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Mattis: Trump is 'wide open' on Paris climate deal.

President Donald Trump is 'wide open' on the Paris climate accord as 'he takes in the pros and cons,' Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said in an interview to air Sunday.'We've obviously got a discussion going on about our policy in this regard,' he said on CBS' 'Face the Nation.' 'I was sitting in on some of the discussions ...

- POLITICO - US

Burger King ad angers real-life Belgian royal family.

The advert asks people to choose between Belgium's king and the company mascot.

- BBC - UK

This suit-wearing dog is the best used car salesman we've ever seen.

Paws down, car buying can be ruff. Fortunately, there rsquo;s a pint-sized car dealer who rsquo;s eager to help. Introducing Brus Griffin, an adorable Brussels Griffon who you know you can trust because she rsquo;s wearing a suit and tie. The tiny dog, whose real name is Gilda, is the star of a hit YouTube video this week ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Burger King upsets actual king with Belgian ad.

The king of Belgium is apparently not amused by his appearance in a recent Burger King ad. The country's royal family contacted the fast food chain this weekend over an online ad that asks people to choose between its mascot and a cartoon image of King Philippe, the BBC reports. SEE ALSO: Burger King is hiring gamers to ...

- Mashable! - US

Ukrainian interest. Mutual understanding in Normandy, Trump's appearance before Europe, and Dodon's maneuvers.

Petro Poroshenko coordinated positions with Angela Merkel and held telephone talks with Emmanuel Macron. Donald Trump visited Saudi Arabia and Israel, later leaving European allies dumbfounded during his Belgium and Italy stops. Moldova president Igor Dodon promised that the self-proclaimed Transnistria would never become ...

- UNIAN - UA

As premier heads to Europe, China says resolute about opening its market.

BEIJING, May 27 — China is determined to open its market and is positive about promoting talks on a China-EU investment agreement, a senior Chinese official said today ahead of Premier Li Keqiang's visit to Brussels for a summit with the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Donald Trump views on climate change 'evolving' amid push to stay in Paris accord.

French President Emmanuel Macron spoke with Trump at length about the climate deal during a meeting Thursday in Brussels.

- Global News - CA

In shakeup, Trump to set up 'war room' to repel attacks over Russia probe.

BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON - Once U.S. President Donald Trump returns from his overseas trip, the White House plans to launch its most aggressive effort yet to push back against allegations involving Russia and his presidential campaign, tackling head-on a scandal that has threatened to consume his young presidency.

- Reuters - US

The Blowhard in Brussels.

There is no escaping that the leader of the Free World alienated much of the Free World yesterday in Europe.

- The American Interest - US

Trump's Transactionality on Display in Brussels.

It's time our allies, and our foreign policy establishment, engage with our President's worldview on its own terms.

- The American Interest - US

Hunting Big Game: Why People Kill Animals for Fun.

Theodore Roosevelt, former U.S. president and renowned big-game hunter, waxed poetic about a massive bull rhinoceros in his 1910 book, "African Game Trails: An Account of the African Wanderings of an American Hunter-Naturalist," after glimpsing the rhino during a safari in British East Africa and the Belgian Congo earlier ...

- Yahoo! News - US

The North Korea Problem

Advances in the DPRK's missile and nuclear capabilities mean that the North Korean challenge is now, as former undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman stated at Brussels Forum, the most serious and the most difficult we will face.' But the greater urgency with which the problem is being addressed has not made the policy ...

- GMF - DE

Amid a chillier welcome in Europe, Trump keeps pining for Saudi Arabia

The contrast between the president's demeanor in the Middle East vs. Brussels and Sicily was striking.

- Washington Post - US

In shake-up, Trump to set up 'war room' to repel attacks over Russia probe | Reuters

By Jeff Mason, Richard Cowan and James Oliphant | BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON Once U.S. President Donald Trump returns from his overseas trip, the White House plans to launch its most aggressive effort yet to push back against allegations involving Russia and his presidential campaign, tackling head-on a scandal ...

- Firstpost - IN

Trump calls Germans 'very bad', vows to curb car imports

Trump vowed to block German car exports to the US during a meeting with top EU leaders in Brussels on Thursday, according to German news magazine Der Spiegel.

- Zee News - IN

Cops arrest gang of robbers

The North Division police arrested eight people who were involved in chain snatchings and robberies. The police recovered valuables and vehicles worth Rs. 3.5 lakh and also seized weapons from them.The arrested were identified as Mohammad Yasin , Anil Pappanna , Gautham Krishnamurthy , all residents of Yeshwantpur; Santhosh ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Europeans Hustle To Secure Trump's Support On Climate Deal

TAORMINA, Italy — European leaders have mounted a last-ditch effort to stop President Donald Trump from abandoning the Paris climate accord, using multiple meetings this week to sell the American leader on the global agreement to reduce carbon emissions. French President Emmanuel Macron spoke with Trump at length about ...

- TPM News - US

Cro-Macron

How freshly baked French President Emmanuel Macron, forewarned about Donald Trump's antics, brought a dominating handshake game to Brussels and left Donald Trump crying uncle - and saying he'd been a big Macron fan all along.

- TPM News - US

Trump is setting up a 'war room' to counter attacks over the Russia probe

Thomson ReutersBRUSSELS/WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's White House is preparing to establish a 'war room' to combat mounting questions about ties between Russia and his presidential campaign, administration officials and persons close to Trump said, addressing a scandal that has threatened to consume his young ...

- Business Insider - US

MSF condemns violence in Bangassou hospital in CAR

Source: Médecins Sans Frontières Country: Central African Republic The murders that took place at Bangassou in the night of 24 May endanger the capacity to continue providing medical care in the hospital,' said Brice de le Vingne of MSF.Brussels/Bangui – In the evening of 24 May 2017, an armed man entered Bangassou ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Macron praises Juncker's 'social Europe' and posted worker overhaul

Emmanuel Macron surprised Jean-Claude Juncker with his interest in social policies during his first visit to Brussels.

- EurActive - UK

Atmospheric carbon dioxide causing global greening making some areas warmer and some colder

—A small team of researchers with the Directorate for Sustainable Resources in Italy and Ghent University in Belgium has found evidence that shows some parts of the planet are becoming cooler and others warmer due to an increase in localized greening. As the team notes in their paper published in the journal Science, ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Brussels survivor tells Manchester: 'I guarantee... it does get better'

Sebastien Bellin​ expresses his condolences for the victims of the U.K. concert bombing, and urges survivors to "focus on the love"

- CBS NEWS - US

Tusk deplores 'too many leaks' in Brussels

The European Council president has denounced a culture of permanent leaks' after Trump's comments in his EU meeting were published in Germany.

- EU Observer - EU

Trump pushes Montenegrin PM aside to make room for himself

Montenegrin PM Dusko Markovic says he "never registered" the fact that Donald Trump pushed him aside to stand in the front row during a ceremony in Brussels. Markovic said that he "saw reactions about it on social networks."

- B92 - SK

Izola headquarters to move to Castille Place

Izola Bank has bought premises on Castille Place for €4 million and will be turning it into its headquarters, bringing all its staff under one roof. In a company announcement, the bank said it was planning extensive refurbishment of the building, which was until recently used by Word for Word. Izola Bank is owned by Van ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Umaru Fofana: Waiting for take-off in West Africa

Flying between the West African capitals of Freetown and Banjul should take about an hour. But as the BBC's Umaru Fofana found out, it can be quicker and easier to fly via Morocco or even Belgium.

- BBC - UK

France says Erdogan to look into case of French photographer

BRUSSELS " A senior French official says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will look into the case of a French photographer who was taken into custody in Turkey and started a hunger strike to protest his detention.The...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Macron unshaken by Trump power grip

Brussels, Belgium, May 25 - Diplomacy can be a white-knuckle ride at times, but French President Emmanuel Macron refused to be shaken when he found himself in an unexpected standoff with US counterpart Donald Trump Thursday. Former reality TV star Trump is known to make visitors flinch with a strong handshake that he often ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

French President Emmanuel Macron and J.K. Rowling tag-team troll Trump

You shouldn't read too much into body language at international summits of world leaders, but gestures also don't mean nothing. Take the playfully passive-aggressive handshakes between President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday in Brussels. The first one was nothing special — Macron shook hands with ...

- The Week - US

Mogherini to Western Balkans: EU door remains open

EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini held separate meetings with six prime ministers from the West Balkans in Brussels on Wednesday . The talks come amid concerns over the possible rise of tensions in the Western Balkans. EURACTIV Serbia reports.

- EurActive - UK

Csenger-Zalán: A strong Europe is only possible with strong nations

There's no mistaking his Fidesz credentials. Brussels needs to back off, and refugees remain unwelcome, Zsolt Csenger-Zalán, the chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs in Hungary's National Assembly, told EURACTIV Czech Republic.

- EurActive - UK

Macron praises Juncker's 'social Europe' and posted worker overhaul

Emmanuel Macron surprised Jean-Claude Juncker with his interest in social policies during his first visit to Brussels. European social and labour policies are often the source of heated disagreement between EU member states. But Macron and Juncker are on the same page, at least on some social issues. It's the first time ...

- EurActive - UK

Sporting briefs

Mandzukic: Mario Mandzukic has committed his future to Serie A champions Juventus for at least three years. The 31-year-old Croatia forward has scored 11 goals for Juve in all competitions this term, helping the Bianconeri reach the Champions League final with a strike against Monaco in the last four. Japan: Japan coach ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Macron unshaken by Trump power grip

BRUSSELS, May 26 - Diplomacy can be a white-knuckle ride at times, but French President Emmanuel Macron refused to be shaken when he found himself in an unexpected standoff with US counterpart Donald Trump Thursday. Former reality TV star Trump is known to make visitors flinch with a strong handshake that he often combines ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Malloch will not be US ambassador to the EU

Ted Malloch "is not under consideration for a position in the Trump administration," US officials told the Financial Times. The controversial US academic, who was involved in Donald Trump's presidential campaign last year, had been promoting himself as the next US ambassador to the EU, including at a Brussels conference ...

- EU Observer - EU

Trump takes a more cautious approach on big trip

BRUSSELS " In his first big tour on the world stage, President Donald Trump is choosing caution over his usual brand of chaos.The early morning Twitter rants that so often rattle Washington have disappeared as Trump travels...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Trump: I'll Put a Stop to Germany Selling Cars in the US

This from Der Spiegel: US President Donald Trump complained bitterly about the German trade surplus on his meeting with the EU top in Brussels. "The Germans are evil, very evil," said Trump. This was learned by the SPIEGEL from participants in the meeting. Trump said, "Look at the millions of cars they sell in the US, and ...

- Mother Jones - US

Britain's May asks G7 to back moves to tackle internet extremism

BRUSSELS - British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge the world's major industrialized nations on Friday to unite to force technology companies to tackle "extremist material" and stop militants who are moving their fight "from the battlefield to the internet".

- Reuters - US

France's Macron urges Trump to avoid hasty climate change decision

BRUSSELS - French President Emmanuel Macron urged Donald Trump on Thursday not to take any hasty decisions on a global climate change deal that the U.S. president threatened during his election campaign to abandon.

- Reuters - US

Bond syndications vs auctions: an explainer

Belgian move to cancel bond auction and syndicate debt sale reveals borrowers' options

- Financial Times - US

Trump told in Brussels that West should focus on 'values,' not only interests

President Donald Trump exported the confrontational, nationalist rhetoric of his campaign across the Atlantic on Thursday, scolding European leaders for not footing more of the bill for their own defense and lecturing them to stop taking advantage of U.S. taxpayers.

- Stars and Stripes - US

45 After Dark: Kush for Answers edition

Jared Kushner's lawyers say he's happy to talk about his meetings with Russians.The Washington Post and NBC News report that the FBI would like to have that conversation.As President Donald Trump continued his international trip, logging meetings in Brussels, the Russian investigation continued to hang over him. Kushner has ...

- POLITICO - US

Trump calls for investigation of U.S. leaks in Manchester bombing probe

In Brussels, Trump responded to British outrage over the leaks and vowed to get to the bottom of this' to preserve intelligence sharing.

- Washington Post - US

Trump condemns leaks after UK police briefly halt information sharing | Reuters

By Elizabeth Piper and Estelle Shirbon | BRUSSELS/LONDON BRUSSELS/LONDON President Donald Trump said on Thursday that "deeply troubling" leaks to U.S. The post Trump condemns leaks after UK police briefly halt information sharing | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Trump condemns leaks after UK police briefly halt information sharing

BRUSSELS/LONDON - President Donald Trump said on Thursday that "deeply troubling" leaks to U.S. media about the Manchester suicide bombing would be investigated, after irate British police briefly stopped sharing information with U.S. agencies.

- Reuters - US

Trump reportedly slammed German carmakers and threatened to stop their sales in the US

Thomson ReutersPresident Donald Trump threatened to stop Germancar sales in the US during a meeting with European officials in Brussels on Thursday, German publication Der Spiegel first reported. Trump said he would stop German automakersfrom selling"millions of cars" in the US, Spiegel reported, calling Germans "very ...

- Business Insider - US

'You Were My Guy': Trump Tells Macron He Supported Him During French Election

President Donald Trump congratulated newly-elected French president Emmanuel Macron, and in a brief photo-op at the US embassy in Brussels remarked on Macron's "tremendous victory."

- Mediaite - US

Trump Vows To 'Get To The Bottom' Of Leaks, Asks DOJ To Launch Review

BRUSSELS — Trump: Administration will “get to the bottom” of leaks problem; orders review and possible prosecution. The White House issued a statement from President Trump on the issue, according to a pool report. “The alleged leaks coming out of government agencies are deeply troubling. These leaks ...

- TPM News - US

Donald Trump had three incredibly awkward alpha moments in one day

Bizarre handshakes, momentary snubs and aggressive shoves marked US President's visit to Brussels.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

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