Published: Sat, July 14, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

RUSSIA INVESTIGATION: McCain calls on Trump to confront Putin

RUSSIA INVESTIGATION: McCain calls on Trump to confront Putin

"I think it's an important metric, amongst many others, to gauge how countries are doing in terms of contributors to NATO", Trudeau said.

French President Emmanuel Macron, who has cosied up to Trump despite their wide political differences, said North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was "much stronger" after the summit.

Graham said Trump approaches the Monday meeting having strengthened North Atlantic Treaty Organisation as well as after receiving the "blessing" of United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May. One notable but often forgotten example is that Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., called the claims of Russian Federation hacking the DNC "phony" and "lies" on July 11, 2016.

Mr Trump has repeatedly complained about the cost to the USA from collective defence and during the presidential election campaign said North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was "obsolete".

It was a classic Trump performance - bluster, confrontation and demands followed by a unilateral declaration of victory - but his claim was quickly dismissed by the leaders of Italy and France, who disputed they had made any new pledges for increasing spending.

"We had a very intense summit", Merkel herself told reporters after the meeting. But I said, ultimately we should be - in years in advance, we should be at 4 percent.

In light of today's indictments, there should be no one-on-one meeting between President Trump and Vladimir Putin on Monday.

At the same time, he insisted Vladimir Putin was a "competitor" rather than an "enemy", ahead of their meeting in Finland next week after his four-day trip to the UK.

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According to Dawn.com , the Sharifs are expected to arrive in Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport at 6.15 pm. Another 100 PML-N workers have been placed under house arrest in Rajanpur.

The charges come as Mueller continues to investigate potential coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign to influence the presidential election.

French President Emmanuel Macron denied the reports, telling journalists: "President Trump never at any moment, either in public or in private, threatened to withdraw from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation".

Brexit has not only weakened Britain's positions in Europe, but also caused a crisis in the United Kingdom government, with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis resigning over their disagreements with May on the terms of parting ways with the EU.

"Secretary General Stoltenberg gives us total credit - meaning me, I guess, in this case".

On Friday, Trump will meet with Prime Minister Theresa May and Queen Elizabeth II and then spend the weekend at one of his private golf courses in Scotland. And Trump should definitely not meet him alone.

French President Emmanuel Macron said the summit atmosphere was "much calmer than everyone had said" and he saw a will to maintain the unity of the alliance, while Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said Trump was "constructive".

"The President said his meeting with the Russian leader may be the easiest" part of his European tour, with massive protests expected over his presence in London. "I don't know that is what they voted for".

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