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Pres. Trump Criticizes NATO Allies on Defense Spending in Brussels Speech

Pres. Trump Criticizes NATO Allies on Defense Spending in Brussels SpeechIn a speech at NATO headquarters Thursday, the president threatened ties between the US and its European allies, saying fellow NATO countries were not meeting financial obligations.



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SitRep: Trump in Brussels; NATO Joins ISIS Fight it’s Already Fighting; Navy Challenges China

SitRep: Trump in Brussels; NATO Joins ISIS Fight it’s Already Fighting; Navy Challenges ChinaRussian Spies Bragged About Flynn Contacts; Manchester Updates



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NATO rolls out the red carpet, buffs its image for Trump

NATO rolls out the red carpet, buffs its image for TrumpBRUSSELS (AP) — NATO is not only rolling out the red carpet for President Donald Trump in Brussels Thursday, the military alliance — which Trump once declared obsolete — has been busy repackaging its image and is ready to unveil a new headquarters worth more than 1 billion euros.



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Trump caught on camera – awkward moments at NATO summit

Trump caught on camera – awkward moments at NATO summitPhotographers capture awkward moments of Donald Trump at his first NATO summit.



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Donald Trump says he previously claimed Nato was 'obsolete' because he 'did not know much about it'

Donald Trump says he previously claimed Nato was 'obsolete' because he 'did not know much about it'Donald Trump has rowed back on his claim that Nato is “obsolete”, saying his earlier comments were made when he did “not know much about” the military alliance. The US President told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer during the presidential campaign that the 28-member state organisation was redundant and overly expensive for the US – a claim he repeated shortly before taking office in January. Asked about his previous comments during an interview with the Associated Press, Mr Trump said they were a result of him “not knowing much” about Nato.



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U.S. F35s fly into Estonia in show of NATO solidarity

U.S. F35s fly into Estonia in show of NATO solidarityBy David Mardiste AMARI AIR BASE, Estonia (Reuters) – Two of the U.S. Air Force’s newest and most advanced jets landed in the Baltic state of Estonia for the first time on Tuesday, a symbolic gesture meant to reinforce the United States’ commitment to the defense of NATO allies that border Russia. The visit of the F-35 stealth fighters, which flew from Britain and spent several hours in Estonia, is part of broader U.S. jet pilot training across Europe as the NATO alliance seeks to deter Moscow from any possible incursion in the Baltics. “This is a very clear message,” Estonia’s Defense Minister Margus Tsahkna told Reuters.



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SitRep: Mattis in Kabul, Taliban Hit U.S. Base; North Korea Warns Washington; Watch Trump Learn About NATO and Terrorism

SitRep: Mattis in Kabul, Taliban Hit U.S. Base; North Korea Warns Washington; Watch Trump Learn About NATO and TerrorismChina Urges Trump to Be Careful; China’s New Aircraft Carrier; Russia’s Carrier Bulking Up; And Lots More



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President Trump shifts tone on China and NATO

President Trump shifts tone on China and NATOABC News' Mary Bruce questions press secretary Sean Spicer following Trump's conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping.



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In a Major Reversal, Pres. Trump Says NATO Is ‘No Longer Obsolete’

In a Major Reversal, Pres. Trump Says NATO Is ‘No Longer Obsolete’Standing next to NATO’s secretary general Wednesday, the president backed away from his common campaign trail assertion that NATO was obsolete.



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Germany balks at Tillerson call for more European NATO spending

Germany balks at Tillerson call for more European NATO spendingBy Lesley Wroughton and Robert-Jan Bartunek BRUSSELS (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reassured his nervous European counterparts over Washington’s commitment to NATO on Friday and pressed them again to spend more on defense, triggering a rebuke from Germany. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said it was neither “reachable nor desirable” for Germany to spend the agreed NATO target of two percent of member states’ economic output on defense. NATO allies have until 2024 to do that.



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