Jens Stoltenberg

U.S. Department of State News: Meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS at NATO HQ

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg hosted a meeting with the foreign ministers of select members of the Coalition to Defeat ISIS on the sidelines of the NATO Summit on July 12. The Coalition recognized the extraordinary … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS at NATO HQ

BRUSSELS  | The Latest: Macron denies Trump claims on defense spending

BRUSSELS — The Latest on the NATO summit in Brussels (all times local): 1:20 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron has denied President Donald Trump’s claim that NATO allies have agreed to boost defense spending beyond 2 percent of gross domestic product. Macron said: There is a communique that was published yesterday. It’s very detailed.” He … Continue reading BRUSSELS  | The Latest: Macron denies Trump claims on defense spending

BRUSSELS | The Latest: Trump says US commitment to NATO remains strong

BRUSSELS — The Latest on the NATO summit in Brussels (all times local): 6:30 a.m. U.S. President Donald Trump says the U.S. commitment to NATO “remains very strong” despite reports that he threated to pull out in a dispute over defense spending. Trump says at a news conference Thursday in Brussels that he told “people” … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: Trump says US commitment to NATO remains strong

BRUSSELS | The Latest: NATO holds emergency session amid Trump demands

BRUSSELS — The Latest on the NATO summit in Brussels (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Two officials at the NATO summit in Brussels say the alliance is meeting in an emergency session amid demands from U.S. President Donald Trump for all members to spend 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense. Officials said … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: NATO holds emergency session amid Trump demands

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  | The Latest: Trump joins in welcome ceremony at NATO summit

BRUSSELS  — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s trip to Europe (all times local): 2:10 p.m. President Donald Trump is participating in a welcome ceremony with fellow NATO leaders at what’s expected to be a fraught meeting of the military alliance. Trump was spotted chatting with British Prime Minister Theresa May and Turkish President Recep … Continue reading BRUSSELS  | The Latest: Trump joins in welcome ceremony at NATO summit