While U.S. worries about China, Europe stays focused on Russia

World / Politics Feb 14, 2020

While U.S. worries about China, Europe stays focused on Russia

China and its increasingly sophisticated and far-flung military sit atop U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper's list of international security worries, but in Europe a bigger concern is closer to home: Russia. The Trump administration has been trying since 2018 to reorient its defense strategy toward ...

NATO critic Trump now floats expanding group to include Middle East

World Jan 10, 2020

NATO critic Trump now floats expanding group to include Middle East

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he supported expanding the North American Treaty Organization to include Middle Eastern nations, as the United States seeks to limit its troop footprint globally. "I think that NATO should be expanded and we should include the Middle East, ...

World leaders condemn Iran missile attack targeting U.S. troops

World Jan 9, 2020

World leaders condemn Iran missile attack targeting U.S. troops

World leaders on Wednesday condemned Iran's missile attack on Iraqi bases housing U.S. and other foreign troops and urged an end to the escalating confrontation between Tehran and Washington. Iran said it had acted to avenge the U.S. killing of top Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani ...

NATO should address China's rise, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg says

Asia Pacific Aug 8, 2019

NATO should address China's rise, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg says

NATO needs to understand the implications of China's rise as Beijing expands its power around the world, including areas that may challenge members of the North Atlantic security body, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday. China's increasing assertiveness, including in the South China Sea, has raised ...

China hits out at 'abnormal, immoral' attacks on Huawei

Business / Tech Mar 19, 2019

China hits out at 'abnormal, immoral' attacks on Huawei

China's foreign minister lashed out at what he called "abnormal, immoral" attacks on Huawei Technologies Co. amid growing concern, led by the U.S., that the telecom giant poses a security risk to the West. Wang Yi demanded a "fair and just competition environment" for Chinese ...

Japan, NATO look to expand cooperation at sea, in cyberspace

National Jul 6, 2017

Japan, NATO look to expand cooperation at sea, in cyberspace

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and North Atlantic Treaty Organization Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg affirmed Thursday in Brussels that Japan and NATO should expand their existing cooperation, particularly in maritime security and cybersecurity. "By further strengthening cooperation between Japan and NATO, we must make solid the ...