12 iulie 2018

Trump tirade sends NATO leaders into crisis session


BRUSSELS - US President Donald Trump launched a fresh attack on NATO allies' failure to raise defence spending on Thursday, prompting leaders to huddle in a special session excluding other summit participants, sources told Reuters. At one point, in a break with diplomatic protocol, a source said Trump addressed German Chancellor Merkel by her first name and told her: "Angela, you need to do something about this." Invited leaders from non-NATO countries Afghanistan and Georgia were asked to [...]