Germany makes a ‘fortune’ from US troops, says Trump Aug 06, 2020 0 1963 12345 WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said Germany made a “fortune” from US military personnel stationed there, amid plans to withdraw troops from the country.“They make a fortune off the troops, you know they built cities around our troops,” Trump said in an interview on the Fox News channel.The president repeated his accusation that Germany was “very delinquent” and “took advantage” of the United States.“They owed us billions of dollars, billions of dollars to NATO,” he said. “They’re a rich country, they should be paying their bills. Why should we defend countries and not be reimbursed?” Defence Secretary Mark Esper last week said the US plans to withdraw 11,900 military personnel from Germany - down to 24,000 from 36,000. (DPA) RELATED ARTICLES Croatia marks 25 years since war with tolerance message Aug 06, 2020 0 653 Countries tighten measures as coronavirus death toll exceeds 700,000 worldwide Aug 06, 2020 0 161 Biden rules out in-person appearance at Democratic convention Aug 06, 2020 0 1036 Five dead in US as downgraded storm Isaias reaches Canada AFP New York Tropical storm Isaias left at least five people dead as it pounded the US eastern seaboard with driving winds and heavy rain, leaving millions without power, before moving across Canada on Wednesday. Isaias .. Sarajevo FIlm Festival goes online because of COVID-19 BELGRADE: The 2020 Sarajevo Film Festival will be held online because of the novel coronavirus pandemic in Bosnia, the organisers said on Wednesday. The decision was made on the recommendation of the local health .. British lawmakers slam government’s ‘critical errors’ in pandemic LONDON: The British government made “critical errors” during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report released on Wednesday. In its report regarding the British government’s handling of the .. New bridge in Genoa opens to traffic two years after deadly collapse AFP Genoa, Italy A gleaming new bridge in Genoa built after the deadly collapse of a viaduct opened on Tuesday, but critics say not enough has been done since the 2018 disaster to overhaul Italy’s crumbling .. Thousands rescued from destructive forest fires in southern France MARTIGUES: Almost 3,000 people were evacuated on Tuesday night, some by boat, from homes and camping sites near Marseille in southern France as forest fires tore through 1,000 hectares (2,500 acres) of vegetation. .. US plan for ‘highest level’ Taiwan visit in decades angers China AFP Taipei The United States announced on Wednesday its highest-level visit to Taiwan since it switched diplomatic recognition to China in 1979, a move Beijing blasted as a threat to “peace and stability”. The visit, ..