NATO countries should 'reimburse' US for defence costs, says Trump Jul 11, 2018 0 349 12345 AFPAboard Air Force OneUS President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused NATO allies of defaulting on their defense spending commitments and indicated they should"reimburse" the United States."Many countries in NATO, which we are expected to defend, are not only short of their current commitment of 2% (which is low), but are also delinquent for many years in payments that have not been made," he said, tweeting from the air en route to a key NATO summit in Brussels."Will they reimburse the US?"In recent months Trump has repeatedly launched invective at America's partners in the Atlantic alliance, a cornerstone of European security since World War II, accusing them of freeloading on the US for defence.The 29 allies are due to restate a commitment to try to spend two percent of GDP on defence by 2024, according to excerpts of their final summit declaration seen by AFP.NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday that seven out of 27 European members were on course to spend two percent of GDP on defence in 2018: Britain, Greece, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Lithuania and Romania. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Battle begins over Trump's Supreme Court pick Jul 11, 2018 0 465 British PM presses on with Brexit plan despite high-profile resignations Jul 11, 2018 0 353 Italy stops ship with migrants, turns up pressure on EU allies Jul 11, 2018 0 735 US govt says in compliance with court order on migrant children REUTERS WASHINGTON THE US government believes it is in compliance with a court-ordered Tuesday deadline to reunite immigrant children under 5 who were separated from their parents while crossing the US-Mexico border, .. Germany's Seehofer unveils 'migration master plan' DPA BERLIN FRESH from a bruising spat with Chancellor Angela Merkel about migration, German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer presented his long-delayed"migration master plan" on Tuesday. Seehofer, who leads the .. Spain court orders Puigdemont suspension Madrid Spain's Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and five other separatists be suspended as regional lawmakers after concluding a probe into their secession bid. In a .. George Clooney hurt in Italian scooter crash Rome Hollywood superstar George Clooney was treated in hospital on Tuesday for minor injuries after a scooter accident in Sardinia, Italian media reported. The"Ocean's Eleven" actor hurt his leg when a Mercedes .. Panama prosecutors request 21-year spying sentence for ex-president Panama City Panamanian prosecutors demanded a 21-year sentence for spying against ex-President Ricardo Martinelli during an indictment hearing in the capital Panama City. Martinelli, who was extradited back to .. Novichok nerve agent patient regains consciousness London A 45-year-old British man who was left critically ill after being exposed to the Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok has regained consciousness, the hospital treating him said Tuesday."We have seen a small but .. Trump pardon for Oregon ranchers convicted for arson OREGON US President Donald Trump pardoned Oregon cattle ranchers Dwight Hammond and his son on Tuesday, who had both been convicted on arson charges, sparking the 2016 occupation of a wildlife refuge, according to a .. Former Trump aide eager to get to sentencing WASHINGTON Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser who pleaded guilty in a case related to the Russian election collusion investigation, is eager to move to the sentencing phase ..