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May 29

Merkel suggests Europe can't count on US and UK as much as in past

SVEN HOPPE/AFP/Getty Images(MUNICH) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel told an election rally in Munich that Europe “must take its fate into its own hands,” pointing to potential differences of opinion with the United States and Great Britain, following the Group of Seven summit in Italy. “The times when we could completely count on others, they …

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May 29

North Korea launches short range missile

iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL) — North Korea launched what appears to be a short range SCUD missile that flew about 280 miles into the Sea of Japan on Sunday, according to the South Korean military and U.S. officials. The launch was the ninth missile test conducted by North Korea this year. “U.S. Pacific Command detected and tracked what …

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May 29

Manchester attack probe nets another arrest

Christopher Furlong/Getty Images(MANCHESTER, England) — Another man has been arrested in connection with the Manchester bombing on Sunday, according to police, bringing the total number of men held in custody following the attack to 12. Greater Manchester Police said a 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of terrorist activity. The police noted that 14 people …

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May 29

If Trump pulls out of climate deal, US could join Syria and Nicaragua as nonparticipants

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — If President Trump decides to pull out of the 2015 Paris accord on climate change, the United States could become one of only three nations in a U.N. climate group not to be signed onto the deal. Trump announced in a tweet Saturday that he would make his “final decision” this week on …

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May 29

Israeli prime minister wishes Muslims 'Ramadan Kareem'

Getty Images(JERUSALEM) — The leader of the Jewish state sent Ramadan greetings to its Muslim citizens Saturday. “I wish #Ramadan Kareem to Israel’s Muslim citizens and Muslims around the world, hoping for much needed brotherhood, mutual respect & peace,” tweeted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. I wish #Ramadan Kareem to Israel’s Muslim citizens and Muslims …

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May 29

Barack Obama makes a princely pit stop at Kensington Palace

Getty Images(LONDON) — Former President Barack Obama made a princely pit stop Saturday at Kensington Palace. “Good to see my friend Prince Harry in London to discuss the work of our foundations & offer condolences to victims of the Manchester attack,” Obama tweeted.    Good to see my friend Prince Harry in London to discuss …

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May 28

Manchester Police release CCTV images of suicide bomber on night of attack

Greater Manchester Police(MANCHESTER, England) — Greater Manchester Police has released CCTV images of suicide bomber Salman Abedi from the night of the deadly attack at Manchester Arena. In a statement, police said 14 locations are still being searched in connection with the investigation and at least 13 people have been arrested. “The investigation is making …

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May 28

Trump says he'll decide on Paris climate agreement next week

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(TAORMINA, Italy) — President Trump, coming off a G7 summit and meeting at the Vatican where he was pushed for the U.S. to stay in the Paris climate agreement, tweeted Saturday that he will make a decision next week.   I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week! — …

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May 28

Trump calls foreign trip a 'home run' in remarks to US troops

Mandel Ngan/Getty Images(SICILY, Italy) — President Trump, addressing U.S. troops at Sigonella Naval Air Station in Italy in the final event of his first foreign trip, called his international tour a “home run.” “I think we hit a home run no matter where we are,” the president said. He again said money is pouring into …

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May 28

President Trump concludes whirlwind overseas tour

Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images(TAORMINA, Italy) — Before President Trump boards Air Force One on Saturday, he is concluding his whirlwind eight-day trip overseas at the Group of Seven, or G7, summit in Taormina, Italy. His agenda includes discussions about emerging markets and global issues, specifically migration, food security and gender. He will be seated between the …

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