"The United States is paying far too much and other countries are not paying enough..."
Tensions rose on the final day of the two-day summit, when members met in an emergency session amid demands from Trump to speed up defense spending.
In the end, leaders left with an awkward consensus, after hours in which Trump had been so aggressive in his approach with allies that reports made the rounds that he might pull the US out.
U.S. President Donald Trump looks on as he holds a news conference after participating in the NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium July 12, 2018.
Officials at the meeting said Mr. Trump shocked many present and broke with diplomatic protocol by addressing German Chancellor Angela Merkel by her first name, telling her: "Angela, you need to do something about this". Many have already settled their 2019 budgets and the sums involved are vast - even if they wanted to, many would struggle to make useful purchases.
Asked when exactly the allies would now reach their two percent of GDP target, Trump said it would be over the coming years.
At the end though, Trump said the military alliance is "very unified, very strong, no problem".
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But the red carpet treatment is likely to be overshadowed by massive protests planned by Britons opposed to Trump's presence. Trump next heads to Windsor Castle later Friday for tea with the queen, as protesters stage a mass demonstration in London .
"I've never seen a President say anything as odd and counterproductive as President Trump's harangue against North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and Germany", Kerry wrote in a statement on Wednesday. The U.S.is paying for Europe's protection, then loses billions on Trade.
Earlier Thursday, Trump called out US allies on Twitter, saying, "Presidents have been trying unsuccessfully for years to get Germany and other rich NATO Nations to pay more toward their protection from Russian Federation".
As the drama unfolded, a day after Trump launched a virulent public attack on German policy, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg cleared the room of many officials and the invited leaders of non-members Georgia and Afghanistan so that the other 28 leaders could hold a closed session with the president. He also said he thought spending of 4% on defence - similar to the USA level - would be the right level.
The Commander-in-Chief called-out the Chancellor at the onset of the worldwide summit in Brussels; saying "It's very sad when Germany makes a massive oil and gas deal with Russian Federation where we're supposed to be guarding against Russian Federation".
"I have to tell you that the atmosphere last night at dinner was very open, was very constructive and it was very positive", Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, the president of Croatia, told reporters.
Croatia's World Cup final opponents, France , are associated with the words "formidable" and "dramatic" as well as "lucky". Andy Bradley, 42, from Hull, East Yorkshire, was among the throng of despondent England fans leaving the Moscow venue.
Chelsea have had to pay Napoli a fee for Sarri's services, despite the Serie A club replacing him with Carlo Ancelotti last month. The Mirror reports that the prospective new Chelsea manager even plans to live at the club's training base at Cobham in Surrey.
At the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, May told reporters her plan "was delivering on the vote of the British people". Some 77 per cent of Britons have an unfavourable view of Trump, according to a poll by YouGov with 1,648 respondents.
The victims had included Russian women harassed by fans and television reporters who had been accosted while broadcasting. However, he acknowledged that the number of incidents on the streets may have been 10 times higher but not reported.
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They do have a big pre-season, however, as they take on European giants Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, AC Milan in the summer. As reported earlier, Croatia crushed England's dream with a 2-1 extra-time victory.
At 36 years and 291 days, Serena hopes to become the third oldest female Grand Slam finalist in the Open era. But she can move level with Court on 24 Slams won if she beats Angelique Kerber on Saturday afternoon.
Experts suggest that Amazon may occupy more than 30 million square feet of real estate in the country by the end of this year. More bargains are expected with the Whole Foods brand added to the mix for the first time.
He said that nothing should be published online that could lead to his identification including his school and address. He was remanded into detention after the short court hearing and will appear in court again on July 18.
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Franklin County Municipal Court records reportedly show that she was released Thursday morning after posting a $6,054 bail. Early Thursday, Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, tweeted that the arrest "was a setup & politically motivated".
From Greenland broke off a six-kilometer-long iceberg
Scientists have managed to capture on film the moment a huge iceberg breaks away from a glacier in eastern Greenland. Meanwhile, smaller pinnacle icebergs, which are tall and thin, can be seen calving off and flipping over.
London awaits Trump's visit, braces for protests
Mr Trump is hardly likely to catch a glimpse of the six metre giant orange inflatable blimp that depicts him as a screaming baby. In Brussels, Mr Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May had the chance to speak to each other ahead of his visit.
Mario Kart VR is Speeding into the UK This Summer
If you want to take it for a spin, you probably should make reservations, which you will be able to do at Hollywood Bowl's site. It's created to feel like you really are racing through the Mushroom Kingdom on sections of iconic tracks and locations.