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BRUSSELS | NATO insists it’s united as Trump lashes allies over budgets

BRUSSELS  — NATO leaders pledged Thursday to stand united against foes like Russia despite a tumultuous summit that saw U.S. President Donald Trump rip into his allies for failing to boost defense spending, casting a dark cloud over the world’s biggest security alliance. A year after fueling doubts about whether Washington would defend allies who … Continue reading BRUSSELS | NATO insists it’s united as Trump lashes allies over budgets

BRUSSELS | The Latest: Trumps arrive for gala at UK’s Blenheim Palace

BRUSSELS — The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s trip to Europe (all times local): 9:15 p.m. President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, are being greeted with pomp and circumstance, along with protesters, as he arrives at spectacular Blenheim Palace for a gala dinner. Anti-Trump protesters with critical signs are lining the roadway leading to … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: Trumps arrive for gala at UK’s Blenheim Palace

BRUSSELS | The Latest: Ukraine’s leader backs Trump on German gas deal

BRUSSELS — The Latest on the NATO summit in Brussels (all times local): 9:35 p.m. The president of Ukraine says he agrees with U.S. President Donald Trump that a natural gas pipeline venture between Germany and Russia carries dangers. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Thursday on France 24 TV that the pipeline “is an absolutely … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: Ukraine’s leader backs Trump on German gas deal

BRUSSELS | The Latest: May says Trump-Putin talks could reduce tensions

BRUSSELS — The latest on the NATO summit (all times local): 11:30 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says Donald Trump’s meeting with Vladimir Putin could help reduce the risk of confrontation between Russia and the West. The U.S. and Russian presidents are due to meet Monday in Helsinki, after Trump attends a NATO summit … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: May says Trump-Putin talks could reduce tensions

BRUSSELS | Trump rattles NATO, knocking its value, assailing Germany

BRUSSELS — Under fire for his warm embrace of Russia’s Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump jolted the NATO summit Wednesday by turning a spotlight on Germany’s ties to Russia and openly questioning the value of the military alliance that has defined American foreign policy for decades. Trump declared that a joint natural gas pipeline venture … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Trump rattles NATO, knocking its value, assailing Germany

BRUSSELS | US first lady welcomed in Belgium with music and fashion

BRUSSELS — U.S. first lady Melania Trump returned to the international stage Wednesday as she mingled with the spouses of America’s closest allies over classical music, fashion and chocolate. As President Donald Trump harangued Germany and other allies at a NATO summit in Brussels, his wife chatted amiably with some of their spouses at a … Continue reading BRUSSELS | US first lady welcomed in Belgium with music and fashion

BRUSSELS | The Latest: Trump, Polish president discuss military ties

BRUSSELS — The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s trip to Europe (all times local): 10:10 p.m. Poland’s President Andrzej Duda and President Donald Trump have spoken on the sidelines of a NATO summit in Brussels about strengthening military cooperation. The talk Wednesday comes as Poland is lobbying to have thousands of American troops permanently stationed … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: Trump, Polish president discuss military ties

BRUSSELS | The Latest: NATO invites Macedonia to start membership talks

BRUSSELS— The Latest on the NATO summit (all times local): 8:15 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says Donald Trump’s meeting with Vladimir Putin could help reduce the risk of confrontation between Russia and the West. The U.S. and Russian presidents are due to meet Monday in Helsinki, after Trump attends a NATO summit in … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: NATO invites Macedonia to start membership talks