"So if they go in a slightly different route [on Brexit] - and I know they do want independence. if they are going to go in a certain route I just said that I hope you are going to be able to trade with the United States". Probably not much, as the US contributes between one-fifth and one-quarter of NATO's annual budget of about $2 billion.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and Belgium Prime Minister Charles Michel were also singled out by Trump for undershooting on their spending targets when USA taxpayers, funding a defence budget worth about 3.6 percent of their national income, foot much of NATO's bills.
"[Putin sees Trump as] the President of the United States, a counterpart in the negotiations scheduled for Monday", the Kremlin spokesman said.
Trump then went on to say that Washington was "extremely tough on Russia" under his rule.
President Trump has signaled that he will take a much softer approach to his bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin than he did with US allies at this week's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit and in London - something that experts and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle warned plays right into the hands of the Kremlin.
President Donald Trump came out swinging in a British tabloid interview Thursday, calling the mayor of London "soft on terrorism" and saying he felt unwelcome in the English capital.
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Some divers rescuing the boys trapped in a cave in northern Thailand have traversed about 10 miles over the past two days. Authorities have said the mission could take up to four days to complete and heavy rain is forecast in the coming days.
President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam November 11, 2017.
Trump tweeted this morning before the second day of talks. "They're very strong. Very unified, very strong". Trump said the discussion "was really something". But NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg said the figure had been made public before and did not mean Europe was committing any new money.
"I'm sorry, they're for White House staff", they were told as they tried to grab vacant seats at the front.
He says Canada - where current defence spending plans are only expected to reach 1.4 per cent of GDP - has promised to reverse a decline in military resources with an eye towards the two per cent target.
Following an emergency session at the alliance headquarters in Brussels, the U.S. president said the other members have agreed an unprecedented increase in defence spending.
It doesn't require, or even request, that countries spend 4 percent of their gross domestic protest on their own defense.
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"If you didn't use the water pump in that location, you could only come out with an oxygen tank", ex-SEAL Com Chaiyananta said. They were even invited to attend the FIFA World Cup Final on Sunday, but due to their condition won't be able to go.
Trump is set to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for their first ever summit in Helsinki on July 16 though Moscow said the former's remarks were unlikely to affect what was always going to be a hard summit between two countries known to have several differences, the Reuters report added.
Speaking at Chequers Friday at the official country residence of the prime minister, Trump said he also would bring up Ukraine, Syria, the Middle East, and nuclear proliferation when he meets with Putin.
"I don't think he would have done that if I were president", Trump responded.
Several diplomats and officials said, however, that his undiplomatic intervention - including pointing at other leaders and addressing Merkel as "you, Angela" - had irritated many.
She said: "There will be no limit to the possibility of us doing trade deals around the rest of the world once we leave the European Union on the basis of the agreement that was made here at Chequers and that I've put forward to the European Union".
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Nevertheless, losing a player of his talent would be a devastating blow to the Blues and arriving manager, Maurizio Sarri. However, while all may appear well for Chelsea , Terreur does state that things with Real Madrid could alter quickly.