Foreign Ministers from Nato countries pose for the ‘family photo’ in Washington. Photo: AP

US fights with Nato allies at birthday celebration

  • US Vice-President Mike Pence delivers stinging rebuke both to Germany and Turkey
  • The 70th anniversary comes amid rising concern over Russia
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Foreign Ministers from Nato countries pose for the ‘family photo’ in Washington. Photo: AP
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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

‘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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