A show of strength and unity at NATO's big birthday bash on Wednesday (December 4).
But the family photo put a brave face on family divisions.
U.S. President Donald Trump seemed to be at the heart of many of them -- he arrived at the summit calling the French president "nasty".
And left hours after he'd had this to say about Canada's prime minister, Justin Trudeau: (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, SAYING: "He's two-faced." That was after Trudeau apparently mocked an unusually long Trump media event in this exchange caught on camera at Buckingham Palace.
Leaders from Britain, the Netherlands and France can be seen laughing along.
Trump's comments about France's Emmanuel Macron followed the latter's assessment that NATO itself was undergoing "brain death".
Splits on spending and strategy haunted the 70th anniversary summit at this golf resort on the outskirts of London.
The U.S. president repeated his long-standing complaint that allies were failing to bear the financial burden of collective security.
This year he called them "delinquents".
Then, as the summit wound up -- a surprise.
Trump announced he'd said enough and cancelled his last press conference before leaving for Washington.
Because he'd done, he said, "so many".
A relief, perhaps for the host of the party, who most feared Trump's outspokenness.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces an election next week, and mostly dodged public appearances with the U.S. president -- a divisive figure for many Brits.
Officials though insisted the summit was a success.
Most importantly, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan backed off from an apparent threat to block plans to defend northern and eastern Europe, unless allies declared Kurdish fighters in Syria "terrorists".
Trudeau, meanwhile, sought to smooth things over -- saying he'd been happy to go along with what he called an "unscheduled" press conference.
On Wednesday, December 2nd, the US coronavirus outbreak set grim new records. 3,100 Americans died, a new high. Business Insider reports number of virus hospitalizations passed 100,000. The US is still the worst-affected country in the world. Officials are issuing dire warnings about the months ahead. President Donald Trump is barely mentioning the virus. He is still fixated on his election loss a full month after voting ended.
Pub and restaurant-goers returned to the streets of Soho on Wednesday evening as London came out of England’s national lockdown and into Tier 2 restrictions. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The Mayor of London says he “did a leap in the air” when he heard that the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine had been approved for use in the UK. Despite the “fantastic news” Sadiq Khan urged Londoners to remain cautious under England’s new tiered lockdown restrictions saying: “We’ve got to follow the rules”. Mr Khan added that he wants to “sensibly and reasonably” discuss with Londoners “who aren’t persuaded” the benefits of vaccines. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier arrives for trade talks with the UK in London, as negotiators race to reach a deal before the looming deadline. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Shoppers on London’s Oxford Street began queuing before 7am on Wednesday, just hours after England’s second national lockdown lifted. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Speaking to Euronews, German Marshall Fund Vice President Ian Lesser, said NATO's original mission hasn't changed. "That's about countering Russia's very significant force posture and that's very meaningful for the alliance - that hasn't gone away.
US President-elect Joe Biden and VP-elect Kamala Harris extended wishes on Guru Nanak Jayanti. Biden and Harris released a joint statement to send wishes on Nanak's 551st birth anniversary. The duo thanked Sikhs for opening Gurudwaras, serving meals to those in need amid pandemic. Earlier, Harris took to Twitter to wish 'Sikh friends' across the US and around the world on the occasion. Canadian PM Justin Trudeau also issued a statement on Nanak's birth anniversary. Trudeau said Guru Nanak Dev's birth anniversary was an important day for Sikh Canadians. Guru Nanak Jayanti is celebrated with fervour throughout nation and around the world. Also known as Gurpurab, Nanak Jayanti celebrates the birth of the first Sikh Guru. Nanak Jayanti is observed on the full moon day of Kartik month as per the Hindu calendar.
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“Jeopardy!” game show host Alex Trebek died on Sunday at the age of 80, and his passing was mourned by fans who called the brainy quizmaster a nightly source of information and sheer joy. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
Addressing a press conference in the national capital on December 03, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava spoke on whether the invitation has been sent to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson for R-Day celebration or not. Anurag said, "The announcement regarding the chief guest for our Republic Day celebration will be made closer to the event. So as and when there is something to share, we will be happy to do so."
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday it would be some months before all the most vulnerable people received COVID-19 vaccines, with England's health service boss saying the bulk would be given between January and April.
Boris Johnson urged caution despite the UK becoming the first country toapprove a coronavirus vaccine. The Prime Minister said logistical challengesmeant it would take a long time to immunise the majority of the population andcalled on people to continue following Government guidelines.
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Conservative MP Conor Burns says he hopes that Prime Minister Boris Johnson will visit the set of Coronation Street to mark 60 years of the ITV show. Labour's Tracy Brabin, who played Tricia Armstrong on the show between 1994 and 1997, said Corrie is as much a part of British culture as "a nice cuppa, a fish and chip supper or sitting down to the Queen's Speech on Christmas Day". Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson on December 02 hailed the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency for formally authorising the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine and said that government has accepted the recommendations to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for distribution across the UK from next week.
Slights and barbs have marred relations between France’s Emmanuel Macron and Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan for years, but the row over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad has dragged them to a new low which could have more lasting consequences. Megan Revell reports.
At least 26 people have been killed and over 700 injured after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake rattled Turkey and Greece. Around 196 aftershocks were felt with 23 hitting over magnitude 4.0. Turkey’s western Izmir province and Greek islands in the vicinity suffered much of the damage. A small tsunami also struck the Seferihisar district south of Izmir province, causing floods in the area. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to offer his condolences and support. Watch the full video for more.
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The Queen hopes as many people as possible will have the opportunity to joincelebrations marking her Platinum Jubilee in 2022, Buckingham Palace has said.The milestone will be marked with a “once-in-a-generation show” over a specialfour-day Bank Holiday weekend, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has announced.
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A group of physicists say they have created the smallest ship on Earth that is small enough sail down the inside of a human hair. Netherland’s Leiden University physicists Rachel Doherty, Daniela Kraft and colleagues, 3D printed the miniscule vessel to follow bacteria known as microswimmers to better understand how they work. The boat measures an incredible 30 micrometers or about 0.001 inches. They also printed spiral shaped particles which rotate along while they are propelled through water, and other shapes including a Star Trek-style spaceship. In future the technique could also be used to create synthetic microswimmer that can travel through the human body to diagnose conditions or deliver targeted drugs.
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Republicans and Democrats living abroad may be opposed in many ways in this most polarised of presidential elections, but agree on one thing: the tax situation for American expatriates needs to change. Jack Parrock reports from the Netherlands.View on euronews
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