Protesters during demonstrations against fracking  in Barlad, Romania.  Photograph: Cristian Movila/The New York Times

Vlasa Mircia, the mayor of the destitute village of Pungesti in eastern Romania, thought he had struck it rich when US energy giant Chevron showed up (...)

Jens Stoltenberg: the new Nato secretary general  gives his first press conference at the alliance’s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, yesterday. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Nato’s new secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, has pledged to adopt a “constructive” approach to Russia. Addressing journalists at Nato headqu(...)

Nato secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen (right) with British prime minister David Cameron. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/PA Wire

The European Union, Nato and a host of international countries gave a strong welcome to the Scottish referendum result yesterday.European Commission (...)

British Prime Minister David Cameron (left) and Nato Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in Wales earlier this month. Photograph: Doug Mills/ The New York Times

European Union and Nato officials expressed undisguised relief on Friday at Scotland’s clear vote against independence from Britain, but some fretted (...)

Friends and relatives reunite with soldiers of the Ukrainian volunteer special police battalion ‘Azov’ after they returned following their turn of deployment in eastern Ukraine, near the St Sophia Cathedral in Kiev. Nato has reportedly started delivering weapons to Kiev’s military as it battles Russian-backed separatists. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Deadly shelling has rocked eastern Ukraine’s fragile ceasefire, as Nato states launched exercises in the west of the country and reportedly started(...)

Aircraft from the British Royal Air Force’s Red Arrows aerobatic team fly over the Celtic Manor resort, the Welsh venue for the NATO summit, yesterday. Photograph:  Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Ireland’s Graeme McDowell won the Ryder Cup for Europe four years ago on the 17th green at the Celtic Manor golf course in Newport, south Wales, be(...)

Nato leaders watch a flypast of military aircraft from Nato member countries on the second day of the summit at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, south Wales. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) is today expected to establish a 10,000-strong Rapid Reaction Force that could be deployed within days, (...)

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko and German chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday during the Nato summit in Newport, Wales. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga - Pool/Getty Images

Tougher sanctions against Russia to penalise it for its actions in Ukraine will be announced by Nato leaders today, including curbs on smaller energy(...)

Afghan security officials inspect the site of a suicide bomb blast that targeted an intelligence office in Ghazni, Afghanistan, yesterday.  EPA/Naweed Haqjoo

Afghanistan’s rival presidential candidates, Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, sent a message to Nato leaders saying they will do their utmost to r(...)

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko  and German chancellor Angela Merkel talk during the Nato Summit  in Newport, Wales today. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/Pool/Getty Images.

The European Union is set to unveil a fresh package of sanctions against Russia as western leaders staged a show of support for the beleaguered Ukr(...)