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NATO Summit Wraps Up

During a trip to Europe for the NATO summit, April 1-4 in Bucharest, Romania, President Bush calls for the alliance to include Ukraine and Georgia and pushes for a missle defense shield in Eastern Europe. NATO refused to admit the former Soviet republics but endorsed Bush's missile defense plan.

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Alliance Invites In Croatia, Albania
Article | BUCHAREST, Romania, April 2 -- NATO's political leaders agreed Wednesday night to admit Croatia and Albania into the military alliance, but after a vigorous debate they effectively rejected President Bush's bid to put two former Soviet republics on the path to membership.
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Missile Defense Endorsed By NATO
Article | BUCHAREST, Romania, April 3 -- President Bush advanced his plans Thursday to build a controversial missile defense shield in Eastern Europe by winning the unanimous backing of NATO allies and sealing a deal with the Czech Republic to build a radar facility for the system on its soil.
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Putin Edges In on NATO Talks
Article | BUCHAREST, Romania, April 4 -- The presidents and prime ministers and their spouses had gathered at the Athenee Palace Hilton hotel for a gala dinner on the final night of the NATO summit when suddenly an unexpected visitor crashed the party -- Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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Bush Pressing NATO to Set Membership Path for Ukraine, Georgia
Article | KIEV, Ukraine, April 1 -- President Bush championed expansion of NATO further into the former Soviet Union on Tuesday and declared that Russia "will not have a veto" over the alliance's decision this week about whether to put Ukraine and Georgia on a path to membership.

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