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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...

    Belgian, Ukrainian, Serbian artists win cartoon contest
    May27

    Belgian, Ukrainian, Serbian artists win cartoon contest

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    G7 Summit Ends Deadlocked on Climate Change
    May27

    G7 Summit Ends Deadlocked on Climate Change

    German leader Angela Merkel said on Saturday that US President Donald Trump’s G7 partners remained in the dark about his intentions on climate change, calling the debate at a summit in Sicily “very unsatisfactory”. “The whole discussion on the topic of climate was very difficult, not to say very unsatisfactory”...

    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...

    EU Seeks Mandate For Negotiations On Nord Stream 2
    May27

    EU Seeks Mandate For Negotiations On Nord Stream 2

    A top European Commission official said on Friday European Union members would be asked within days to give the bloc’s executive a mandate to negotiate with Russia over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which has bitterly divided the bloc, Reuters has reported. The planned 9.5 billion euro pipeline project has led to a split between Eastern...

    RAF Scramble To Intercept Russian Aircraft
    May27

    RAF Scramble To Intercept Russian Aircraft

    Two British fighter jets were dispatched from a Royal Air Force base in Scotland on Saturday (May 27th) after an incursion by Russian jets, Britain’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) said. “Two Typhoons were scrambled from RAF Lossiemouth this morning as part of the RAF’s Quick Reaction Alert in response to two Russian aircraft entering the...

    Ukrainians appeal to Macron over Putin’s ‘political’ prisoners
    May27

    Ukrainians appeal to Macron over Putin’s ‘political’ prisoners

    Relatives of Ukrainians jailed by Russia in cases they call “political” have appealed to French President Emmanuel Macron to demand their release when he meets Vladimir Putin on Monday. …read more Source: The Local...

    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...

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