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    Merkel’s speech wasn’t era-defining, says her chief of staff
    May31

    Merkel’s speech wasn’t era-defining, says her chief of staff

    BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s call for Europe to take more responsibility for its own security was not an era-defining moment but “the logical consequence” of years of American foreign policy, her chief of staff said Wednesday. “Europe and the U.S. have been very close allies for many...

    Dutch Senate backs EU-Ukraine trade deal
    May30

    Dutch Senate backs EU-Ukraine trade deal

    Members of the Dutch Senate on Tuesday backed the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, bringing to an end an embarrassing episode for the government after the deal was rejected by voters in a referendum last year. The lower house of the Dutch parliament gave its backing to the deal in February, but additional support from other parties in the...

    Macron and Putin’s awkward first date
    May29

    Macron and Putin’s awkward first date

    PARIS — The official line on the first meeting between Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin was that it was “frank” and “open” and covered Syria, Ukraine and a host of other topics — but the differences between the two leaders were plain to see. The new French president struck a firm, at times defiant tone. There was...

    Macron and Putin agree on restart of Ukraine talks
    May29

    Macron and Putin agree on restart of Ukraine talks

    PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday agreed on the need to restart dialogue on the situation with Ukraine. “We spoke at length about the details of the situation” in Ukraine, said Macron after the talks, adding that both parties wanted “in the shortest timeframe a dialogue...

    Macron and the tsar at Versailles
    May29

    Macron and the tsar at Versailles

    PARIS — You have to wonder what sort of handshake French President Emmanuel Macron has in store for Vladimir Putin. Macron is welcoming the Russian president at the palace of Versailles Monday on Putin’s first visit to France since November 2015, the last one having been abruptly called off amid tension over indiscriminate...

    Kushner’s alleged Russia backchannel attempt would be serious break from protocol
    May28

    Kushner’s alleged Russia backchannel attempt would be serious break from protocol

    Jared Kushner’s alleged discussions with Russia’s ambassador about potentially establishing backchannel communications during the transition would have been viewed as not only highly improper but possibly even illegal, according to former national security officials. President Donald Trump’s team on...

    Trump’s foreign trip: 5 takeaways
    May28

    Trump’s foreign trip: 5 takeaways

    President Donald Trump ended his first overseas trip on a buoyant note Saturday, telling a crowd of American sailors at a naval base in Sicily: “I think we hit a home run.†But aside from closing a $110 billion weapons deal with Saudi Arabia on the first day of his nine-day tour, it wasn’t entirely clear what...

    Worried by Trump, G7 sees a bright side: he showed up
    May27

    Worried by Trump, G7 sees a bright side: he showed up

    TAORMINA, Sicily — It could have been worse. A lot worse. As leaders of the G7, the elite group of established democracies, concluded their annual clubby retreat Saturday, that was the general takewaway. The glorious Sicilian sun above them wasn’t the only bright spot: while U.S. President Donald Trump’s unpredictable...

    Leaders issue G7 declaration with US a holdout on climate change
    May27

    Leaders issue G7 declaration with US a holdout on climate change

    TAORMINA, Sicily — Leaders of the G7, the world’s most exclusive geopolitical club, issued their 2017 declaration Saturday, with U.S. President Donald Trump refusing to join his counterparts in pledging commitment to the 195-nation Paris accord on climate change. The statement also included language on trade, which appeared...

    US to be lone Paris accord holdout at G7
    May27

    US to be lone Paris accord holdout at G7

    TAORMINA, Sicily — The U.S. will be the lone holdout on endorsing the Paris accord on climate change when leaders of the G7 will issue their 2017 declaration Saturday, officials said. President Donald Trump had said he would give European leaders a chance to make their case for the climate change accord, but will make a final...

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