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Trump Lashes Germany Demands Allies Double NATO Spending

During the two-day round of meetings, Mr Trump blasted the allies for not reaching the defence spending target and accused the nations of leaving "90 percent" of the "burden" on the United States taxpayers' shoulders.

Instead, a series of events a black-tie dinner with business leaders, a meeting with May and an audience with Queen Elizabeth II will happen outside the bustling city, where Mayor Sadiq Khan has been in a verbal battle with Trump.

Trump said his summit with Putin, which will take place on Monday in Helsinki, would be a loose meeting with "no big schedule" - but one that could still be productive. "Putin is America's enemy - not because we wish it so, but because he has chosen to be", Republican Senator John McCain said. Trump said that this goal should be met by January. "Failure to do so would be a serious indictment of his stewardship of American leadership in the world".

Trump has touted the summit as an opportunity to reduce tensions, inflamed by Russia's annexation of the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine in 2014, its military backing of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, which turned the tide of the Syrian civil war in 2015, and accusations of Russian meddling in the 2016 United States election.

"As we engage Russian Federation we must do so from a position of unity and strength - holding out hope for a better future, but also clear and unwavering on where Russian Federation needs to change its behaviour for this to become a reality", she said.

Congress has taken a hard anti-Russia stance, almost unanimously approving a year ago a tough sanctions law targeting Moscow.

Hutchison isn't the only Trump emissary whose mission is, at times, to "calm the waters" after he stirs them, said Francis, the Dallas businessman. Trump has described a special counsel investigation into possible collusion between Trump campaign aides and Russian Federation as a political witch hunt.

Trump said there had been "tremendous progress" after his "firm" warnings during the tense two-day meeting in Brussels, during which he singled out Germany for special criticism.

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But services including financial services such as accounting and insurance account for three-quarters of the British economy. While there would be "no tariffs on any goods", the U.K.'s vast services sector will suffer significant disruption.

He also vowed to raise allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, amid an ongoing United States investigation into whether his campaign colluded with Moscow.

"Yesterday, I let them know that I was extremely unhappy with what was happening", Trump said, arguing that the USA has been paying more than its fair share to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic mounted a charm offensive at the summit, presenting Trump with a Croatian soccer jersey as giving him plenty of attention. "And yet, he came into the news conference and declared victory", Bays said. They are also simplistic and crude - and based on Angela Merkel's cool reaction, it looks like they missed their mark. "It's very detailed", French President Emmanuel Macron told reporters.

Germany spends 1.2 percent of its gross domestic product on defense, while the USA spends 3.5 percent. Why?

"The Russian president is a man schooled in treachery and espionage". But also, that we are doing this already since many years. Flake asked in a Senate speech.

Putin won re-election for six more years in March with opposition leader Alexei Navalny barred from running on what he says was a false pretext.

"Yesterday I let them know that I was extremely unhappy with what was happening", Trump said at an impromptu press conference, adding, "Now we are very happy".

"For years presidents have been coming to these meetings and have talked about the tremendous expense to the USA, and tremendous progress has been made", Mr Trump said.

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