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At NATO meeting, foreign ministers agree to bolster Ukraine's security

At NATO meeting, foreign ministers agree to bolster Ukraine's security

BRUSSELS, June 25 (UPI) --NATO foreign ministers convened in Brussels on Wednesday to prepare for the September summit and to endorse a support package to bolster Ukraine's defense.
JC Finley
Putin claims Russia will support Ukraine's ceasefire as Russia beefs up military presence on border

Putin claims Russia will support Ukraine's ceasefire as Russia beefs up military presence on border

MOSCOW, June 22 (UPI) --Russian President Vladimir Putin called Ukraine's recently declared ceasefire an "important step" and asserted that "Russia will certainly support these plans."
JC Finley
NATO confirms Russian troop buildup at Ukraine border

NATO confirms Russian troop buildup at Ukraine border

BRUSSELS , June 19 (UPI) --Russia is adding to its deployment of military personal and equipment near its border with Ukraine, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Thursday.
Ed Adamczyk
Ukrainian military plane shot down, killing 49

Ukrainian military plane shot down, killing 49

LUHANSK, Ukraine, June 14 (UPI) --Separatists shoot down Ukrainian military plane Saturday, killing all 49 on board.
Danielle Haynes
Ukraine launches operation to secure borders

Ukraine launches operation to secure borders

KIEV, Ukraine, June 13 (UPI) --Ukraine is seeking to tighten its border security and plans to lock it down by Saturday, the interior ministry announced Friday.
JC Finley
NATO: Russian tanks in Ukraine 'a serious escalation of the crisis'

NATO: Russian tanks in Ukraine 'a serious escalation of the crisis'

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, June 13 (UPI) --NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Friday that the presence of Russian tanks inside Ukraine "would mark a serious escalation of the crisis."
JC Finley
NATO secretary general voices support for new president of Ukraine

NATO secretary general voices support for new president of Ukraine

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, June 9 (UPI) --NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has voiced support for Petro Poroshenko as Ukraine's new president.
JC Finley
NATO members commit resources to collective defense initiative

NATO members commit resources to collective defense initiative

BRUSSELS, June 3 (UPI) --NATO defense ministers recommitted to strengthening their collective defense at a meeting in Brussels on Tuesday in response to the Russia-Ukraine crisis.
JC Finley
NATO advises Russia to take concrete steps to de-escalate crisis with Ukraine

NATO advises Russia to take concrete steps to de-escalate crisis with Ukraine

BRUSSELS, June 2 (UPI) --NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen laid out NATO's position regarding Russian actions toward Ukraine at a meeting with Russian journalists on Monday.
JC Finley
13 Ukrainian soldiers reported killed in fighting

13 Ukrainian soldiers reported killed in fighting

VOLNOVAKHA, Ukraine, May 22 (UPI) --A clash Thursday near Volnovakha, Ukraine, near Donetsk, between pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian National Guard, left 13 government soldiers dead.
Ed Adamczyk
Evidence of Russian military "packing up" at Ukraine border

Evidence of Russian military "packing up" at Ukraine border

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) --Although Russian forces have not withdrawn from the Ukraine border, there is evidence preliminary measures to depart have begun, a U.S. official said Wednesday
Ed Adamczyk
U.S., NATO: No evidence of Russian troops withdrawing from Ukraine's border

U.S., NATO: No evidence of Russian troops withdrawing from Ukraine's border

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) --The U.S. and NATO said Monday there is no evidence yet that Russian troops have withdrawn from Ukraine's border region.
JC Finley
Russia claims it's pulling troops from Ukraine border

Russia claims it's pulling troops from Ukraine border

ROSTOV, Russia, May 19 (UPI) --The Kremlin announced Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin orderedit 40,000 troops stationed at the Ukrainian border to withdraw.
Aileen Graef
NATO secretary general: Russia perpetuating 'obscure clichés of the Cold War'

NATO secretary general: Russia perpetuating 'obscure clichés of the Cold War'

WARSAW, Poland, May 7 (UPI) -- NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen chastised Russia for its continued aggression toward Ukraine, comparing Russian rhetoric to Cold War "clichés."
JC Finley
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.
JC Finley
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Denmark's Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaks to US President George W. Bush in the Rose Garden of the White House 28 May, 2004 in Washington, DC. Bush and Rasmussen met in a closed door meeting in the Oval Office prior to their press conference. (UPI Photo/Greg Whitesell)
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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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