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US President Donald Trump and other NATO Leaders Arrive at Downing Street in London.

▶️ President Donald Trump and other NATO leaders arrive Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 10 Downing Street in London, the official residence of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
👉 The 29 leaders of NATO member countries are gathering in London for a two-day summit.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg praised Trump on Tuesday, saying his leadership on the issue of burden-sharing NATO's budget is "having a real impact." He cited a $130 billion increase in defense budgets among the non-U.S. NATO members and said that would go to $400 billion by 2024. Only nine out of 29 member countries currently meet NATO’s guideline of spending 2% of their GDP on collective defense. In addition to budget discussions, Stoltenberg said leaders would be talking about counterterrorism efforts, arms control, relations with Russia and the rise of China. Stoltenberg also rejected the suggestion that NATO is “brain-dead,” saying that the alliance is active, agile and adapting. “We have just implemented the largest reinforcements of collective defense since the end of the Cold War,” he added. (VOA/AP)

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