Nuclear weapons hazard greater than in cold war, says ex-Pentagon chief

William Perry listings a series of factors that he says mean the chance of a cataclysm is higher today than in the 1970 s and 80 s The risks of a nuclear catastrophe in a regional war, terrorist attack, by accident or miscalculation is greater than it was during the cold war and rising, a…

Nato expels seven staff from Russian mission over Skripal poisoning

Nato chief says move sends clear and very strong message that there is a cost to Russias reckless actions Nato has announced it is cutting the size of its Russian mission by a third, removing accreditation from seven Russian staff and rejecting three other pending applications. The Nato secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, said the permanent…

Nato must improve defences against a ‘more aggressive’ Russia, says chief

Secretary general Jens Stoltenberg tells alliance must revamp its approach dedicated Russias new military capabilities Nato must improve its defensive the capacities and willingness to act in the wake of increasingly aggressive and unpredictable actions by Russia, the head of the transatlantic alliance said in a German newspaper interview published on Sunday. The Nato secretary…

Putin’s Syria campaign has described US concentrate back to Europe, tells Polish official

Adviser to the Polish president says US realises pivot to Asia was a mistake as he urged west to be alert to Russian expansion Vladimir Putins new geopolitical aspirations have led the US to realise it made a strategic mistake turning away from Europe and making a fulcrum to Asia, the foreign affairs consultant to…

Nato expels seven staff members of Russian mission over Skripal poisoning

Nato chief tells move sends clear and very strong message that there is a cost to Russias reckless actions Nato has announced it is cutting the size of its Russian mission by a third, removing accreditation from seven Russian staff and repudiating three other pending applications. The Nato secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, said the permanent…

Nato must improve defenses against a ‘more aggressive’ Russia, says chief

Secretary general Jens Stoltenberg tells alliance must revamp its approach dedicated Russias new military capabilities Nato must improve its defensive the capacities and willingness to act in the wake of increasingly aggressive and unpredictable actions by Russia, the head of the transatlantic alliance said in a German newspaper interview published on Sunday. The Nato secretary…

Nato expels seven staff members of Russian mission over Skripal poisoning

Nato chief tells move sends clear and very strong message that there is a cost to Russias reckless actions Nato has announced it is cutting the size of its Russian mission by a third, removing accreditation from seven Russian staff and repudiating three other pending applications. The Nato secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, said the permanent…

Nato must improve defenses against a ‘more aggressive’ Russia, says chief

Secretary general Jens Stoltenberg says alliance must revamp its approach given Russias new military capabilities Nato must improve its defensive capabilities and willingness to act in the wake of increasingly aggressive and unpredictable actions by Russia, the head of the transatlantic alliance said in a German newspaper interview published on Sunday. The Nato secretary general,…

The Guardian view on Trump’s Congress speech: different tone, same menace | Editorial

Editorial: The contrast between the presidential inaugural and the address to Congress was striking. But there are still two Donald Trumps and neither of them is good By his own criteria, President Trumps address to Congress was something of a welcome relief. Five weeks ago Mr Trump delivered the most rebarbative inaugural address in modern…

Poland lurches to right with election of Law and Justice party

Exit poll points to Beata Szydo becoming the countrys next prime minister as ruling party concedes defeat Poland consolidated its rightwing switching on Sunday as exit polls indicated voters had handed an absolute majority in its parliamentary election to Law and Justice, a Eurosceptic party that is against immigration, wants family-focused welfare spending and has…