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North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief says allies to join anti-IS coalition

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief says allies to join anti-IS coalition

President Trump didn't, but neither did a lot of others. "And we will win this fight", said Trump on Wednesday after meeting Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, whose own country suffered Islamic State suicide attacks in March 2016. Meanwhile Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters on Air Force One, "Of course we support Article 5". "Right now, we don't have a position".

European leaders are turning up the pressure on Trump not to withdraw from the Paris climate accord that was ratified a year ago.

White House officials said Trump's message on financial contributions had galvanised North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to confront the issue.

He berated allies for "chronic underpayments" on defence spending in the face of aggressions from terrorism to "this is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States".

The report notes, "Corker said that unless Tillerson could soon prove to the committee that relations were changing, he would recommend tougher sanctions".

There are still many unanswered questions and it's not certain what Trump will ultimately do with respect to Russian sanctions, but one thing is clear: Russia's attempt to turn Trump into their puppet has been a wild success, whether or not the president and his associates were colluding with them during last year's election.

In a sign of growing frustration felt by EU leaders, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani, speaking after meeting Trump in Brussels, defended European defense spending, insisting: "Europe is taking on greater responsibility on defense". "There is no relationship we cherish more than the Special Relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom".

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The government said a minute's silence would be held at all official buildings at 1000 GMT (6.00 a.m. Among those killed was eight-year-old Saffie-Rose Roussos, the youngest victim to be named so far.

French President Emmanuel Macron appeared to go out of his way to avoid shaking hands with Donald Trump during a very public meeting in Brussels.

"These will set out how NATO Allies intend to meet their pledge".

"These leaks have been going on for a long time and my administration will get to the bottom of this", Trump said in a written statement.

"Some issues remain open, like climate and trade". But I must say, it is natural for the president of the United States to be in the first row.

The unusually pointed remarks at the dedication of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's gleaming new headquarters showed the limits of Trump's recent warming to the almost 70-year-old organization, which, as a candidate, he lambasted as obsolete.

"I refuse to do that - but it is handsome", he said. Those commitments have not changed, and after remaining flat in 2015, spending increased past year among non-American alliance members.

President Donald Trump has exported the confrontational, nationalist rhetoric of his campaign across the Atlantic, shaming European leaders for not footing more of the bill for their own defences and lecturing them to stop taking advantage of United States taxpayers. For some of the European leaders, testing Trump seemed to be as important as finding common ground with him.


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