September 14, 2018 / 12:56 PM / 11 days ago

Merkel: NATO needs to strengthen its defense capabilities

VILNIUS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that the NATO military alliance has no choice but to improve its defense capabilities.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a session at the lower house of parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

“It is unavoidable for NATO to boost its defense alliance,” she told a news conference in Vilnius.

Reporting by Andrius Sytas; Writing by Michelle Martin; Editing by Joseph Nasr

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