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Security Council at PM’s Office to OK Bulgaria’s 2020NATO Strategy

 

 

 

The Security Council at the caretaker Prime Minister’s office will hold an emergency sitting on August 27, 2014 on Bulgaria’s stance at the upcoming NATO summit in early September.

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Iran-backed Tawhid-Salam network targeted NATO radar base in Turkey

 

 

 

Operatives of a secretive Iran-backed terrorist network in Turkey scouted the area hosting a radar site in Malatya's Kürecik district that is part of a NATO early warning radar system, an ongoing investigation has revealed.

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Albania to Help Arm Iraq Against Islamic State

 

 

 

Tirana has made a large donation of weapons and ammunition to help the Baghdad government stem the advance of Islamic State Sunni militants.

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Ukraine Rebels Appeal to Serbs to Donate

 

 

 

A Russian organization called the Kosovo Front has appealed to Serbs to donate money to the embattled pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.

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Turkey courts France in $3.4 bln missile project

 

 

 

Though China has been the front runner, Turkey has now turned toward France regarding the tender for a multi-billion dollar air defense system, according to unnamed sources close to the Undersecretariat for the Defense Industry (SSM) .

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German media says Berlin spies on NATO ally Turkey

 

 

 

Germany's foreign intelligence agency recorded at least one phone conversation held by US Secretary of State John Kerry, a German magazine said on Saturday, noting that the spy agency was and still spying on its NATO ally Turkey.

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Mercenaries, Extremists Become Major Balkans Export

 

 

 

During the Cold War, Yugoslavia sent thousands of teachers, doctors, engineers, and other professionals to work in all corners of the globe.

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Rearmament of Bulgarian Army To Cost BGN 1B by 2020

 

 

 

The rearmament of the Bulgarian army will cost BGN 1B by 2020, according to caretaker Defense Minister Velizar Shalamanov.

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US clears air missiles sales to Turkish army

 

 

 

The US State Department has cleared the way to sell $320-million air-to-air missiles to Turkey, as part of latter’s efforts to boost its security amid rising regional threats

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Serbia, Montenegro to Boost Military Cooperation

 

 

 

Ahead of the Defence Minister's visit to Belgrade, Montenegro has outlined plans for intensified military co-operation with Serbia, as the two countries continue to patch up formerly cool relations.

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Turkey downplays IS threat, but concerns grow

 

 

 

Turkey appears to be in a quandary, not knowing how to position itself against the Islamic State (IS) as the jihadist group expands into the Kurdish regions of Iraq and Syria and draws closer to the Turkish border.

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Хорватский истребитель потерпел крушение в районе Загреба

 

 

 

БЕЛГРАД, 5 августа. /ИТАР-ТАСС/. Истребитель МиГ-21, принадлежащий хорватским ВВС, потерпел крушение возле города Ломница, в 15 км от Загреба. По данным министерства обороны страны, пилот успешно катапультировался, после чего был доставлен в больницу.

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Американский крейсер Vella Gulf вошел в воды Черного моря

 

 

 

Задачей экипажа является обеспечение мира и стабильности в регионе, заявили в ВМС США.

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Intelligence Service spokesperson: Romanian institutions targeted in large scale cyber-attack

 

 

 

Some public institutions of Romania are the target of a large-scale cyber-attack, said for the spokesperson of the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI), Sorin Sava.

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Turkey wakes up to Islamic State threat

 

 

 

One of the first things the Islamic State (IS) did after capturing Mosul was to seize the Turkish consulate in the city and take 49 Turkish nationals, including the consul general, hostage.

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