NATO Countries’ Spending Record Improves as President Trump Heads to Annual Summit

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Reuters   President Trump is poised to demand again that Europe and Canada raise defense spending at a two-day NATO summit in Brussels from Wednesday, even as billions more dollars are being pledged for allied militaries. NATO agreed in 2014 that each member state would boost military spending to 2…

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In Another Blow to Iran’s Faltering Economy, Shipping Giant CMA CGM Announces Exit, Citing US Sanctions

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Reuters   One of the world’s biggest cargo shippers announced Saturday that it was pulling out of Iran for fear of becoming entangled in U.S. sanctions, and President Hassan Rouhani demanded that European countries to do more to offset the U.S. measures. The announcement by France’s CMA CGM that it was…

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FACT CHECK: Former Vice Presidential Candidate Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) Wrongly Asserts the Statue of Liberty Was to Recognize the US as a ‘Nation of Immigrants’

by Emily Larsen   Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine said in a tweet Wednesday that the French recognized the U.S. as a nation of immigrants with the Statue of Liberty. Verdict: False The statue’s French creators intended for the colossus to celebrate independence and enlightenment. It later came to symbolize the promise…

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Cannes Film Festival Condemns Weinstein Sex Assault Revelations

The Cannes film festival’s senior executives on Wednesday said sexual assault allegations against disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein merit “only the clearest and most unequivocal condemnation”, as more women continue to come forward with accusations. “We have been dismayed to learn of the accusations of harassment and sexual violence recently…

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Donald Trump and French President Macron Hold Joint Press Conference in Paris

President Trump attended the Bastille Day parade Friday in Paris, where U.S. and French troops marched together to mark the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I. Mr. Trump and first lady Melania Trump joined French President Emmanuel Macron and wife Brigitte in bright sunshine on the reviewing…

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President Trump Accepts Invitation to Attend Bastille Day in Paris Next Month

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President Donald Trump will attend Bastille Day celebrations in Paris on July 14, according to a statement from the White House. Trump accepted the invitation from French president Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday and “looks forward to reaffirming America’s strong ties of friendship with France.” The two leaders spoke by phone…

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Leftist Macron Ahead of Le Pen in Exit Polls of Presidential Election in France, Says Belgian Broadcaster

Brussels (dpa) – According to exit polls taken before the end of voting, centrist Emmanuel Macron is ahead of far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the second round of the French presidential election, Belgian broadcaster RTBF reports. According to RTBF, Macron is ahead with more than 60 per cent of…

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