: What good is NATO if Germany is paying Russia billions of dollars for gas and energy? Why are there only 5 out of 29 countries that have met their commitment? The U.S. is paying for Europe's protection, then loses billions on Trade. Must pay 2% of GDP IMMEDIATELY, not by 2025.
: What good is NATO if Germany is paying Russia billions of dollars for gas and energy? Why are their only 5 out of 29 countries that have met their commitment? The U.S. is paying for Europe's protection, then loses billions on Trade. Must pay 2% of GDP IMMEDIATELY, not by 2025.
NATO allies vow to meet spending targets after Trump criticism
In meeting with @POTUS, France President @EmmanuelMacron says he does not believe Germany is beholden to Russia
Trump insists he has 'very good' relations with Merkel
Merkel vs Trump at NATO: Here again the German Chancellor's arrival statement with English subs. President Trump this morning called Germany 'Russian captive'
German Interior Minister Seehofer yesterday joked that 69 Afghans were deported from Germany on his 69th birthday
Merkel, on Trump claims, says Germany is independent, recalling Soviet control of East
US President Trump to hold one-on-one meeting with Merkel at NATOSummit: White House
German Defense Minister responds to Trump comments: "I hope that the President will go with a strong signal of resolve and unity from this summit to his meeting with Putin."
It's expected @POTUS will reiterate to Merkel what he said this morning (regarding Germany being beholden to Russia), @PressSec tells pool reporters.
'We have issues with Russia' Germany tells Trump
Asked about @realdonaldtrump's comments on Germany being "captive" to Russia over energy, @jensstoltenberg only says "There are different views on the Nordstream pipeline, it's not for NATO to decide."
At @NATO, Polish President Duda declines to respond - at least in English - to question on Trump's comment about Germany being captive to Russia.
A German woman was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for her part in the murders of 10 people during a seven-year campaign of violence by a neo-Nazi gang
to a stunned @jensstoltenberg "Ultimately Germany will have almost 70 percent of their country controlled by Russia with natural gas. So you tell is that appropriate? I've been complaining about this since I got in. It should've never been allowed to happen"
2 month ago
Foreign Minister Cavugsolu criticizes Germany's Defense Minister for removing Patriot missile defense from Turkey and not staying "like a true ally."
Munich court finds German right-wing extremist Beate Zschäpe guilty on 10 counts of murder in neo-Nazi trial; passes sentence of life in prison
2 month ago
Munich: German Prosecutors say Zschäpe was part of the National Socialist Underground (NSU), whose members killed 8 Turks, a Greek and a German policewoman.
Allies disagree with US about the Germany-Russia gas deal, @jensstoltenberg tells @POTUS.
2 month ago
Turkey is not moving away from NATO asserts @MevlutCavusoglu at NATO engages. Turkey prefers to buy arms from US, Germany, but NATO allies block sales so we had to turn to Russia
2 month ago
Top priority for our secuirty is cohesion - based on trust and capabilities says German MoD Ursula von der Leyen NATO engages. Kicks off with positive tone. Hope US and other allies join her in pivoting to the positive at NATO summit
: "It certainly doesn't seem to make sense that [Germany pays] billions of dollars to Russia and we have to defend them against Russia."
2 month ago
Germany's Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen addresses NATOE engages event during NATO summit: "NATO is the security umbrella under which democracies can grow and thrive"
As @realDonaldTrump unleashes on Nordstream, German MoD von der Leyen urges him to look at output: Germany is second largest contributor to NATO. We're moving in right direction
"Germany is totally controlled by Russia," declares @POTUS.
Germany a captive to Russia because of gas pipeline deal, explains @POTUS.
"Germany is a rich countrywell they could increase [defense spending] immediately tomorrow and have no problem," says @POTUS. "We're not going to put up with it, it's inappropriate."
Trump, at NATO summit, says Germany is 'captive' of Russia
German Defense Minister: "We're not only a military alliance. We are an alliance that is defending common values."
Liu Xia, widow of Chinese Nobel laureate, arrives in Berlin
Chancellor Merkel's spokesperson on Thailand rescue mission: "Wonderful news from Thailand. So much to admire: the perseverance of the brave boys and their coach, the skill and determination of the rescuers"
2 month ago
DW's @maxhofmann asks @USAmbNATO whether she fears the r-ship with Germany will suffer as a result of constant pressure from @realDonaldTrump. Ambassador Hutchison says Germany is one of the US' strongest partners and POTUS believes he's bringing the 2 countries closer.
We'll agree a new NATO Command Structure, including a new command for the Atlantic ГЫ and another one in Germany for military mobility in Europe - @jensstoltenberg
Germany's Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has unveiled his long-awaited "migration Masterplan"
Germany has banned a Turkish-nationalist biker gang. Officials accuse them of violent crimes and say they have ties to Erdogan's government.
Brexit turmoil is a wake-up call that'll put off other countries from leaving the European Union, German minister says
U.S. envoy calls for Germany to block Iran cash withdrawal
German investor confidence hits new six-year low: ZEW institute