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British PM candidates clash over Brexit in TV grilling

London - Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn took diverging tacks over Brexit negotiations on Monday as they faced a live televised grilling ahead of June's general election.

Trump has 'weakened' the West, hurt EU interests: German FM

Berlin - Germany unleashed a volley of criticism Monday against US President Donald Trump, slamming his "short-sighted" policies that have "weakened the West" and hurt European interests.

Merkel warns US, Britain no longer reliable partners

Frankfurt Am Main - Europe "must take its fate into its own hands" faced with a western alliance divided by Brexit and Donald Trump's presidency, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday."The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out.

Macron, Putin hold 'frank' talks on Syria, Ukraine

Versailles - France's President Emmanuel Macron and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin sought to improve their countries' strained ties Monday during talks at Versailles palace the French leader described as "extremely frank.

Britain tells Merkel it will be 'strong partner'

London - Britain on Monday said it would be a "strong partner" to Germany in response to comments by German Chancellor Angela Merkel about Britain and the United States no longer being reliable allies.

N. Korea 'disrespects' China with latest missile test: Trump

Washington - President Donald Trump on Monday called North Korea's latest missile test a slap in the face for its main ally China, which the US leader praised for trying to rein in the regime.

Egypt and Russia discuss fight against 'terror'

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday held talks in Cairo with Russia's foreign and defence ministers on ways to battle "terrorism", his office said.

Macron hosts Putin in latest diplomatic test

Paris - France's new President Emmanuel Macron was to host Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday in the latest test of his diplomatic mettle after vowing firm stands on Ukraine and Syria.

Paris black feminist festival 'prohibited' to whites sparks outrage

Paris - Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo on Sunday called for a black feminist festival in the French capital to be banned, saying it was "prohibited to white people.

Trump girds for defense of top aide in Russia row

Washington - Donald Trump, just back from his first international trip as US president, geared up to combat concerns Sunday over aides' ties to Russia including explosive reports that his son-in-law sought a secret communications line with Moscow.

Trump's 'home run' tour leaves allies bewildered

Taormina - Donald Trump's first trip overseas was supposed to be about building bridges and clarifying his administration's intentions to friends and foes alike.

Putin, Macron to air tough issues at Versailles meet

Paris - France's new President Emmanuel Macron will hold delicate talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday with the two countries harbouring longstanding differences over Ukraine and Syria.

Macedonia govt to emerge next week: Assembly head

Skopje - A new Macedonian coalition government comprising Social Democrats and Albanian minority parties will emerge next week, putting an end to a protracted standoff, according to parliamentary speaker Talat Xhaferi.

Trump promises climate decision next week after G7 stalemate

Taormina - President Donald Trump said Saturday he would decide next week whether the United States would abide by the 2015 Paris agreement on cutting global carbon emissions.

U.S. to test an ICBM 'interceptor' as threat from N. Korea grows

Preparing for the possibility that North Korea will launch an Intercontinental-range missile with a nuclear warhead toward the U.S. mainland, the Pentagon has scheduled a test of its Ground-based Midcourse Defense system for next Tuesday.

Macron snubs May on post-Brexit trade deal talks

Taormina - French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday brushed off Theresa May’s request for early talks on a trade deal with the EU after Brexit.

Canada proposes new regulations on methane gas emissions

On Thursday, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced proposed regulations to reduce methane emissions and air pollution from Canada's oil and gas industry. The public has until July 27, 2017, to comment on the rules.

Republican accused of 'bodyslam' wins Montana special election

Missoula - A US Republican candidate accused of assaulting a reporter was declared the projected winner of Thursday's Montana special congressional election, which had been considered a bellwether in the opening months of Donald Trump's crisis-ridden presidency.

Trump says 'Germans are very bad': Spiegel

Berlin - President Donald Trump launched a salvo against Germany and its car sales in the United States at a meeting Thursday with European Union leaders, German weekly Der Spiegel reported.
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