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We are a deeply stupid country

My fellow Americans, we are a deeply stupid nation.<p>I know this must be the case because President Trump has repeatedly informed us that we are a “stupid country” — he offered this opinion on at least nine occasions since he launched his campaign for the presidency — and he should know. As he …

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Trump is no longer leader of the free world

<b>(CNN) —</b> Since the Second World War -- spanning 14 US presidents, Republican and Democratic -- the occupant of the Oval Office has been referred to as "the leader of the free world." Until now.<p>Over his 18 months in office, Trump has surrendered that mantle without a mandate to do so. Trump's impulse …

Opinion

Trump Betrays His Country for Russia in Plain Sight

Standing next to Vladimir Putin, after a meeting Putin had requested, President Trump was asked by a reporter if he believed the findings of his own …

Russia

Trump launches another birther conspiracy theory — this time about his own dad

President Trump has never been one to just casually accept people's accounts of their birthplaces. Apparently that now extends to his father.<p>Despite his dad being born in the United States to German American parents, Trump has gone around in recent days suggesting — and even outright stating, …

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It Now Looks Likely That We Will Never Leave The EU – And That Would Be A Lamentable Outcome For The UK

How did we get into this mess?<p>PA Wire/PA Images<p>The Government White Paper has not been well-received.<p>With every passing day, it seems clearer that …

Great Britain

Defying Convention, President Trump Reveals Details of Private Conversation With Queen

In a breach of protocol, President Donald Trump opened up about his private conversation with Queen Elizabeth II during an interview aired on British …

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U.K.'s May in Brexit Turmoil as Furious Pro-EU Tories Rebel

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy is in disarray after she infuriated pro-European Tories by bowing to pressure from their …

Great Britain

Trump pushed his personal agenda, not the national interest, at Putin summit

President Trump’s stunning news conference with Vladimir Putin becomes understandable once you recognize that he was advancing his personal …

Politics

U.S. Republican leaders enraged after Trump’s performance at conference in Helsinki

U.S. President Donald Trump is facing a wave of criticism from leaders of his own party – and a contradiction from the head of the U.S. intelligence community – after his news conference with Vladimir Putin.<p>Standing a few feet away from the Russian autocrat in Helsinki on Monday, the President …

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A simple explanation for why Trump treats Putin this way

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's delivered a remarkable performance in Helsinki on Monday. His capitulation to Russian President Vladimir Putin, on such a massive public stage, was complete -- and jarring.<p>Offered the chance to publicly rebuke Putin over 2016 election meddling, Trump said the US and …

U.S. Politics

Justine Greening backs second Brexit referendum as Theresa May battles 'party within a party'

Justine Greening became the first senior Conservative to back calls for a second Brexit referendum on Sunday night, as Theresa May faced a battle with her own MPs and grass roots Tories over her Chequers proposal.<p>The former education secretary, who campaigned to remain in the European Union, told …

Great Britain

Why Russian officials were gleeful at Trump's diplomatic train wreck

HELSINKI — Across Europe and in the halls of Congress, even President Donald Trump’s Republican acolytes were stunned at his head-spinning news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The question immediately asked by diplomats and lawmakers, regardless of party affiliation, was: "What …

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Germany: We can no longer fully rely on U.S. White House

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's foreign minister said on Monday Europe could not rely on Donald Trump and needed to close ranks after the U.S. president called the European Union a "foe" with regard to trade.<p>"We can no longer completely rely on the White House," Heiko Maas told the Funke newspaper …

News

Trump Begins Summit with Tweet Criticizing Past U.S. Presidents

President Donald Trump has set the stage for this historic meeting, the first formal session between U.S. and Russian leaders since Putin’s illegal annexation of Crimea, in 2014, in an extraordinary way, tweeting this morning, “Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years …

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Ten Tory Remainers to go public with demands for a second EU vote

Ten Tories are set to go public with demands for a second EU vote, as some break rank over Theresa May's 'unworkable' Chequers deal<p><b>Justine Greening</b> …

Great Britain

These "Treason Summit" Tweets About Trump & Putin Show Why People Are So Worried

Ahead of Donald Trump's and President Putin's first official summit, speculation about the possible successful, or catastrophic, outcomes ran wild. …

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Even by Trump Standards His Press Conference with Putin Was Bizarre

Trump loves to say "America first," but apparently believes Russia over his own intelligence agencies.<p>No one expected Donald Trump, who has been praising Vladimir Putin for years, to suddenly turn into a Russia hawk at their unprecedented summit in Helsinki Monday. But at a press conference …

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Donald Trump Is Facing Twitter Treason Accusations After His Meeting with Vladimir Putin

Users — including a former CIA director — say the president crossed a line.<p>As the U.S. Justice Department’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election continues, President Donald Trump met with Russian president Vladimir Putin on July 16 in Helsinki. Their closed door meeting …

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Trump's Putin Summit Is Another Reminder He Prefers Dictators to Democratic Leaders

Trump often appears more comfortable in their company, and with their style of politics, than with the leaders of liberal democracies. This aspect of …

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Booker: ‘Shameful’ Trump acting like he’s ‘guilty of something’

NEWARK — Sen. Cory Booker said Monday that President Donald Trump is acting like a person who “is guilty of something,” after Trump sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin over his own intelligence agencies which concluded Russians interfered in the 2016 presidential election.<p>“Not only is his …

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Japan, EU to sign widespread trade eliminating tariffs

TOKYO (AP) — The European Union and Japan are signing a widespread trade deal that will eliminate nearly all tariffs, seemingly defying the worries about trade tensions set off by President Donald Trump's policies.<p>The signing, set for Tuesday in Tokyo, is ceremonial, delayed from earlier this month …

Business

‘Fox & Friends’ host: ‘I don’t understand’ Trump tweet blaming US for bad Russia relations

Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade on Monday questioned why President TrumpDonald John TrumpSasse: Trump shouldn't dignify Putin with Helsinki summit …

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The Latest: Captain says Italy, Malta aim to hide sea deaths

POZZALLO, Italy — The Latest on Europe’s response to mass migration (all times local):<p>7:10 p.m.<p>The captain of a private aid ship that engaged in …

Europe

Trump is negotiating the best surrender terms the U.S. has ever given

President Trump, master of the very best deals, is not, repeat not, surrendering to Russia unconditionally. He is insisting on, and receiving, massive face-saving conditions and codicils. The best.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin is willing to give Trump lavish praise for his wisdom and negotiating …

Opinion

Safety warning over children's slime toys

Parents are being warned over popular slime toys after a study by consumer watchdogs found many are potentially poisonous.<p>Consumer group Which? tested 11 popular children's slime products and found eight of them contained higher than recommended levels of boron, a chemical which can pose a safety …

Kids

Britain unveils fighter jet model to rival Franco-German program

FARNBOROUGH, England (Reuters) - Britain unveiled a model of a sleek proposed fighter jet named Tempest on Monday, raising questions about the future of European defense cooperation, given that Germany and France launched their own fighter jet program a year ago.<p>At the Farnborough Airshow, Defence …

Aviation

Trump, asked to condemn Putin, instead goes on rant about Hillary Clinton's emails

President Trump, when asked directly by an Associated Press reporter to condemn Russia’s attack on the 2016 election, instead praised President …

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Trump’s Helsinki Disgrace

Nearly a year after Donald Trump crippled his presidency by saying there was “blame on both sides” after a scrum between white nationalists and anti-racist protesters in Virginia, he has created another Charlottesville moment. This time it was on the world stage.<p>Trump’s 40-minute press conference …

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China challenges fairness of U.S. tariffs, asks World Trade Organization to intervene

China on Monday presented itself as a bastion of international order and global rules on trade while announcing its filing of a World Trade Organization challenge against a threat of $200 billion more in tariffs by the United States.<p>A Chinese government spokeswoman said fair trade called for …

China

Putin told Trump: Russia never meddled in US election

HELSINKI — President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin met at the Presidential Palace in Finland’s capital city on Monday for a …

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