10 things you need to know today: July 6, 2017

Trump stops in Poland ahead of G-20 summit in Germany, Nikki Haley scolds Russia and China over North Korea, and more

President Trump and Polish President Andrzej Duda
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1. Trump starts Europe trip with visit to friendly Poland before G-20 summit

President Trump started his second trip abroad as president with a stop in Poland, where he met with Polish President Andrzej Duda. In a joint news conference, Trump warned North Korea he was considering "some pretty severe things" in response to its testing of a missile that could reach Alaska with a nuclear warhead. He also repeated a call for NATO allies to spend more on defense. Trump was also scheduled to deliver a speech from Krasinski Square, where Polish media says the government has promised Trump cheering crowds. Next Trump will head to Hamburg for a more challenging G-20 summit. On Thursday night, Trump will meet privately with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has called his decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement "extremely regrettable." Trump also is scheduled to have his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin as president. The Kremlin said Tuesday that the long-anticipated meeting will take place on Friday.

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Harold Maass is a contributing editor at The Week. He has been writing for The Week since the 2001 debut of the U.S. print edition and served as editor of TheWeek.com when it launched in 2008. Harold started his career as a newspaper reporter in South Florida and Haiti. He has previously worked for a variety of news outlets, including The Miami Herald, ABC News and Fox News, and for several years wrote a daily roundup of financial news for The Week and Yahoo Finance.