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23 Oct 2021, 02:05 GMT+10

MOSCOW -- The Kremlin said Friday that the new plan of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to deter Russia fully justifies Moscow's decision to end all official dialogue with the alliance.

Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov made the remarks during his daily briefing after NATO defence ministers agreed on a new master plan Thursday to defend against Russian threats on multiple fronts. (Russia-NATO-Confrontation)

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BRUSSELS -- The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will launch its new Innovation Fund with the aim of enabling investment worth one billion euros (1.65 billion U.S. dollars) "in dual-use technologies of potential application to defense and security," NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday.

The new fund will "ensure that the allies do not miss out on the latest technologies and capabilities that will be critical to our security," Stoltenberg said at a press conference. (NATO-Innovation-Fund)

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ANKARA -- Turkish security forces detained six Islamic State (IS) suspects in the Black Sea province of Ordu, the governor's office said in a statement Friday.

The police carried out simultaneous operations in the districts of Altinordu, Kumru and Unye, said the statement. (Turkey-Detain-IS suspects)

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