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Nato summit: How will the Alliance handle Trump today?

European leaders and American presidents have not always seen eye-to-eye, but this first summit with Trump carries unique risks

By Sophia Besch  

US President Donald Trump and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel pictured as the US National anthem 'The Star-Spangled Banner' is played at the arrival of the President of The United States of America at the military airport in Melsbroek, Steenokkerzeel, Wednesday 24 May 2017. President Trump is on a two day visit to Belgium, to attend a NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit on Thursday. Photo: ERIC LALMAND/Belga/PA Images

Today, Donald Trump will be attending the Nato summit in Brussels. All signs point to a Europe eager to appease him: they will likely keep meetings short, impress him with a new (if much delayed) headquarters, and scramble to present their achievements in the fields of defence spending and counter terrorism activities—the two…

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