Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar has ordered his forces to attack Turkish ships and interests, his spokesman said on Friday, accusing Turkey of backing his rivals in Libya’s conflict.
Ukraine’s new President Volodymyr Zelensky vowed to press Europe to step up pressure on Russia to end the war in his country’s east, as he arrived in Brussels Tuesday for his first foreign trip as leader.
NATO is “deeply concerned” by the escalating violence in Libya, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday, calling on all sides to stop fighting as a deadly power struggle rages.
President Donald Trump said Tuesday he has strengthened NATO by insisting on a “rocket” like increase in military spending by allies that he says used to take advantage of US largesse.
The German cabinet on Wednesday passed a draft budget for 2020 that calls for a 1.7% pending increase and relies on ministries to cut costs to avoid incurring new debt in light of an economic slowdown in Europe’s largest economy.