Michael Cohen Tape Suggests Team Trump Lied About Karen McDougal
Trump raises questions over seized Cohen recording
In Rare Move for a President, Trump Criticizes Fed
Novichok victim Charlie Rowley discharged from Salisbury hospital
Discovery of '113-year-old Russian warship' sparks goldmine hopes
Merkel fires back at Trump, says Germany is ‘independent’
12 July 2018, 02:31 | Darnell Patrick
At NATO Summit, Donald Trump slams Germany for 'inapp..th Russia, accuses Berlin of being Moscow's 'captive'
Trump has called on allied countries to meet or exceed the 2014 Wales summit goal of spending 2 percent GDP on defense spending.
She told allies they should work together to "raise the cost" of malign behaviour whenever it occurred, calling out cyber-attacks, taking action against intelligence networks of hostile states and bringing in tough sanctions against aggressors.
In a bid to avoid a row, Stoltenberg replied: "Nato is an alliance of 29 nations and there are sometimes differences..."
The NATO chief was frank about the impact of Trump's criticism on the organisation.
According to a French official, Trump said it would be a good thing if everyone spent around 4 percent on defense, which was presumed to be a generous rounding up of the USA budget of some 3.57 percent of GDP. "If we look at the gas pipeline, Germany is an independent country".
He saidthey discussed defense investment and trade, adding: "We have a tremendous relationship with Germany". German Chancellor Angela Merkel fired back at Trump's accusation with a pithy comment.
"I'm very glad that today we are united in freedom. because of that we can say that we can make our independent policies and make independent decisions".
Ministers are concerned that the bilateral talks, straight after the USA president's first official visit to Britain, could result in a deal that could harm North Atlantic Treaty Organisation or heighten tensions on Europe's eastern borders.
United Kingdom in turmoil, says Trump, won't back May
Trump has, meanwhile, delivered on US commitments to Europe. "Charge us big Tariffs (& Barriers)!" he wrote on Twitter . Trump while the president was en route to Brussels . "And dear Europe, spend more on your defense", he said .
During a heated breakfast meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg Wednesday, Trump said Germany pays billions of dollars to Russian Federation and "we have to defend them against Russian Federation".
Trump, Smith said, "upended world order in the way that no president has. Explain that. And it can't be explained, you know that".
Trump has long fueled such criticisms. Munich's Süddeutsche Zeitung headlined its story: "It is not only bad, it is catastrophic". "We're supposed to be guarding against Russian Federation and Germany goes out and pays billions and billions of dollars a year to Russian Federation".
The Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, which intentionally skirts Eastern European nations like Poland and Ukraine, has caused many of Germany's allies to bristle, though Berlin has defended it by saying it would be merely one of many sources of natural gas.
"The president is going to mention the fact that Europe is becoming more and more dependent on Russian Federation for their energy sources, specifically Germany with their invitation to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline", Barrasso told Fox News.
Trump's laser-focus on Germany has unsettled Berlin, which had grown accustomed to a strong relationship with President Barack Obama.
"The former chancellor of Germany is head of the pipeline company that's supplying the gas", Mr. Trump said.
Journalists were allowed briefly into the room at the end of their meeting, but both leaders avoided publicly blasting each other face-to-face.
Why Entrepreneurs Carry Business Cards
You will have to wait for them to visit your website or store later and this can mean they’ve already forgotten about you. If you succeed in creating a memorable business card, you don’t just connect deeper with the person you gave the card to.
Croatia beats Russian Federation in shootout to reach semis
Modic will have to show leadership in Sochi if Croatia is to make it to the semi-finals for the second time in their history. Host Russia are set to face Croatia later today in the quarter finals of the world cup at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi .
Britain’s Prince Louis christened without Queen
Harry Aubrey-Fletcher: He went to Ludgrove School and Eton with William and his father is the Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire. Royal fanatics have speculated that Kate Middleton paid a secret tribute to Princess Diana at the christening of Prince Louis .
Iran says Trump 'destabilising' oil market
Domestic stocks had been drawn down to 234 million barrels at the end of April, the lowest level since November 2011. OPEC and Russian Federation and other producers last month agreed to add 1 million barrels to the market.
Police speak to Amesbury victim Charlie Rowley
Britain has notified the global chemical weapons watchdog, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The poisoning of the Skripals was the first known offensive use of such a chemical weapon in Europe since World War Two.