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New NATO Innovation Challenge opens to entrepreneurs and inventors

The latest edition of the NATO Innovation Challenge was launched on Monday (19 August 2019), under the theme: “Optimising leader development”. The competition aims to tap into pools of private sector innovators (entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, scientists, coders, etc.) to find new, creative and efficient ways for NATO to respond to security challenges and potential crises.
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Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defence system in Romania completes scheduled update

NATO's Aegis Ashore Ballistic Missile Defence site in Romania completed a long-planned update on Friday (9 August 2019).
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NATO Secretary General concludes visit to Australia and New Zealand

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg paid his respects at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on Thursday (8 August 2019), concluding an official visit to Australia and New Zealand. Mr. Stoltenberg laid a wreath in honour of the Australian armed forces and those members who lost their lives in conflict. Later, the Secretary General addressed an event hosted by the Institute for Regional Security and the Australian National University's Strategic and Defence Studies Centre.
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NATO Secretary General signs partnership plan, welcomes deepening cooperation with Australia

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg praised Australia’s contributions to international security and its deepening partnership with NATO in a visit to Sydney on Wednesday (7 August 2019). Mr. Stoltenberg met with Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Defence Minister Linda Reynolds, and signed a renewed partnership agreement between NATO and Australia with Minister Reynolds aboard the HMAS Hobart. “Australia is a highly valued partner for the Alliance,” said the Secretary General, pointing to the country’s training deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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NATO Secretary General begins visit to New Zealand

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg began a two-day visit to New Zealand on Monday (5 August 2019) with stops in Christchurch and Wellington.
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Secretary General: NATO response to INF Treaty demise will be measured and responsible

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg marked the end of the INF Treaty with a press conference on Friday (2 August 2019), stressing that NATO's response will be "measured and responsible", ensuring credible and effective deterrence and defence.
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Statement by the North Atlantic Council on the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

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NATO maritime groups change flagships

Two of NATO's standing maritime task groups changed flagship duties during a port visit to Rota, Spain on Friday (26 July 2019). Standing NATO Maritime Group One is now led by the United States' guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley, and Standing NATO Maritime Group Two is now led by the Canadian frigate HMCS Halifax. Since the beginning of the year, the groups have completed patrols and exercises in the North Atlantic as well as the Mediterranean, Norwegian, North, Black and Baltic Seas.
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Clare Hutchinson - What is NATO’s commitment to gender equality?

Women can play a key role in securing peace and security. Ensuring gender equality is also important for the development of our societies. Clare Hutchinson, the NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security, explains more about NATO’s commitment to these issues.
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The Chairman of the NATO Military Committee marks NATO’s 70th Anniversary at Royal International Air Tattoo

The Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach attended the annual Air and Space Power Conference in London (18 July) before heading to the Royal International Air Tattoo in Fairford (19 to 21 July).

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