"Some are at 2 per cent, others have agreed definitely to go to 2 per cent, and some are going back to get the approval, and which they will get to go to 2 per cent", he said. The conspicuous appointment of former German chancellor Gerhard Schröder, personal friend of Russian president Vladimir Putin, as chairman of the pipeline's operator, Nord Stream AG, and independent director of the Russian energy giant Rosneft has stoked the view that Russia has captured a permissive Germany's energy supply.
Trump insisted that he would bring up key subjects including Syria, although he once again failed to rule out recognising Russia's annexation of Crimea.
"There is no feeling among Western Europeans that there is a military, economic or political threat by the Russian Federation, which would justify the behaviour of President Trump in Brussels".
Earlier Thursday, Trump called out US allies on Twitter, saying, "Presidents have been trying unsuccessfully for years to get Germany and other rich NATO Nations to pay more toward their protection from Russian Federation".
After a tense first day, Trump didn't ease up on the second. Only eight countries expect to meet the target in 2018, he said.
Then US president Barack Obama said at a press conference at the Wales summit the alliance would "reverse the decline of defence spending and rise to meet the challenges that we face in the 21st century".
Trump poured fuel on the Brexit fire just hours before he was due to land there, saying he was not sure that Britons had voted for the Brexit plan presented by Prime Minister Theresa May, which has triggered a British cabinet rebellion.
London awaits Trump's visit, braces for protests
In an incendiary interview , warned that her Brexit plan would "kill the deal" between the USA and Britain on trade. Trump will spend one night in British capital. "I would actually say that she probably went the opposite way".
"We had a very intense summit", Merkel told reporters after the session. "They like me a lot in the U.K".
"At the end of the day, however, I know that the relations between the United States and Canada militarily are going to continue to be superb".
Trump also demanded North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries up their defense spending immediately, and said all allies should eventually double defense spending to a wartime-like 4% of GDP.
Trump somewhat surprisingly demanded the 2% target be raised to 4%, although this was not reflected in the eventual summit declaration.
"NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is sidestepping questions about whether President Donald Trump has asked his allies to double their defence spending ambitions". "During the summit, we agreed on our program for the next two years", Le Drian added.
However Trump had already taken the credit for an additional rise in spending, saying "for years presidents have been coming and talked about" the plan, but since he became president "we are doing numbers like they've never been done before".
Although Trump administration officials point to the long-standing alliance between the United States and the United Kingdom, Trump's itinerary in England will largely keep him out of central London, where significant protests are expected.
The outdoor arrival ceremony at Blenheim - Trump wore a tuxedo and first lady Melania Trump a butter-yellow, chiffon off-the-shoulder gown - was a grand affair marked by a military band in bearskin hats, hundreds of business leaders in black tie and gorgeous setting sunlight.
Its main goal is transfer of photos and videos of the area on the Ground, and the measurement of the magnetic field. Its first task will be to plant an Israeli flag on the surface and then take still pictures and video.
It was the first time the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their three children have been seen together as a family of five. James's Palace in London , Prince George was dressed up in the newly made replica of the classic Victorian christening gown.
The remains of some USA soldiers were last returned in 2007 , when then-New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson visited Pyongyang. What about the planned repatriation meeting? It had been expected on Thursday at the inter-Korean truce village of Panmunjom.
The Atom's familiar central roll hoop has been redeveloped and it's now nicely enclosed underneath the air intake bodywork. Ariel director Tom Siebert said the move helped answer the "enormous demand in [Europe] and elsewhere in the world".
There have also been multiple cases of female reporters being groped and kissed by male fans during live broadcasts. The subject arose today in a review of FIFA's anti-discrimination program in Russian Federation .
EDT Wednesday, but the National Hurricane Center suggested people in Atlantic Canada monitor the storm's progress. Looks like another storm right next to Tropical Storm Chris , but it won't ever get named and here's why.
He also said he told May "how to do it", but that she "didn't listen" and "wanted to go a different route". He said: "I think allowing millions and millions of people to come into Europe is very, very sad".
For example, cross-site iframes and cross-site pop-ups typically stayed in the same process as the page that created them. However, the Site Isolation feature narrows the scope, limiting each renderer process to documents from at most one site.
You can anytime switch to the traditional QWERTY keyboard if you don't want to use the alternative communication way. Using Morse Code, people with limitations that prevent them from using other input methods can communicate easier.
At this time, no human cases of the virus have been confirmed in any Coastal Health District county, including Chatham. It can take weeks or months for a person to recover from a West Nile virus infection, according to the CDC .
Last year Indian men cricket team coach Anil Kumble resigned after his differences with Indian Skipper Virat Kohli . The BCCI has agreed to accept Arothe's resignation and Saba Karim is believed to have informed him of the same.
Former Celtic Isaiah Thomas signs in Denver
Free agent Isaiah Thomas signed with the Denver Nuggets late Wednesday night, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. He was traded to Cleveland last summer along with Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and a pair of picks for Kyrie Irving .
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Man with no arms is chief suspect in stabbing case
But Tuesday, the 46-year-old transient artist was arrested and accused of stabbing a Miami tourist with a pair of scissors. Crenshaw claimed he acted in self-defense after Coronado punched him in the head, the Herald reports.
Mexico quake unearths ancient pyramid
Ceramic remains and coal were also discovered in the temple, which scientists say could have been used for ritual activities. A man works at the substructure inside the Teopanzolco pyramid in Cuernavaca, Morelos State, Mexico on July 11, 2018.
China braces for more pain from trade war as economy slows
From blue jeans to motorbikes and whiskey, the EU's hit-list of products targeted the most emblematic of American exports. In January, the Trump administration imposed tariffs on foreign-made washing machines , which are sold by Home Depot.
2nd solar eclipse of the year today
Total solar eclipses happen because the Sun's diameter is 400 times wider than the Moon's, but it is also 400 times farther away. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center calculated the eclipse will peak, the so-called greatest eclipse, at 3.02am UT or 4.02am BST.
How Apple's app store changed our world
You can download the iOS app for free but you'll need to pay a one-time $2.99 in-app purchase to unlock the pro controls. The updated App Store app revolves around a new home page that offers articles, tips, and other curated content.