Government and politics

May 26, 2017 - 1:59 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Estonia has informed Russia that two of its diplomats in the country will be expelled, the Baltic country's foreign ministry said Friday. Estonian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Sandra Kamilova told The Associated Press that the Russian Embassy in Tallinn had been informed...
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Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn delivers a speech during a General Election campaign event in central London Friday May 26, 2017. Britain with hold a general election on June 8. ( Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)
May 26, 2017 - 1:53 pm
LONDON (AP) — Four days after a suicide bombing plunged Britain into mourning, political campaigning for a general election in two weeks resumed Friday with the main opposition leader linking acts of terrorism at home to foreign wars like the one in Libya. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn risked...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks with President Donald Trump during a family photo with G7 leaders at the Ancient Greek Theater of Taormina, during the G7 Summit, Friday, May 26, 2017, in Taormina, Italy. From left, European Council President Donald Tusk, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Merkel, and Trump. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 26, 2017 - 1:13 pm
TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — The Latest on the G-7 summit in Taormina, Sicily (all times local): 7:00 p.m. Group of Seven leaders are appealing to internet providers and social media companies to join the fight against terrorism. The leaders meeting in Taormina, Sicily signed a declaration pledging to...
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US First Lady Melania Trump, left, is welcomed by Emanuela Mauro, spouse of Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni at Chierici Palace, part of a visit of the G7 first ladies in Catania, Italy, Friday, May 26, 2017. On Friday and Saturday, for the first time all seven are around the same table, including also newcomers Emmanuel Macron of France, Theresa May of Britain and the Italian host, Paolo Gentiloni, forging a new dynamic after a year of global political turmoil amid a rise in nationalism. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
May 26, 2017 - 12:20 pm
TAORMINA, Italy (AP) — Melania Trump's first outing in the Sicilian sunshine was in a colorful floral applique jacket by Dolce & Gabbana that comes off the rack at $51,000. Mrs. Trump also carried a matching clutch when she went to lunch with the other spouses of G7 leaders at the historic...
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Police patrol past a pink ribbon tribute in central Manchester, England Friday May 26 2017. More than 20 people were killed in an explosion following a Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena late Monday evening. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
May 26, 2017 - 12:18 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the concert bombing in England (all times local): 5:10 p.m. The police chief in Manchester says there has been an increase in reported hate crimes since the suicide bombing at a pop concert in the city. Greater Manchester Police Chief Ian Hopkins said Friday...
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In this May 24, 2017, photo, Pope Francis meets with President Donald Trump at the Vatican. When Trump met Pope Francis, the U.S. leader renewed a commitment to fighting global famine and proudly announced a new multimillion-dollar American aid contribution to four African nations in crisis. Left unsaid by the president or the White House: His proposal to slash such funds by more than 40 percent in the next fiscal year. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, Pool)
May 26, 2017 - 12:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump met Pope Francis this week, the U.S. leader renewed a commitment to fighting global famine and proudly announced a new multimillion-dollar American aid contribution to four African nations in crisis. Left unsaid by the president or the White House: His...
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U.S. President Donald Trump, right, speaks to other G7 Leaders including British Prime Minister Theresa May, center, and French President Emmanuel Macron, third from left, in Taormina, Italy, Friday, May 26, 2017. Leaders of the G7 meet Friday and Saturday, including newcomers Emmanuel Macron of France and Theresa May of Britain in an effort to forge a new dynamic after a year of global political turmoil amid a rise in nationalism. (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli)
May 26, 2017 - 12:14 pm
TAORMINA, Italy (AP) — European leaders have mounted a last-ditch effort to stop President Donald Trump from abandoning the Paris climate accord, using multiple meetings this week to sell the American leader on the global agreement to reduce carbon emissions. French President Emmanuel Macron spoke...
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Brigitte Macron, wife of French President Emmanuel Macron arrives at San Domenico Palace Hotel, the venue of the annual G7 summit, in the Sicilian town of Taormina, Italy, Friday, May 26, 2017. The G7 Summit will be held from May 26 to 27, 2017. (Ciro Fusco/ANSA via AP)
May 26, 2017 - 10:11 am
TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — The Latest on the G-7 summit in Taormina, Sicily (all times local): 4 p.m. Brigitte Macron and Melania Trump are both cutting elegant figures at events for spouses on the sidelines of the G-7 summit. The two greeted each other warmly when they met Friday at Catania's City...
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US President Donald Trump arrives for a welcome ceremony for the G7 summit in the Ancient Theatre of Taormina (3rd century BC) in the Sicilian citadel of Taormina, Italy, Friday, May 26, 2017. On Friday and Saturday, for the first time all seven are around the same table, including also newcomers Emmanuel Macron of France, Theresa May of Britain and the Italian host, Paolo Gentiloni, forging a new dynamic after a year of global political turmoil amid a rise in nationalism. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
May 26, 2017 - 8:41 am
TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — The Latest on the G-7 summit in Taormina, Sicily (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Germany is rejecting U.S. suggestions that bilateral deals might be possible between the U.S. and European Union members. German Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer told reporters in Berlin...
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US President Donald Trump arrives for a welcome ceremony for the G7 summit in the Ancient Theatre of Taormina (3rd century BC) in the Sicilian citadel of Taormina, Italy, Friday, May 26, 2017. On Friday and Saturday, for the first time all seven are around the same table, including also newcomers Emmanuel Macron of France, Theresa May of Britain and the Italian host, Paolo Gentiloni, forging a new dynamic after a year of global political turmoil amid a rise in nationalism. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
May 26, 2017 - 7:40 am
TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — The Latest on the G-7 summit in Taormina, Sicily (all times local): 1:40 p.m. A German government spokesman says trade surpluses like the one that's provoking President Donald Trump's ire are the result of market factors and are "neither good nor bad." Spokesman Georg...
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