Milos Zeman calls on the country to focus on national defence rather than "wasting money" on the military alliance.
Thoughts have now turned to bolstering security.
The weapon, which has not been used since the 1990s, could lead to special duties more painful than the blunt instrument of sanctions.
Local mayor files criminal complaint against President Milorad Dodik after he blocked requests to send army helicopters to put out fires.
Albania, Kosovo and North Macedonia will temporarily host Afghan refugees waiting for US visas.
Taliban appear to be standing back to allow the evacuation effort, while fear grips Kabul.
Iran is home to several million Afghans, many of whom believe that the return of Taliban rule in Afghanistan has been facilitated by the Pakistani intelligence service.
Kabul fell to Taliban forces on August 15 with almost no fighting, completing the Islamic fundamentalists' recapture of Afghanistan in just six weeks since the US pulled out.
Parliament committee released video showing use of excessive force and brutal beating of chained protesters after prosecutors failed to act.
President and interim PM call for urgent budget revision as Bulgaria enters new wave of pandemic.
The embattled regime of President Alexander Lukashenko is due to receive the equivalent of $1bn from the IMF as part of its $650bn Special Drawing Rights giveaway to help struggling economies.
Envoys accused of looking imperialistic after being photographed in chairs sat in by Churchill and Stalin in the Iranian capital at a time when Iran was under occupation.
The number of deaths from the coronavirus reached 808 in 24 hours on August 12, the highest mortality rate since the pandemic began, according to Russia’s COVID-19 task force.
Lithuanian Railways is already bracing for a potential blow from the loss of Belarusian freight, following the new US sanctions on Belarus.
Farming was the most profitable economic activity in Ukraine last year, earning $3bn for producers, according to the National Scientific centre Institute of Agrarian Economics, UBN reported on August 12.
Canadian miner maintains seizure of mine illegal and unjustified, but Bishkek maintains there is a corruption case to investigate.
After two snap parliamentary elections this year, Bulgarian political parties have failed to form a new government, leaving discussions with Skopje in limbo.
Ruling United Right coalition passed a controversial media reform that forbids non-EU entities to control domestic broadcasters.
Central bank starts to actively look for buyer for lender, but an IPO may be more likely.
Deputy PM and the leader of one of the ruling coalition parties, Jaroslaw Gowin, was dismissed for his criticism of the government’s flagship economic reform programme.