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    Putin, Macron to air tough issues at Versailles meet
    May27

    Putin, Macron to air tough issues at Versailles meet

    PARIS: France’s new President Emmanuel Macron will hold delicate talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday with the two countries harbouring longstanding differences over Ukraine and Syria. Coming just three weeks after an election in which the Kremlin was widely seen as backing centrist Macron’s far-right rival...

    EU’s Tusk calls on G7 to maintain Russia sanctions
    May26

    EU’s Tusk calls on G7 to maintain Russia sanctions

    TAORMINA, Italy: European Union president Donald Tusk called Friday on G7 leaders to maintain sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine, but the White House said it did not yet “have a position” on the issue. The EU and United States under then president Barack Obama imposed sanctions on Moscow over its 2014 annexation of...

    Trump presses NATO on spending, terror
    May23

    Trump presses NATO on spending, terror

    BRUSSELS: US President Donald Trump will press his Nato allies on Thursday to increase defence spending and take a more active role in the fight against Islamist terror. Here are the expected main talking points during the brief summit at Nato’s new, futuristic headquarters on the outskirts of Brussels. Allies must do more Washington and...

    Two police hurt in attack on LGBT rally in Ukraine
    May18

    Two police hurt in attack on LGBT rally in Ukraine

    KIEV: Two Ukrainian policemen were hospitalised after they tried to disperse about 30 young men who attacked a rally by gay and transgender rights activists in the eastern city of Kharkiv, law enforcement officials said Thursday. Video footage from the event released by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty showed hooded hooligans burning an LGBT...

    Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians: Sources
    May18

    Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians: Sources

    WASHINGTON: Michael Flynn and other advisers to Donald Trump’s campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential race, current and former US officials familiar with the exchanges told Reuters. The previously undisclosed...

    Shedding light on French deportees put to work on Hitler’s secret weapon
    May17

    Shedding light on French deportees put to work on Hitler’s secret weapon

    HELFAUT, France: The Resistance’s struggle against Nazi occupation in World War II is well-documented in France but much less is known about thousands of its members forced to work in Nazi Germany on Hitler’s secret weapon: the V2 rockets he hoped would bring Britain to its knees. Now, more than 70 years on, France aims to shed light...

    Shedding light on French deportees put to work on Hitler’s secret weapon
    May17

    Shedding light on French deportees put to work on Hitler’s secret weapon

    HELFAUT, France: The Resistance’s struggle against Nazi occupation in World War II is well-documented in France but much less is known about thousands of its members forced to work in Nazi Germany on Hitler’s secret weapon: the V2 rockets he hoped would bring Britain to its knees. Now, more than 70 years on, France aims to shed light...

    Portuguese crooner wins Eurovision as conflict mars Kiev’s party
    May14

    Portuguese crooner wins Eurovision as conflict mars Kiev’s party

    KIEV: Portugal won the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time ever early Sunday with a melancholy ballad performed by a singer who suffers from a serious heart condition. The fado-tinged song “Amar Pelos Dois” was performed by 27-year-old Salvador Sobral, who is awaiting a heart transplant. It scored a crushing victory, winning...

    Eurovision shines spotlight on LGBT struggle in Ukraine
    May11

    Eurovision shines spotlight on LGBT struggle in Ukraine

    KIEV: Ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest final in Kiev, an extravaganza embraced by the LGBT community, Ukraine’s “Celebrate Diversity” motto sounds more like wishful thinking than a fact of life. Weighed down by a restrictive Soviet heritage but filled with lofty European aspirations, the crisis-torn east European country...

    Hollande makes emotional final foreign stop in Berlin
    May10

    Hollande makes emotional final foreign stop in Berlin

    BERLIN: Outgoing French President Francois Hollande made an emotional final foreign trip on Monday to Berlin, ahead of the transfer of power to his successor Emmanuel Macron next week. Chancellor Angela Merkel greeted him warmly at the entrance of the Chancellery before a one-on-one conversation and dinner in the city, sealing an unlikely...

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