Georgia, Russia tensions rekindle

MOSCOW, June 3 (UPI) -- Disputes over a border fence in the breakaway Georgian republic of South Ossetia are part of an effort to stir up tensions, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

NATO helps Georgia clear leftover mines

BRUSSELS, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- NATO said it closed its partnership project with Georgia that helped the country remove unexploded ordnance left from a 2008 war with Russia.

NATO, Russia to jointly run missile defense shield?

BRUSSELS, April 20 (UPI) -- NATO wants to invite Russia to join in building a massive missile defense shield over Europe, a plan that for the first time could bring the former Cold War enemies together for a joint military project.

NATO welcomes additional U.S. troops

KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- NATO forces in Afghanistan are awaiting details of the new U.S. strategy expected when Barack Obama takes office as president, an alliance spokesman said.

NATO: Euro missile shield worth pursuing

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- NATO still believes a proposed Eastern European missile defense shield is an important project worth pursuing, an alliance official says.

NATO joining in Afghan drug war

BUDAPEST, Hungary, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- NATO says it will send troops to join attacks on the "rampant" Afghanistan opium drug trade.

NATO sends ships to Somali coast

BUDAPEST, Hungary, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- NATO's Standing Naval Maritime Group will travel to the piracy-plagued waters off the coast of Somalia, a spokesman for the defense alliance said Thursday.

Kosovo plans for first security force

BRUSSELS, June 25 (UPI) -- Kosovo's first phase of developing its own security force will be completed by 2009, NATO officials announced Wednesday.

NATO reiterates Georgia warning

BRUSSELS, April 30 (UPI) -- NATO repeated its warnings Wednesday to Russia against meddling in the affairs of Georgia as it deals with its two breakaway republics.

NATO admits 2 countries, sidelines 3 bids

BUCHAREST, Romania, April 3 (UPI) -- NATO officials, meeting in Romania, offered membership to two Balkan states but rebuffed bids by two former Soviet states to begin the membership process.

NATO troops to prevent Kosovo violence

BRUSSELS, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- NATO troops plan to react against any side that might use violence in a bid to resolve the future of Serbia's predominantly ethnic-Albanian Kosovo province.

YouTube focus of NATO's Afghan efforts

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The online video Web site, YouTube, has become the focus of NATO's anti-Taliban efforts in Afghanistan, a spokesman for the international group said.

NATO: Putin's remarks not welcome

BERLIN, June 4 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin's threat to aim missiles at Europe are "unhelpful and unwelcome," a NATO spokesman said.

NATO: No plans to reduce troops in Kosovo

SOFIA, Bulgaria, April 28 (UPI) -- NATO foreign ministers agreed Friday they will keep the number of ground troops unchanged in Kosovo until the future of Serbia's province is decided.

NATO: No mideast detainees at Kosovo camp

BRUSSELS, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- NATO officials say all detainees held at Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo were from the area, not from mideast countries.
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James Appathurai (Tamil: சேம்சு அப்பாதுரை) (born 07-08-1968) is a Canadian journalist and a NATO spokesperson. He was born in Toronto, Canada and has degrees from University of Toronto and University of Amsterdam. Prior to becoming the NATO spokesperson, he held positions in NATO, Department of National Defense of Canada and as a journalist with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He has a number of publications to his credit.

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