Exclusive: Trump list shows 319 ‘results’ and promises kept in three years

posted in: News, United States

One month shy of completing three years in office, President Trump has fulfilled or is making significant progress on most of his 2016 campaign promises, which aides said give him a strong reelection argument to counter his impeachment by a … Read More

EU ministers support Iran deal, fear IS resurgence

European foreign affairs ministers reiterated their support for the nuclear deal brokered with Iran and expressed concerns Friday that the escalating tensions in the region could lead to a resurgence of the Islamic State’s activities. BRUSSELS — The EU reiterated … Read More

NATO’s Real Problem: Germany’s Military Is Dying

posted in: Germany, News

Key point: Germany’s military has been vastly underfunded. The modern German armed forces, or Bundeswehr, were created just ten years after the end of World War II. Cold war tensions and the presence of Soviet troops in East Germany, Czechoslovakia … Read More

Kramp-Karrenbauer’s Quest for a meaningful German Army

posted in: Germany, News

In the future, according to the will of Germany’s Defense Minister Kramp-Karrenbauer, the Bundeswehr needs to take much more responsibility and fight side by side with the allies. A noble and long overdue vision. However, does Germany possess military capabilities … Read More

Brexit is one of most spectacular mistakes in EU history, says Tusk

posted in: European Union, News

Exclusive: Donald Tusk says it would still be better for both sides if UK stayed in EU. Donald Tusk said Brexit was one of the saddest experiences of his five years as European council president. Photograph: Mikhail Palinchak/Ukrinform/Barcroft Media Brexit … Read More

Erdogan Threatens NATO Effort to Block Russian Aggression in the Baltics

(Bloomberg) — Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to “oppose steps in NATO” unless the bloc supports his fight against Syrian Kurdish militants, threatening an alliance plan to defend Baltic states against Russian aggression. Ankara has been holding up the … Read More

Trump administration to cut its financial contribution to NATO

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Washington (CNN)The Trump administration has moved to substantially cut its contribution to NATO’s collective budget according to several US and NATO officials, a symbolic move that comes as many continue to question President Donald Trump‘s commitment to the transatlantic alliance as … Read More

Today’s NATO is ‘Shadow of Its Own Self’ – German MP

posted in: European Union, News

Jurgen Trittin has chimed in on the comment thread that followed President Macron’s words about NATO’s “cerebral death”, calling to wake up to reality and not ignore objective truths. For the time being, NATO is going through an existential crisis, … Read More

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