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'Atlanticist' Merkel rams home frustration with Trump after summits
Mon, 29 May 2017 14:27:24 -0400
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel underlined her doubts about the reliability of the United States as an ally on Monday but said she was a "convinced trans-Atlanticist", fine-tuning her message after surprising Washington with her frankness a day earlier.
North Korea leader Kim supervises missile test of new guidance system: KCNA
Mon, 29 May 2017 19:23:40 -0400
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test of a new ballistic missile controlled by a precision guidance system and ordered the development of more powerful strategic weapons, the North's official KCNA news agency reported on Tuesday.
Venezuela opposition leaders wounded in anti-government march
Mon, 29 May 2017 21:15:09 -0400
CARACAS (Reuters) - Two Venezuelan opposition leaders were wounded on Monday by security forces dispersing protests in the capital Caracas against President Nicolas Maduro, according to one of the leaders and an opposition legislator.
UK election rivals May and Corbyn set out opposing EU 'no deal' stances
Mon, 29 May 2017 19:26:05 -0400
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would walk away from divorce talks with the European Union without a deal if she had to, but her rival in next week's election, Labour's Jeremy Corbyn, said he would make sure an agreement was reached if he won power.
After talks, France's Macron hits out at Russian media, Putin denies hacking
Mon, 29 May 2017 21:03:44 -0400
VERSAILLES, France (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron rolled out the red carpet for Russia's Vladimir Putin on Monday, but past suspicions of Russian meddling in the French election resurfaced with Macron denouncing Russian media and Putin denying hacking allegations.
Colombia and FARC rebels extend weapon hand-in deadline
Mon, 29 May 2017 20:33:58 -0400
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia and the Marxist FARC rebel group have agreed to extend a weapon hand-in deadline for guerrilla fighters by 20 days, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Monday, after logistical delays slowed parts of the group's demobilization process.
Venezuela opposition accuses Goldman Sachs of financing dictatorship
Mon, 29 May 2017 15:23:20 -0400
CARACAS (Reuters) - The president of Venezuela's opposition-run Congress on Monday accused Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs of "aiding and abetting the country's dictatorial regime" following a report that it had bought $2.8 billion in bonds from the cash-strapped country.
Senator McCain says Putin bigger threat than ISIS
Mon, 29 May 2017 19:40:21 -0400
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain said Russian President Vladimir Putin is a bigger threat to global security than ISIS, and warned that the Senate would push for sanctions against Moscow for its alleged interference in the U.S. election.
Egypt to press ahead with air strikes after Christians attacked
Mon, 29 May 2017 19:25:04 -0400
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt made clear on Monday that it planned to press ahead with air strikes against Islamist militants in neighbouring Libya who it says were responsible for killing Egyptian Christians in an ambush last week.
Trudeau invites pope to Canada for Church apology to indigenous peoples
Mon, 29 May 2017 15:03:50 -0400
ROME (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday urged Pope Francis to visit Canada to apologize to indigenous peoples for the Catholic Church's treatment of aboriginal children in schools it ran there.