Putin hails increase of Russia’s arms sales abroad

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin said on 16 December that the country’s arms shipments increased to $13 billion in 2019, exceeding last year’s number by $2 billion. “Despite sanctions and unfair competition, Russia’s position in the global arms market is getting stronger,” Putin said at a meeting of the Russian Commission on military-technical cooperation with foreign […]

‘What are you at?’ Trump presses Trudeau over NATO defence spending

LONDON — U.S. President Donald Trump put Justin Trudeau on the spot Tuesday over Canada’s NATO defence spending. “What are you at? What is your number?” Trump pointedly asked, referring to how much Canada spends on NATO defence as a percentage of its GDP. The two men met on the sidelines of a major NATO […]