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In comments at the NATO gathering Wednesday, President Trump criticized Germany, claiming it was "totally controlled by Russia" because of an energy deal the two countries made. Photo: AP... [Read More]
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President Donald Trump barreled into a NATO summit Wednesday with claims that a pipeline deal has left Germany 'totally controlled' and 'captive to Russia' as he lobbed fresh complaints about allies' 'delinquent' defense spending at the …... [Read More]
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AP/Francois Mori South Korea reportedly scrambled military jets to intercept two Russian military aircraft that entered the South's air defense territory four times throughout the day. The Russian aircraft were believed to be military bomber jets that spent over three hours in the Korea Air Defence Identification Zone. South Korea said on Friday it had scrambled military jets to intercept two Russian military aircraft that entered the South's air defense territory four times through the day. The Russian aircraft were believed to be military bomber jets and spent more than three hours in... [Read More]
No sooner did President Trump arrive at the NATO summit in Brussels than he launched a tirade at one of our closest allies, declaring, "Germany is totally controlled by Russia." That ludicrous charge is based on a usual Trump stew of fake facts mixed with demagoguery. But it raises an unavoidable question prior to Trump's meeting with Vladimir Putin on July 16. Is the U.S. president totally controlled by Russia? Is he a "Manchurian candidate," brainwashed or blackmailed by Putin into helping the Kremlin weaken America? So far I've avoided conspiracy theories and still believe the president... [Read More]
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Poland's president says the debates over NATO spending that US President Donald Trump ignited are paying off for countries like his on the alliance's eastern flank because they have led to more defense spending by allies. President Andrzej Duda played down the severity of divisions between Trump and other NATO members at a two-day summit in Brussels, saying the important thing for Poland is that new commitments have been made to secure the region that lies close to Russia.See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: How Russia's most advanced military equipment stacks up against... [Read More]
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President Donald Trump's criticism of Germany's involvement in a natural gas pipeline deal with Russia launched a tense two days of NATO meetings in Brussels — but it also may have set the tone for the U.S. leader's highly anticipated summit with his Russian counterpart Monday in Helsinki. In a taut exchange with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday, Trump said Nord Stream 2 — an offshore pipeline that would deliver gas to Germany directly from Russia via the Baltic Sea — leaves the Western military alliance's largest and wealthiest European member "totally controlled" by and "captive... [Read More]
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Reuters/Francois Lenoir As Hastings Ismay, NATO's first secretary-general, famously put it, the alliance's purpose in Europe was to keep the Russians out, the Americans in and the Germans down. By all indications, US President Donald Trump, who arrived in Brussels yesterday for his second NATO summit, is dead set on reversing all three elements of Ismay's formula. Having already proposed that Russia be invited back into the Group of Seven forum of advanced economies, it would surprise no one at this point if Trump suggests that Russia play a greater role in European security when he... [Read More]
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NATO leaders entered a special emergency session after President Donald Trump reportedly spoke very bluntly about his demands that the countries spend more on defense. During the summit, Trump reportedly broke diplomatic protocol by calling German Chancellor Angela Merkel by her first name, saying "Angela, you need to do something about this," a source told Reuters. Leaders of Azerbaijan and Georgia, non-NATO members, were asked to leave for the emergency session. Trump singled out Germany on Wednesday when he accused them of being "totally" controlled by Russia because Russia provides a large share of... [Read More]
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In a combative start to his NATO visit, President Donald Trump asserted Wednesday that a pipeline project has made Germany "totally controlled" by and "captive to Russia" and blasted allies' defense spending, opening what was expected to be a fraught summit. [Read More]
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President Donald Trump kicked off his two-day visit with NATO allies by doing exactly what many of them feared, worsening tensions within the alliance by claiming that Germany, a bulwark of the transatlantic democratic order, "is totally controlled by" and "captive to Russia." [Read More]
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President Trump criticized Germany and accused the U.S. ally of being "totally controlled by Russia." [Read More]
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President Trump accused Germany of being "a captive of Russia" because of its reliance on Russian energy, calling their relationship "inappropriate." [Read More]
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Brussels President Donald Trump barreled into a NATO summit Wednesday with claims that a natural gas pipeline deal has left Germany "totally controlled" and "captive to Russia" as he lobbed fresh complaints about allies' "delinquent" defense spending during the opening of what was expected to be a fraught two-day meeting. Trump also suggested that NATO allies commit to spending 4 percent of their gross domestic product on defense - double the current goal of 2 percent by 2024. The president, in a testy exchange with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg that kicked off his visit, took issue with the U.S.... [Read More]
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A number of news outlets, including the Post, speculated that Kelly's body language was related to the remarks Trump was making at the time about Germany being "totally controlled by Russia."        ... [Read More]
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President Donald Trump barreled into a NATO summit Wednesday with claims that a pipeline deal has left Germany "totally controlled" and "captive to Russia" as he lobbed fresh... [Read More]
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So here's what Trump said at the NATO summit: "Germany is totally controlled by Russia," Pres. Trump tells NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg as they sit down together for bilateral breakfast ahead of Brussels summit. https://t.co/CmyplgrxzN pic.twitter.com/6RnFk8Drgs — ABC News (@ABC) July 11, 2018 And here are some of the reactions: Trump shows his abject ignorance of NATO, Trade and Energy policy. Accuses Germany of being "captive" of Moscow for buying natural gas. Right out of the box he shows the world how stupid he is. #NATOSummit #SaveDemocracy — Malcolm Nance (@MalcolmNance) July... [Read More]
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President Donald Trump keeps blasting NATO over what he sees as the alliance members' shortcomings. His pressure appears to have led to renewed calls among NATO members for more emphasis on domestic defense capacity, rather than reliance on the US. These deepen existing fault lines within NATO, and the bloc's future is not certain. President Donald Trump began this week's NATO summit with more broadsides against US allies, tarring Germany as "totally controlled by Russia" and again exhorting members to increase domestic defense spending to "2% of GDP IMMEDIATELY, not by 2025," misstating the non-legally-binding guideline... [Read More]
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In a combative start to his NATO visit, President Donald Trump asserted Wednesday that a pipeline project has made Germany "totally controlled" by and "captive to Russia" and blasted allies' defense spending, opening what was expected to be a fraught summit with a list of grievances involving American allies. [Read More]
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The NATO summit in Brussels has put the strained relationship between President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel back in the spotlight. Over the past year and a half, Trump has consistently attacked Germany over trade and accused them of not contributing their fair share to NATO's budget, leading to several tense interactions between him and Merkel. Based on Trump's remarks at a Wednesday breakfast meeting with NATO's general secretary, things won't seem to be getting better anytime soon. "Germany is totally controlled by Russia, because they will be getting from 60-70% of their energy... [Read More]
President Trump kicked off his two-day visit with NATO allies by doing exactly what many of them feared, worsening tensions within the alliance by claiming that Germany, a bulwark of the transatlantic democratic order, "is totally controlled by" and "captive to Russia." Trump, who often goes on... [Read More]
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