Nato summit: The rifts behind its 70th birthday bash – BBC News

World leaders are in London to mark the Nato military alliance’s 70th anniversary. It’s not just a celebration, relations between some of the leaders are strained – here’s why.

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US President Donald Trump and French leader Emmanuel Macron have set out opposing views ahead of a Nato summit.

In an occasionally tense press conference, the two politicians sparred over Nato’s role, Turkey, and Islamic State group (IS) fighters.

Mr Trump had described Mr Macron’s comments about Nato as “nasty”, but Mr Macron said he stood by his words.

World leaders are in London to mark the Western military alliance’s 70th anniversary.

The summit has already been marked by strained relations between Turkey and other member states.