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Outspoken general named Trump's top security adviser


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla./WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday named Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster as his new national security adviser, choosing a military officer known for speaking his mind and challenging his superiors.


UK defends Trump state visit offer despite protest 12:49am GMT

LONDON The British government on Monday defended its decision to offer U.S. President Donald Trump a lavish state visit and an audience with the queen this year, defying protests outside parliament and dissent from lawmakers. | Video


Trump supports free press but will call out false reports - Pence 20 Feb 2017

BRUSSELS U.S. President Donald Trump believes in a free and independent press but he will not hesitate to point out flawed reporting, the U.S Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday. | Video


Trump wants NATO to step up defence spending by year-end, says Pence 20 Feb 2017

BRUSSELS U.S. President Donald Trump expects by the end of the year "real progress" among NATO allies to step up their defence spending towards the minimum criteria of two percent of their economic output, Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday.


EU welcomes Pence assurance of Trump's support 20 Feb 2017

BRUSSELS U.S. Vice President Mike Pence assured the European Union in Brussels on Monday that the Trump administration will develop their cooperation in trade and security and backs the EU as a partner in its own right. | Video

United States needs strong, united EU - EU's Juncker 20 Feb 2017

BRUSSELS The United States needs a strong and united European Union, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said ahead of a meeting with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Monday.

Trump strongly committed to partnership with EU, says VP Pence 20 Feb 2017

BRUSSELS U.S. President Donald Trump is strongly committed to working with the European Union towards common objectives of peace and prosperity, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday.


EU's Tusk says agreed with U.S. Pence on need for close ties 20 Feb 2017

BRUSSELS European Council President Donald Tusk said on Monday that U.S. Vice President Mike Pence agreed with him on the need to preserve close cooperation between the United States and Europe, including Washington's support for NATO and a united Europe.


Afghan training goes back to basics as Trump faces U.S. troop decision 20 Feb 2017

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan At a recent, at times chaotic live-fire exercise near NATO's military base in Kandahar, Romanian army Master Sergeant Liviv Sandulache's advice to the assembled Afghan officers was simple: "I don't want anybody to do any job without your command."


Trump mulls national security adviser pick, White House promises autonomy 20 Feb 2017

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla./WASHINGTON President Donald Trump may do another round of interviews for the position of national security adviser with new or existing candidates on Monday as he scrambles to fill the post following the ouster of Michael Flynn.

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