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The message from an exhausted US hegemon

America urges its Nato allies to shoulder more of the burden of dealing with global threats

Mr Trump has urged Nato countries to "finally contribute their fair share and meet their financial obligations", noting that 23 of the 28 members were "still not paying what they should be paying and what they're supposed to be paying for their defence".

THE United States president was clearly frustrated with America's allies who turn to the US for assistance but don't always want to help shoulder the burden - military, financial or otherwise - of dealing with urgent global threats.

The president sounded very blunt, telling an interviewer...

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