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U.S. ambassador to NATO on member spending

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday urged allies to give more military support to Ukraine and discussed expectations for members' defense spending in 2024. "In 2024, NATO allies in Europe will invest a total of $470 billion in defense, amounting to 2% of their combined GDP for the first time," Stoltenberg said. U.S. Ambassador to NATO Julianne Smith joined CBS News to discuss Russia, Ukraine and how spending works for NATO members.


NATO to Russia: Withdraw from Ukraine border

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg met Tuesday with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in Brussels amid increasing concerns over Russia's buildup of forces along the Ukrainian border, including in occupied Crimea. At a joint press conference, Stoltenberg called the amassing of 80,000 troops "unjustified" and asked that Russia "deescalate immediately." CBS News foreign correspondent Holly Williams joins CBSN with the latest.


Simon Bates presents London Calling

U.K. prime minister Boris Johnson's plan of a "Global Britain" is struggling under the coronavirus. But as CBS News contributor Simon Bates observes, the pandemic is only the latest challenge for Johnson's international post-Brexit ambitions, as the past couple of years have seen one bilateral relationship after another deteriorate. (Note: the views expressed in this piece belong to Simon Bates and does not necessarily reflect those of CBS.)

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