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    African Leaders Join G-7 Summit to Discuss Migration
    May27

    African Leaders Join G-7 Summit to Discuss Migration

    The second and final day of the Group of Seven (G-7) leading democracies annual summit is under way in Taormina, Italy, with several African heads of state joining the talks. Host Italy wants to draw attention to the migration crisis and the dangerous Mediterranean crossings taken by tens of thousands of people looking for a better life in...

    Climate Change Among Most Contentious Issues at G-7 Summit
    May26

    Climate Change Among Most Contentious Issues at G-7 Summit

    Climate change is among the most contentious agenda items being addressed Friday at the Group of Seven (G-7) summit in Sicily. U.S. administration officials have said U.S. President Donald Trump, who referred to man-made global warming as a “hoax” during his campaign, will wait until after the summit before making a decision on the issue....

    Peace Activists Focus on Reducing Military Spending at Counter-NATO Summit
    May25

    Peace Activists Focus on Reducing Military Spending at Counter-NATO Summit

    While NATO heads of states are meeting in their newest headquarters to discuss increasing defense budget spending, leading peace activists from around the world are gathered for a counter-summit to advocate for less militarization. Military spending will be one of the issues topping the NATO summit agenda Thursday in Brussels. Increasing defense...

    Europe’s Leaders Hope for Change in Direction at NATO Summit
    May24

    Europe’s Leaders Hope for Change in Direction at NATO Summit

    NATO leaders are going to Brussels for a summit meeting on Thursday expecting to agree on key principles. With Monday’s attack in Britain overshadowing the meeting, there will be quick consensus on the need to keep fighting terrorism both at home and abroad, in places like Afghanistan. How to do it is a different question. The war in...

    Russia, Western Summits: No Love Lost
    May22

    Russia, Western Summits: No Love Lost

    International summits this week are expected to touch on problems dealing with Moscow, including the NATO Western military alliance and the G-7 meeting of developed nations. Neither embraces Russia as a member. NATO leaders meet May 25 in Brussels, while the G-7 holds talks in Sicily a day later. U.S. President Donald Trump is attending both...

    Germany, France Pledge New Efforts to Strengthen Eurozone
    May22

    Germany, France Pledge New Efforts to Strengthen Eurozone

    Germany and France pledged Monday to seek ways to strengthen the 19-nation eurozone, with harmonizing corporate taxes among the possible measures they will mull over in the coming weeks. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and new French counterpart Bruno Le Maire said they are setting up a panel to produce proposals for a bilateral summit...

    Assailants Attack Ukrainian LGBT Activists and Police, Burn Rainbow Flag
    May19

    Assailants Attack Ukrainian LGBT Activists and Police, Burn Rainbow Flag

    Assailants attacked gay and transgender rights activists and torched a rainbow flag at a small rally in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. Law enforcement officials said on May 18 that two police officers were hospitalized after police tried to disperse a group of about 30 assailants in the center of the eastern city. Video footage from the May 17...

    From ‘Leviathan’ Director Another Damning Portrait of Russia
    May18

    From ‘Leviathan’ Director Another Damning Portrait of Russia

    After his Oscar-nominated film “Leviathan” was deemed “anti-Russian” by Russia’s Minister of Culture, director Andrey Zvyagintsev returned to the Cannes Film Festival with an equally bleak critique of Russian society. Zvyagintsev was to premiere his fourth film, “Loveless,” on Thursday in Cannes, where...

    From ‘Leviathan’ Director Another Damning Portrait of Russia
    May18

    From ‘Leviathan’ Director Another Damning Portrait of Russia

    After his Oscar-nominated film “Leviathan” was deemed “anti-Russian” by Russia’s Minister of Culture, director Andrey Zvyagintsev returned to the Cannes Film Festival with an equally bleak critique of Russian society. Zvyagintsev was to premiere his fourth film, “Loveless,” on Thursday in Cannes, where...

    US Scrutinizes Ukraine Ban on Russian Websites
    May18

    US Scrutinizes Ukraine Ban on Russian Websites

    U.S. officials say they are closely following Ukraine’s order blocking access to a number of Russian websites in the latest round of sanctions over Russia’s 2014 annexation Crimea. The U.S. State Department has not taken an official position on the matter. However a U.S. official on background told VOA that Ukrainian President Petro...

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