Canada is among the NATO nations spending less than 2 percent of GDP on military investments, much to Trump's frustration.
Jens Stoltenberg said he remains a believer in a dual approach of deterrence and dialogue towards Russia.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson's team is bracing for a possible intervention from Trump, who is widely unpopular in the U.K.
Iran has sought to improve troubled relations with Arab states, while boosting military ties with Russia and China, both of which oppose a U.S.-led campaign to isolate the Islamic Republic.
A new international gas pipeline and bridge between Russia and China are hoped not only to boost bilateral trade, but also to transform the economic outlook of the East amid tensions with the West.
Two people were killed last week when an Islamic extremist launched a knife attack in central London.
Trump has nominated Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan to fill the position, pending a full Senate vote.
The U.S. will cut its contribution to the direct NATO budget, which covers maintenance of the NATO headquarters, joint security investments and some combined military operations.
The bill will allow the U.S. to sanction Hong Kong and Chinese officials accused of human rights abuses and undermining the autonomy of the territory.
The president has publicly antagonized America's European Union allies, even describing the bloc as a "foe."
More than 1 million people are believed to be detained in "re-education" camps in the restive western Chinese province of Xinjiang.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said in 2018 that the Avangard hypersonic missile is "invulnerable to intercept."
Turkey began radar testing of its Russian-made S-400 anti-aircraft system on Monday, the purchase of which has created friction with Washington.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative allies have touted a free-trade agreement with the U.S. as a solution to Britain's expected post-Brexit economic woes.
Pro-democracy candidates swept the local elections to take 17 of 18 district councils and almost 90 percent of all seats.
Iran and Israel have escalated their conflict in Syria, but they're both looking to Russia to prevent an all-out war.
In the 70 years since its founding, the U.S.-led NATO military alliance has steadily expanded into Eastern Europe, bringing with it new weapons viewed as provocative by Russia.
"No matter what tricks the U.S. vessels and aircraft may play, the Chinese military is determined and has the ability to safeguard the national sovereignty and security and maintain peace and stability in the South China Sea," said Senior Colonel Li Huamin.
Netanyahu is facing criminal charges for bribery, fraud and breach of trust, having also twice failed to build a coalition following two inconclusive general elections.
The president has repeatedly maligned the Cold War-era alliance, even suggesting the pact is obsolete.
"If the enemy intends to invade, attack or even infringe on our country's skyline, which is one of our red lines," Iran's army air defense commander warned, "we can deal with it."
Russian President Vladimir Putin oversaw the completion of the Great Soviet Encyclopedia's successor and now wants a Wikipedia-style resource. But the Kremlin promises Moscow won't block the original.
The new legislation—which would allow the U.S. to sanction Chinese officials who abuse human rights in Hong Kong—has been passed by the House and the Senate and now awaits the president's signature.
Little of note has been achieved in the 18 months since President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un signed a vague agreement on denuclearization in Singapore.
While China and Saudi Arabia seek to "enhance the mutual trust and friendly relations" between their armed forces, a U.N. arms embargo on Iran is set to expire next October.
"This is just an escalation of tensions," a senior Russian diplomat warned of U.S. plans to maintain up to 3,000 troops in Saudi Arabia.
The United States has broken off talks with both North Korea and South Korea ahead of schedule, a hard-ball tactic with mixed results among friends and foes alike.
The State Department told Newsweek that a new Turkish attack "would further undermine regional stability," while Russia said such a move "may raise tensions in Syria's north."
Russia is arms dealing with the likes of Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates in a region in which Moscow was increasingly being seen as the top diplomatic power.
As North Korean leader Kim Jong Un observed parachute landings, a foreign ministry adviser warned the U.S. that "we are no longer interested in such talks that bring nothing to us."