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May Carries Trump Message to a Malta Summit Seeking Clarity

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European Values Are the Focus of Malta Talks

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After holding hands with Donald Trump, Prime Minister Theresa May arrived at a European Union summit in a former British colony with a special message from the U.S. president.

She told EU colleagues that Trump promised to back NATO, the military alliance he has called “obsolete,” but wants everyone to meet their financial commitments. As the first foreign leader welcomed to the White House, May had Trump’s ear for an afternoon and briefed leaders gathered in Malta on her impressions of a man many of them view with suspicion.