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Putin says US-Russia summit was successful

Putin says US-Russia summit was successful

Russian President Vladimir Putin says his first summit with U.S. President Donald Trump was “successful” and is accusing Trump’s opponents in the U.S. of hampering any progress on the issues they discussed. Putin told Russian diplomats Thursday that U.S.-Russian relations are “in some ways worse than during the Cold War” but that his meeting with Trump on Monday allowed them […]

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Solar power plant construction in Turkey’s Van

Solar power plant construction in Turkey’s Van

             

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South Sudan’s president Kiir says ready to accept peace deal

South Sudan’s president Kiir says ready to accept peace deal

 South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir said he is ready to accept a peace deal to end a civil war and set up an inclusive new government. The deal being negotiated in Sudan would give the country five vice presidents and also covers security and power sharing.

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France’s Macron under fire after aide hits street protester

France’s Macron under fire after aide hits street protester

An aide to Emmanuel Macron was put on two-week leave after he was seen hitting a street protester in demonstrations in Paris in May, the French president’s spokesman said on Thursday, a decision deemed too soft by opposition leaders. Labor unions hold demonstrations every year on May Day in France, which often lead to police intervention. A video, shared on […]

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Mexico’s leftist election winners to appeal campaign funding fine

Mexico’s leftist election winners to appeal campaign funding fine

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s political party said on Wednesday it would appeal a $10 million fine from the National Electoral Institute (INE) for breaking campaign finance rules. INE voted 10-1 in favor of fining the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) 197 million pesos, the largest penalty of the election season that concluded with a presidential landslide for leftist Lopez […]

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Trump’s diagnosis for critics: ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’

Trump’s diagnosis for critics: ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’

President Donald Trump and his supporters have a new buzz phrase to diagnose his critics: “Trump Derangement Syndrome.” The term is supposed to describe voters who are so angry and opposed to the U.S. president that they are incapable of seeing any good in what he does. “TDS” has popped up on Fox News in recent weeks and was cited […]

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Trump says ‘big results will come’ with Putin

Trump says ‘big results will come’ with Putin

U.S President Donald Trump said Wednesday he got on well with Russian President Vladimir Putin at their summit in Finland and “big results will come”. “So many people at the higher ends of intelligence loved my press conference performance in Helsinki. Putin and I discussed many important subjects at our earlier meeting. We got along well which truly bothered many […]

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Nicaraguan police take major anti-government stronghold

Nicaraguan police take major anti-government stronghold

Hundreds of police and supporters of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega stormed a major stronghold of anti-government protesters on Tuesday, tearing down cobblestone barricades in a symbolic blow against efforts to oust the Sandinista leader. Tuesday’s clash lasted more than four hours, pitting hooded government loyalists bearing automatic weapons against youths wielding home-made mortars, and leaving the Monimbo suburb of Masaya […]

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Lula’s party weighs Brazil northeast vote in search for stand-in

Lula’s party weighs Brazil northeast vote in search for stand-in

Steadfast support for jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Brazil’s poor northeast may give a former governor from the region an edge in the search for the leftist icon’s substitute, three Workers Party officials told Reuters this week. Jaques Wagner, a former governor of Bahia state and a minister under Lula and his successor Dilma Rousseff, is […]

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UK airline easyJet upgrades profit guidance

UK airline easyJet upgrades profit guidance

British low cost airline easyJet (EZJ.L) upgraded its full-year profit guidance on Wednesday, shrugging off the cost of air traffic control strikes after it said it was benefiting from a benign competitor environment.easyJet said that pretax profit for the 12 months to the end of September 2018 would now be in the range of 550 million pounds to 590 million […]

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