Comey says Trump fired him to undermine FBI Russia investigation

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Patricia Zengerle and Susan Cornwell

Former FBI Director James Comey accused President Donald Trump on Thursday of firing him to try to undermine the agency’s investigation of possible collusion by Trump’s campaign with Russia’s alleged efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election.

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Trump abandons global climate pact; allies voice dismay

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Valerie Volcovici and Jeff Mason

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would withdraw the United States from the landmark 2015 global agreement to fight climate change, a move that fulfilled a major campaign pledge but drew condemnation from U.S. allies and business leaders.

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European allies see the two sides of Trump

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Noah Barkin

In Sicily, Donald Trump listened attentively during complex G7 debates over trade and climate change, smiled for the cameras, and for the most part refrained from provocative tweets. In Brussels, he bashed NATO partners for not spending more on defence, shoved the prime minister of Montenegro and renewed his attacks on Germany’s trade surplus with the United States.

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Trump directly scolds NATO allies, says they owe ‘massive’ sums

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Robin Emmott and Steve Holland

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday intensified his accusations that NATO allies were not spending enough on defence and warned of more attacks like this week’s Manchester bombing unless the alliance did more to stop militants.

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What is rude for most Arabs…is not Trump’s handshake

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Ahmed Tharwat

Lots of debate and media coverage preceded and followed President Trump’s visit to the Saudi kingdom. Anxieties and expectations filled the air. Trump, who has been behaving like a royal frat boy all his life, was visiting Saudi royalty in his first official overseas visit.

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Back to Realpolitik: Trump in Saudi Arabia

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Binoy Kampmark

 

“You are a unique personality that is capable of doing the impossible.”

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to President Donald Trump, New York Times, May 21, 2017

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