out a launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Russia gave prior notice of missile test: US official
US suspends military cooperation with Russia, Kerry heads to Ukraine

The United States suspended military cooperation with Russia due to its military intervention in Ukraine, as Secretary of State John Kerry prepared to visit Kiev Tuesday amid a deepening crisis.

US suspends military cooperation with Russia, Kerry heads to Ukraine
Kerry to visit Kiev as Russia faces global outcry

US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Kiev this week in a show of support for the embattled leadership, as Washington and its allies slammed Moscow for violating Ukraine's sovereignty.

Kerry to visit Kiev as Russia faces global outcry
Obama warns Afghan president of full troop withdrawal

President Barack Obama told Hamid Karzai on Tuesday that he is now planning for a full US troop withdrawal because of the Afghan leader's repeated refusal to sign a security pact.

Obama warns Afghan president of full troop withdrawal
Ukraine leader calls 'truce' amid threat of EU sanctions

Ukraine's embattled leader announced a "truce" with the opposition as he prepared for a grilling by visiting EU diplomats Thursday over clashes that killed 26 and left the government facing diplomatic isolation.

Ukraine leader calls 'truce' amid threat of EU sanctions
Afghanistan releases 65 'insurgents' despite US protests: officials

Afghanistan released 65 alleged Taliban fighters from jail on Thursday despite condemnation from the United States, which says the men could return to the battlefield to launch strikes against NATO and Afghan forces.

Afghanistan releases 65 'insurgents' despite US protests: officials
Gunmen kill 9 anti-Taliban volunteers in NW Pakistan: police

Militants stormed a house of anti-Taliban activists and shot dead nine men in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar early Wednesday.

Gunmen kill 9 anti-Taliban volunteers in NW Pakistan: police
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at the 47th International Conference on Security Policy in Munich, February 5, 2011. ©Reuters/Bundesregierung/Guido Bergmann/Pool
Syria, spying, Iran in focus at global security meet

Global leaders from politics, defence and diplomacy meet in Germany from Friday to discuss conflict hotspots and looming threats, from Syria and Afghanistan to East Asia and Africa.

Syria, spying, Iran in focus at global security meet
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Kazakhstan peacemakers ready to take part in UN operations

Kazakhstan’s peacemakers have been declared operationally compliant and ready for participation in UN operations.

Kazakhstan peacemakers ready to take part in UN operations
Obama defends Afghan strategy after Gates comments

Barack Obama insisted Monday he had faith in the Afghan war mission after former Pentagon chief Robert Gates charged the president lacked passion for military action and soured on his own troop surge.

Obama defends Afghan strategy after Gates comments
Killing of boy, 4, by US troops frays Afghan ties further

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Friday condemned US troops for killing a four-year-old boy in the southern province of Helmand, in a fresh strain to troubled relations between Washington and Kabul.

Killing of boy, 4, by US troops frays Afghan ties further
U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. ©Reuters/Grigory Dukor
Obama invites Merkel to Washington after phone-tap row

President Barack Obama invited German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Washington on Wednesday, hoping to mend fences after a row provoked by revelations of US eavesdropping on her cellphone.

Obama invites Merkel to Washington after phone-tap row
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NATO soldier killed in Afghan multiple suicide attack

Six Taliban suicide attackers launched an assault on a joint Afghan-NATO base in the east of Afghanistan on Saturday, killing one NATO soldier during a prolonged firefight, officials said.

NATO soldier killed in Afghan multiple suicide attack
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Libya briefly holds four US military personnel

Four US military personnel have been freed after a brief detention by the Libyan government, the US State Department said Saturday.

Libya briefly holds four US military personnel
Turkey PM reshuffles cabinet amid graft scandal

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan replaced nearly half his cabinet in a dramatic reshuffle after a spreading graft scandal forced the resignation of three top ministers.

Turkey PM reshuffles cabinet amid graft scandal