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NATO enhances forces in response to Russian aggression

NATO enhances forces in response to Russian aggression

BRUSSELS, April 16 (UPI) -- NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen announced on Wednesday additional steps to strengthen the collective defense of NATO allies in response to Russia.
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NATO secretary general urges member states to prepare readiness action plan

NATO secretary general urges member states to prepare readiness action plan

PARIS, April 8 (UPI) -- NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen called upon member states "prepare a readiness action plan" in order to respond to "an unpredictable world."
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Russia recalls NATO ambassador

Russia recalls NATO ambassador

MOSCOW, April 4 (UPI) -- Russia announced Thursday it was recalling its ambassador to NATO after NATO decided Tuesday to suspend relations with Russia.
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Lavrov seeks NATO explanation for enhanced defense in East Europe

Lavrov seeks NATO explanation for enhanced defense in East Europe

April 3 (UPI) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is seeking an explanation from NATO for its decision earlier this week to enhance security in eastern Europe.
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NATO secretary general: "Russia's actions are unacceptable"

NATO secretary general: "Russia's actions are unacceptable"

April 1 (UPI) -- At NATO's Foreign Affairs Ministers meeting Tuesday, Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said "we will make clear that Russia's actions are unacceptable."
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NATO to reconsider relations with Russia

NATO to reconsider relations with Russia

March 31 (UPI) -- The NATO foreign ministers will meet Tuesday and Wednesday in Brussels, in part to review relations with Russia.
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NATO calls Ukraine crisis "game-changer"

NATO calls Ukraine crisis "game-changer"

March 21 (UPI) -- NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Friday that the crisis in Ukraine is a "game-changer" for NATO allies.
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NATO condemns Russian military for killing Ukrainian officer in Crimea

NATO condemns Russian military for killing Ukrainian officer in Crimea

March 19 (UPI) -- NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Russia's incursion into and annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region is "illegal and illegitimate."
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Ukraine's Arseniy Yatsenyuk: Accession to NATO is not on agenda

Ukraine's Arseniy Yatsenyuk: Accession to NATO is not on agenda

KIEV, Ukraine, March 18 (UPI) -- Ukrainian Interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Tuesday accession to NATO wasn't on the agenda and the country would be defended by its army.
NATO suspends NATO-Russia joint mission to 'send a clear message: Russia's actions have consequences'

NATO suspends NATO-Russia joint mission to 'send a clear message: Russia's actions have consequences'

BRUSSELS, March 5 (UPI) -- NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Wednesday that NATO is taking "a number of immediate steps" in response to Russia's incursion into Ukraine.
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Afghan military needs strong leadership, general says

Afghan military needs strong leadership, general says

BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 5 (UPI) -- Afghanistan needs "strong management and leadership" as it prepares to meet its future national security needs, a general said from Azerbaijan.

EU sees lingering challenges to Ukrainian aid

BERLIN, March 3 (UPI) -- European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said Monday there are challenges in Ukraine standing in the way of full economic support.
Treason investigation opened against ex-Ukrainian navy chief

Treason investigation opened against ex-Ukrainian navy chief

KIEV, Ukraine, March 2 (UPI) -- Ukrainian Naval Chief Cmdr. Denys Berezovsky was fired Sunday for telling soldiers in the Crimea to hand over their weapons to Russian forces.
NATO to prepare for total pullout from Afghanistan by year's end

NATO to prepare for total pullout from Afghanistan by year's end

BRUSSELS, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Following the United States' lead, NATO ministers agreed Thursday to begin preparing for a complete withdrawal from Afghanistan at the end of 2014.

Afghanistan may be on its own, NATO says

BRUSSELS, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Afghanistan will be on its own on national security if it doesn't sign off on security agreements, the NATO secretary-general said Thursday.
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Anders Fogh Rasmussen (Danish pronunciation:  ( listen); born 26 January 1953) is a Danish politician, and the 12th and current Secretary General of NATO. Rasmussen served as Prime Minister of Denmark from November 27, 2001 to April 5, 2009.

Anders Fogh Rasmussen was the leader of the Liberal Party (Venstre), and headed a right-wing coalition with the Conservative People's Party which took office in 2001, and won its second and third terms in February 2005 and in November 2007. Rasmussen's government relied on the Danish People's Party for support, in keeping with the Danish tradition for minority government. His government introduced tougher limits on non-ECA immigration and froze tax rates before he took office (the "tax freeze", or skattestoppet in Danish). He has authored several books about taxation and government structure.

In his early career, Rasmussen was a strident critic of the welfare state, writing the classical liberal book From Social State to Minimal State in 1993. However, through the 1990s, his views moved towards the political centre. Under Rasmussen, certain taxes were lowered, but the Conservative coalition partners repeatedly argued for more tax cuts and a flat tax rate at no higher than 50%. Fogh implemented an administrative reform reducing the number of municipalities (kommuner) and replacing the thirteen counties (amter) with five regions. Rasmussen referred to this as "the biggest reform in thirty years".

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