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BEIJING  | EU official urges Trump, Putin not to destroy global order

BEIJING  — A senior European Union official on Monday urged President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and China to work with Europe to avoid trade wars and prevent conflict and chaos. European Council President Donald Tusk was speaking in Beijing at the opening of a summit between China and the European Union, just hours … Continue reading BEIJING  | EU official urges Trump, Putin not to destroy global order

MOSCOW  | Kremlin says new gas pipeline to Germany will help stability

MOSCOW  — The Kremlin says a new prospective natural gas pipeline to Germany will help increase regional stability and strengthen ties between Russia and the West. U.S. President Donald Trump argued Wednesday that the new natural gas pipeline venture with Moscow has left German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government “totally controlled” and “captive to Russia.” Russian … Continue reading MOSCOW  | Kremlin says new gas pipeline to Germany will help stability

BRUSSELS | NATO says it is united at end of raucous, divisive summit

BRUSSELS — A raucous and divisive NATO summit concluded Thursday with all 29 NATO member states agreeing that there still is a common commitment to the military alliance after U.S. President Donald Trump said everyone had committed to push up defense budgets. Responding to reports that he had threatened to leave the alliance if no … Continue reading BRUSSELS | NATO says it is united at end of raucous, divisive summit

BRUSSELS | The Latest: Merkel says ‘clear commitment’ to NATO by all

BRUSSELS — The Latest on the NATO summit in Brussels (all times local): 12:15 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told reporters in Brussels that “there was a clear commitment to NATO by all” at an emergency session of the military alliance. She said that U.S. President Donald Trump raised the topic of better burden-sharing … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: Merkel says ‘clear commitment’ to NATO by all

BRUSSELS | Trump back at NATO after rattling allies, condemning Germany

BRUSSELS — President Donald Trump is attending a second day of NATO meetings as he continues to hammer member nations over their defense spending. Trump, in a series of tweets from Brussels, said that, “Presidents have been trying unsuccessfully for years to get Germany and other rich NATO Nations to pay more toward their protection … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Trump back at NATO after rattling allies, condemning Germany

BRUSSELS  | The Latest: Trump holding series of 1-on-1 meetings at NATO

BRUSSELS  — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s trip to Europe (all times local): 8:25 a.m. President Donald Trump will be meeting with the leaders of Azerbaijan, Romania, Ukraine and Georgia as he kicks off his second day at the NATO summit in Brussels. The president will also be attending a pair of meetings of … Continue reading BRUSSELS  | The Latest: Trump holding series of 1-on-1 meetings at NATO

BRUSSELS  | Rattling NATO, Trump attacks another nation’s ties to Russia

BRUSSELS  — President Donald Trump tore into this week’s NATO summit questioning the value of a military alliance that has defined decades of American foreign policy, torching an ally and proposing a massive increase in European defense spending. Under fire for his warm embrace of Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Trump on Wednesday turned a harsh spotlight … Continue reading BRUSSELS  | Rattling NATO, Trump attacks another nation’s ties to Russia

BRUSSELS | The Latest: Trump arrives at NATO headquarters for talks

BRUSSELS — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s trip to Europe (all times local): 1 p.m. President Donald Trump has arrived at NATO headquarters in Brussels for the first of two days of summit talks with allies. Trump is planning to press his counterparts to increase their spending on defense, having publicly criticized many European … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: Trump arrives at NATO headquarters for talks