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NATO To Showcase Spending Rise In Riposte To Trump

British military vehicles set off for a NATO exercise in Europe
The Republican White House frontrunner was widely rebuked after saying he would not defend NATO members who had not met their financial obligations, in his most extreme broadside yet against the organization.
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US House Speaker Rejects Senate's Ukraine Aid Bill As Written

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Pressure Mounts On Israel For Gaza Ceasefire

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Former US president and 2024 presidential hopeful Donald Trump attends a rally in Conway, South Carolina

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Biden spoke after Trump said in a speech Saturday that he would "encourage" Russia to attack members of NATO who had not met their financial obligations, his most extreme broadside against the military alliance he has long expressed skepticism about.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (C), accompanied by US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (R) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (L), arrives to meet with members of the US Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on December 12, 2023.

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