Angela Merkel and Donald Trump, seated and shaking hands (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)

Trump and Merkel affirm strong ties

President Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed trade differences but agreed on the need for the U.S. and European allies to face global challenges together.
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U.S., Poland sign missile system deal

The Patriot missile-defense system has always proved effective. Poland just purchased the system from the U.S. as part of a package worth $4.6 billion.
Rex Tillerson at lectern in front of large, black, granite statue (State Dept.)

Tillerson bolsters trans-Atlantic alliances in Europe

Rex Tillerson highlighted U.S. alliances in a weeklong trip to Europe. Here are the highlights from London, Paris, Davos and Warsaw.
Rex Tillerson and Federica Mogherini shaking hands in front of flags (© Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Tillerson says Europe, U.S. united on threats to freedom

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in Brussels, says the U.S. and its NATO allies stand united on stopping terrorism and confronting other global problems.
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Across Europe, spending on defense grows

Defense spending by NATO members to protect freedom is growing in response to Russian aggression, cyber attacks and terrorism.
Rex Tillerson at a lectern (© AP Images)

Tillerson says U.S.-European ties vital to countering threats

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson highlights the importance of a strong trans-Atlantic partnership in the face of new and renewed threats.
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NATO improves Iraq’s civil-military ties

With cities left in ruin by ISIS, Iraq is embarked on the long road to recovery. NATO is helping Iraq's civil and military ministries meet the challenge.
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NATO Allies pay more toward the common defense

NATO European members and Canada have increased their defense spending 4.3 percent in 2017 — to ensure that all nations invest equitably in defense.
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For NATO Allies, an investment and capabilities pledge for collective defense

When President Trump met with his NATO counterparts in Brussels May 25, a top agenda item was ensuring that Allies more equitably invest in defense.