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Trudeau touts benefits of international trade in speech to Italian lawmakers

Trudeau touts benefits of international trade in speech to Italian lawmakers The speech comes as Trudeau faces a lengthy trade battle with Donald Trump over lumber, airplanes, steel, aluminum and the North American Free Trade Agreement. Italy won't go back on the Paris climate accords and it hopes the U.S. position turns out to be positive after President Donald Trump said at the recent G7 summit in Sicily that he would announce it this week, Premier Paolo Gentiloni sa... [Full Article...]

Trump escalates threats to Germany over trade on Tuesday

Trump escalates threats to Germany over trade on Tuesday While underlining the need for continued good relations with US, Britain and Russian Federation, she added that "we Europeans must really take our destiny into our own hands". Merkel did not mention Trump specifically, but she made it clear that her realization had come "in the last few days". In doing so, she's robbing the mantle from her strongest opponent - Social Democratic Party leader Martin... [Full Article...]

Chechnya's leader invites Macron, Merkel to visit his region

The two presidents discussed the need of cultural exchange. They met at the ornate Grand Trianon Palace at Versailles . Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the Kremlin "does not agree" with Macron's characterization of RT and Sputnik . [Full Article...]

President Donald Trump eyes White House overhaul, outside lawyers, PR team

A former head of the US National Security Agency harshly condemned Kushner's alleged effort to set up a secret communications line, saying if it is true, it would reveal a risky degree of ignorance or naivete. Questions continue about allegations that his campaign and associates had contacts with Russian officials before he entered the White House . In recent weeks, the president's relationship... [Full Article...]

Trump criticises Germany after Merkel questioned US reliability

Trump criticises Germany after Merkel questioned US reliability Merkel also emphasized the continued need for friendly relations with the USA and others. At the IGC in Berlin , the two leaders were expected to clinch a host of agreements and sign MoUs to enhance the strategic partnership between the two countries. [Full Article...]

McCain on Kushner backchannel reports: 'I don't like it'

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that reports that Jared Kushner asked Russian Federation about setting up a secret line of communication with Moscow were based on "facts that are not substantiated", but he did not explicitly deny the allegations. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom police arrest another man in Manchester concert bombing probe

United Kingdom police arrest another man in Manchester concert bombing probe The Greater Manchester Police said in a statement on Friday they had arrested the 11th suspect of the recent deadly terror attack in the city, Sputnik reported . Eight people have so far been arrested in connection with Monday's terror attack on a concert at Manchester Arena, which killed 22 people and wounded more than 50, with numerous victims being children. [Full Article...]

White House communications director resigns amid tensions

White House communications director resigns amid tensions Spicer is one such staffer whose future on Trump's team has been the subject of much speculation, with many outlets reporting that he may soon take on a less publicly-visible role. "And I think in this case, the president being in many ways his own communications director and his own spokesperson creates enormous challenges for anybody who has the job". [Full Article...]

UK PM May says intelligence sharing partnership with U.S. based on trust

UK PM May says intelligence sharing partnership with U.S. based on trust The band played at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Monday night but postponed Tuesday's show at the venue following the terror attack at the Manchester Arena. Police say they think Abedi assembled his bomb at a rented apartment in central Manchester that was raided by officers Wednesday. Hopkins says 12 locations are still being searched. [Full Article...]

Europe can't rely on U.S., says Merkel

When Trump was inaugurated in January, Merkel had told the billionaire and social media star that cooperation would be on the basis of shared democratic values. They also agreed to step up pressure on North Korea , to forge closer cooperation in the fight against terrorism, and on the possibility of imposing more sanctions on Russian Federation over their role in the conflict in Ukraine. [Full Article...]

Germany's Gabriel says ties with US 'difficult', will improve

But she also highlighted Germany's history of cooperating with India and China in a global world. "That benefits Europe.that benefits everybody", he said. Christian Wagner, a scholar at the German Institute for global and Security Affairs, wryly noted that "if you really want to confuse a German politician, ask them what the country's national interests are". [Full Article...]

Putin: Russian meddling "fiction" invented by Democrats

These hacking allegations, he said, were not based on facts. As well as the alleged fake news spread by state run media organizations RT and Sputnik, Macron's campaign was hit with a last minute email leak , but these efforts ultimately failed to change the outcome, with Macron easily beating pro-Kremlin candidate Marine Le Pen in the May 7 run-off. [Full Article...]

Top GOP Officials Offer Mixed Messages On Future Of Paris Climate Deal

Top GOP Officials Offer Mixed Messages On Future Of Paris Climate Deal But he said in response to a question afterward that the United Nations believes "it would be important for the USA not to leave the Paris agreement". Green campaigners insisted that the ongoing support for the Paris accord from the rest of the world means Trump will only serve to isolate the USA if it does leave. [Full Article...]

New Northern Korean Missile Test

Japan and South Korea strongly condemned Monday's missile launch , which landed in the former's exclusive economic maritime zone. North Korea fires what appears to be a short-range ballistic missile, in Pyongyang's latest test defying world pressure and threats of more sanctions. [Full Article...]

Merkel: US relations important, but must also look elsewhere

Martin Schulz, Merkel's challenger for the chancellor job in September elections, appeared to find common ground with the German chancellor. Trump wouldn't budge. Germany is the only country with which India has such an arrangement. He added, however, that he hopes "we can win back the United States one day, because there are also large parts of American society that we must not forget". [Full Article...]

G7 Leaders Plow Ahead After Trump Stalls on Climate Accord

According to NPR, the document published by the G7 nations at the end of their meeting included a brief section on climate change . Almost 200 nations, including the USA, agreed in 2015 to voluntarily reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. [Full Article...]

Did Jared Kushner Meet Russian Oligarch Over Business Or Politics

The secure channel reportedly would have used Russian diplomatic facilities in an apparent move to shield pre-inauguration discussions from monitoring. Back-channel talks have been common in USA diplomacy, especially when Washington lacks formal ties with another government it wants to speak with. [Full Article...]

Trump lashes out at Germany over trade and NATO, promises 'change'

Trump lashes out at Germany over trade and NATO, promises 'change' India, with 800 million youth and 65 per cent of the population under the age of 35, will be benefited by skills development that Germany can provide, he said. In a speech to a German-Indian business forum later on Tuesday, Merkel took another tilt at a president elected on a ticket of "America First", referring to "a whole series of protectionist tendencies" emerging worldwide. [Full Article...]

VA holds annual Memorial Day ceremony at Wood National Cemetery

VA holds annual Memorial Day ceremony at Wood National Cemetery Greece resident and veteran Dave Kolchuk says he comes to as many of these events as he can, to also connect with people who grasp his experience. "But this is the reason for the holiday". Our brothers that have passed on are with us here today. That's what Memorial Day is all about. Encouraging some vets, to live life to the fullest, "Trying to live to the best that I can for them, and I just... [Full Article...]

Indian PM on climate: would be 'crime' to spoil environment

Both leaders also exchanged views on China's One Belt, One Road initiative and climate change during their informal talks at Schloss Meseberg, the Chancellor's official country retreat near Berlin . "We want strong and united action against all types of terrorism". "Through Chancellor Merkel, we will be able to work with the European Union". Very bad for US. [Full Article...]


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