The US is paying for Europe's protection, then loses billions on Trade. "If we look at the gas pipeline, Germany is an independent country". We're protecting all of these countries. "I think we have to talk to Germany about it".
Environmental-conscious Germany is trying to reduce its reliance on coal and is phasing out nuclear power by 2022, so it hopes to use natural gas to partially fill the gap until the country's electricity grid can cope with fluctuating levels provided by renewable energy. In May, the State Department threatened to sanction the companies involved in the project.
Trump said he had proof, claiming Germany gets 35% of its natural gas from Russian Federation.
The pair later met for a one-on-one meeting and while Trump insisted they had a "very very good relationship", their frosty body language suggested otherwise.
"The point she's making is that you can see the list of activities she points to, the way Russian Federation are behaving, and she's saying firstly that it's important that there's a price to pay for this, and we work together as allies to make sure that's enforced". Trump has long argued that improving relaxations with Russian Federation would be good for both nations.
Speaking before he left Washington on Tuesday for his week-long trip, which also includes his first official visit to Britain, Trump told reporters: "I have North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, I have the United Kingdom, which is in somewhat turmoil".
Former secretary of state John Kerry blasted President Trump's criticism of Germany in a lengthy statement on Wednesday morning as "strange", "counterproductive", and "disgraceful". According to NATO's most recent report detailing members' defense expenditures, only five countries now satisfy that threshold: the United States, Greece, the United Kingdom, Estonia and Latvia. "I am very happy that we are today united in freedom as the federal republic". During the plenary session, he suddenly called on fellow alliance members to spend 4 percent of GDP on defense, rather than the agreed-upon 2 percent. Because of me, they've raised about $40bn over the past year.
Former USC coach Steve Sarkisian loses $30M lawsuit
Sarkisian, who is now the offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons, sued USC for $30 million after he was sacked in 2015. One player even texted ESPN that Sarkisian "showed up lit to meetings again today".
The acknowledgement came during a pre-dinner interlude in Trump's long summit day.
The European Union is split on the pipeline issue. Germany is the largest economy in the EU. Gazprom secured permits from Finland, Sweden, Denmark, and Germany to build the pipeline on the bed of the Baltic Sea.
He said the United Kingdom contributes $61 billion, Germany $51 billion and Canada "an embarrassing" $21 billion. Moscow could then also shut off the gas at will to states Russian Federation still considers its satellites.
On July 9, the president of Ukraine and the presidents of the European Council and the European Commission opposed the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in a joint statement.
German Chancellor Merkel hit back immediately, not only denying Trump's contention but suggesting that his comfortable upbringing in the US gave him no standing to spout off on the world stage about Germany. The president said that allies increased spending by $40 billion at his urging.
Trump's moodiness, along with his unpredictability and often-treacherous behavior towards his allies, makes clear that he views military security as a commodity that can be sold.
But it is thought that Mbappe or England captain Harry Kane could yet rival Ronaldo by excelling in Sunday's World Cup final. For over 10 years, the Ballon d'Or has been a contest for two footballers namely Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Anderson hit 13 winners and just four unforced errors in the fourth set as he claimed the only break to force a decider. Anderson, a three-time All-American at IL , moves onto the semifinals of Wimbledon for the first time in his career.
The new Brexit Secretary has been urged to highlight the importance of agriculture in future Brexit negotiations with the EU . She added that she was "sorry, and a little surprised" at his resignation after the discussions in Chequers.
Le tournage doit débuter en septembre prochain pour ce film qui devrait être séparé de l'univers des super-héros de DC au cinéma. C'est le réalisateur Todd Phillips qui portera à l'écran cette genèse, dont il cosigne également le script avec Scott Silver .
Economists are anxious that escalating trade tensions between the U.S. and China will hurt the global economy, lowering demand. Brent crude fell $2.10, or 2.7 percent, to a low of $76.76 before recovering slightly to $77.20, down $1.66, by 1208 GMT.
The first few waves of free agency came and went without a considerable acquisition to shore up the spot. Instead, I'll slot him to the Los Angeles Rams , who are thin behind Lamarcus Joyner and John Johnson.
Jelena Ostapenko advanced to a second consecutive Wimbledon quarterfinal with a 7-6 (4), 6-0 victory over Aliaksandra Sasnovich. The great players find a way to win even when they are not playing their best but for once Federer could not do it.
The entire operation to get all 13 out of the cave could last 2-4 days, depending on weather and water conditions, said army Maj. Flooding cut off their escape and prevented rescuers from finding them for nearly 10 days.
L'ensemble des services de l'État et ceux des collectivités sont mobilisés, ainsi que les opérateurs (EDF, téléphonie, eau...). Les 5 et 6 septembre derniers, Irma a endommagé 95% du bâti sur Saint-Martin et Saint-Barthélemy, soit 20 000 constructions.
United Kingdom woman dies after exposure to nerve agent
Basu said the two "must have got a high dose" and police were seeking a "container" they are believed to have handled. This has been identified as the same type of nerve agent that contaminated both Yulia and Sergei Skripal.
Investiture et pouvoir renforcé pour Erdogan — Turquie
Par conséquent, le système parlementaire a été officiellement remplacé par le système de gouvernance présidentiel . De nombreux experts craignent que cette alliance conduise à un durcissement de la politique menée par M.