Mr Trump has been hugely critical of Nato (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization), a cornerstone of American foreign policy for more than 60 years.
He has attacked the organisation as obsolete and characterised its members as ungrateful allies who benefit from US largesse. He says America can no longer afford to protect countries in Europe – and in Asia – without adequate compensation, suggesting he would withdraw American forces unless they pay up.
Australia’s parliament late Monday rejected the government’s proposal for a national vote on whether to legalise same-sex marriage.
The upper house Senate voted 33-29 against the coalition government’s bid to hold a plebiscite on the issue.
Attorney-General George Brandis introduced the bill into the Senate, where the government does not hold an outright majority, despite expectation the opposition Labor and Greens parties would scupper it.
In a bid to put the issue of illegal immigration back into the presidential debate, outspoken critic Sen. Jeff Sessions on Monday issued a “Critical Alert” warning of a potentially historic surge of over the border.
“We are simply overwhelmed,” his statement said. In it he estimated the Fiscal Year 2016 illegal crossings at 817,740.
Danney Williams, the man who claims he is Bill Clinton’s illegitimate son, apparently plans to file a paternity lawsuit against the former president unless his alleged father voluntarily agrees to give a DNA sample without a court order.
Williams made the announcement this evening in Las Vegas prior to the third and final presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
See the YouTube stream of the press conference below in which Danney Williams is confronted by some overly hostile reporters.
“I am simply seeking the truth. I respectfully request DNA from President Clinton to determine paternity. I have had no response to my requests, so today I have authorized my attorneys.. to file a lawsuit in New York state to get… an order for a supervised test,” Danney Williams asserted at the press conference, the Daily Mail noted.
Williams is the son of a Little Rock, Arkansas, prostitute who supposedly had relations with then-Governor Bill Clinton on multiple occasions and allegedly got pregnant by him, but he has never been acknowledged by Clinton as his “love child.” Williams has indicated that he has attempted to get in touch with Bill Clinton on numerous occasions with no results.