Kosovo marks 2008 independence with military parade

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo has marked the 11th anniversary of its declaration of independence from Serbia with a parade featuring soldiers from the national army it created last year despite oppos...

Montenegrins march demanding government resignation

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Several thousand people have rallied in Montenegro demanding the resignation of long-serving President Milo Djukanovic's government over allegations of corruption. ...

The Latest: NATO chief warns about China's 5G mobile deals

MUNICH (AP) — The Latest on Munich Security Conference (all times local): 6 p.m. The head of NATO says there's growing concern about China's increasing investment i...

The Latest: Defense chief: UK steadfast on European security

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on Britain's upcoming scheduled exit from the European Union (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Britain's defense secretary has sought to reassure...

Lawmaker throws ink, disrupts Albania parliament session

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's parliament has suspended a session on neighbor North Macedonia's accession to NATO after an opposition lawmaker threw ink at the prime minister. Lawm...

NATO weighs future of Afghan mission, seeks to support talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO defense ministers are discussing the future of the alliance's operation in Afghanistan and how best to use its military presence to support political talks aimed at ending the con...

NATO chief says allies keen to avoid arms race with Russia

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the alliance is studying options to deal with what it insists are Russian violations of a key missile treaty but that it wants to avoid spa...

The Latest: North Macedonia finally takes its seat at NATO

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — The Latest on the change of name that has created North Macedonia (all times local): 11:15 a.m. North Macedonia's defense minister, R...

Workers in North Macedonia replace signs to reflect new name

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Workers in the newly renamed North Macedonia have begun replacing road signs to reflect the change in their country's name, following a deal with neighboring Greece to e...

Macedonia is officially renamed North Macedonia

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's government says the country is now officially renamed North Macedonia, under an agreement to normalize relations with Greece that also allows Macedonia to enter NA...

NATO chief vows response to Russian missile pact violations

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO's secretary-general says the alliance will respond to what it insists are Russian violations of a key Cold War-era treaty but won't station more nuclear missiles in Europe. ...

Macedonia raises NATO flag ahead of name change

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia has raised a NATO flag at its main government building, as members of the alliance continued to ratify the country's accession agreement. Prime min...

'Acting' on world stage as Pentagon's Shanahan makes debut

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At an extraordinary moment in Pentagon history, a former business executive with little political stature and without military experience is making his international debut as...

Macedonia prepares for name change by removing signs

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Authorities in Macedonia have begun removing official signs from government buildings to prepare for its new name: North Macedonia. "Government of the Republ...

Norway: GPS jamming during NATO drills in 2018 a big concern

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Norwegian Intelligence Service says GPS signal disruption as seen during major NATO drills in Norway last year "is of particular concern" for the military and "is also a...