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Trump keeps up spending demands at NATO but turns on charm

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday pressed home a new demand that allies more than double defense spending, but his European counterparts sought to avoid more tension at a NATO summit, saying the president was friendlier than expected. Leaders’ low expectations showed the extent of European frustration with Trump’s “America ...

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Merkel defends migration policy after Seehofer showdown

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Beleaguered chancellor gives first speech to parliament since meeting with interior minister Angela Merkel has sought to defend her government’s migration policy in her first speech to parliament since a showdown with the interior minister, Horst Seehofer, over the policing of Germany’s borders. The German chancellor spoke up for the ...

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