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Ukraine seeks to join NATO, prime minister says

Ukraine seeks to join NATO, prime minister says

KIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 29 (UPI) --Ukraine will seek NATO membership, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk said Friday.
Ed Adamczyk
NATO-Ukraine Commission holds extraordinary meeting in response to Russian military aggression

NATO-Ukraine Commission holds extraordinary meeting in response to Russian military aggression

BRUSSELS, Aug. 29 (UPI) --The NATO-Ukraine Commission convened an extraordinary session on Friday at the request of Ukraine to discuss Russia's escalated military aggression.
JC Finley
NATO plans new bases in Eastern Europe

NATO plans new bases in Eastern Europe

BRUSSELS, Aug. 26 (UPI) --The head of NATO said new bases in Eastern Europe will be built to counter potential conflict with Russia.
Ed Adamczyk
NATO: Russian aid convoy incursion into Ukraine coincides with 'major' military escalation

NATO: Russian aid convoy incursion into Ukraine coincides with 'major' military escalation

BRUSSELS, Aug. 22 (UPI) --The Russian aid convoy's incursion into Ukraine shows a "disregard of international humanitarian principles," said NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
JC Finley
Russia calls Ukrainian destruction of military convoy fanciful

Russia calls Ukrainian destruction of military convoy fanciful

MOSCOW, Aug. 15 (UPI) --Russia refuted the Ukrainian government's assertion that it destroyed a Russian military convoy that had trespassed into Ukraine.
JC Finley
After tense political standoff, Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki resigns

After tense political standoff, Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki resigns

BAGHDAD, Aug. 14 (UPI) --Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has reportedly agreed to resign following a tense political standoff after his replacement was named earlier this week.
JC Finley
Iraqi PM Maliki claims 'ethical and patriotic duty' to stay in power

Iraqi PM Maliki claims 'ethical and patriotic duty' to stay in power

BAGHDAD, Aug. 13 (UPI) --Days after the Iraqi president named a new prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki refuses to step down until a federal court determines the legality of the nomination.
JC Finley
NATO urges Iraq to form government 'swiftly'

NATO urges Iraq to form government 'swiftly'

BRUSSELS, Aug. 12 (UPI) --NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen urged Iraq on Tuesday "to work towards the swift formation of an inclusive government."
JC Finley
Ukrainian military shelling hits hospital, killing patient

Ukrainian military shelling hits hospital, killing patient

DONETSK, Ukraine, Aug. 8 (UPI) --A Ukrainian artillery shell targeted at a separatist headquarters in Donetsk hit a hospital Thursday, killing one patient and wounding others.
Aileen Graef
NATO: 'We stand by Ukraine'

NATO: 'We stand by Ukraine'

KIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 7 (UPI) --NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday in Kiev.
JC Finley
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
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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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