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Trump has a point about NATO reliance on Russia

By Thomas Walkom      

European members of NATO call Russia a threat, while their businesses work on a pipeline to ease the flow of natural gas from Russia to Europe.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. President Donald Trump, and U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May pose for a photo during the 2017 G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. European companies are currently working with a Russian state enterprise to build a natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany, the Nord Stream 2. Photograph by Shealah Craighead, courtesy of the White House

Donald Trump has confounded his NATO partners and is now on his way to make nice with Russia’s Vladimir Putin.

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