President meets with NATO secretary general at White House
Stoltenberg is touting NATO's benefits at a joint press conference with President Donald Trump at the White House.
"If other countries pay their fair share instead of relying on the United States to make up the difference, we will all be much more secure and our partnership will be made that much stronger", Trump said Wednesday. The two will meet again in May when Trump travels to the group's headquarters in Brussels for talks.
Donald Trump said USA relations with Russian Federation are at an all time low and admitted it's possible the country knew in advance of the chemical attack in Syria that left at least 80 people dead.
United Kingdom analysis of samples from the Syria chemical attack has detected sarin or a sarin-like substance, Britain's UN ambassador has said.
His comments, aired Wednesday on Fox Business News, come less than a week after Trump ordered a retaliatory strike on Syria based on USA evidence that Syrian President Bashar Assad attacked civilians with chemical weapons.
Trump says he'd like to think the government of Russian President Vladimir Putin didn't know, but says "certainly they could have".
"Putin is backing a person that's truly an evil person", the president said this week in an interview with the Fox Business Network.
Congress votes to eliminate privacy rules for internet providers
The regulations would have required internet service providers to get permission before selling your information to marketers. On Tuesday, Republicans in Congress passed the repeal of an Internet privacy rule implemented by the FCC previous year .
Internet privacy repeal headed to Oval Office
Republicans and industry groups have blasted that discrepancy, saying it was unfair and confusing for consumers. But with the regulations made invalid, internet service providers can sell the information-unless you opt out.
Schwarber, Zobrist homer in Cubs' 7-4 win over Brewers
Ryan Braun provided most of Milwaukee's offense with a three-run home run in the third inning off Jake Arrieta (2-0). Baez, who has started four games at second, will sit as the Cubs' lineup provides a few tweaks.
Wednesday's meeting was the first in-person encounter for these leaders, but not their first time speaking.
Trump's harder line comes amid growing questions about whether his aides and associates colluded with Russian meddling in the U.S. election.
"I said it was obsolete", he continued. "Right now the world is a mess". So I felt we had to do something about it. He floated the idea of easing sanctions imposed on the country for its incursions into Ukraine. However, total defense spending by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members grew an estimated 3.8 percent in 2016, after declining from 2009 to 2014.
"We need many different tools to stabilize our neighborhood", Stoltenberg said last month.
But White House aides said Mr. Trump fully supports the alliance.
"I thank you for your attention to this issue", he said.
Stoltenberg said "burden sharing" is his top priority and that countries are making progress in reaching the 2 percent threshold for spending on defense, including Romania, Latvia and Lithuania, which are expected to reach the threshold this year or next.
Massachusetts gas prices jump a nickel per gallon
The state average rose 7.7 cents in a week to the Monday-morning benchmark of $2.276 on GasBuddy's Fuel Insights survey report. Crude oil surged past $50 per barrel on Friday, closing at $52.24 per barrel, the highest close of trading since March 7.
A long, tearful road to a major for Sergio Garcia
Garcia has been plagued by self doubt in the majors and once said he did not have what it takes to be a major victor . He fell out of the race on the front nine by shooting a 38, then added two more bogeys and a double through 14.
South Korean supporters of arrested ex-president to protest
Park allegedly offered governmental favours to top businessmen who enriched Choi, including Samsung's Lee. She will be held in detention for as long as 20 days while being investigated further by prosecutors.
Talking Horses: Lucinda Russell can follow up Grand National win
One For Arthur, trained by Lucinda Russell, sprinted down the home stretch to take the title by four-and-a-half lengths. We didn't realise we had just bought such an incredible horse, but he has given us such a wonderful journey .
NASA astronaut and 2 Russian cosmonauts return to Earth
In addition to her commanding achievements, Whitson holds the record for cumulative spacewalking time of any female astronaut. With the command swap, Kimbrough and the rest of the crew are all set to make the trip back to Earth tomorrow.
Red Sox place Jackie Bradley, Jr. on 10-day disabled list
Red Sox manager John Farrell said the team would withhold a decision on Bradley's status until he sees the doctors at home. Shortstop Xander Bogaerts is expected to rejoin the team for Tuesday's game at Fenway Park against the Baltimore Orioles.
Ski-park operator Intrawest to go private in $944 million deal
A ski resort company that stretches from Canada's Quebec to the US state of Colorado has been acquired by the Aspen Skiing Co. Under the terms, Intrawest will be bought by a newly formed entity controlled by affiliates of Aspen Skiing and KSL Capital.
Senior U.S. official: Russia knew in advance of Syrian chemical attack
But, she says it's not something the US should do alone, explaining, "I don't think it's something for the U.S.to decide". McFarland, is expected to step down and has been offered the position of US ambassador to Singapore, a USA official says.
Passenger dragged off of overbooked United Airlines flight
Passengers said the man, who can be heard screaming, was injured as he was being dragged off, with blood coming out of his mouth. According to Chicago Tribune, the incident happened on an United flight at Chicago's O' hare global airport Sunday evening.
Malala Yousafzai becomes youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace
Malala came to prominence when a Taliban attacker shot her in the head in 2012 as she was leaving school in Swat. Many are forced to marry early or must work or care for younger siblings, denying them their right to education.