Trump pushes aside Montenegro leader _ who calls it natural

The Republican president arrived in Italy fresh off delivering an unprecedented, personal rebuke to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, travelling to its gleaming new headquarters to lecture its leaders to their faces on the need for them to spend more on defence. The speech baffled America's European allies, and potentially pleased Russia's militarily-adventurous President Vladimir Putin.

"Twenty-three of the 28 member nations are still not paying what they should be paying and what they are supposed to be paying for their defense".

The halt in sharing with the United States of police information about the attack will remain in place until assurances are received from Washington that there will be no further leaks, news reports said Thursday. Baltic countries, in particular, are anxious about massing Russian military forces that could overwhelm them, and were hoping for the typical, ironclad US commitment, but left disappointed.

Some of the allies - particularly Eastern European nations deeply anxious about Russian aggression - were hopeful that Trump would state a firm commitment to NATO's Article 5 mutual defense agreement, which underpins the entire alliance. Russian Federation annexed Crimea in 2014, and fomented a pro-Russia separatist movement in eastern Ukraine that same year. It's been a thorn in the side of U.S. -NATO relations for decades, but Trump brought new urgency to the debate after questioning the value of the alliance and openly praising NATO's arch geopolitical foe, Russia, during his presidential campaign.

Visiting a city he once called a "hellhole" to meet with the leaders of one alliance he threatened to abandon and another whose weakening he cheered, President Donald Trump will address a continent Thursday still reeling from his election and anxious about his support. "We have a political responsibility to assume, and we have to think also about jobs and economic development." he said. In what may have been an attempt at Trump-friendly sloganeering, Stoltenberg summed up Article 5 by declaring, gamely, "All for one, and one for all!" He added: "By having to reaffirm something by the very nature of being here and speaking at a ceremony about it is nearly laughable".

Experts and former USA officials, stunned at the omissions, slammed Trump.

A source at the Turkish presidency said European Union leaders affirmed during their talks with Erdogan the need to implement an accord that Turkey had signed with the European Union in March 2016, whereby Ankara prevents migrants traveling from its territory to Europe in return for funds to aid refugees stuck in Turkey and visa-free travel to the bloc for Turkish citizens. Only five members now meet the target: Britain, Estonia, debt-laden Greece, Poland and the United States, which spends more on defense than all the other allies combined.

"Several NATO allies also expressed that we have to invest in defense not just to please the United States, but we have to invest because it is in our interest to do so", Jens Stoltenberg, the Secretary General of NATO said.

"Excuse me, excuse me, get out of my way", the show's Trump says to the secretary general, pushing him aside as they walk into a press briefing.

But Trump is set to face pressure from British Prime Minister Theresa May over leaks to the U.S. media of details of the probe into the Manchester attack.

Donald Trump and Theresa May at the NATO Summit. And while Trump made rhetorical nods toward common defense, speaking of "the commitments that bind us together as one" and saying the U.S.

Gen. Jens Stoltenberg says the military alliance is lending its support to the USA -led coalition against the group calling itself the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

The US President then stood near Mr Markovic and spoke to Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite.


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