Trump will absolutely ask Putin about United States election meddling

Trudeau announces new Canada-led training mission in Iraq

Trudeau announces new Canada-led training mission in Iraq

Despite the most recent indictment, the Trump-Putin meeting is "still on", White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said. And the administration's broader policy toward Russian Federation is harsher than the rhetoric employed by Trump, who recently suggested that Moscow be readmitted to what is now the Group of Seven, since Russian Federation was kicked out of the bloc of industrialized countries for annexing Crimea from Ukraine.

Mueller is investigating whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation and whether the president has unlawfully sought to obstruct the Russian Federation investigation.

"Some are at 2 percent, others have agreed definitely to go to 2 percent, and some are going back to get the approval - and which they will get - to go to 2 percent", Trump said at his press conference.

"I thanked President Trump for his support in responding to the appalling use of a nerve agent in Salisbury, after which he expelled 60 Russian intelligence officers", May said after talks with the U.S. leader at the Chequers residence in Buckinghamshire on Friday. "After we're at 2 percent, we'll start talking about going higher".

He also said meeting the queen would be an experience Trump "will really cherish".

Just eight countries are forecast to reach the two per cent goal this year, and 15 by 2024.

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With allies fearing he could strike some sort of deal with NATO's key adversary, Trump said that he saw Putin as a "competitor" but not an "enemy".

Trudeau's day in Latvia is serving as an opening act of sorts before Wednesday's start of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, where Canada and other alliance partners are bracing for more blowback from the US president over what Trump sees as countries failing to carry their fair share of the burden.

"So I would imagine that's what they will do, but maybe they will take a little bit of a different route".

In the meantime, President Donald Trump has arrived in Great Britain for his first visit as president amid North Atlantic Treaty Organisation tensions, protests and Brexit turmoil. "I don't know that is what they voted for".

The president did not say whether reports of his withdrawal threat were accurate, but he did say he thought he could pull the US out of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation without congressional approval.

Trudeau portrayed himself as a kind of counterweight to Trump's protectionist, anti-immigrant rhetoric, promoting the idea that Canada remains a refuge for migrants and that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries must not only build military capacity, but also build societies that are "based on values and not identity". "I think that we would have a chance to have a very good relationship with Russian Federation and a very good relationship with President Putin".

Following Thursday's emergency session of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members, Trump declared the military alliance to be "very unified, very strong, no problem".