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Trump aims for role of NATO statesman but mars unity message

Dec. 4, 2019 8:49 PM EST

WATFORD, England (AP) — Aiming to play the role of global statesman as the impeachment drama was unfolding in Washington, President Donald Trump instead shattered NATO’s professed message of unity at its 70th anniversary celebration in England and put his personal and policy differences with...

The Latest: Greece and Turkey note ‘differences’

Dec. 4, 2019 2:07 PM EST

WATFORD, England (AP) — The Latest on the NATO summit near London (all times local): 7:05 p.m. Greece’s new prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, says differences between Greece and neighbor Turkey “will continue to exist.” Mitsotakis said he had “open talks” with Turkish...

NATO downplays divisions as infighting roils alliance

Dec. 4, 2019 11:45 AM EST

WATFORD, England (AP) — NATO leaders sought Wednesday to paper over differences like the military alliance’s future priorities but insisted they would respond as one in the event of an attack on any of the 29 member countries. Ending a summit just north of London to mark NATO’s 70th...

A brief look at the NATO summit declaration

Dec. 4, 2019 10:36 AM EST

WATFORD, England (AP) — NATO leaders played down their differences on Wednesday, issuing a communique after a short summit near London underlining their commitment to defend each other in times of trouble. The short document was published after about four hours of talks at a luxury hotel and golf resort...

Trump takes bold stance at NATO as impeachment boils at home

Dec. 3, 2019 5:50 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Thumping his chest on the world stage as he faces an impeachment inquiry at home, President Donald Trump claimed credit Tuesday for transforming NATO as the military alliance marks its 70th anniversary. But he also clashed with America's NATO allies, especially French President Emmanuel...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's misstatements at NATO summit

Dec. 3, 2019 5:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday wholly misrepresented the U.S. record on international trade disputes, incorrectly accused House Democrats of denying him lawyers in impeachment proceedings and dismissed as a mysterious “rumor” his own statement from months ago about...

The Latest: Macron wants bigger Europe military role in NATO

Dec. 3, 2019 2:07 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the NATO summit in London (all times local): 7:05 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron said Europeans should play a greater role within the NATO military alliance in order to be less dependent on the United States. Macron said he wants “more European defense to get ... a...

NATO chief seeks to shore up unity as rows roil allies

Dec. 3, 2019 12:11 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — With questions raised over NATO’s credibility, the Western military alliance struggled to present a united front Tuesday as some of its biggest member countries traded barbs over their visions for the future. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg sought to shore up unity as leaders...

UK politicians hold breath as Trump arrives mid-campaign

Dec. 3, 2019 7:44 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump says he doesn’t want to interfere in Britain’s election campaign. But his presence in London nine days before the Dec. 12 vote is a complication for Prime Minister Boris Johnson — and ammunition for Johnson’s opponents. Trump, who is...

Defense budgets set to dominate yet another NATO summit

Dec. 2, 2019 11:30 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Despite pleas to set aside bickering over military spending so the issue doesn’t dominate a third NATO summit in a row, the United States is almost certain to demand again this week that its 28 NATO partners respect their pledges to boost defense budgets. NATO countries slashed...