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UN Chief: Israel's new law on settlements is a 'contravention of international law'

Palestinians have condemned the legislation approved by Israeli lawmakers on Monday as a blow to their hopes of statehood, but its passage may only be largely symbolic as it contravenes Israeli Supreme Court rulings on property rights.<p>The legislation retroactively legalizes about 4,000 settler …

President Trump May Have Just Pulled a 180 on His 'Obsolete' NATO Stance

President Trump threatened to shake up a decades-old trend in American foreign policy when he called the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) …

U.S. Secretary of Defense

Israeli settlement bill draws international condemnation

UN chief Antonio Guterres has joined condemnation of a new Israeli law retroactively legalizing Jewish settler outposts in the Palestinian West Bank. …

Poland wants nuclear weapons for Europe

In a newspaper interview, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, chairman of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS), has called for a European nuclear superpower. …

Trump, shifting course, vows support for NATO military alliance

Before taking office, Donald Trump repeatedly questioned the role of the NATO military alliance, a bedrock of European stability and transatlantic relations since 1949, calling the security pact "obsolete" as recently as last month.<p>On Monday he dialed back, adopting the far milder critique that …

Donald Trump

NATO troops deploy in Lithuania, underscoring commitment to defense | Reuters

RUKLA, Lithuania (Reuters) - Germany and NATO on Tuesday underscored their commitment to beefing up the defense of eastern Europe’s border with Russia as the first of four new batallions under the North Atlantic alliance’s banner arrived in Lithuania.<p>German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen (L) …

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