Danish PM named new Nato civilian leader

Nato leaders have chosen the prime minister of Denmark as the alliance’s new secretary general at their 60th anniversary summit in Strasbourg and have given full support to President Obama’s new Afghan war strategy.

Despite not delivering major promises for new troops, Nato leaders agreed on a new training mission for Afghan security forces, launched work on a new strategic concept for the alliance in the future and said they would seek to overcome differences with Russia.

While the allies tried to project harmony, violent protests marred the event as black-clad protesters attacked police and set a customs station ablaze at a bridge used as the backdrop for a walk by Nato leaders from Germany across the Rhine river to France.

All 28 Nato leaders unanimously approved Anders Fogh Rasmussen as the new civilian leader of the alliance.

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