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The reason behind Macron's firm handshake with Trump, revealed: He was warned!

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Emmanuel Macron was warned! To be more specific, the newly elected president of France was told to be prepared for the sometimes awkward and always aggressive handshakes of President Donald Trump. And it happened after Gérard Araud hosted a salon dinner Monday at the...


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Monitoring group says airstrikes on Islamic State-held town in Syria kill

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. ISTANBUL - Airstrikes on an Islamic State-held town in eastern Syria have killed more than 100 people, including children, a war monitoring group said Friday, after warplanes fired on a building that housed family members of the extremist fighters. The raids on...


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U.S. allies plan to give Trump an earful on climate change at G-7 summit

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. TAORMINA, Italy - President Trump has heard the pleas again and again this week: Do not abandon the Paris climate accord. The president of France tried to persuade him. So did the prime minister of Belgium and the heads of the European Union. Then there was Pope...


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Trump adviser Stephen Miller blocked G7 migration proposal

(c) 2017, Foreign Policy. President Donald Trump’s controversial senior adviser and speechwriter, Stephen Miller, has led White House efforts to undercut an initiative by Italy to place the migration crisis at the center of this week’s Group of Seven major summit meeting starting Friday in Sicily....


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Slovak prosecutors go after far-right party

(c) 2017, Foreign Policy. One president, at least, spoke out in favor of values this week in Europe. Andrej Kiska, president of Slovakia, told attendees at the GLOBSEC summit in Bratislava on Friday that “Our values are our strongest survival weapon against any enemy.” He went on, furiously...


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91 killed, 110 missing in Sri Lankan floods, mudslides

Sri Lanka Mudslides

BELLANA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Floods and torrents of mud unleashed by heavy rains in Sri Lanka killed 91 people and left 110 others missing Friday. Authorities appealed for international help for rescue and relief operations. The Disaster Management Center said 2,040 people were evacuated to safer...


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Trump meeting with G-7 leaders after going on offensive

Belgium NATO Summit-1

TAORMINA, Italy (AP) — In the Middle East, President Donald Trump was feted with pageantry, the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Israel seemingly in competition to outdo the other with the warmth of their welcomes and the depth of their pledges of cooperation. But in Europe, Trump has faced a far cooler...


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No protests after dark in Ankara as Erdogan's crackdown deepens

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Turkey’s capital banned “all acts of protest” after dark, including press events and group singing, deepening a crackdown on dissent triggered by last year’s coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The governor’s office in Ankara said on its website Friday that it...


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Dirty family secret is behind JBS's $20 billion buying spree

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. When beef tycoons Joesley and Wesley Batista sat down with Brazilian prosecutors last month and told them all they knew about the metastatic corruption scandal known as Carwash, they also let the world in on a dirty family secret. The meteoric rise of the Batistas’ JBS, the...


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Billionaire ex-oilman plans 1st nonstop world solar flight

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. After building up a $15 billion fortune pumping oil, Viktor Vekselberg is turning to solar for his attempt to win a place in history. The Russian tycoon and his Renova Group plan a record-breaking effort to send a plane around the world nonstop using only the power of the sun....


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