NATO Allies Prepare to Push Back at Trump (but Not Too Much)

NATO Allies Prepare to Push Back at Trump (however Not Too Much)

Robin Niblett, director of Chatham House, mentioned that the Europeans ought to reply by telling Mr. Trump that “NATO is a success story, with increased military spending across the board and two new commands.” But one other worry, he and others mentioned, is that Mr. Trump will search to cut price — “to conflate trade […]

Opinion

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But NATO shouldn’t be a golf membership, and cash, the one factor Mr. Trump prizes, is only one, slim measure of the prices and advantages of belonging. This president has proven no understanding of the facility of partnership, and the reciprocal nature of its bonds, in an alliance that stands for one thing far greater […]

‘Battle Against Time’: Rains in Japan Leave Dozens Seeking Rescue From Rooftops

‘Battle Against Time’: Rains in Japan Leave Dozens Seeking Rescue From Rooftops

TOKYO — Record rainfall continued to batter Japan on Sunday, with tens of millions of individuals being urged to go away their properties due to the danger of flooding and landslides which have already killed dozens. Government officers pleaded with affected residents to “take adequate actions and follow evacuation instructions issued by municipal governments” as […]

Pompeo Arrives in North Korea to Try to Curb Its Nuclear Program

Pompeo Arrives in North Korea to Try to Curb Its Nuclear Program

PYONGYANG, North Korea — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in North Korea on Friday for a collection of talks aimed toward persuading the nation to surrender its nuclear and ballistic missile applications — a mission that in his conversations with no less than two exterior specialists he has stated was doomed from the outset. […]

Israel Penalizes Palestinians for Payments to Prisoners and ‘Martyrs’

Israel Penalizes Palestinians for Payments to Prisoners and ‘Martyrs’

Issa Qaraqe, the Palestinian Authority’s commissioner of prisoner affairs, informed the official Voice of Palestine Radio on Tuesday, “The goal of this law is not only theft, but to delegitimize the Palestinian struggle, which is represented by our martyrs and prisoners, by branding them as criminals and terrorists.” “What they don’t know is that no […]

South Sudan Cease-fire Violated Within Hours

South Sudan Cease-fire Violated Within Hours

South Sudan authorities troops violated the nation’s newest cease-fire simply hours after it started at midnight, the armed opposition claimed Saturday, whereas a authorities spokesman accused the rebels of attacking as an alternative. The competing claims indicated a shaky begin to the latest attempt at ending the five-year civil battle that has killed tens of […]

South Korea Must Offer Civilian Alternatives to Military Service, Court Rules

South Korea Must Offer Civilian Alternatives to Military Service, Court Rules

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s Constitutional Court on Thursday ordered the federal government to introduce civilian types of service for conscientious objectors, sparing a whole bunch of younger males from going to jail every year for refusing to serve within the navy for causes of conscience or non secular beliefs. In a landmark determination, […]

China Won’t Yield ‘Even One Inch’ of South China Sea, Xi Tells Mattis

China Won’t Yield ‘Even One Inch’ of South China Sea, Xi Tells Mattis

BEIJING — When Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with President Xi Jinping of China on Wednesday, he hoped to start out a dialog on China’s place within the South China Sea. He left figuring out simply how agency Mr. Xi is on the problem. “We cannot lose even one inch of the territory left behind […]

As Summit Nears, NATO Allies Have One Main Worry: Trump

As Summit Nears, NATO Allies Have One Main Worry: Trump

BRUSSELS — NATO has been making ready for its July summit assembly for a yr now, however there may be one wild card: President Trump. Nobody is aware of which president will present up — the truculent one railing about insufficient navy spending by the allies or the boastful one taking credit score for current […]