Relations between Latvia and Russia have grown extremely tense since the latter’s annexation of Crimea. The small Baltic republic feels under pressure from its big neighbor. At the same time, the Russian minority in Latvia is deeply divided.
In an exclusive interview, NATO's secretary general has told DW that NATO needs to adapt in the face of a more assertive Russia. But he has spoken of his wish to improve relations with Moscow.
After praising the US's relationship with Germany, President Donald Trump is accusing the country of skimping on its defense budget. Earlier in the day, he'd put on a smile while addressing reporters with Angela Merkel.
The Bundeswehr is expected to install a new NATO military headquarters in Germany. The move is part of the alliance's strategic upgrade in the face of increased tensions with Russia.
The Kremlin has stressed its sovereign right to deploy missiles on Russian territory after reports that the country deployed the Iskander nuclear-capable missile system in Kaliningrad on the Baltic Sea.
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