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June 10, 2018 1:16 PM Photo of Merkel, Trump captures G7 tensions

A picture of U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel displaying less-than-friendly body language is turning out to be a defining image of the contentious meeting of the Group of Seven leaders of the world’s advanced economies. The picture, snapped by German government photographer Jesco Denzel, shows a standing Merkel with hands 22

March 21, 2018 12:23 PM Russia election: Trump congratulates Putin over victory

US President Donald Trump has spoken to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his electoral victory two days ago. He said they would meet in the “not too distant future” to discuss limiting a growing arms race, Ukraine and Syria. Mr Putin was re-elected by a landslide, with more than 76% of the vote, for a fourth six-year term. But there 19

August 19, 2017 12:29 AM Latest update: Barcelona van driver reportedly killed by police

Surveillance video from inside a Barcelona museum captured images of the van used in the fatal attack on pedestrians speeding down the Las Ramblas promenade where 13 people were killed and many more were wounded. The video shows a person with a stroller just barely getting out of the white van's way and other people on the walkway scattering as it barrelled 37

July 14, 2017 6:38 PM The Trump-Macron Handshake: A Play in Four Acts

How two leaders ruined a perfectly good gesture The president of the United States and the president of France have weaponized an ancient gesture invented to signal the absence of weapons. They have double-handedly ruined the handshake. On Friday, they made it official, in an excruciating conclusion to a long-running saga. This story begins with what the French 223

July 11, 2017 2:21 AM Isolating Trump, 19 G20 members say Paris climate deal “irreversible”

US president left in cold as other nations unite in support of climate accord. Nineteen members of the G20 group of leading industrialised and emerging economies underscored their commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement, leaving the United States isolated. The US also was the only country to opt-out of a first-ever G20 action plan that outlines steps 16

July 9, 2017 12:20 AM G20: Scuffles, water cannon at final anti-capitalism march in Hamburg

Hundreds of hooded anti-capitalist militants scuffled with German police on the fringes of a largely peaceful march against G20, after two days of violent clashes which marred the summit of world leaders. In the late evening, after leaders had left Hamburg, police turned on water cannon to disperse remaining protesters — many drunk — who started throwing 17

July 7, 2017 5:15 PM Will the Trump/Putin Meeting Head Off a New Cold War?

“It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma,” Winston Churchill famously told a 1939 radio audience when describing what was then the Soviet Union. Indeed, relations between Moscow and the West since the ascension of the Bolsheviks in 1917 had been tumultuous. The Second World War and the need to destroy militant fascism in Germany and Japan 25

July 4, 2017 5:34 PM PM says time to end France's addiction to spending

PARIS Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Tuesday it was time to end France's addiction to easy public spending, promising to cut expenditures over the next five years and rein in debts he said were at an unacceptable level. New president Emmanuel Macron regards taming spending and reducing its budget deficit as key to winning the trust of European 10

July 4, 2017 4:18 PM Police seize knives, bats, incendiaries ahead of Hamburg G20 summit

BERLIN/HAMBURG German police said on Tuesday they had seized knives, baseball bats and presumed incendiary devices at locations in and around Hamburg apparently intended for anti-capitalist rioting during a Group of 20 summit in the city on Friday and Saturday. Authorities expect about 8,000 violent protesters to converge on Hamburg as Chancellor Angela 11

July 4, 2017 11:18 AM In Europe, Trump gets 2nd chance to make 1st impression

WASHINGTON | President Donald Trump will learn this week whether he gets a second chance to make a first impression as he returns to Europe and has his first encounter with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Trump’s first visit to the continent in May stirred anxieties among European allies when he declined to endorse NATO’s common defense treaty explicitly and scolded 16