Margvelashvili: Every NATO Summit is a Step Forward for Us

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"I made the point for Germany that we know we have to do more".

Since last year's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit allies had added $US41bn to their budgets, he said, and now they would redouble their efforts.

They stated very clearly that Georgia will become a member of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and gave us the additional tools for strengthening our defense capabilities.

A federal grand jury on Friday alleged that officers of Russia's military intelligence agency, the GRU, secretly monitored computers and stole data from the campaign of Trump's former rival, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Trump claimed that member nations owe the United States money - they don't.

Trump told reporters Friday morning that he planned to address election meddling with Putin, but he believed the Mueller investigation was a "witch hunt". "The influential political forces in the United States, that are opposed to the normalization of relations between our countries and have spread open slander for the past two years, are desperately trying to make the best use of yet another fake", it added. "The commitment was 2%, ultimately it will be going up quite a bit higher than that", he said.

He had thrown the summit into crisis by demanding countries meet a spending target of 2 per cent of gross domestic product immediately, instead of by 2024, and to eventually double spending to 4 per cent.

Reports suggest the US President told allies that the US "could do it's own thing" unless they increased their defence budgets.

"It was important for the president to know what information we've uncovered because he's got to make very important decisions for the country", Rosenstein said.

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Mr Trump said he would be discussing the civil war in Syria, the conflict in Ukraine, as well as allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election.

Trump did not draw a direct link between weapons sales and his efforts to persuade other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries to correct shortfalls in defence spending below North Atlantic Treaty Organisation targets, but vaunted the benefits of US-made defence equipment.

Woody Johnson, the USA ambassador to the United Kingdom, dismissed the significance of the protests, telling Fox News that one of the reasons the two countries are so close "is because we have the freedoms that we've all fought for".

When asked if he was anxious that the Putin-Trump meeting could have negative consequences for Poland, Duda said he expected Trump to continue the USA stance of supporting Poland.

Air Force One has landed at London Stansted Airport, where Trump is beginning a four-day visit to the country. "They are going to up it at levels they have never thought of before".

"It is up to President Trump to hold #Putin accountable for his actions during the meeting in #Helsinki", McCain tweeted yesterday.

Trump poured fuel on the Brexit fire during his North Atlantic Treaty Organisation press conference, saying he was not sure that Britons had voted for the Brexit plan presented by Prime Minister Theresa May, which has triggered a British cabinet rebellion. "The deal she is striking is a much different deal than the one the people voted on".

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