NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told CNBC that President Donald Trump’s rhetoric on defense spending is having an “important” impact on the military alliance.
A Pakistan-based militant group, Jaish-e-Mohammad, has claimed responsibility for a deadly car bombing in disputed Kashmir on a military convoy in which 44 paramilitary police were killed, raising tensions with India.
“I don’t want to speak for him, but I believe he would’ve gone to war with North Korea. I think he was ready to go to war. In fact he told me he was so close to starting a big war with North Korea,” Trump said of Obama.
Trump’s national emergency declaration, criticized by Democrats and Republicans when he threatened it, could bring swift legal and legislative challenges.
Analysts say oil prices are approaching breakout levels, and the final day of trading this week may tell whether crude can keep rallying.