March 11, 2020 / 11:56 AM / 20 days ago

NATO to break off Arctic drill as coronavirus spreads -Norway's NRK

OSLO, March 11 (Reuters) - Norway has decided to halt a NATO military exercise in its Arctic region in response to the coronavirus outbreak, public broadcaster NRK reported on Wednesday.

Some 14,000 troops from 10 countries were gathered for NATO’s Cold Response drill near the Atlantic alliance’s northernmost border with Russia. (Reporting by Terje Solsvik; editing by John Stonestreet)

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