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'Atlanticist' Merkel rams home frustration with Trump after summits

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel underlined her doubts about the reliability of the United States as an ally on Monday but said she was a "convinced trans-Atlanticist", fine-tuning her message after surprising Washington with her frankness a day earlier. Learn More

 

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North Korea fires Scud-class ballistic missile, Japan protests

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired at least one short-range ballistic missile on Monday that landed in the sea off its east coast, the latest in a fast-paced series of missile tests defying world pressure and threats of more sanctions. More »

 

Venezuela opposition accuses Goldman Sachs of financing dictatorship

CARACAS (Reuters) - The president of Venezuela's opposition-run Congress on Monday accused Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs of "aiding and abetting the country's dictatorial regime" following a report that it had bought $2.8 billion in bonds from the cash-strapped country. More »

 

After talks, France's Macron hits out at Russian media, Putin denies hacking

VERSAILLES, France (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron rolled out the red carpet for Russia's Vladimir Putin on Monday, but past suspicions of Russian meddling in the French election resurfaced with Macron denouncing Russian media and Putin denying hacking allegations. More »

 

UK's 'Big Brother' anti-terror strategy is flawed, U.N. expert says

GENEVA (Reuters) - Britain is undergoing a subtle but alarming shift towards criminalizing peaceful protest and free expression, said a U.N. report on Monday that likened it to a "Big Brother" state of surveillance and suspicion. More »

 

New Ecuador president says Assange a 'hacker,' but can stay at embassy

QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuador's new leftist president Lenin Moreno said on Monday Julian Assange is a "hacker," making his strongest comments to date against the WikiLeaks founder while still stressing he could stay on in the country's London embassy. More »

 

MI5 to review its handling of intelligence on Manchester bomber

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's MI5 has begun an internal review of how it handled intelligence on Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi, who was known to the authorities but not under active investigation, a source told Reuters on Monday. More »

 

Trudeau invites pope to Canada for Church apology to indigenous peoples

ROME (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday urged Pope Francis to visit Canada to apologize to indigenous peoples for the Catholic Church's treatment of aboriginal children in schools it ran there. More »

 

UK opposition leader Corbyn says he would ensure Brexit deal

LONDON (Reuters) - The leader of Britain's main opposition Labour Party said he would ensure there was Brexit deal with the European Union were he to win power, in contrast to Prime Minister Theresa May who has said she would be prepared to walk from a bad deal. More »

 

Bangladesh raises highest danger warning as cyclone takes aim

DHAKA/AGALAWATTE, Sri Lanka/ (Reuters) - Bangladesh raised its storm danger signal to the highest level of 10 on Monday as a severe and intensifying cyclone churned toward its low-lying coast and was expected to make landfall in the early hours of Tuesday. More »

 

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