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NATO Secretary General discusses COVID-19 and disinformation with Lithuanian President

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke with Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda on Tuesday (5 May 2020), as part of his regular political consultations. The two leaders discussed NATO’s response to the COVID-19 crisis and how the Alliance continues to deliver strong deterrence and defence. The Secretary General underlined NATO’s commitment to Lithuania, including with a multinational battlegroup in Rukla, the Baltic Air Policing mission and maritime patrols in the Baltic…

Pentagon chief fires Navy secretary over SEAL controversy

By Robert Burns on Monday, November 25, 2019

Defense Secretary Mark Esper has fired the Navy’s top official, ending a stunning clash between President Donald Trump and top military leadership over the fate of a SEAL accused of war crimes in Iraq. Esper said on Sunday that he had lost confidence in Navy Secretary Richard Spencer and alleged that Spencer proposed a deal with the White House behind his back to resolve the SEAL’s case. Trump has championed…

US Commerce Secretary praises Australia, criticizes China

Thursday, October 10, 2019

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross slammed China’s trade practices and trumpeted America’s economic relationship with Australia amid the festering trade war with Beijing. Ross told a business gathering in Sydney on Thursday that President Donald Trump did not want to use tariffs to get China to change its ways but felt it was necessary. The comments came as U.S. and Chinese officials prepared to resume trade talks in Washington…

Estonian ministers to meet NATO chief, EDF forces in Italy

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Minister of Foreign Affairs Sven Mikser (SDE) is to meet NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels on Thursday, according to ministry spokespersons. The meeting is to focus on future steps to strengthen NATO’s deterrence and defence posture, plus the implementation of decisions from the Brussels Summit in July. Mr Mikser and Mr Stoltenberg will also discuss cooperation between the EU and NATO, as well as relations with Russia. Mr…