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Trump torpedoes G7 effort to ease trade spat, threatens auto tariffs

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday threw the G7’s efforts to show a united front into disarray after he became angry with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and said he might double down on import tariffs by hitting the sensitive...
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Erdogan warns Austria imam crackdown will lead to holy war

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday strongly criticized Austria’s move to close mosques and expel Turkish-funded imams, slamming the decision as anti-Islamic and promising a response, AFP reports. “These measures taken by...
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Romania’s ruling coalition stages rally against alleged abuses by anti-graft prosecutors

Romania’s ruling Social Democrats and thousands of supporters rallied outside government headquarters in Bucharest on Saturday in protest at alleged abuses of power by anti-corruption prosecutors, Reuters reports. The rally was seen as the...
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Putin: Fighting terrorism – priority of Shanghai Cooperation Organization

 Russian President Vladimir Putin says counterterrorism efforts are a priority for a regional grouping led by Moscow and Beijing. Addressing Sunday’s summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Qingdao, China, Putin said a new...
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Greek Minister Gerovasili: Name row settlement – beneficial for both Athens and Skopje

We have to get away from the phobias and ghosts of the past and look vigorously towards the future, Greek Minister of Administrative Reform Olga Gerovasili says in an interview with the ANA-MPA news agency referring to the negotiations on settling...
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UK’s Johnson warns of Brexit ‘meltdown’ in secret tape

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has been caught on tape predicting a “meltdown” in Brexit talks and musing admiringly how US President Donald Trump might handle them, AFP reports. In his latest indiscreet remarks likely...
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Opposition official: Greek gov’t accepts Macedonian language and Macedonian nationality

The government is accepting a Macedonian language and Macedonian nationality, which doesn’t constitute a compound name, says Kostis Hatzidakis. Speaking to Skai TV, the vice president of the Greek opposition party, New Democracy, reiterates...
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Migrant numbers leap on new Balkan route across Albania

Numbers of migrants trying to reach Western Europe via Albania have leapt this year, with people smugglers opening a new Balkan route for those fleeing conflict or poverty in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia. Migrants gathered outside...
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US voice support for ongoing talks to resolve name issue

The US Department of State has reiterated its support for the name talks on Thursday, while encouraging the leaders of the two countries to reach a mutually acceptable solution. Responding to a question from ANA-MPA, a US Department of State...
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Austria to shut seven ‘political’ mosques and expel imams

Austria has said it will close down seven mosques and expel imams who it says are funded by foreign countries, BBC reports. Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said the move was a crackdown on political Islam. Some mosques are suspected of having links...