President Donald Trump kicks off a two-day whirlwind of meetings with NATO alliance members, but his focus appears to remain centered on the impeachment inquiry playing out at home.
Underlining the breadth of strife in a transatlantic bloc hailed by its backers as the most successful military alliance in history, Trump demanded that Europe pay more for defence and also make concessions to US interests on trade.
Trudeau was picked up by microphones at a Buckingham Palace reception for Nato leaders on Tuesday evening apparently laughing about an impromptu press conference Trump did earlier.
Nato leaders gathered at a golf resort near London on Wednesday for a summit acrimonious even by the standards of the Trump era, aiming to tackle sharp disagreements over spending, future threats including China and Turkey’s role in the alliance.
As world leaders prepare to descend on London for the NATO summit, we should remember how such international co-operation started and why it still makes
NATO leaders will attempt to make a convincing show of unity on Wednesday when they meet to conclude a summit already overshadowed by bitter rows about the future of the alliance.
Turkish lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill approving a military deployment in Libya to shore up the UN-backed government in Tripoli, which has been under sustained attack since April from a rival administration in the east of the country.
They were laughing at him, and it made President Trump angry. So when asked about the video clip that appeared to show NATO leaders commiserating about Trumpian behaviour, the president was snappish.
Armenian president Armen Sarkissian has left for Brussels to discuss the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with NATO and European Union officials, his office said on Wednesday.