Montenegro poised to become member of NATO

NATO officials have said Montenegro is expected to join the military alliance later this week. The news comes as the 28 member nations prepare for a meeting in Brussels to discuss security issues. (Deutsche Welle)

RIA news agency cited a Russian senator as saying on Wednesday that Russia will end joint projects with Montenegro if the ex-Communist country joins the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. The Adriatic state of 650,000 people is expected to become a member formally next year. (Reuters)