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Their first meeting since Macron took office provided another test of the Frenchman's diplomatic skills after his memorable first encounter last week with US President Donald Trump that Macron sealed with a vice-like handshake. Human Rights Watch says men targeted by the anti-gay purge in Chechnya are not safe in Russian Federation. Putin says it would be unusual if Russian Federation rebuffed overtures from European politicians who want to strengthen relations.
  • Donald Trump lashes out at leaks, considers staff upheaval

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    This could include, as the Washington Post reported , a smaller role for press secretary Sean Spicer, more campaign-style rallies - although an event scheduled for Iowa on Thursday was canceled this weekend - and perhaps the return of Corey Lewandowski, who was sacked as Trump's campaign manager past year.
  • Ariana Grande announces Manchester benefit concert for bombing victims

    Ariana Grande announces Manchester benefit concert for bombing victims

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    Police in Tripoli on Wednesday arrested Abedi's younger brother and his father, who said he did not expect the attack. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility, though British authorities have not determined whether he was truly associated with them or received any assistance while building his bomb or plotting his crime.
  • Egypt Coptic Christians: IS Claims Attack

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    The air force loyal to Libya's strongman Khalifa Haftar said Saturday it took part in Egyptian air strikes on jihadist positions in the country after a deadly attack on Egypt's Copts. Video interviews with survivors that surfaced Sunday paint a picture of untold horror during the attack, with children hiding under their seats to escape gunfire.
  • Merkel warns against "simple answers" after Trump meetings

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    The days that Europe could completely rely on others are "over to a certain extent", Merkel warned at a rally in a packed Bavarian beer tent, Reuters reports . "But we must know, we have to fight for our own future", she said. Merkel is expected to win a fourth term as Chancellor when Germany heads to the polls in September.
  • Chelsea Manning Celebrates First Steps of Freedom on Instagram

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    Manning - earlier known as Bradley Manning - was sentenced to 35 years in prison on 20 counts , including violations of the Espionage Act. U.S. Army spokeswoman Cynthia Smith told The Associated Press that Manning was released from Fort Leavenworth military prison, but that she couldn't provide any further details.
  • Rand Paul: Paris climate deal would kill 6 million U.S. jobs

    Rand Paul: Paris climate deal would kill 6 million U.S. jobs

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    Meyer said many US states, cities, and companies are moving forward on climate action while the Trump administration is "waffling" on the Paris Agreement. Abandoning the Paris agreement would carry a high political cost internationally, with Europe, Canada, China and Japan all strongly committed to the deal.
  • Sterling retreats below $1.30 on Conservatives' poll slide

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    Jon Greer, head of retirement policy at Old Mutual Wealth, said politicians should not "chop and change" policy on social care because it has long term effects on people's retirement. The social care policy was meant to force elderly people to pay for their own care, with whatever assets they had. It will set a top number that people can pay, too - so if it were hypothetically £500,000, anyone having paid that number would then have their care needs taken over by the state again.
  • Adam Schiff wants to review Jared Kushner's security clearance

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    But outside of Kushner's small circle of trust - a group that includes Kushner's wife Ivanka Trump , and advisers Hope Hicks, Josh Raffel, Dina Powell, Gary Cohn, Chris Liddell and Reed Cordish - many West Wing advisers are simultaneously rattled by the backchannel revelations, and feeling a sense of schadenfreude.
  • Germany still seeking stronger US ties

    Germany still seeking stronger US ties

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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday that Europe now had to "fight for its own destiny". Others dared Merkel to go it alone, saying Germany lacks the military might to back up her words. Ms Merkel is looking ahead to elections in September, when she is seeking her fourth term. Trump spurned overtures by mostly European leaders to commit to the Paris climate treaty at the weekend G-7 meeting, a development Merkel called "very unsatisfactory".