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Merkel, Modi push trade ties and climate action

The missive comes after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday 28 May that Germany and the European Union could no longer depend on the US. 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". Read More »

Trump's attacks on Germany show he misunderstands a basic fact about Europe

In a sign of Berlin's shifting focus toward Asia, Merkel is also due to meet Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday. Modi said economic collaboration between Germany and India was still "below full potential". Speaking about the issue of terrorism, Merkel said that both India and Europe are facing the threat of terrorism and this will be taken up for discussion during the G20 meeting. Read More »

Modi meets German President

Germany's centre-left chancellor candidate Martin Schulz on Tuesday accused U.S. President Donald Trump of destroying Western values and undermining global cooperation. She also stressed that "Europe must become a player active in worldwide affairs". Her spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said on Monday the chancellor was a "deeply convinced trans-Atlanticist" who believes in the idea of Western unity. Read More »

Former contestant on 'The Bachelorette' dead at 31

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A representative for the Austin Police Department confirmed the news to TMZ , telling the outlet they received a call around 2 a.m. on Monday. They say Nance was pronounced dead less than an hour later. My thoughts are with his family and friends. He was a sweet man with a kind soul. "Extremely hard learning the news of Michael Nance's passing". Just over a year ago, Bachelor contestant Lex McAllister died of suicide from a drug overdose. Read More »

Gentiloni backs Merkel: Europe must forge its own future

In keeping with his nationalist economic agenda, he hit out in particular at Germany's substantial trade surplus with the USA, threatening to introduce customs duties in retaliation. Gabriel said on Monday that " anyone who accelerates climate change by weakening environmental protection, who sells more weapons in conflict zones and who does not want to politically resolve religious conflicts is putting peace in Europe at risk ". Read More »

Sweden drops probe into Assange rape allegation

Police officers stand outside the Ecuadorian embassy in August 2015. Assange has always denied the allegations against him, claiming the sex was consensual and that the case was politically motivated to get him extradited to the United States as it followed massive Wikileaks dumps of secret United States military reports that year. Read More »

Sturgeon warns of 'emboldened Tory government' ahead of SNP manifesto launch

THE SNP launched their manifesto for this year's General Election hoping to present the party as progressive against the Tories while also opposing Jeremy Corbyn's Labour party. She told supporters: "Let's be clear - Labour isn't strong enough to do that. SNP MPs must make the argument to whichever party forms the next Government that access to skilled migrant labour will be vital to the Scottish construction industry's prospects". Read More »

Rights activists in Paris protest Putin visit

Pascal Boniface, the head of the Institute for global and Strategic Relations, says the exhibit at Versailles offered the new French president a chance to reengage with the longtime Russian leader. His invitation to the Russia leader was a surprise after the tough stance on Russia Mr Macron took during the French election. During the campaign, which climaxed with Macron's election on May 7, Macron's camp also irritated the Kremlin by saying its campaign's networks, databases and sites had ... Read More »

Merkel says can develop India ties and keep up US relationship

Modi received a guard of honour and was welcomed as the music choir of the German Army played the Indian National Anthem. " Germany will always find India as powerful, prepared and capable partner", Modi said at a joint press interaction after holding talks with Merkel , PTI reported. Read More »

Iran presidential election: Conservative candidate Ghalibaf withdraws

While Raisi stands to benefit from Qalibaf's withdrawal, analysts cautioned that he won't automatically bank all of his fellow conservative's support. Raisi, a former attorney general, serves as the head of the Imam Reza charity foundation , which manages a vast conglomerate of businesses and endowments in Iran. Read More »

Trump defends Kushner, administration against what he calls 'fake news'

Current and former Trump administration officials told The New York Times that they now believe that meeting in December could have been when Kushner tried to reach out to the Russians. Should Jared Kushner's security clearance be taken away? Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly agreed. National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster said that generally speaking, "we have back-channel communication with a number of countries..." "But for people associated with the campaign after that ... Read More »

How Is Trump Picking A New FBI Director Even a Thing?

Trump also spoke with former Assistant Attorney General Chris Wray . Former FBI Director Robert Mueller III is slated to give the commencement address at a private school in MA, less than two weeks after his appointment as special counsel to oversee an investigation into possible connections between Russian Federation and President Trump's 2016 election campaign. Read More »

Tension as police begin aerial patrol in Abia

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In 1970, after almost three years of fighting, Biafran soldiers, who were outnumbered 10 to one by federal troops and under-equipped, laid down their arms. Meanwhile, Police in Rivers State have arrested some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB , who were in a meeting in Rumuolumeni community in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state. Read More »

Flynn to provide some documents under subpoena to Senate intelligence panel

The House intelligence committee's request for information from Cohen came as the investigators continued to scrutinize members of Trump's inner circle. Trump said that he saw Cohen's passport and that "it turned out to be a different Michael Cohen " who had visited Prague. "They have yet to produce one single piece of credible evidence that would corroborate the Russian Federation narrative", Cohen said. Read More »

IS claims Christian attacks as Egypt launches airstrikes

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On Saturday, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, saying in an online statement that it had been carried out by one of its affiliates. "Terrorists are engaged in a war against civilization, and it is up to all who value life to confront and defeat this evil", US President Donald Trump said in a statement. Read More »

Macron appoints cabinet from left and right

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In picking Macron, Tusk said the French people had chosen "liberty, equality and fraternity" and "said no to the tyranny of fake news". A far-left faction under Hamon could split off from the former while conservatives in the latter argue for opposition to Macron's liberal and globalist agenda lest more reactionary voters defect to the National Front. Read More »

Djokovic and Nadal secure Roland Garros progress

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PARIS Returning to the stage of her greatest triumph inspired defending champion Garbine Muguruza to down 2010 victor Francesca Schiavone 6-2 6-4 in the first round of the French Open on Monday. Fifth seed Milos Raonic was a convincing 6-3 6-4 6-2 victor over Steve Darcis while Marin Cilic and David Goffin , who will both have high hopes for this tournament, also came through in straight sets. Read More »

USA begins shipping weapons to Kurdish fighters in Syria

Joseph Dunford made it clear that the weapons could be provided to the Kurds fairly quickly. Register now to learn how DHS and Commerce are implementing CDM strategies. In March 2015, the Iraqi Emergency Response Division was disqualified from receiving USA equipment and training, coalition spokesman Dillon said. The US-led anti-terrorist coalition will assess the recent reports on airstrikes in the Syrian province of Raqqa, which allegedly resulted in the deaths of 20 civilians, a ... Read More »

White House mounts staunch defense of Kushner

Until this week, Kushner had largely escaped the focus on Trump's links with Vladimir Putin's Moscow regime, which has so far forced the resignation of Trump's national security adviser and the recusal of his attorney-general from the FBI investigation into Russian influence. Read More »

Merkel hosts Indian leader Modi, looks to broaden world ties

The Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement at the end of the first day of Prime Minister Modi's two-day Germany visit, "The two leaders discussed Afghanistan and reiterated their support for an Afghan led and Afghan owned reconciliation and development process". Read More »