AP: Trump To Meet With Merkel, Macron During NATO Summit
The meetings will happen less than a week after President Trump slashed the U.S.' contribution to NATO.
The White House says President Donald Trump will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron during the NATO summit, according to The Associated Press. The summit — which marks NATO's 70th anniversary — starts in London on Tuesday.
That's less than a week after President Trump slashed the amount of money the U.S. gives to the military alliance. President Trump has frequently criticized NATO, but the reduction in U.S. spending is largely symbolic. Germany has agreed to pay more to make up the difference.
AP reports that President Trump will also meet with the leaders of Denmark and Italy. He isn't currently scheduled to meet with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson or Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Blinken Vows U.S. Support For Israel Despite Unease Over Government
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the U.S. will remain a friend of Israel even as it pursues goals that Prime Minister Netanyahu has opposed.By Carolyn Kaster / AP
Biden Hosts Macron Amid Friction Over U.S. Climate Law
The French president's visit to the White House on Thursday will conclude with the first state dinner of the Biden administration.By Andrew Harnik / AP
NATO Commits To Future Ukraine Membership, Drums Up Aid
It's a commitment that NATO leaders made to Ukraine 14 years ago, but it won't happen anytime soon and some say it influenced Russia's invasion.By Andreea Alexandru / AP
There Are Still Detained Americans In Russia After Griner's Release
Anne Fogel’s brother Marc and another American Paul Whelan weren’t part of the exchange — a huge blow to their families.By Anne Fogel / Newsy
Another American, Marc Fogel, Is Detained In Russia Over Marijuana
Newsy's Maritsa Georgiou talks with the family of a Russian prisoner who they want designated as "wrongfully detained" by the Biden administration.By Anne Fogel
Vladimir Putin Says Ukraine Fight Is Taking Longer Than Expected
Russian President Vladimir Putin reiterated his claim that he had to send troops into Ukraine nine months ago.By Kremlin / AP