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Trump's ally-angering trip abroad, explained in 7 images

President Donald Trump’s first foreign trip is nearly over. Some events were near disasters; some went surprisingly well. But nearly all of them were deeply revealing about Trump, saying something important about his administration’s policies and his own diplomatic style.<p>The trip also generated …

Politics

Fmr. CIA Dir. on Kushner Russia news: 'Is this a prank?'

Former acting CIA Director John McLaughlin joins Lawrence O'Donnell to share the intelligence community's reaction to reports Jared Kushner discussed …

Jared Kushner

Zakaria: How Saudi Arabia played Donald Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United States has now signed up for Saudi Arabia's foreign policy — a relentless series of battles against Shiites and their allies throughout the Middle East. That will enmesh Washington in a never-ending sectarian struggle, fuel regional instability and complicate its ties with …

Middle East

Donald Trump's Europe tour leaves leaders strangely shaken

US president’s first visit to Europe memorable for body-language battles and patchy understanding of the bloc<p>He crunched hands, shoved shoulders and struck poses. He scoffed chocolates, ignored protocol and harangued heads of state. He denied saying things he had said, then said things that showed …

Donald Trump

Why the Palestinian Authority Should Be Shuttered

RAMALLAH, WEST BANK — President Trump’s meeting this week with the president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, was pitched as an effort by the author of “The Art of the Deal” to restart the United States-sponsored peace process, long stalled. But as next month’s 50th anniversary of the …

Israel

Russia Has One 'Cannon' That Can Kill Cities

Self-propelled heavy mortar carriers are ubiquitous in modern mechanized armies. Mounted on light armored carriers and placed at the disposal of …

War

Please Enjoy These Photos Of Macron And Trudeau's Impossibly Romantic First Date

Get your hot world leader content right here.<p>Posted on May 26, 2017, 14:01 GMT<p>The G7 summit is currently underway on the Italian island of Sicily.<p>Nurphoto / Getty Images<p>It's President Trump's first major international summit and an important test of how his America First policies will blah blah …

France

Trump said he would ‘take out’ the families of ISIS fighters. Did an airstrike in Syria do just that?

Back when he was still a candidate and not president of the United States, Donald Trump had a suggestion for winning the battle against the Islamic State: “Take out their families.”<p>“The other thing with the terrorists is you have to take out their families, when you get these terrorists, you have …

Syria

In Southern India, The Spirit Of Ramadan Is Served In A Bowl Of Porridge

As I hurry home battling the rush hour traffic in the evening, I see a queue in front of the gates of the local mosque. Men in white skull caps, women clad in saris and burkas, young children with school bags on their backs — all are waiting with containers in their hands for a share of the <i>nombu</i> …

Tamil Nadu

Trump wants to cut bilateral trade deals, but what if nobody comes to the table?

In his first swing through Europe as president, Donald Trump left little doubt that he would pursue his “America First” policy in economic relations, creating a stir by denouncing Germany’s trade surplus with the U.S. and promising to end it.<p>"The Germans are bad, very bad,” Trump was quoted as …

Economics

Donald’s bogus journey: President Trump’s behavior at NATO summit makes a bad trip even worse

It would have been easy for Trump to provide our allies a little reassurance. Instead, he confirmed their fears<p>If anyone had any lingering doubts about the head-spinning rapidity with which President Donald Trump’s administration has reoriented American foreign policy away from its 70 years of …

Donald Trump

Trump clashes with world leaders on trade, climate at the 'the most challenging G7 summit in years'

TAORMINA, Italy (Reuters) - Leaders from the world's major industrialized nations began talks on Friday at a G7 summit in Sicily which is expected to expose deep divisions with U.S. President Donald Trump over trade and climate change.<p>The two-day summit, at a cliff-top hotel overlooking the …

Paolo Gentiloni

Senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard killed fighting Islamic State in Iraq: Tasnim

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A senior commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp was killed fighting Islamic State west of the Iraqi city of Mosul, Tehran-based Tasnim agency reported on Saturday.<p>It is the first time Iran has announced the death of a senior commander during the operations launched …

Iran

The Philippines in flames: citizens flee as Isis flag flies over Marawi – in pictures

The Philippine government has declared an Islamic State ‘invasion’ after an Isis flag was hoisted over the southern city of Marawi. The army, which is embroiled in a deadly battle with Muslim extremists, claims foreign fighters are among rebels who have held the city since Tuesday, when troops …

Philippines

6 key moments from President Trump's first trip abroad

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> While reports surrounding the ongoing Russia probe continued to plague his administration back in Washington, President Donald Trump embarked on his first trip abroad since taking office.<p>And in typical Trump fashion -- the President broke from tradition.<p>Unlike any of his …

Politics

Divisions between Trump and G7 killing hopes for migration crisis plan

The Italian hosts of the Group of Seven summit did not choose Taormina, Sicily, as the G7 site just because nature and history had made it a pocket-sized heaven on Earth. They chose it also because it has a front-row seat to one of the greatest humanitarian tragedies of the decade – the …

Migration

Canadian dollar strengthens as oil rebounds; bearish bets hit record

TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar strengthened on Friday against its U.S. counterpart, adding to this week's gains as oil recovered some lost ground, while data showed that bearish bets on the loonie rose to a fresh record high.<p>U.S. crude <CLc1> prices settled 90 cents higher at $49.80 a …

Canadian Dollar

The US Will Test Blowing A North Korean Missile Out Of The Sky

The Pentagon on Tuesday will test shooting down a dummy version of a North Korean missile capable of reaching US cities.<p>While North Korea doesn't currently have a rocket that could fly that far, the reclusive nation has steadily expanded the range of its missiles in the last decade — and claims it …

North Korea

How Liberals Are Blowing It Worldwide—and How Macron Might Not

Nearly everywhere you look, parties of the left are on the skids. That’s a big part of why Macron won in France. If he delivers, it’ll point the new direction.<p>Europe seems to be containing the fever of resurgent nationalism that propelled last year’s Brexit vote as well as Donald Trump’s improbable …

Marine Le Pen

Three new undisclosed Kushner-Russia contacts found by Reuters

Ned Parker, Reuters reporter, talks about the discovery of yet more undisclosed contacts between Donald Trump senior adviser and son-in-law Jared …

Donald Trump

From the glowing orb to NATO shove, viral highlights of President Trump's foreign trip

President Trump's first foreign trip in office concludes this weekend, and his interactions with foreign leaders have been, well, notable to say the least.<p>1. The Orb<p>President Trump, along with Egypt's Abdel al-Sisi and Saudi Arabia's Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, placed his hands on an orb during …

King Salman

Trump's Remains a NATO Skeptic

While he avoided major blunders in the Middle East on his first foreign trip, he may come to regret his failure to affirm U.S. support for the alliance.<p>Presidential trips are hard to assess. George H.W. Bush threw up on the Japanese prime minister; he was sick. Bill Clinton went to China without …

Foreign Policy

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Jokes That His Soldiers Can Rape Women Under Martial Law

It was not the first time Duterte has made a joke about rape.

Philippines

Estonia arouses Moscow's ire by expelling two Russian diplomats | News | DW | 26.05.2017

Russia has reacted angrily after Estonia said it had expelled two Russian diplomats. A Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman called it an "unfriendly" …

Russia

David and Goliath in Vietnam

There are some events that can be understood only with the perspective of time. The war in Vietnam is one.<p>It was June 21, 1989, and I was interviewing a diminutive man with four stars on the epaulets of his dark green uniform shirt. We were talking in what had once been the mansion of a French …

Opinion

Zbigniew Brzezinski

An active, impatient man who evolved a steady, long-term view.<p>I started off on the wrong foot with Zbigniew Brzezinski, which is why I hope I will sound all the more sincere in saying how much I came to admire him, how great a contribution he made to America and the world, and what a loss his death …

Foreign Policy

Trump Jostles Montenegro Leader at NATO Meeting

U.S. President Donald Trump was caught on camera jostling Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic out of the way at the North Atlantic Treaty …

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Iraqi Forces in Mosul Plan ISIS Assault, but Fight Could Be Long

LONDON — Although the Iraqi military on Friday began leafleting areas of western Mosul still controlled by the Islamic State, warning people to evacuate because an offensive was imminent, the American military is not predicting a speedy resolution to the battle for the city.<p>Speaking at a news …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Sen. Grassley: Locking the barn door on NAFTA won't create jobs or prosperity

Blue skies welcomed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to Couser Cattle Company in central Iowa recently where he held a town hall meeting with farmers and others whose livelihoods depend on a strong farm economy. The newly minted head of the USDA explained that his chief job “is selling ag …

Opinion

Trump talks tough to NATO but bows hypocritically to Saudi Arabia

Max Boot, Opinion columnist<p>British Prime Minister Theresa May and U.S. President Donald Trump in Brussels on May 25, 2017.<p>Matt Dunham, AP<p>At the beginning of his first overseas trip, President Trump spoke in Riyadh on May 21. Four days later, on May 25, he spoke in Brussels. The difference in tone …

Saudi Arabia