NATO Urges Restraint after Downing of Russian Warplane by Turkey

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called for calm on Tuesday following the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey.

"Diplomacy and de-escalation are important to resolve this situation," Stoltenberg said in a statement after an extraordinary meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Brussels.

Thorvald Stoltenberg made honorary citizen of Belgrade

Former Norwegian politician Thorvald Stoltenberg late on Thursday in Belgrade received the charter making him an honorary citizen of the Serbian capital.

Stoltenberg addressed the ceremony to say the day was very important for him because he received the award not only in his own name, but as a representative of thousands of his compatriots.

Croatia PM Urges NATO to Admit Montenegro

Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic underlined the importance of Montenegro's NATO membership for Croatia, at a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Zagreb on Thursday.

"This is something that interests Croatia, bearing in mind that Montenegro is a neighboring state and security in this part of Europe and the region is an important matter for us," the PM stated.