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Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

When President Trump visits London next week for the NATO summit, he'll also use his brief time on the ground there to raise big bucks for his 2020 campaign, according to an invitation reviewed by Axios and conversations with people familiar with the event.

Details: The Dec. 3 fundraiser, which hasn't previously been reported, will be hosted by Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel, co-chair Tommy Hicks Jr., national finance chair Todd Ricketts, and Trump's campaign manager Brad Parscale, according to the invitation.

  • The Trump team expects to raise $3 million from the event, according to a source familiar with the planning.

The invitation lists three tiers of donors:

  • For $125,000, a donor can join a roundtable, get a photo with the president and attend the reception.
  • For $50,000, a donor gets the photo and reception.
  • For $35,000, they can just attend the reception. "All contributors must provide a copy of a U.S. passport," the invitation says.

The big picture: It's standard practice for presidential campaigns to solicit money from wealthy U.S. citizens living overseas.

  • In 2011, President Obama's re-election campaign drew $237,000 from expatriates in the U.K., $128,000 from France and $113,000 in Switzerland, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
  • NBC News also reported last month that Pete Buttigieg's husband, Chasten, would embark on a three-country tour of Europe to raise money for his 2020 campaign.

Trump's ambassador to the United Kingdom, the billionaire New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, was previously a major Republican fundraiser, including to Trump's 2016 campaign.

  • Johnson is not listed on the invitation and would not be expected to play a role in the event, given he will be hosting Trump in his official capacity as America's ambassador to the U.K.

Go deeper: Trump campaign, RNC raise record-breaking $125 million in Q3

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U.S. will give Russians written response to NATO demands, Blinken says

Blinken and Lavrov shake hands in Geneva. Photo: Russian Foreign Ministry / Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Secretary of State Antony Blinken confirmed after a meeting with his Russian counterpart on Friday that the U.S. will provide written answers to Russia's security demands next week.

Why it matters: Russia claims to be waiting for "concrete answers" to its demands that NATO rule out further expansion and roll back its presence in eastern Europe before deciding its next steps on Ukraine. But the U.S. and NATO have called those proposals "non-starters," and Friday's meeting offered no breakthroughs, so it's unclear how written answers might change the equation.

More surprises await scientists at Antarctica's "Doomsday Glacier"

Cliffs along the edge of the Thwaites Ice Shelf in West Antarctica. Photo: James Yungel/NASA

Researchers like David Holland, an atmospheric scientist at New York University, are in a race to understand the fate of a massive glacier in West Antarctica that has earned a disquieting nickname: "The Doomsday Glacier."

Why it matters: Studies show the Thwaites Glacier (its official name) could already be on an irreversible course to melt during the next several decades to centuries, freeing up enough inland ice to raise global sea levels by at least several feet.

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The case for Operation Warp Speed 2.0

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Omicron's blitz around the world has underscored the need for a new arsenal of COVID vaccines and therapeutics, experts say — and that may require an effort akin to Operation Warp Speed 2.0.

Why it matters: The virus will continue to evolve, potentially in a way that further escapes vaccine protection, and the best way to prevent more global disruptions to everyday life is to have tools ready to combat whatever comes next.