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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 »

 

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 »

 

Macron meets Russia's Putin near Paris, promising tough talks

VERSAILLES, France (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron met Russia's Vladimir Putin near Paris on Monday, promising some frank talking with the Kremlin leader after an election campaign in which his team accused Russian media of trying to interfere. 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 »

 

Macron's party seen on top in French parliament election: polls

PARIS (Reuters - French President Emmanuel Macron's party is expected to win the most votes in June's parliamentary election, polls showed on Monday, with Macron also scoring well in terms of general popularity. 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 »

 

Iranian hardliners accuse Rouhani of voter fraud, interference

(Reuters) - Defeated hardline candidate Ebrahim Raisi has complained of voter fraud in Iran's presidential election and called on the judiciary and the election watchdog to investigate, the semi-official Fars news agency said on Monday. More »

 

'We are not amused': Belgian monarchy angered by Burger King

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Burger King is in trouble with Belgium's monarchy over an advertising campaign asking Belgians to vote online to "crown" the global fast-food giant the true ruler of the country where the U.S. brand will launch next month. More »

 

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