The stance has heightened tensions among leaders at the summit, where the U.S. president has been lambasting other member states for failing to spend enough on defence.
Trump had opened the first day of talks in Brussels on Wednesday with a public diatribe against Germany, the second biggest state in the Western defence alliance, before the mood appeared to have calmed as the summit went into its second day, focusing on operations beyond Europe.
The mercurial tycoon said before leaving Washington that his meeting in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday "may be the easiest" part of his European tour, which also includes a trip to Britain, where the government is in crisis over Brexit.
Despite the first day's haranguing of allies for failing to meet spending targets and accusing Germany of being a prisoner to Russian energy, Trump was mild-mannered at a private dinner on Wednesday and avoided any outbursts that many North Atlantic Treaty Organisation diplomats had feared.
Trump's surprise demand came after he clashed with Chancellor Angela Merkel, calling Germany a "captive" of Russian Federation because of its gas links and singling out Berlin for failing to pay its way. "And I am very happy that we are today unified in freedom as the Federal Republic of Germany", she said in an arrival statement at the NATO Summit Wednesday, according to an English translation of her remarks.
The United States and Canada swung sharply on Sunday (10 June) toward a diplomatic and trade crisis as top White House advisers lashed out at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a day after US President Trump called him "very dishonest and weak".
Trump will meet the Russian leader in Helsinki on 16 July for their first summit amid an ongoing investigation in the United States into possible Trump campaign collusion with Russia.
Thailand cave rescue: First pics of boys in hospital
The three Royal Thai Navy SEAL divers and medics who stayed in the cave with the boys and coach since they were located on July 2. Nopparat Kanthawong, the head coach of the Wild Boars team, told CNN that he did not know why the boys had gone into the cave.
Croatian Saultites celebrate World Cup victory
Only great teams can be as fearless as we were and fight back from a goal down against teams like England ", Mandzukic said. The Croatians had enough left in the tank to put away England , but France have been the strongest team in the tournament.
Diplomats were already anxious about the summit ahead of time, not least because of an abrasive G7 meeting last month, when Mr Trump renounced a summit communique that had previously been jointly agreed.
"We have a very, very good relationship with the chancellor".
Not only did Trump demand on Twitter on Thursday that countries meet the 2% level by this year, not 2024, but he also said all countries should eventually hit 4%, which is more than even the USA now spends.
The substance is the same military-grade toxin that almost killed a former Russian spy and his daughter in an earlier attack that Britain also blamed on Moscow.
British Prime Minister Theresa May tried to set the tone on Wednesday by announcing more troops for NATO's Afghan training mission.
Stoltenberg acknowledged that Trump had expressed himself in "very direct language" but insisted that away from the fiery rhetoric the allies all agree on fundamental issues: the need to boost NATO's resilience, fight terror and share the cost of defence more equally.
Funding has averaged about $1 billion annually and Stoltenberg has said he expected that level to be met. I was 7 years old at the time.
Before announcing the composition of the Cabinet of Ministers, Erdogan noted that basically there will be new names in it. The president has said he plans to streamline the cabinet, reducing the number of ministries from 26 to 16.
Le grand Américain atteint à 33 ans pour la première fois le dernier carré d'un tournoi du grand chelem (à sa 12e tentative). Isner est le seul joueur du tournoi à ne pas avoir été victime d'un bris de service jusqu'à maintenant.
If they beat Croatia and progress to the World Cup final, the FA won't care one little bit about that 70,000 Swiss Francs fine. It added: "FIFA had previously requested the Football Association to cease the activity that led to the sanction".
Il sera accompagné de son épouse, Brigitte, a annoncé mercredi à l'AFP l'entourage du couple présidentiel. Une qualification en finale acquise après un match tendu et grâce au but du défenseur Samuel Umtiti .
Skujins et Calmejane ont abordé les 25 derniers kilomètres avec une minute d'avance et ont été repris à 12 kilomètres de la ligne. Le Français, comme son équipier belge Philippe Gilbert peut convoiter le Maillot jaune de Greg Van Avermaet (BMC).
Along with multiple charges of battering police, Crenshaw's record also includes trespassing and disorderly intoxication arrests. Crenshaw has an extensive criminal past, including battery of law enforcement officers, according to local police.
Le FC Séville va devoir rapidement lui trouver un remplaçant alors que tout pourrait être officiel prochainement. Alors qu'il serait en quête d'un défenseur, le Barça aurait fait du Français sa priorité défensive.
Demolish or preserve Taj Mahal: Supreme Court to Centre
The Taj "is more attractive than the Eiffel Tower" and could have solved the country's foreign exchange problem, the judges noted. If you had looked after it your foreign exchange problem would have been solved", said the judges.
Kane ‘gutted’ as England’s World Cup dream dies
It was the plucky South Americans' second World Cup title, with the first coming on home soil in the inaugural edition in 1930. When England don't have the ball, they struggle against teams who are comfortable with it.