World News Briefs -- July 10, 2018 (Evening Edition)

Daily Mail: Trump touches down in Belgium for NATO summit after warning on Twitter that he won't 'happily defend' EU allies that are stiffing the U.S. on trade

* President Trump repeatedly berated America's European allies for failing to meet their defense spending obligations to NATO
* European Council President Donald Tusk hit right back at him at an EU-NATO signing event: 'America does not have and will not have a better ally than Europe'
* Tusk said: 'America appreciate your allies. After all you don’t have that many'
* President Trump tweeted minutes later: NATO countries must pay MORE, the United States must pay LESS. Very Unfair!'
* He told reporters as he prepared to board Marine One that America has plenty of allies and put new pressure on NATO nations to increase their defense spending
* U.S. NATO ambassador said this week that the United States' European partners had not brought up trade in the context of security alliance
* 'Our diplomats are professional and they are staying on our NATO issues, where we are 100 percent allied,' Kay Bailey Hutchison said on Sunday
* Trump defied her and put his tariffs on the table for discussion at NATO's summit in Brussels, where he arrives on Tuesday evening, in tweets
* The appearance was gearing up to be a repeat performance of a confrontation at last month's G7 summit in Canada

Donald Trump says that he's not going to 'happily defend' America's allies in Europe while they stiff the U.S. on trade

'Just doesn't work!' he harped in his latest in a string of Tuesday gripes.

Trump launched the latest salvo in the dispute between the United States and Europe as he landed in Belgium for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's leader's summit.

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More than 800 child soldiers recruited in Yemen: UN.

Syria regime, Russia accused of breaching ceasefire in Deraa.

Airstrike kills 20 ISIS militants outside Mosul, says Iraqi general.

One year after battle for Mosul, a city lies in ruins.

Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan sworn in as executive president, names son-in-law as finance minister. Turkey's Erdogan son-in-law made finance minister amid nepotism fears.

Erdogan appoints active duty military commander as Turkey’s defense minister.

Hamas boosts troops training amid rising tensions with Israel - reports.

Israel closes main Gaza goods crossing in response to arson attacks.

Saudi, UAE executives face probe over Malaysia's 1MDB scandal.


Thailand parties through the night! Country erupts in celebrations as trapped football team is freed from cave and rescue chief praises successful mission fuelled by the 'POWER OF LOVE'.

Suicide bombing kills 13 at NW Pakistan election rally.

Pakistan army says it has 'no direct role' in July 25 election.

Afghanistan: At least 10 killed in Jalalabad suicide attack.

Pompeo offers support for Taliban peace talks during surprise Afghan visit. Pompeo says Trump strategy a success in surprise Afghanistan visit.

Doubts grow over North Korea despite Trump confidence.

China denies undermining US-North Korea talks.

Japan: death toll climbs to 155 after 'historic' rain and landslides.

Typhoon Maria slams Japan, heads to Taiwan, China.

Liu Xia, widow of Nobel laureate and political dissident Liu Xiaobo, leaves China for Germany.


E.Guinea opposition says prisoners still jailed despite amnesty.

Uganda and Congo forces clash in Lake Edward dispute.

Ethiopia's Abiy says he wants to quickly roll out Eritrea deal.

Mass rape and killings in South Sudan may constitute war crimes, says UN.

Zimbabwe police say campaign violence down on past polls.

New Nigeria PDP-led alliance aims to defeat Buhari.

Nigeria army releases 183 detained children.

UN slams 'revolting acts' by South Sudan govt-backed forces.

Police killed in flashpoint Cameroon city of Buea.


UK prime minister seeks to stem Cabinet exodus over Brexit.

Trump lashes NATO allies as he lands for tense summit.

Finnish authorities to beef up security for Putin-Trump summit.

Moscow slaps retaliatory duties on US imports.

Germany probes huge Iran cash transfer request. US Ambassador warns Germany not to approve Iran's attempt to withdraw cash.

German interior minister presents his migration master plan.

Novichok: UK police in desperate hunt for container of deadly nerve agent after Dawn Sturgess death.

West Balkan leaders, Chancellor Angela Merkel to attend London summit.

Poland seek permanent US military presence.

Emmanuel Macron pledges to overhaul French welfare state.

Italian ship carrying migrants turned away from Italian ports.


Trump pardon of Oregon ranchers sparks concern, jubilation.

Battle begins over Trump's Supreme Court pick.

Trump replaces high court’s swing vote with conservative.

Top U.S. Senate Democrat vows to fight Trump's Supreme Court pick.

Dozens of immigrant children will be reunited with parents.

Nicaragua crisis: '38 killed in bloodiest day' - NGO.

Obrador's vision: Controversy in Mexico over proposed amnesty.

Mexico will not intervene in Venezuela, Nicaragua crises: incoming minister.

Venezuela would bomb Colombia if US attacks: lawmaker.


Pompeo accuses Iran of using embassies for terror plots.

ISIS remnants fight on, despite U.S. campaign.

The Islamic State group in Iraq.

Guantanamo inmates to get US court hearing to demand trial or release.

Inside the CIA's treasure trove of bin Laden files.


US stocks climb again as Pepsi leads household goods rally.

US proposes tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese imports.

S&P hits four-month high on oil, Pepsi boost.

Iran vows to sell as much oil as it can despite U.S. sanctions.

Starbucks to ban plastics straws in all stores by 2020.

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