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Trump factor leaves Macron scrambling ahead of Russia trip

Trump factor leaves Macron scrambling ahead of Russia trip

Emmanuel Macron heads to St Petersburg on Thursday seeking to win concessions from Vladimir Putin, but with Europe-U.S. ties strained over Iran, the Russian leader may have little incentive to offer the French president a diplomatic success. A year after hosting Putin in the regal halls of the Chateau de Versailles, Macron wants to find common ground on Syria and […]

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Erdogan to launch election campaign from eastern Turkey

Erdogan to launch election campaign from eastern Turkey

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will start his election campaign for the upcoming June early polls on Saturday with a rally in eastern Erzurum province.  Erdogan will begin his campaign after attending a meeting on Thursday to introduce his party’s election manifesto as well as lawmaker candidates, according to a source in the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party on Wednesday.  […]

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Erdogan backs Venezuelan leader’s election victory

Erdogan backs Venezuelan leader’s election victory

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has spoken with Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro over the phone and congratulated him over his presidential election victory, according to Turkish presidential sources. The phone call was made late Tuesday. Erdogan and Maduro also reiterated their determination to strengthen bilateral cooperation.  Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro won a second term in office last Sunday.  Maduro first took […]

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Philippines can’t afford war with China

Philippines can’t afford war with China

President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday the country cannot afford to go to war against China amid calls for a stronger response following reports Beijing has landed bombers on disputed South China Sea islands. “I cannot afford at this time to go to war. I cannot go into a battle which I cannot win and would only result in destruction for […]

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Can anything stop foreign government favors to Trump?

Can anything stop foreign government favors to Trump?

First came news that a Chinese government-owned company had signed on to help build an Indonesian project that will include a Donald Trump-branded hotel and golf course. Then, days later, the president tweeted that his administration would ease sanctions against a Chinese smartphone maker accused of espionage. “Too many jobs in China lost,” he wrote. Ethics watchdogs and political adversaries […]

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Ukraine’s Poroshenko – we’ve listened to foreign partners on corruption law

Ukraine’s Poroshenko – we’ve listened to foreign partners on corruption law

President Petro Poroshenko said on Tuesday that Ukraine had taken into account most international recommendations in the latest draft law to create an independent anti-corruption court, which may be voted on by parliament this week.“Yesterday I was happy that the absolute majority of the recommendations of foreign partners including the Venice Commission were taken into account by the decision of […]

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Erdogan hints Turkey may ban some Israeli goods because of Gaza violence

Erdogan hints Turkey may ban some Israeli goods because of Gaza violence

President Tayyip Erdogan has hinted that Turkey might consider imposing a ban on imports of some Israeli goods over the killing of Palestinian protesters by Israeli forces on the Gaza border, media reported on Tuesday. Erdogan, who is campaigning for re-election in June, last week hosted Muslim leaders who condemned the events in Gaza and the opening of the United […]

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Man dies after Tesla crashes into San Francisco area pond

Man dies after Tesla crashes into San Francisco area pond

 A man was killed when the Tesla automobile he was driving veered off a road, crashed through a fence and plunged into a pond, authorities said Monday. California Highway Patrol spokesman Daniel Jacowitz said rescuers pulled the Tesla Model S from the pond early Monday and found the man’s body inside. The driver was identified as Keith Leung, 34, of […]

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Microsoft pledges to extend EU data rights worldwide

Microsoft pledges to extend EU data rights worldwide

 Microsoft promised Monday to give users worldwide the same data and privacy rights Europeans will get under new regulations there. That’s in contrast to some of its tech rivals, who are hedging on how much privacy protections will change for Americans and other non-Europeans. Microsoft’s move means no matter where you live, you’ll be able to see what information the […]

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Panama’s Varela says ‘terrorism’ cause of 1994 plane crash

Panama’s Varela says ‘terrorism’ cause of 1994 plane crash

Panama’s president said on Monday a 1994 plane explosion in the country that killed 21 people, most of them Jewish, was the result of a terrorist attack and called for the case to be re-opened. President Juan Carlos Varela told reporters that Israel provided reports late last year about the plane crash, whose victims included prominent Jewish Panamanian businessmen and […]

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