Trump to meet anxious North Atlantic Treaty Organisation heads, then Putin

Trump to meet anxious North Atlantic Treaty Organisation heads, then Putin

In the interview Sunday, Flake contrasted Trump's warm words about Putin and other authoritarian figures to his harsher language for United States allies.

"NATO really is making progress, and they are doing it really at President Trump's insistence", Hutchinson said on "Fox News Sunday". "I welcome the fact that Germany is significantly increasing its defence spending".

The former Norwegian prime minister said there was no guarantee that the 29-member club of transatlantic defence and security would remain intact. It is now at 1.24 percent of economic output, will rise to 1.31 percent in 2019 and to 1.5 percent by 2024.

"We're paying anywhere from 70 to 90 percent to protect Europe", the president said. That's in direct contradiction of NATO's pledge that an attack against one member is considered an attack against all of them. Separately, doubts about Trump's commitment to European security has pushed EU leaders to boost defense cooperation. But she said North Atlantic Treaty Organisation should continue to talk to Russian Federation to "try to bring them in the tent instead of just constantly seeing them do these things that are attempting to disrupt us". But when asked a second time, the official said Trump is not expected to threaten troop withdrawals in Germany or elsewhere.

A country's defense contribution shouldn't be measured only as a percentage of GDP, but also in terms of troops and hardware, she said in an interview with Bloomberg Television in Berlin.

Godparents to be revealed as Louis is christened today
Meghan was christened and confirmed in the oak-panelled Chapel Royal by the archbishop, who also married her and Harry in May. George was also christened in the Chapel Royal, but Charlotte was baptised at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham.

The G-7 world leaders' meeting in Canada last month ended in tumult when Trump suddenly retracted his endorsement of the group's final joint statement after his departure and railed against Trudeau by midflight tweet en route to Singapore for his summit with Kim, a meeting that critics said legitimized Kim on the world stage without securing a clear pathway to the denuclearization.

The ultimate goal of all the anti-NATO activities planned for the weekend is to emphasize that "NATO was never a peace-defending organization", he said, adding that the threat the bloc poses to global peace and security has only increased over time due to its rampant military build-up - first and foremost on Russia's doorstep.

"I do think Russian Federation is trying to flip Turkey; they're trying to flip many of our allies", Hutchison said.

The protest on Saturday preceded the anti-NATO conference on Sunday, which will see dozens of activists and organizations from all over the word coming to Brussels, Iraklis Tsavdaridis, executive secretary of the World Peace Council (WPC), a self-described "anti-imperialist" global organization promoting diversity and universal disarmament, told RT.

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