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'Emmangela' show reasserts EU's Franco-German alliance

Brussels - Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel used the French president's first Brussels summit Friday to deliver an unmistakeable message: their countries intend to lead the EU's post-Brexit revival.

EU leaders slam Britain's Brexit citizens plan

Brussels - EU leaders warned Friday that Britain's plans to protect the rights of European citizens post-Brexit risked leaving them worse off, after Prime Minister Theresa May made what she insisted was a "fair" offer.

At refugee summit, UN chief urges 'solidarity' with Uganda

Kanpala - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for international solidarity with Uganda at a fundraising summit to help the country deal with nearly a million South Sudanese fleeing war.

EU migrants decry British PM May's 'pathetic' Brexit offer

London - EU migrants to Britain said Friday that far from being "generous", Prime Minister Theresa May's offer for their post-Brexit future was stingy and would leave them prey to Britain's unforgiving bureaucrats.

EU leaders slam Britain's Brexit citizens plan

Brussels - EU leaders warned Friday Britain's plans to protect the rights of European citizens post-Brexit risked leaving them worse off, after Prime Minister Theresa May gave what she insisted was a "fair" offer.

Juncker says Britain's plan for EU citizens 'not sufficient'

Brussels - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday that Britain's proposals to protect the rights of EU nationals after Brexit were "not sufficient", while Belgium called the plan "particularly vague".

Macron stumbles at EU summit over Chinese investments

Brussels - EU leaders on Friday poured cold water on a proposal by French President Emmanuel Macron to hand Brussels more powers to control Chinese investments in strategic European industries.

EU 27 to decide future of London-based agencies by November

Brussels - EU leaders agreed Thursday that the post-Brexit locations of key bank and medical agencies currently based in London would be decided by November, EU president Donald Tusk said."Agreed.

'Dreamer' Tusk imagines Brexit reversal

Brussels - European Union President Donald Tusk channelled rocker John Lennon's "Imagine" Thursday as he said he hoped Britain might still stay in the bloc.

'Dreamer' Tusk imagines Brexit reversal

Brussels - European Union President Donald Tusk channelled rocker John Lennon's "Imagine" Thursday as he said he hoped Britain might still stay in the bloc.

EU pledges 85 mn euros to Uganda for S.Sudan refugees

Lira - The EU pledged 85 million euros ($95 million) to Uganda on Thursday as UN chief Antonio Guterres urged donors to give 20 times that amount to help the country deal with nearly one million refugees from South Sudan.

Britain's May vows EU citizens can stay after Brexit

Brussels - British Prime Minister Theresa May promised Thursday to let EU citizens stay after Brexit as she met sceptical European leaders for the first time since her disastrous election gamble.

EU's Tusk says Brexit can be reversed

Brussels - EU president Donald Tusk on Thursday said Brexit could be reversed as leaders gathered for a Brussels summit amid growing confidence in a future without Britain.

Kabul to host peace summit after week of deadly violence

Kabul - Kabul will host a multinational peace conference on Afghanistan Tuesday, as the capital reels from a wave of bombings and clashes that left more than 100 people dead and hundreds wounded in the last week.

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.

Badged and searched: Sicily G7 fortress town irks locals

Taormina - On camera, it's picture-perfect. A G7 summit taking place under gentle sunshine in a Sicilian town perched on a hill overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean, Mount Etna billowing a plume of smoke in the background.

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.

G7 climate row deadlocked but US says Trump 'evolving'

Taormina - A summit of G7 leaders on Friday failed to make progress on narrowing differences between the United States and its partners on climate change, hosts Italy said.

Macron, Trudeau 'bromance' fires up internet

Taormina - "A liberal fantasy dream sequence", "a bromance," "insanely romantic".

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.

Car wars: Trump-Germany salvo raises EU-US trade fears

Taormina - US President Donald Trump has launched a salvo against German car exports to the United States, officials confirmed Friday, in the latest sign of simmering transatlantic trade tensions.

US rules out easing sanctions on Russia

Taormina - Washington will not ease sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine and may even get tougher on Moscow, the White House said Friday, ending uncertainty over the US position on the thorny issue.

Trump: North Korea 'will be solved'

Taormina - US President Donald Trump promised Friday that North Korea "will be solved", as G7 powers opened a summit that will confront a series of missile tests by the nuclear-armed nation.

France to 'do everything we can' to help Britain fight terror: Macron

Taormina - President Emmanuel Macron on Friday vowed France's total support for Britain's fight against terrorism after the Manchester attack as he met Prime Minister Theresa May at the G7 summit.

Trump rows shadow acrimonious G7 summit

Taormina - G7 leaders on Friday found common cause on combatting terrorism after the bloodshed in Manchester but failed to bridge a gulf between Donald Trump and US partners on trade and climate change.

Trump says North Korea problem 'will be solved'

Taormina - US President Donald Trump said Friday the "problem" of an increasingly belligerent North Korea would be "solved", as he met with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe just before the start of the G7 summit.

France to 'do everything we can' to help Britain fight terror: Macron

Taormina - President Emmanuel Macron on Friday vowed France's total support for Britain's fight against terrorism after the Manchester attack as he met Prime Minister Theresa May at the G7 summit.

Trump joins new-look G7 amid trade, climate discord

Taormina - G7 leaders meet Friday determined to put on a display of united resolve in the fight against jihadist terrorism, despite deep divisions on trade and global warming.

Paris climate commitment 'crippling' to US growth: White House

Taormina - US compliance with its commitments under the Paris Agreement on climate change would be "crippling" to growth, the White House said Friday.

Macron unshaken by Trump power grip

Brussels - Diplomacy can be a white-knuckle ride at times, but French President Emmanuel Macron refused to be shaken when he found himself in an unexpected standoff with US counterpart Donald Trump Thursday.
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