Tag Archives: NATO

LIVE VIDEO: Trump Holds Presser With Baltic Leaders

NPR reports: President Trump meets at the White House on Tuesday with leaders of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. The “U.S.-Baltic Summit” celebrates the 100th anniversary of independence for the three countries. Throughout the Second World War and the Cold War, the Baltic countries were dominated by the Soviet Union. They regained their independence in the early 1990s and joined NATO ...

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White House Omits Husband Of Luxembourg Prime Minister In Official Photo Caption, Lists Melania Twice

The Guardian reports: The Trump White House on Saturday omitted Gauthier Destenay, the husband of Luxembourg prime minister Xavier Bettel, from the caption to an official photograph of the spouses of Nato leaders, taken at this week’s summit in Brussels. Destenay, a Belgian architect, married Bettel in 2015, becoming the first same-sex spouse of a leader of a European Union ...

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BRUSSELS: Husband Of Luxembourg’s Gay Prime Minister Poses With Other Spouses Of NATO Leaders

People Magazine reports: While President Donald Trump has met with many male heads of government, First Lady Melania Trump has often mingled with their wives. But on Thursday, Mrs. Trump was introduced to the First Gentleman of Luxembourg. Gauthier Destenay, the husband of Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, joined Trump and other spouses for a dinner while their significant others ...

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Trump In Brussels: Germans Are Very Evil, They Sell Millions Of Cars In America And I’m Going To Stop That

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump is ready to fight Germany in an auto battle according to Germany’s Der Spiegel. Trump got a chilly reception at the NATO summit in Belgium after attacking fellow members. But he was caught pledging a battle with German automakers as part of his anger with “back dues” he feels the country owes to NATO. ...

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Trump Shoves Aside Montenegro Prime Minister In Order To Stand In Front Of NATO Leaders [VIDEO]

Moments after his Brussels speech in which he attacked NATO leaders over their defense budgets, Trump brusquely shoved aside Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic in order to be seen standing in front of the group.  After the shove, Trump adjusts his coat and preens for the cameras. Watch below.

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BRUSSELS: Stone-Faced NATO Leaders Look On As Trump Attacks Them Over Defense Spending [VIDEO]

CNN reports: President Donald Trump, speaking in front of the heads of state of fellow NATO allies at the alliance’s new headquarters, called out member countries Thursday for not meeting their financial commitments. “Twenty-three of the 28 member nations are still not paying what they should be paying and what they are supposed to be paying for their defense,” Trump ...

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Trump Flips On Four Campaign Positions In One Day: NATO, Janet Yellen, Chinese Currency, The EXIM Bank

On NATO: Trump said NATO is “no longer obsolete” during a Wednesday press conference with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, backtracking on his past criticism of the alliance. During the campaign, he frequently called the organization “obsolete,” saying did little to crack down on terrorism and that its other members don’t pay their “fair share.” On China: Trump told the Wall ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump And NATO Chief Hold Presser

USA Today reports: President Trump and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg hold a joint presser at 4pm ET Wednesday. The meetings at the White House come as tensions with Russia have reached a high point over a U.S. air strike against Syria, a Russian ally, last week. That strike came in response to a Syrian chemical weapons attack against civilians two ...

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BRUSSELS: Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson Gives NATO Allies Two Months To Boost Their Defense Spending

Or else…what? The Associated Press reports: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned NATO allies Friday to boost defense spending or come up with plans to reach the alliance’s budget guidelines within two months. Tillerson, in his first talks with NATO counterparts in Brussels, said that Washington is spending a “disproportionate share” on defense compared with its 27 partners, and ...

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White House Denies Claim That Trump Handed Angela Merkel A Fake $374B Invoice For NATO Defense

Business Insider reports: The White House denied reports on Sunday that President Trump gave German Chancellor Angela Merkel a $374 billion invoice for money her country owed the US for NATO defense. The Times of London published a story citing anonymous German officials who claimed Trump gave Merkel the bill during their meeting in Washington last week. “No, this is ...

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Germany Slams Trump Over “NATO Debt” Claim

Reuters reports: German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Sunday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump’s claim that Germany owes NATO and the United States “vast sums” of money for defense. “There is no debt account at NATO,” von der Leyen said in a statement, adding that it was wrong to link the alliance’s target for members to spend 2 ...

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Today’s Lies From Hair Furor

The Hill reports: President Trump on Saturday morning pressed Germany to to pay more money to NATO, one day after meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Washington. “Despite what you have heard from the FAKE NEWS, I had a GREAT meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Nevertheless, Germany owes vast sums of money to NATO & the United States ...

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Homocon “Trump Loyalist” Richard Grenell Nominated To Be NATO Ambassador, Roger Stone Thrilled [VIDEO]

Bloomberg reports: President Donald Trump will nominate Richard Grenell to be his ambassador to NATO, according to a White House official, a selection that would make the longtime loyalist and former U.S. spokesman at the United Nations the highest-ranking openly gay person to serve in the administration. Reached by phone on Wednesday, Grenell, 50, declined to comment. The White House ...

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DUCK AND COVER: Russia Secretly Deploys New Cruise Missile In Violation Of 1987 Arms Control Treaty

The New York Times reports: Russia has secretly deployed a new cruise missile despite complaints from American officials that it violates a landmark arms control treaty that helped seal the end of the Cold War, administration officials say. The move presents a major challenge for President Trump, who has vowed to improve relations with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia ...

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Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev Writes In TIME: The Threat Of Nuclear War Seems Real Again

Former USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev has penned an essay for TIME Magazine. An excerpt: Today the nuclear threat once again seems real. Relations between the great powers have been going from bad to worse for several years now. The advocates for arms build-up and the military-industrial complex are rubbing their hands. We must break out of this situation. We need ...

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Trump Alarms NATO Allies By Questioning Whether US Would Defend Them, Clinton Campaign Reacts

The New York Times reports: Donald J. Trump, on the eve of accepting the Republican nomination for president, said Wednesday that if he were elected, he would not pressure Turkey or other authoritarian allies about conducting purges of their political adversaries or cracking down on civil liberties. The United States, he said, has to “fix our own mess” before trying ...

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TURKEY: President Declares Coup Quashed, Vows That Plotters Will “Pay Heavy Price For Their Treason”

From the Associated Press: Forces loyal to Turkey’s president quashed a coup attempt in a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire that left dozens dead Saturday. Authorities arrested thousands of people as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed those responsible “will pay a heavy price for their treason.” The chaos capped a period of political turmoil in Turkey — a ...

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REPORT: Turkish President Seeks Asylum In Germany As Coup Continues, Military Fires On Civilians

The Daily Beast reports: Turkish president Tayyip Erdoğan is reportedly seeking asylum in Europe, as a military coup continues in Turkey, U.S. military sources tell NBC News. Erdoğan’s presidential jet was allegedly denied landing rights at Istanbul’s airport, before heading out of the country. He was then denied asylum in Germany, according to NBC, before heading to London. The Daily ...

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TURKEY: Mob Of Anti-US Protesters Attack And Chase Three American Sailors

Via the Washington Post: Three U.S. sailors were attacked in Istanbul by an angry mob on Wednesday, as a grew of about 20 nationalists threw objects at them, chased them and briefly threw a bag over one of their heads. The incident was publicized in a video online, and acknowledged by the U.S. Navy. The attack underscores the volatility in ...

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