Trump says North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members have agreed to spending increases

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is billing a pre-existing plan to grow military spending by 70 per cent over the next 10 years as Canada's answer to Donald Trump's persistent demand that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies spend two per cent of their GDP on defence.

We now know, however, that he had been told that Russian Federation was trying to help his father's campaign and may have dirt on Hillary Clinton in a private email exchange just the month before.

"They have substantially upped their commitment and now we're very happy and have a very, very powerful, very, very strong North Atlantic Treaty Organisation", he said. "It's been awesome to see the level of spirit in that room".

Politico said Trump warned of "grave consequences" if the allies did not immediately meet the 2 per cent spending targets.

"President Trump should cancel his meeting with Vladimir Putin until Russian Federation takes demonstrable and transparent steps to prove that they won't interfere in future elections", Schumer added. "It confirms the goal of 2 percent by 2024".

The charges put an even greater spotlight on Trump's treatment of Putin, who has denied making efforts to intervene in the US election that Trump, a Republican, unexpectedly won.

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However Trump had already taken the credit for an additional rise in spending, saying "for years presidents have been coming and talked about" the plan, but since he became president "we are doing numbers like they've never been done before".

In 2014, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries agreed to meet the current spending target over the next decade.

When pressed to explain Trump's claims he credited the president with a "new sense of urgency" among allies to "redouble our efforts" to increase defence spending, but did not report any new cash or time commitments.

Despite that, Stoltenberg had been forced to call an extraordinary session of all 29 allies to discuss Trump's demands, in what officials said was one of the first of its kind at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit for a decade.

US President Donald Trump (R) gestures as he talks with US Ambassador to the United Kingdom Woody Johnson. on July 13, 2018.

Trump is due to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin - who has denied election meddling - in Helsinki on Monday for a summit that includes a one-on-one meeting with only interpreters present. So in a sense we're competitors, not a question of friend or enemy. We have realized this since the attack on Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea. "He needs to understand what evidence we have of foreign election interference". The Ukranian and Georgian leaders were asked to leave, since burden sharing is a purely internal North Atlantic Treaty Organisation issue.

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Negotiations would then be widened to include members of both delegations, he said, adding that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will hold parallel talks in Helsinki with his USA counterpart, Mike Pompeo. "Germany just started paying Russian Federation, the country they want protection from, Billions of Dollars for their Energy needs coming out of a new pipeline from Russian Federation".

Air Force One has landed at London Stansted Airport, where Trump is beginning a four-day visit to the country.

"If he does do this meeting he should do nothing less than hand Putin these indictments and the previous indictments and demand immediate extradition of all the individuals", Mr. Perez said.

From Brussels, he flew to Britain where the government is in crisis over Brexit and where tensions with Russian Federation have spiked after London blamed Moscow for the death this month of a British woman from contact with the Novichok nerve agent.

The Kremlin said no joint summit statement was planned but the presidents would give a news conference after their meeting.

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