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...
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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' ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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.
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.
Trump: North Korea âA Particular Focusâ for G-7 Leaders at Summit
U.S. President Donald Trump says terrorism and North Korea are top items on the agenda for the leadersâ 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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."
A two day G7 summit began in Sicilyâs 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.
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.
'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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
Laura Biagiotti, an Italian fashion designer who conquered global markets with her soft, loose womenâs clothes and luxurious knits that won her the nickname âQueen of Cashmere,â died Friday following a heart attack. She was 73. Biagiotti suffered the heart attack Wednesday evening at her estate outside of ...
Trade, Climate Change on Agenda for G-7 Summit in Sicily
Leaders of the worldâs 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 âvery badâ trade policies. Trumpâs confrontational remarks in Brussels, on the eve of ...