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G7 makes 'substantial progress' on trade talks - French source

G7 makes 'substantial progress' on trade talks - French source

Susan Thornton, the acting assistant secretary for East Asian and Pacific affairs, said the United States was looking at discussing with China a new U.N. "Trump agreed that the fight against protectionism should be in the final statement", a G7 source said. The G-7 is an informal gathering that meets every year under a rotating chairmanship.



Philippine President Duterte tells troops 'you can arrest any person'

The Maute have emerged from the glut of bandit and separatist groups in the southern Philippines and are a tactically smart, social media savvy group eager to align with Islamic State militants. "We were sure they would get to us", he said. Militants from Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore were among the jihadists fighting with local militants from a group called Maute in Marawi , Solicitor-General Jose Calida said.


US-Middle East relations — NRT Focus

US-Middle East relations — NRT Focus

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani announced that his new government plans to double non-oil exports by 2022. Stability in the Middle East can not be achieved without Tehran's help, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned US President Donald Trump .


Trump in Italy for second day of G-7 meetings

Trump in Italy for second day of G-7 meetings

Former President Barack Obama signed the Paris agreement to limit carbon emissions in 2015, but Mr. Trump is weighing a move to pull the US out of the deal. Even if Trump keeps the U.S.in the Paris global warming agreement, it will nearly certainly fail. The White House is already sending signals that he could be open to reversing his position and remaining in the agreement.



Lawyer Says Kushner Ready To Talk to FBI

The FBI said it was still evaluating the request , which had a committee-set deadline of Wednesday, in light of the appointment of a special prosecutor to look into the possibility of collusion between Trump's presidential campaign and Russian officials seeking to influence the 2016 election, according to a letter released by committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz.


Moon, Abe agree to co-operate on North Korea

Moon, Abe agree to co-operate on North Korea

During their conversation, both leaders agreed to pursue the goal of denuclearisation of Korean peninsula. China has been upset by the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system that was approved by Moon's conservative predecessor as a hedge against North Korea, placing Seoul in a hard spot between its closest military ally in Washington and its largest trading partner in Beijing.