In a tweet today after a day of meetings, in which he lashed out at allies for insufficient defense spending, Trump calls on member nations to immediately boost spending. "So we're supposed to protect Germany, but they're getting their energy from Russian Federation". He also alluded to "other countries" with trade barriers against the U.S.in his criticism.
Chancellor Angela Merkel recalled her own youth in Soviet-dominated East Germany and said Germany was independent in its policy choices in a pointed response to Trump saying Berlin was a "totally controlled by Russia".
The comments will have made for uncomfortable viewing for the rest of Nato's 29 members, whose officials have voiced fears that Mr Trump could undermine the alliance during the gathering. And it came just days before Trump planned to sit down with Putin in Finland at the conclusion of what has become a contentious European trip.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenbergnoted Wednesday that member countries have already been increasing their defense spending. The organization is asking all member states spend a minimum 2 percent of their GDP on defensive measures by 2024.
"Many countries owe us a tremendous amount of money from many years back, where they're delinquent as far as I'm concerned, because the United States has had to pay for them".
As cameras left the room, Trump assured reporters his tough tone will encourage North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members to pony up: "I have great confidence they'll spend more".
Stoltenberg agreed there should be more done to prompt allies to invest more in their defense.
He added: "We're protecting Germany, France and everybody. this has been going on for decades".
Kim Sei-young cards 31-under to smash LPGA record
Her second shot put her on the green but her birdie try was never close and she had to make a tough putt coming back to save par. During the final round, Kim showed outstanding accuracy with her iron shots, with a Greens in Regulation percentage of 94.4.
Croatia were forced to work hard for their place in the semis, needing a penalty shoot-out to beat hosts Russian Federation . We feel proud and happy we are in the semifinals, but we do not want to stop there.
Denis Cheryshev said the most important thing about the World Cup was that it gave joy to the entire country. They have enjoyed success since with their Under-17 and Under-19 teams winning their age-group World Cups .
Von Miller is the team's highest-ranked player, as he was one of just seven players in the league to earn a 99-overall rating. Next comes the Atlanta Falcons, Pittsburgh Steelers and New Orleans Saints, each of whom have a rating of 83.
Il s'agit du plus gros score réalisé cette année, et de la plus forte audience atteinte depuis la finale de l'Euro 2016. Un pic exceptionnel d'audience a notamment été enregistré à 22.3 millions en fin de rencontre.
That's when the makeup-obsessed teen made a decision to launch her own company. "I said, 'I'm ready to put up my own money". Forbes estimates that with another year of growth, she'll become the youngest billionaire ever, trumping Mark Zuckerberg.
While algae is microscopic, it is many thousands of times larger than cyanobacteria making for a much richer food source. ANU PhD student, Dr Nur Gueneli, discovered the pigments after running an organic solvent through the powdered rock.
Trump has praised Brexiteers and trashed the European Union in the past, and he piled on ahead of his first visit to Britain. The president has lashed out at countries that fall short. "Will they reimburse the U.S. ?" he said in one tweet .
Ken Giles has choice words for A.J. Hinch
The right-hander allowed three runs without recording an out in Houston's 6-5, extra-inning victory against Oakland on Tuesday. The Houston Astros have optioned reliever Ken Giles to Triple-A Fresno, a night after he appeared to curse at manager A.J.
Warner Bros. Greenlights Joaquin Phoenix-Led Joker Origin Film
The Joker movie has been a bit of an enigma amongst DC Comics fans, ever since it was first announced in September of past year . Joaquin Phoenix will portray mad Batman villain the Joker in a new origin movie, following months of rumours about the project.
Les 13 rescapés de la grotte évacués — Thaïlande
Deux des huit ados sortis jusqu'à lundi sont sous antibiotiques , par crainte d'une pneumonie , et sont dans un " état normal ". Emaciés mais en vie , ils étaient perchés sur un promontoire, à plus de quatre kilomètres de l'entrée de la grotte.