Trump's overseas trip revealed a lot about his foreign policy

30 Mai, 2017, 11:18 | Author: Claudine Rigal
  • President Donald Trump accompanied by first lady Melania Trump greets French President Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte Macron before a concert by the La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra at the Ancient Greek

In Sicily, Donald Trump listened attentively during complex G7 debates over trade and climate change, smiled for the cameras, and for the most part refrained from provocative tweets.

President Trump, addressing USA troops at Sigonella Naval Air Station in Italy in the final event of his first foreign trip, called his worldwide tour a "home run".

Daalder asserted that Trump's stances during the G7 summit had angered key USA allies.

"It all fits with his strategic ambiguity approach to life", said Julianne Smith of the Centre for a New American Security.

Besides reaching a decision on the climate agreement once back in Washington, Trump will also face a new crush of Russia-related controversies.

Even if the government manages to survive, nobody from the government has so far given any serious explanation where they would find additional 3 billion kunas a year (this year, the Defence Ministry's budget is 4.4 billion kunas, which is 1.23% of GDP; in order to reach the NATO-set target of 2 percent of GDP, the Ministry of Defence would need 7.2 billion kunas a year).

The final communique acknowledged a split between the United States and its six partners over honoring the 2015 Paris accord on climate change.

Trump is seated between Beji Caid Essebsi, president of Tunisia, and Mahamadou Issoufou, the president of Niger, for his first meeting of the day.

It can not be overlooked that Trump did not clearly express support for Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty, which prescribes the exercise of the right of collective self-defense. And on Russian Federation, he did not insist on removing - as some allies had feared - the threat of additional sanctions for Moscow's intervention in Ukraine. "That is the question I have".

Whatever his intentions, Mr. Trump cut a rancorous swath through the administrative heart of Europe.

He seemed unbothered and unrushed, though, tweeting that he'd make a decision on Paris stay-or-go next week.

I hope Chelsea reward me with new contract -Thibaut Courtois
Cup every player stepped up yesterday and it really showed when we hit the post on three occasions and didn't score. Winning is everything so this is hard to face but we have to try to forget it.


Nadal launches French Open title bid
It is the fifth successive year that McHale has gone out in the first round at Roland Garros . "I'm happy for the victory". The match on the Philippe Chatrier court has started at a high pace, with both players trading some superb shots.


LeBron James' last bad playoff game ever? Bud vs. Doug
But we know if we play the next play the right way, we've got a chance to win that possession. He will have to wait for more tests until the swelling goes down, he said.


So they were surprised when Trump used the unveiling of NATO's new headquarters in Brussels Thursday to scold leaders for forcing the U.S.to shoulder the organization's defense burden.

And in Brussels, NATO leaders chafed at Trump's lecture, which did not acknowledge member states' recent increases in military spending nor did it include a reaffirmed U.S. commitment to the alliance's mutual defense pledge, in light of Trump's disparaging comments about the alliance during his campaign.

Most notably, soon after Trump touched down in Sicily for the final leg of his trip, news surfaced that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is now looking into the role his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner held during the campaign and transition, including his contacts with Russian officials.

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, French President Emmanuel Macron and EU Council President Donald Tusk, right, watch the Frecce Tricolori Italian Air Force acrobatic squadron performing, in Taormina, Italy, Friday, May 26, 2017. "Proud of @realDonaldTrump for telling North Atlantic Treaty Organisation deadbeats to pay up or shut up", former Republican governor Mike Huckabee tweeted in response.

The White House in March confirmed that Kushner and Kislyak met at Trump Tower in December for what one official called a brief courtesy meeting.

But first Trump has to finish the day in Sicily, which includes a meeting with small African nations and a G-7 leader lunch.

"Our deep and lasting friendship will only deepen and become stronger in the coming days", Trump said after his talks with Netanyahu.

The president also shared his optimism about the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, revealing that his meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem turned out to be positive.

Speaking ahead of the summit, White House economic adviser Gary Cohn sought to clarify the president's position. Trump's comment that Germany is "bad" in trade, referring to our trade imbalance with that country, being translated to say Germany is "evil".

After the Group of Seven German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed uncertainty about the United States, telling a campaign event in Bavaria Sunday that "the times in which we can fully count on others are somewhat over, as I have experienced in the past few days".

Conseillé:

  • President Trump hails the fallen and their families at Arlington

    Mr Trump's Secretary of Homeland Security, who was present at Arlington, has also come to the defence of Mr Kushner. Byers' parents tearing up during President Donald Trump's Memorial Day speech in Arlington, Va. on May 29, 2017 .
    Panasonic unveils 4K Ultra HD TVs with starting price of Rs 78000

    Panasonic unveils 4K Ultra HD TVs with starting price of Rs 78000

    The spectrum of screen sizes ranges from 43-inch to 65-inch across the 4K models. Overall, watching on this 65-inch monster will be a treat to eyes.

    Returning Petra Kvitova wins Roland Garros opener

    Four successive breaks of serve followed before Makarova saved seven break points in the crucial eighth game to cause the upset. Kvitova has not played in a tournament since she was attacked at her home in the Czech Republic in December. "It felt great.
  • May to raise leaks of intelligence on Manchester attack with Trump - Guardian

    May to raise leaks of intelligence on Manchester attack with Trump - Guardian

    Those include Abedi's brother Ismail, his father Ramadan Abedi told The Associated Press . The bomber believed no one cared because the victim was a Muslim.
    Duterte certifies tax reform bill as urgent

    Duterte certifies tax reform bill as urgent

    This means the House may immediately subject the bill to 3rd reading once lawmakers approve it on 2nd reading any time this week. An additional P10 tax per liter of volume capacity on sugar-sweetened beverages and carbonated drinks will also be imposed.
    United Kingdom  stops sharing Manchester attack intelligence with US

    United Kingdom stops sharing Manchester attack intelligence with US

    The suspect was arrested at an address in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, following searches connected to the attack, police said. Officials are particularly angry that photos detailing evidence about the bomb were published in the New York Times .
  • Rain didn't stop the memorial day celebration on Veterans Memorial Bridge

    In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday by an act of Congress, celebrated on the last Monday in May. Senator Amy Klobuchar gave her tribute, she noted two milestones this year.
    Andretti rules Indy - and other takeaways from the 500

    Andretti rules Indy - and other takeaways from the 500

    Just nine laps later, IndyCar rookie Fernando Alonso slipped into first place for a number of laps. I really pushed it. "Maybe I was meant to win it a ton of times as an owner".

    Saratoga National Cemetery Honors Fallen Veterans

    The preferred name for the holiday gradually changed from "Decoration Day" to "Memorial Day", which was first used in 1882. The first Memorial Day Ride benefiting the Green Beret Foundation will be held on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017.
  • Trump tells 'confidants' US will quit Paris climate deal

    Trump tells 'confidants' US will quit Paris climate deal

    The official said Trudeau's approach was created to allow Canada to act as a bridge between Trump and the European leaders. Ironically, even Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort could be submerged in 30 years time if climate change goes unaddressed.

    Philippine forces make gains in besieged city

    More than 100 people, including 24 civilians, have been killed in six days of fighting, the government said. Residents fled the city but a local official said about 2,000 people were unable to leave the city.

    Veterans, non-veterans alike remember Memorial Day

    Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates USA service members who died while in the military service. Passed on through the ranks, their spirit echoes in those that serve today in the air, on land and at sea.


Populaire

Unités de contrôle de siège Kostal
La flexibilité fait aujourd’hui partie des considérations essentielles pour presque tous les produits présents sur le marché. Il vous suffit d’appuyer sur un bouton, et le siège se repositionnera dans la position qui vous convient.

Which Player Will Win the 2018 World Cup Golden Boot?
His Real Madrid side played quite poorly this season and he has been dealing with large shares of the criticism himself. This is something which will only further his playing career and his first accolade may come as soon as this summer.

Germany still seeking stronger US ties, Merkel's spokesman says
She added that good relations with France's newly elected President Emmanuel Macron is necessary to cement European ties. If her party is successful in German elections this fall, Merkel would stand for a fourth term as chancellor.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leak reveals big front screen
The upcoming Galaxy Note8 should also have a dual camera, but apparently, the Galaxy C10 will be launched before the Note device. Samsung is set to begin selling the refurbished versions of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, starting June in South Korea.

Memorial Day remembered at Wilmington National Cemetery
As one Gold Star Mother, Walline Sikorski put it "They gave up their todays so we can have our tomorrows". Vice President Mike Pence, who accompanied the president, hugged one of the women.

'Kushner more than willing to answer Russia-related questions'
He was interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in January about his contacts with Kislyak. Kushner was a trusted Trump adviser previous year , overseeing the campaign's digital strategy.

British police release new photo of Manchester attacker
The BBC reported on Monday that the internal security service was alerted to Salman Abedi's extremist views at least three times. Armed police patroled among spectators at the Great Manchester Run, the larged-scale event to take place since the bombing.

FA Cup Final, Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea: 5 talking points
And with it, the Arsenal star opened his heart on his boss Arsene Wenger who won a record seventh FA Cup to be renamed Arsene Wembley.

Will Wenger start the new season with a clean slate from fans?
Per Mertesacker says his key role in Arsenal's FA Cup final triumph was fuelled by the critics who claimed he was past his best. But the absence of Laurent Koscielny, Gabriel and Shkodran Mustafi gave Wenger no option but to end Mertesacker's exile.

President Rivlin Addresses Opening Commemorations For 50th Jerusalem Day
Clashes then erupted between Palestinians and Israeli human rights activists near the Old City's Damascus Gate. Trump later visited Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust memorial, for a wreath laying ceremony.