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News. Views. Hughes - November 27, 2019 (17:00 ET)

Angela Merkel: Europe needs NATO!

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that "Europe cannot defend itself on its own" and emphasized the enduring value of NATO in a recent speech where she vowed to raise Germany's defense spending contribution to two percent by 2030. This breaks from Turkish, French, and US skepticism about the alliance. RT America's Sara Montes de Oca reports for News.Views.Hughes.

Saudis begin new crackdown on journalists

The Saudi government has arrested at least eight people in the last ten days, specifically targeting journalists, writers and bloggers in a new crackdown against dissidents, a move to which Washington has yet to respond. RT America’s Rachel Blevins reports for News.Views.Hughes.