Prime Minister Theresa May is planning to meet with President-elect Donald Trump in spring 2017 although no firm timing has been arranged, her office confirmed Thursday evening.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that he will let hundreds of thousands of migrants travel on to Europe if pushed by the EU. He was reacting to a non-binding vote by the European Parliament to freeze talks on EU membership for Turkey.
Sunday Turkey widened a crackdown on suspected supporters of a failed military coup taking the number of people rounded up in the armed forces and judiciary to 6,000, and the government said it was in full control of the country and economy.
Monday Obama said the United States needed a strong, united Europe to maintain international order, and he urged European allies to increase defense spending to address Islamic State and other security threats. Wrapping up a trip to Germany that has focused on boosting trade ties, Obama pleaded with Europeans to look past the multiple crises facing their nations and maintain the unity that had brought peace to their continent.
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump discussed who he admires most in foreign policy, military and business. “When you look at business, a guy like Jack Welch. I’ve always been a fan of Jack… I actually did deals with Jack when he was at General Electric. And you know somebody like Jack Welch was certainly a great example. And there are so many of them. I’ve met so many corporate leaders, over the years, over the last four or five years in particular and so many that are so good.
Greece slipped deeper into its financial abyss after the bailout program it has relied on for five years expired at midnight Tuesday and the country failed to repay a loan due to the International Monetary Fund, deepening fears over whether it will be able to remain in the eurozone.