Trump says North Atlantic Treaty Organisation 'no longer obsolete'
President Donald Trump took credit Wednesday for steering NATO's focus toward terrorism, declaring the military alliance is no longer outdated after castigating its focus and financing on the campaign trail previous year. "I complained about that a long time ago", Trump said, "and they made a change and now they do fight terrorism". But NATO did recently established a new division to fight terrorism, as Stoltenberg noted.
"Right now we are not getting along with Russian Federation at all", Trump said. "I think it's wonderful that they abstained", he said. Just the US and a handful of other countries are meeting the target.
United Kingdom analysis of samples from the Syria chemical attack has detected sarin or a sarin-like substance, Britain's UN ambassador has said. "I think by the time we finish I think it's going to be a lot better place to live".
As Mr. Trump and Stoltenberg were meeting, a United Nations resolution calling for an investigation into the Syria chemical attack last week failed after Russian Federation used its veto. But for now he said, "it's nasty".
He said he discussed with Stoltenberg his desire that allies fulfill their responsibility to spent 2 percent of its GDP on defense by 2024. Only a handful of alliance members meet that target now. "He will emphasize the ironclad USA commitment to the collective defense of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies".
Trump says Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is looking into the question of whether Russian Federation knew about the attack ahead of time. "It's not either development or security".
The decision had largely been expected, despite Trump's sometimes mercurial decision-making and harsh words for the military alliance.
Likewise, Trump wants to cut by half the number of refugees the USA takes in.
"That's a butcher", Trump said of Syrian ruler Bashar al-Assad. "The secretary general and I agree that other member nations must satisfy their responsibility to contribute 2 percent of GDP to defense".
Trump also warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that in backing Assad, Putin was supporting someone who is "truly an evil person". I was very disappointed to see - it's disappointing no matter who does it.
Elvis German, who was working nearby, said one house became caught on power lines and was about 20 feet in the air, FOX6 writes. German also indicated that when it fell back down, it made an audible noise and the power momentarily failed.
Arguments over the mental application, which the government premised on a 1938 colonial era law , took all afternoon. Nyanzi may have inadvertently transformed this political virgin into a Ugandan Guevara like icon.
Hogan Lovells US LLP, Latham and Watkins LLP and Simpson Thacher Bartlett LLP are serving as legal counsel to Aspen and KSL. Inc., said the American ski chains are looking north of the border for the same reason as American visitors.
McGarry said, adding that a higher offer would hinge on "collaborative, substantive" talks between the companies. It wasn't clear if Elliott's move would succeed even if the hedge fund could muster enough votes.
A warrant for Park's arrest was issued in the early hours of the morning following a court hearing that lasted almost nine hours. One of the privileges Park will have to give up if arrested will be getting her hair coiffed in the chignon style.
Xi, for his part, said their delegations covered important topics and established a good friendship and working relationship. Tillerson said Trump and the Chinese president "had extensive discussions around the unsafe situation in North Korea".
The revised Animal Protection Act imposes hefty fine of up to Taiwan $250,000 (£6,500) for anyone found breaching the new law. Dogs for sale are kept in a cage on the day of a dog meat festival in China's Yulin town on June 22, 2015.
After their first face-to-face at the Mar-a-Lago resort, he trumpeted they had developed an " outstanding " relationship. However, when the two presidents met in Florida during the early hours in China , there was nearly no reporting at all.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova however said the visit was cancelled after it had been rescheduled. But there have been repeated allegations of chemical weapons use by the government since then.
Twitter drops lawsuit against United States government
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Burger King's Whopper gets prank Wikipedia edits in ad gag
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Garcia wins 1st major title at the Masters
While all eyes were on the struggles of Hoffman and Garcia's scrambling, Rose really wasn't noticed until he birdied 17 and 18. But it was the 11th hole where he three-putted from 5 feet, and a double bogey removed him from the list of viable contenders.
North Korean murder suspects sent home with body of victim
The late Kim Jong-il's eldest son was passed over for the leadership and was living outside North Korea at the time of his death. But now it appears to have acceded to North Korea's wishes to get those Malaysians released, our correspondent adds.
One For Arthur wins 170th Grand National
Cause of Causes, 16-1, finished second with Saint Are, 25-1, and 8-1 pre-race favourite Blaklion third and fourth respectively. He's improved every time". "This is a fairy tale but for excellent medical care I wouldn't have made it", said Fox, 24.
Maxine Waters: Bill O'Reilly 'needs to go to jail'
Ending O'Reilly's show without evidence his appeal is dwindling carries a risk: It could ignite a backlash among fans. It's essentially up to Rupert Murdoch and his sons to decide when or if O'Reilly has become a liability.
French candidates spar over corruption in debate
That spread now sits at 0.67%, close to the four-year high of 0.72% recorded when Le Pen launched her campaign on February 5. The final result of an election that is being watched closely around the world is still seen as highly unpredictable.
NASA astronaut and 2 Russian cosmonauts return to Earth
She already held records for the most time spent in space by a woman and for the most time spent spacewalking by a woman. NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and Fyodor Yurchikhin of Roscosmos are scheduled to launch for the ISS this coming April 20.
Why Tesla, Inc. Shares Jumped Today
In 1Q17, Tesla began ramping up its Fremont, California, facility to support Model 3 production, scheduled for later this year. Tesla expects to begin production in July on the Model 3, a US$35,000-lower-cost (NZ$50,000) alternative to its Model S.