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    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...

    Trump aides facing perilous stage of Russia probe
    May27

    Trump aides facing perilous stage of Russia probe

    Robert Mueller’s special investigation may just be starting, but for President Donald Trump and his aides, it’s already entered one of the most legally treacherous phases. Now that Trump’s current and former aides and allies officially know a probe exists, they’re responsible for preserving...

    Cohn: White House won’t roll back Russia sanctions
    May26

    Cohn: White House won’t roll back Russia sanctions

    The White House will not move to reduce U.S. sanctions on Russia and may even pursue further action against Moscow, top White House adviser Gary Cohn told reporters on Friday, clarifying previous remarks. “We’re not lowering our sanctions on Russia,†said Cohn, Trump’s chief economic adviser and one...

    Trump confirms Europe’s worst fears
    May26

    Trump confirms Europe’s worst fears

    BRATISLAVA — If “hope dies last,†as a favorite German aphorism goes, Europe needs to find a Plan B for dealing with Donald Trump. For months, Europe’s leaders quietly hoped the American president’s bark wasn’t as bad as his bite, that his cartoonish public persona was...

    Juncker: Trump wasn’t aggressive in saying Germany was ‘very bad’
    May26

    Juncker: Trump wasn’t aggressive in saying Germany was ‘very bad’

    TAORMINA, Italy — Jean-Claude Juncker appeared to confirm reports that Donald Trump had complained in private about Germany being “very bad†for selling so many cars to the United States. The European Commission president described a “very frankly constructed meeting†with the U.S. president...

    Manafort advised Trump team on Russia scandal
    May25

    Manafort advised Trump team on Russia scandal

    Months after the FBI began examining Paul Manafort as part of a probe into ties between President Donald Trump’s team and Russia, Manafort called Trump’s chief of staff, Reince Priebus, to push back against the mounting controversy, according to four people familiar with the call. It was about a week before...

    Trump meets top EU officials on his first Brussels trip
    May25

    Trump meets top EU officials on his first Brussels trip

    Donald Trump, whose “American First†instincts and Euroskeptic campaign rhetoric rattled his European allies, made his first official visit to Brussels Thursday to meet top EU officials ahead of a summit at NATO — an alliance he once described as “obsolete.” While EU leaders are pleased he decided to visit them...

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