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Italian court nixes foreign directors named for 5 museums.

ROME " An Italian administrative court has nixed the selection of five museum directors, siding with critics of a much-vaunted reform which allowed experts based abroad to compete for top posts.Culture Minister Dario Franceschini...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

U.S., Japanese leaders agree to enhance sanctions against North Korea: White House.

TAORMINA, Italy - President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed on Friday to expand sanctions against North Korea for its continued development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, the White House said in a statement.

- Reuters - US

Trump and other leaders clash on trade, climate at G7.

TAORMINA, Italy - 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.

- Reuters - US

The Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron bromance is in full bloom, and we are swooning.

Spring is here and we're happy to report that a hot new bromance is in full bloom. The newly appointed president of France, Emmanuel Macron, is hitting it off with everyone's favorite Canadian heartthrob, Prime Minister Justin Truedeau. And the world may not be ready for this. SEE ALSO: People are hilariously confusing ...

- Mashable! - US

Did Trump say Germans are 'very bad'? White House adviser clarifies.

The president is in Taormina, Sicily on Friday for the G-7 Summit

- CBS NEWS - US

Understanding the G7 ahead of Trump's Italian summit.

President Trump continues his first international trip with G7 leaders.

- ABC News - US

Trump attends G7 meetings in Italy.

Trump continues his marathon of meetings with world leaders at the G7 Summit.

- ABC News - US

Trump meets with Abe on 'big problem' North Korea.

Donald Trump said North Korea is a "big problem" that "will be solved" during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ahead of the G7 summit in Italy.

- UPI - US

BMW unveils its Series 8 concept car.

BMW Group unveiled its Series 8 concept car Friday at the Concorso d'Eleganza in Ville D'Este, Italy.

- UPI - US

Gary Cohn confirms: Trump said Germany is 'very bad' on trade.

Getty Images/PoolTAORMINA, Italy - A top adviser to Donald Trump confirmed on Friday that the U.S. president had criticized Germany as "very bad" on trade at a meeting with EU officials in Brussels on Thursday. "He said they're very bad on trade, but he doesn't have a problem with Germany," White House economic adviser Gary ...

- Business Insider - US

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

Reuters/Philippe WojazerTAORMINA, Italy - 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. The two-day summit, at a cliff-top hotel overlooking the Mediterranean, ...

- Business Insider - US

RFE/RL: Trump, other leaders hold 'most challenging G7 summit in years'

Leaders of the Group of Seven leading industrialized countries met on the Italian island of Sicily for what European Council President Donald Tusk said would “no doubt” be “the most challenging G7 summit in years.” The post RFE/RL: Trump, other leaders hold 'most challenging G7 summit in years' ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Donald Trump believes EU27 more united after Brexit vote, Donald Tusk says

Donald Trump backs the view that Brexit is an "incident not a trend", European Council President Donald Tusk has said. Mr Tusk said he had been "positively surprised" by the US president's take on Britain's decision to leave the European Union when they met in Brussels on Thursday. Mr Trump has previously voiced strong ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Trump's first G7 summit gets down to work in Sicily

Leaders of the world's major economies are discussing trade, security and climate change.

- BBC - UK

The 20 best photos of Donald Trump's first overseas trip as US President

After visits to Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Palestinian Territories, Trump met Pope Francis in Rome and then met EU and Nato leaders in Brussels.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Social media celebrates the birth of Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron 'bromance'

Canadian Prime Minister and French President are at the G7 Summit in Sicily.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

U.S. repatriates ancient artifacts to Italy

8th Century B.C. bronze statues are among a collection of ancient artifacts repatriated to Italy by the Manhattan District Attorney's office. Video provided by AFP         

- USA TODAY - US

G-7 security tight in case of terrorist attack or volcanic eruption

As President Donald Trump and 6 other world leaders head to the city of Taormina in Italy for the G-7 summit, security faces threats like a possible terrorist attack or even the eruption of a nearby volcano. Susana Victoria Perez has more.         

- USA TODAY - US

Pope taps Bishop Angelo de Donatis as new Vicar of Rome

Vatican City, May 26, 2017 / 04:32 am .- On Friday the Vatican announced that Bishop Angelo de Donatis had been chosen by Pope Francis as the new Vicar of Rome, who will oversee the administrative needs of the Roman diocese, including her clergy. In addition to naming him Vicar of Rome, Francis also named Donatis an ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

We've Killed 44 Children in Syria This Month, Trump to Talk Climate Change With World Leaders, Texas Allows Balloon-Based Hunting of Feral Pigs: A.M. Links

U.S. airstrikes in Syria have killed 225 civilians, including 44 children, between April 23 and May 23. President Trump is talking trade, climate change, and other sensitive topics with world leaders gathered in Sicily today. Body slamming Montana Republican Greg Gianforte won Thursday's special election to replace Ryan ...

- Reason.com - US

Trump: North Korea 'a particular focus' for G-7 leaders at summit

U.S. President Donald Trump says terrorism and North Korea are top items on the agenda for the leaders' summit of the Group of Seven nations, which began Friday on Sicily, the largest Mediterranean island. Sitting alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the U.S. president said the meeting woul...

- The Raw Story - US

Trump praises 'great win in Montana'

Unprompted, President Trump touted Republican Greg Gianforte's May 25th victory in Montana's special congressional election while in Sicily on May 26.

- Washington Post - US

Raw: G-7 leaders pose for photo

G-7 leaders at the summit in Italy posed for a group photo on Friday.         

- USA TODAY - US

In Italy, Trump faces pressure on climate from G7 leaders

Clashing views on climate and trade could make Italy meeting the 'most challenging G7 summit in years'

- The Globe and Mail - CA

G7 leaders brace for robust climate, trade talks with Trump

Leaders of the world's rich nations braced for contentious talks with Donald Trump at a G7 summit in Sicily on Friday after the U.S. president lambasted NATO allies for not spending more on defence and accused Germany of "very bad" trade policies.

- France24 - FR

The US just returned $90,000 worth of stolen artefacts to Italy

The United States on Thursday returned to Italy stolen artefacts worth at least $90,000, dating back as far as the 8th century BC but looted and trafficked overseas, officials said.

- The Local - IT

World leaders talk terror, trade, and climate change in Sicily at 'toughest G7 in years'

G7 leaders met on Friday with divisions on trade and climate change, and fresh friction surrounding Donald Trump, threatening to undermine a show of unity against jihadist terrorism.

- The Local - IT

Iconic Italian fashion designer Laura Biagiotti dies at 73

Italian fashion designer Laura Biagiotti, who pioneered the marketing of cashmere products in places such as China and the former Soviet Union, has died aged 73, her company said on Friday.

- The Local - IT

Italian court overturns appointment of museum directors

A plan from Italy's Culture Ministry to revive its museums by hiring international experts has hit an embarrassing setback, after a court overturned some of the appointments made in a high-profile recruitment campaign.

- The Local - IT

G7 leaders gather for 'robust' talks in Sicily

Leaders of the world's major economies are discussing trade, security and climate change.

- BBC - UK

Switzerland enjoys first ‘tropical’ night of the year

Temperatures in the Italian-speaking southern Swiss region of Ticino surpassed 20 degrees in the night of Wednesday to Thursday, making it the country’s first ‘tropical’ night of the year.

- The Local - INT

Migrant rescued from ship's rudder by Italy coastguard

Italy's coastguard pull a man to safety after he was left clinging to a ship's rudder in the Mediterranean.

- BBC - UK

Abe, Trump pledge cooperation on North Korea ahead of G-7 summit

Ahead of the G-7 summit in Italy, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump agree that pressure, not dialogue, is needed to address ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Totti's last hurrah the talk of final matchday

Roma legend to retire a day after weakened Juve face Bologna The post Totti's last hurrah the talk of final matchday appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Fractures between Trump and allies visible at G7 meeting

President Trump is in Italy for meetings with leaders of the world's biggest economies. The Group of Seven are discussing trade, terrorism and security. Margaret Brennan reports.

- CBS NEWS - US

Trump: North Korea ‘A Particular Focus’ for G-7 Leaders at Summit

U.S. President Donald Trump says terrorism and North Korea are top items on the agenda for the leaders’ summit of the Group of Seven nations, which began Friday on Sicily, the largest Mediterranean island. Sitting alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the U.S. president said the meeting would have a ...

- Voice of America - US

France to 'do everything we can' to help Britain fight terror: Macron

TAORMINA, Italy, May 26 - President Emmanuel Macron on Friday vowed France's total support for Britain's fight against terrorism after the Manchester attack as he met Prime Minister Theresa May at the G7 summit. “We will be here to cooperate and do everything we can in order to increase this cooperation at the ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

President Radev on Vatican Visit

Following his participation in the NATO summit in Brussels, Bulgarian President Ruen Radev has arrived in Rome leading a delegation which will visit the Vatican in connection with the Day of the Bulgarian Education and Culture and of the Slavonic Alphabet, reported BNR. The visit's agenda includes an audience at Pope ...

- Novinite - BG

'Queen of Cashmere' Laura Biagiotti dies, aged 73

The pioneering Italian fashion designer Laura Biagiotti, who boldly marketed her signature cashmere clothing in the Far East, has passed away in Rome.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Leaders Gather In Sicily For 'Most Challenging G7 Summit In Years'

Leaders of the Group of Seven leading industrialized countries gathered on the Italian island of Sicily for what European Council President Donald Tusk said would "no doubt" be "the most challenging G7 summit in years."

- Radio Free Europe - US

Italy's 'Queen of Cashmere' Biagiotti dies aged 73

Italy's 'Queen of Cashmere' Biagiotti dies aged 73...

- MENAFN - JO

G7 summit begins in Italy

A two day G7 summit began in Sicily’s picturesque town of Taormina, Italy at 09:30 GMT. The summit comes just days after Monday's deadly bombing in Manchester in which 22 people - including children - were killed.

- BDNews24 - BD

AP Top Stories May 26 A

Here's the latest for Friday, May 26th: Gianforte wins Montana house seat, apologizes to reporter; Reports say FBI investigating Jared Kushner's meetings with Russians; Tight security at Phoenix Comicon after arrest; Trump at G-7 Summit in Sicily.         

- USA TODAY - US

'Challenging' talks expected as Trump, other G7 leaders meet

TAORMINA, Italy - Talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and other leaders of the world's rich nations at the G7 summit on Friday were expected to be "robust" and "challenging" after he had lambasted NATO allies and condemned German trade policies a day earlier.

- Reuters - US

Trudeau to promote free trade, climate at G7 summit in Italy

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada will champion the benefits of free trade and action on climate change at the G7 Summit in Taormina, Sicily, even as U.S. President Donald Trump tries to steer the world in another direction.

- Global News - CA

Trump arrives in Sicily for G7 summit, the final leg of his trip abroad

President Trump arrived in Sicily on Thursday night for a G7 summit on Friday in the coastal town of Taormina with the leaders of Japan, Italy, Germany, France, Britain, and Canada. He will start the day with a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the only leader who wasn't with Trump in Brussels for a NATO ...

- The Week - US

Juncker says Trump was not aggressive on German trade surplus

TAORMINA, Italy - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker denied on Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump had aggressively condemned German trade policies during at meeting in Brussels on Thursday.

- Reuters - US

Trumps calls North Korea a 'big problem', promises to resolve issue

TAORMINA, Italy - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that North Korea was a "big problem", but assured Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that issues surrounding the secretive Asian state would be resolved.

- Reuters - US

Italian Designer Laura Biagiotti Dies at 73

Laura Biagiotti, an Italian fashion designer who conquered global markets with her soft, loose women’s clothes and luxurious knits that won her the nickname “Queen of Cashmere,” died Friday following a heart attack. She was 73.   Biagiotti suffered the heart attack Wednesday evening at her estate outside of ...

- Voice of America - US

Trade, Climate Change on Agenda for G-7 Summit in Sicily

Leaders of the world’s rich nations braced for contentious talks with Donald Trump at a G-7 summit in Sicily Friday after the U.S. president lambasted NATO allies for not spending more on defense and accused Germany of “very bad” trade policies. Trump’s confrontational remarks in Brussels, on the eve of ...

- Voice of America - US

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