Tension between allies as NATO summit begins

December 03, 2019

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France's President Emmanuel Macron is shown with both of his hands outstretched and wearing a blue suit.

France's President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he arrives at 10 Downing Street ahead of the NATO summit in London, Britain, Dec. 3, 2019.

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All eyes are on NATO as the 70th anniversary summit gets underway in London. We speak with Ambassador Karen Pierce, the UK's representative to the United Nations, about the tension that's opened up between US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron. Also, Trump is making additional international headlines while in London by threatening new tariffs against Argentinian and Brazilian steel, along with some French luxury goods. And, "Baby Shark" gets a Navajo language cover.

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Despite clashes, NATO is here to stay, UK ambassador says

US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron underlined sharp discord among NATO members ahead of the alliance's 70th anniversary celebrations. But despite the clashes, UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations Karen Pierce says NATO is here to stay.