Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, watched by US Vice-President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, acknowledges applause at the end of his address to a joint meeting of Congress in Washington on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

‘Questions are being asked’: In historic speech, Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg tells US Congress of serious divisions as he points to old adversary Russia

  • In the first speech by a Nato chief to Congress, Jens Stoltenberg highlighted how the US has benefited from the alliance, in spite of Donald Trump’s scepticism
  • Stoltenberg said member states needed bigger defence budgets to deal with Russia’s assertiveness
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Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, watched by US Vice-President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, acknowledges applause at the end of his address to a joint meeting of Congress in Washington on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
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US President Donald Trump with Jens Stoltenberg, secretary general of Nato, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE

Donald Trump says spending by Nato countries is up like a ‘rocket ship’, but wants more

  • Trump used a well-worn script about burden-sharing with Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in talks at the White House
  • The meeting came a day before Nato foreign ministers sit down in Washington
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US President Donald Trump with Jens Stoltenberg, secretary general of Nato, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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