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Russia says not optimistic over new NATO chief's remarks

 Statements by NATO`s new chief do not raise hopes of a rapid improvement in relations between Russia and the military alliance, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Thursday.

Ex-NATO head Rasmussen sets up consultancy

As his successor began his first day in office Wednesday, former NATO head Anders Fogh Rasmussen announced he was setting up a consultancy to advise governments, business and international bodies on strategy.

Putin's Russia my biggest regret, says Nato chief

 NATO`s outgoing Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said that Russia`s behaviour during his five-year term was his "deepest disappointment" as he accused Moscow of showing "utter disregard" for international law and "a brutal determination" to redraw borders by force, a British daily reported Sunday.

Ukrainian crisis, Jihadism world's biggest security challenges: NATO

Jihadi terrorism and Russia`s aggression against the Ukraine are the two major challenges in international relations at the present time, NATO`s outgoing Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said.

NATO approves new force aimed at deterring Russia

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says the alliance's leaders have agreed to create a rapid response force to address the threat of aggression from Russia.

NATO approves new force aimed at deterring Russia

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says the alliance's leaders have agreed to create a rapid response force to address the threat of aggression from Russia.

NATO would consider Iraq request for IS help: Chief

NATO would "seriously" consider any request from Iraq for assistance in a war against insurgents from the radical Islamic State, NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Thursday.

NATO chief urges Russia to halt 'illegal military actions'

NATO chief urges Russia to halt 'illegal military actions'

NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen called on Friday on Russia to halt its "illegal" military actions in Ukraine, after the West accused Moscow of direct involvement in the conflict.

NATO chief urges Russia to halt 'illegal military actions' in Ukraine

NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen called Friday on Russia to halt its "illegal" military actions in Ukraine, after the West accused Moscow of direct involvement in the conflict.

Russian convoy move `only deepens crisis`: NATO

NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen sharply criticised the Russian decision to advance a "so-called" aid convoy into Ukraine as a "blatant breach" of international commitments.

`High probability` of Russian intervention in east Ukraine: NATO chief

NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Monday he saw a "high probability" that Russia could intervene militarily in eastern Ukraine and that NATO detected no sign that Moscow was pulling back thousands of troops from close to the Ukrainian border.

Fears over Russian troop increase at Ukraine border

Fears that Russia was massing troops on Ukraine`s border grew today ahead of a visit by NATO`s secretary general, as an air strike hit the main eastern city where Kiev troops are besieging rebels.

NATO looks at combat readiness after Russian `aggression`

NATO is drawing up plans to ensure its members can respond more quickly to crises in the aftermath of Russia`s "aggression" in Ukraine, the alliance`s chief said Monday.

Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the transatlantic alliance would review a proposed readiness "action plan" at an upcoming summit in September in Britain and also predicted European members were poised to reverse a long decline in military spending dating back to the Cold War.

NATO okays additional support package for Ukraine

NATO foreign ministers Wednesday approved a package of additional support measures to "strengthen Ukraine`s ability to defend itself", an official statement said.

NATO calls for release of Turkish hostages in Iraq

Visiting NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Monday called for immediate release of the 80 Turkish hostages abducted from northern Iraq.

NATO chief to visit Turkey amidst Iraq crisis

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen will visit Turkey for talks over dozens of Turkish nationals taken as hostages in Iraq, said the foreign ministry, media reported Monday.

NATO chief to visit Slovakia

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen is set to visit Slovakia Wednesday to meet Slovakia`s top officials and evaluate the country`s 10 years as a NATO member, the defence ministry said Sunday.

NATO chief vows support for allies along Russian border

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Friday pledged to strengthen the shield along the border with Russia, and urged allies to increase their military budgets.

NATO chief praises Afghans for `historic`, secure vote

NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen has hailed the elections in Afghanistan as an "historic moment", praising the "enthusiasm" of voters and the "outstanding job" by Afghan security forces.

NATO urges Afghans to defy Taliban and head to polls

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said he strongly condemned a pre-election attack on a Kabul ministry today and urged Afghans to defy the Taliban and head to the polls.