"This year, since our last meeting, commitments have been made for over $40 billion more money spent by other countries".
"Germany, as far as I'm concerned, is captive of Russian Federation because it is getting so much of its energy from Russian Federation", he said.
Earlier, Trump strode into NATO's new glass-and-steel headquarters and into the amphitheatre-like North Atlantic Council decision-making chamber to shake hands with leaders - but only after publicly railing against Germany, one of NATO's top European powers, at a breakfast meeting with Stoltenberg. "They're delinquent, as far as I'm concerned, because the United States has had to pay for them".
"This has gone on for many presidents".
"And I think that's very inappropriate".
The U.S. president has lambasted U.S. allies for routinely failing to meet a 2 percent goal, a much lower standard that their nations agreed upon before he took office.
"NATO is the most successful alliance in history".
Trump's biggest target for criticism, Germany, predicts that it will be spending 1.5 per cent of GDP on its military budget by 2024.
"We're protecting Germany, we're protecting France, we're protecting all of these countries. Explain that. And it can't be explained", Trumpsaid.
The president and his fellow critics argue that if America does less, others will do more - that its largess facilitates free riders.
What did Trump say about Germany? The pipeline, set to become operational in 2019-2020, will run from Russian Federation to Germany (Ust-Luga to Greifswald) and double the pipeline capacity between the two nations. The other thing that is important is that, unlike the G7, which is really an economic club, and the gathering, an informal gathering of countries, NATO, it's an organization that has a treaty dating back to 1949.
"We are stronger together than apart", Stoltenberg said. "Frankly, Putin may be the easiest of them all", Trump said Tuesday before departing for Brussels.
Germany is not a captive of anyone, neither Russian Federation nor the US, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in response to US President Donald Trump's description of his country as a "captive" of Russian Federation. "I just don't want us to be too friendly with them like he was with Kim Jong Un, although I supported that summit", Richardson said. "If we look at the gas pipeline, Germany is an independent country".
The alliance as a whole increased defense spending for the first time in two decades in 2015. The criticism and proposal dominated headlines with leaders, including Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, widely accepting the complaint of unequality and pledging to spend more.
"Unfortunately, this motion has become necessary because some of our closest allies have come to question the USA commitment to collective self-defense. On that point the American friends have a point", von der Leyen said.
The reaction of a couple exposed to novichok in Wiltshire was "so severe" they "must have got a high dose", police have said. A murder probe has been launched after the mum-of-three exposed to the nerve agent Novichok died in hospital.
As manager AJ Hinch came to the mound to remove him, Giles appeared to curse Hinch out, saying, "F- you man". Former Phillies relief pitcher Ken Giles was optioned by the Astros to triple-A Fresno on Wednesday.
Everyone has been out on the streets celebrating what we've achieved and that is a great source of pride for us. England will face Croatia on Wednesday in their first World Cup semi-final match since 1990.
Simon failed to convert a break point, then a third match point for Del Potro ended with him netting a forehand. One of those was on double fault in the tiebreak and the giant Argentine pounced to level the tie.
She added that she is flying back to Croatia and would be watching the game as part of a joint birthday football celebration. Flights from across Europe on Tuesday and Wednesday were packed with England fans scrambling to make the last-minute trip.
Although she has never officially confirmed their romance, Rihanna did touch on her dating life in an interview with Vogue. The photos may come as a surprise as it was reported in June that the couple had split after more than a year of dating.
In February police arrested a woman, Shapark Shajarizadeh, for removing her Islamic head-covering during a public protest. Hojabri's detention is the latest arrest of a woman violating Iran's strict social codes.
He was on Sunday's line-up along with the likes of rappers Giggs and Rick Ross, and hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd. Davido also brought out Mayorkun on stage as the duo performed his songs, Mama and "Cheche".
The couple disembarked the ship on July 5 to partake in a zip line excursion on the island of Bahia near Roatan, Honduras. The couple booked the Extreme Caribe Zip Line Tour through the Royal Caribbean website, according to a local firefighter.
75 percent of EU-imported ivory is illegal
Savannah elephants have likewise been hard hit in some strongholds, with losses of 60% in Tanzania alone in the past five years. Avaaz's report said: "This is an EU-wide problem - high levels of illegal ivory were found in nearly every country tested".
Duterte sees lowest rating since becoming president
Urban net satisfaction with Duterte fell by one grade from "very good" to "good", at +38, down by 18 points from +56 in March. Class D Filipinos, or the economic class that makes up the bulk of voters, are not as satisfied with the populist President.
Kevin Anderson Upsets Roger Federer at Wimbledon
Should Djokovic, Nadal and Federer win, it would be the first time all three played in a semifinal since the 2012 French Open . But Anderson held his nerve to level up and then produced a remarkable surge in form to take Federer deep into the fifth set.
Reese Witherspoon bringing tour Charlotte
I hope you'll see how easy it is for you to bring a little bit of the South to your home, no matter where you live. It's also a celebration of Witherspoon's Southern heritage, covering everything from the practical to whimsical.
Twenty One Pilots drop music video, release two new songs
Tyler and Josh will also be heading off on tour to promote the new album and it's starting a LOT sooner than you think. A Live Nation ticket pre-sale will go live at 2pm on July 18, with all tickets going on sale at 10am on July 20.
Paul Manafort treated as prison 'VIP', to be moved
He's even got his own "private, self-contained living unit, which is larger than other inmates' units", the filing says. His trial in the District involves federal conspiracy and money-laundering charges and the witness tampering charge.