Moscow drafts a blueprint for the Putin-Trump summit in Helsinki

People walk outside the entrance of the new NATO headquarters in Brussels

On his departure from Washington on Tuesday, the president remarked that he "can't say right now" if Putin is a friend or foe, but he predicted that his first summit with the Russian leader "may be the easiest" of all his meetings in Europe.

Trudeau was sideswiped last month by Trump's anti-establishment behaviour when the president trashed him on Twitter hours after the G7 summit in Quebec, calling him "very dishonest and weak".

As NATO said in its June update: "This does not mean that the United States covers 67 per cent of the costs involved in the operational running of NATO as an organisation, including its headquarters in Brussels and its subordinate military commands, but it does mean that there is an over-reliance by the Alliance as a whole on the United States for the provision of essential capabilities, including for instance, in regard to intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; air-to-air refuelling; ballistic missile defence; and airborne electronic warfare".

Trump is pushing for other countries to spend more on their own defense, while taking credit for some increases that have already occurred. "But above all when you meet President Putin in Helsinki", he said. Panelists also discussed a viral video of the president pushing Duško Marković, the prime minister of Montenegro during a group photo at the summit.

"I'm going to tell North Atlantic Treaty Organisation - you got to start paying your bills", he told a rowdy rally in Montana last week. Frankly, Putin may be the easiest of them all. "Who would think? Who would think?" May is dealing with the aftermath of departure of some Brexit hardliners from her cabinet because they object to her approach. Trump has praised Brexiteers and trashed the European Union in the past, and he piled on ahead of his first visit to Britain.

In a message to Mr Trump, he said: "it is always worth knowing who is your strategic friend and who is your strategic problem", while signing a joint EU-NATO declaration with alliance Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.

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'And maybe we'll speak to him when I get over there.

Trump was asked if he had spoken to May since Johnson's resignation.

Still, the administration official said, Trump would likely reiterate US support for the NATO treaty's Article 5, a provision that means an attack against one ally is considered an attack against all of them.

U.S. Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, a Republican who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he hoped Trump avoided a repeat of his G7 summit in Quebec City, when his demands on reducing trade surpluses with the United States prompted a bitter debate with allies.

Both countries will be well-served in the meantime by the British parliament's recent decision to ratify the deal, known as CETA, said Joseph Pickerill, a spokesman for International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne. First meeting - NATO,"Trump wrote in a series of early morning tweets."The U.S.is spending many timesmore than any other country in order to protect them".

When the president put tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, which affected key trade partners including European countries, he cited national security concerns as his reason.

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