Liberals defend Canadian military spending - Northumberland News

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg wait for the start of a meeting of the North Atlantic Council at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Friday, March 31, 2017. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ...

Germany: Spending On Refugees Should Count Toward Our NATO Bill - Daily Caller

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel suggested Friday that his country shouldn't have to meet its required funding level for NATO because it is already spending billions to “stabilize countries and regions.” Gabriel's remarks came in response to ...

At NATO, Tillerson Pledges US Support For Ukraine And Continued Russia Sanctions - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (left) greets NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg during the alliance's foreign ministers meeting in Brussels on March 31. Share. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share on В Контакте · Share on Google+ ...

'It's not possible to imagine NATO' without the US, NATO secretary general says - CNBC

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg refused to answer what would happen to the North Atlantic Trade Organization if the U.S. were to leave, in an interview with CNBC on Friday. "NATO is about creating a framework for a strong trans-Atlantic bond, ...

Tillerson blasts Russian aggression over Ukraine - www.worldbulletin.net

Moscow on Friday denounced NATO "slander", accusing the alliance of using "the myth of Russian aggression" as a way to unify its members. To maintain unity, NATO uses "the myth of the Russian threat, the slander of Russian aggression, the endless ...

AP reporter disputes Washington Post's Tillerson eye-contact report - The Hill

A veteran State Department reporter is throwing cold water on a bombshell report that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson instructed some staff members “not to speak to him directly — or even make eye contact.” The Washington Post's Thursday story ...

Germany rejects US pressure for Nato spending rise - BBC News

Calls by the Trump administration for Germany and other Nato partners to increase spending on defence have been rejected by Germany. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said it was "quite unrealistic" to believe Germany would spend 2% of its economic ...

US gives NATO allies 2 months for defense spending plans - Progress Index

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in his first talks with NATO counterparts in Brussels, discussed funding the alliance. The Associated Press. BRUSSELS — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned NATO allies Friday to boost defense spending or ...

Germany says Nato defence spending targets 'unrealistic' as Rex Tillerson attends first meeting - Telegraph.co.uk

Germany last night rejected demands by the United States for Nato members to comply with defence spending targets. Rex Tillerson, the US Secretary of State, ramped up pressure on allies to uphold a long held pledge to spend two per cent of their ...

What Do NATO Members Pay? Germany Won't Give Billions Required, Official Says - International Business Times

Two of the most powerful diplomats in the world, each representing key members of the North Atlanta Treaty Organization, traded monetary blows Friday at the international body's headquarters in Brussels. The meeting marked the first time U.S. Secretary ...

Report: Diplomats Told to 'Avoid Eye Contact' With Tillerson; UPDATE: Fake News? - Townhall

Update: Matt Lee, a reporter for the Associated Press, is refuting the Washington Post's claim that diplomats were told to avoid eye contact with Tillerson. This is not true and people repeating it are making it more difficult to address very real ...

After much speculation, Tillerson declares US will keep sanctions on Russia over Ukraine - Business Insider

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Washington will ease sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine only when Moscow respects commitments to help restore peace. Tillerson said Friday that "the United States sanctions will remain until ...

US-enhanced NATO battalion heading to Poland amid 'Russian agitation' - Washington Examiner

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson touted the imminent deployment of a "U.S.-enhanced" battalion of NATO forces to Poland during his first visit to an alliance ministerial on Friday. "The NATO alliance is also fundamental to countering both non-violent ...

Tillerson: US to maintain Ukraine-related sanctions on Russia until Crimea is returned - WBAP News/Talk

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that US sanctions against Russia will remain in place until Moscow “reverses the actions” it has taken in Ukraine. The comments are notable given President Donald Trump's at-times ...

Remarks by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at NATO Foreign Ministerial Intervention - eNews Park Forest

Good morning, Secretary General and my fellow ministers, and thank you for the opportunity to speak. Let me be very clear at the outset of my remarks: the U.S. commitment to NATO is strong and this Alliance remains the bedrock for transatlantic security.

US tells NATO members to cough up more cash - euronews

NATO's spending target of two percent of the yearly economic output of members is neither “reachable nor desirable.” That from Germany, as America's Secretary of State met allies in Brussels for the first time – and demanded they cough up more cash.

An Unfair Hit on Rex Tillerson - National Review

The Washington Post offers a particularly unflattering portrait of Rex Tillerson's early days as secretary of state, with a few details that don't pass the smell test. For starters… Most of his interactions are with an insular circle of political ...

Do not look Rex Tillerson in the eyes if you work at the State Department: report - Salon

Eight weeks into his tenure as President Donald Trump's Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson has almost completely walled himself off from the rest of his department, The Washington Post reported Friday, as career diplomats have been instructed to avoid ...

State Dept. employees have been instructed not to speak to or make eye contact with Rex Tillerson - Daily Kos

Rex Tillerson is settling in as the Secretary of State. And how is one of the top government officials and the face of American diplomacy settling in at his new job? By taking a private elevator to his private office and generally avoiding all contact ...

Avert your eyes: AP reporter says sensational WaPo claim on Tillerson “not true” An error occurred. - Hot Air

Extraordinary claims should require extraordinary proof. That's a good rule of thumb these days when weighing claims from either the government or the media, which is why today's report on the culture at the State Department from the Washington Post ...