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While Trump claims that China is cooperating with the US in attempts to force North Korea to reign in North Korea the Chinese have urged the US and South Korea to withdraw the THAAD anti-missile system.

Op-Ed: Canada — U.S. trade war ratchets up as Trump tweets 'Watch'

It's bad enough that Trump has instigated a trade war, so you can imagine everyone's surprise when as part of his early morning "tweet rants" routine, the president took on the Canadian dairy sector again, tweeting "We will not stand for this. Watch!"

Britain fears Brexit impact of Macron win in France

Marine Le Pen's performance in France's presidential race cheered Brexit supporters, but many fear the likely winner Emmanuel Macron will play hardball in Britain's negotiations on leaving the European Union.

British PM, Corbyn trade blows in final pre-election clash

British Prime Minister Theresa May and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn clashed over Brexit, the economy and security Wednesday in their final parliamentary exchange before June's general election.

Pro-EU campaigner launches Brexit vote drive

A businesswoman who took the British government to court to force a parliamentary vote on the UK's split from the EU launched a campaign Tuesday to oppose an "extreme Brexit".

France's Macron gets rough ride in Le Pen country

French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron was booed and heckled with chants backing his far-right rival Marine Le Pen as he made a chaotic visit to an under-threat factory in the nation's rustbelt on Wednesday.

German-Israel relationship: no longer so special?

After simmering for months, a crisis between Israel and Germany has erupted into the open, putting serious strain on a special relationship painstakingly built up after the Holocaust.

May hosts EU leaders as Brexit positions harden

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday holds her first talks with key EU Brexit negotiators, as the bloc hardens its position ahead of a summit to lay down its "red lines".

Le Pen draws mix of selfies, scorn at iconic Paris market

Marine Le Pen had a mixed welcome at a market near Paris on Tuesday, with some traders jostling for a picture with France's far-right presidential candidate but others booing her hard line on immigration.

Netanyahu snubs German foreign minister in NGO row

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled talks on Tuesday with Germany's foreign minister in a rare move after the visiting diplomat declined to call off meetings with rights groups critical of Israel's government.

Netanyahu cancels meeting with German minister after dispute: source

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled talks on Tuesday with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel after the visiting diplomat declined to call off meetings with rights groups critical of Israel's government, an official said.

Op-Ed: Rivals from competing Libyan governments meet in Rome

Ageelah Saleh, president of the House of Representatives (HoR) based in the east in Tobruk, and Abdulrahman Sewehli head of the State Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) met in Rome to work on resolving the Libyan crisis.

Shock as French people vote as expected

French voters did exactly what they were expected to do -- to the relief of French pollsters who helped redeem a profession still smarting over getting Brexit and the US election wrong.

France in uncharted territory after 'big bang'

French politics has entered uncharted territory after the "big bang" that saw off the presidential candidates of both the traditional left and right parties for the first time.

Visit to Saudi Arabia by Egypt's el-Sisi hopes to mend relations

The Egyptian President Abdel el-Sisi received a royal welcome when he touched down and stepped off his plane in the Saudi capital of Riyadh. He was met by King Salman, surrounded by royal officials according to the official Saudi Press Agency.

Britain's Farage: Don't underestimate Le Pen in French race

Brexit spearhead Nigel Farage on Monday said France's far-right anti-immigration firebrand Marine Le Pen could score a shock upset in her country's upcoming presidential election run-off against European centrist Emmanuel Macron.

Presidential vote highlights France divide

Far-right leader Marine Le Pen, who scored her best results in Sunday's presidential vote far from France's biggest cities, was carried to the run-off election by a part of the nation left behind in an era of globalisation.

Macron's French bistro party lands him in the soup

Pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron came under fire Monday over a glitzy party in a high-end Paris bistro and his triumphant speech following his success in the first round of France's presidential polls.

France's 'smug' Macron under pressure to step up game against Le Pen

French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron was accused Tuesday of resting on his laurels after winning the first round of the election, with even President Francois Hollande apparently admonishing him for not upping his game against the far right'...

French presidential vote: international media react

International media pored over the results of France's closely watched first round of its presidential election Sunday, with mainstream newspapers flocking to back centrist Emmanuel Macron against far-right rival Marine Le Pen.

US: Russia's actions in Ukraine 'obstacle' to improved relations

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a phone conversation Sunday with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Moscow's actions in eastern Ukraine remain an obstacle to improved US-Russian ties, the State Department said.

Maduro says yes to Venezuela elections, but not for president

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro called Sunday for local elections in Venezuela -- but not at the presidential level, which millions in his strife-torn nation are demanding.

Tears of joy and frustration after French election count

Emmanuel Macron's youthful supporters wept tears of joy and shouted themselves hoarse on Sunday as projections from France's presidential election suggested their champion was well on track for power.

France's Fillon: one-time favourite leads right to historic defeat

Former premier Francois Fillon was one of the early favourites to become president, but in the end he led the French right to a historic defeat, as a fake jobs scandal engulfed his campaign.

France's presidential election: How the world reacted

Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen have emerged as winners of the first round presidential vote in France.

Trump to insist on border wall funds as budget deadline looms

Donald Trump pressed for the funding of a Mexico border wall Sunday as a looming spending showdown in Congress threatens to shut down the US government on the president's 100th day in office.

Op-Ed: Trump sees no role of U.S. in Libya except fighting ISIS

In a joint news conference with Italian Prime Minister Paulo Gentiloni, U.S. President Donald Trump said that the only role he saw for the U.S. in Libya was to defeat any remaining Islamic State militants.

Le Pen posters absent abroad

Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front (FN) did not deliver posters in time for them to appear outside voting booths abroad, the French foreign ministry said on Sunday.

Labour's Corbyn promises more public holidays in vote pledge

Britain's opposition Labour party promised Sunday to introduce four new public holidays if it wins the June snap election, marking the patron saints days of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Frontrunners Macron, Le Pen vote in French election

The two frontrunners in France's closely fought presidential election, centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen, cast their ballots as the first round of voting kicked off on Sunday.

Germany's unruly anti-immigration AfD pick election duo

Germany's anti-immigration AfD wrapped up a fractious party congress Sunday by choosing a new team to lead it into a September general election, after dramatically sidelining its most prominent personality.

Iran elections have history of dark horses

Election season is under way in Iran and the rumour mill is in overdrive as the public tries to divine the backroom machinations that have thrown up major surprises in the past.

Turkey's opposition down but not out

Turkey's embattled opposition to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan can still find glimmers of hope in a shifting political landscape despite the strongman winning a controversial referendum that will hugely enhance his powers.The 'No' vote polled 48.

Macron: The maverick vowing to 'turn page' in French history

Emmanuel Macron is a centrist pro-European whose sensational political career, unorthodox marriage and promises to modernise France have made him a favourite for the presidency.

Le Pen: Far-right heir faces battle to become first female president

Far-right leader Marine Le Pen wept for joy when her father Jean-Marie Le Pen, the bogeyman of French politics, made it to the final of the 2002 presidential election.

French expatriates vote ahead of knife-edge election

A day before France votes for a new president, expatriates and residents in overseas territories in the Western Hemisphere cast their ballots Saturday, with some hoping to stop a global wave of right-wing nationalism from claiming their country.

AG Jeff Sessions resorts to half-truths over sanctuary cities

On Friday, the Justice Department sent out letters to eight cities, threatening to cut off federal grant money if they don't show cooperation with the government's efforts to enforce illegal immigration regulations.

Ironic Hungary demo mocks hardline PM

Thousands of Hungarian protestors brandishing satirical placards staged a humourous but seriously intended demonstration Saturday, pouring scorn on the policies of hardline Prime Minister Viktor Orban."Down with the press!" "Down with education!

Undecideds: the kingmakers in France's election

They are potentially the kingmakers in the first round of France's hard-fought presidential election, but they still haven't made up their minds -- even though voting is just hours away.

Clashes as German anti-immigration party power struggle spills over

Germany's anti-immigration AfD handed its own leader a humiliating setback Saturday five months before a general election, as thousands of demonstrators rallied against its party congress.

In or out? EU is hot-button issue in French vote

Such is Marine Le Pen's aversion to the European Union that the French far-right leader demanded the removal of its star-spangled flag from a TV studio before agreeing to a recent interview.