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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

Authoritarian Turkmen leader’s son rises in Foreign Ministry

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan /March 31, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)The son of Turkmenistan’s president has been appointed a deputy foreign minister, deepening speculation that the president aims to form a dynastic system of power in the Central Asian nation. The appointment of Serdar Berdymukhamedov was reported Saturday in the country’s official newspaper. The announcement came a week after a … Continue reading Authoritarian Turkmen leader’s son rises in Foreign Ministry