Merkel warns against 'simple answers' after Trump meetings

Merkel warns against 'simple answers' after Trump meetings

Chancellor Angela Merkel cautioned Monday against seeking "simple answers" to complex global issues, a day after suggesting that Europe's relationship with the U.S. had shifted significantly following NATO and G-7 meetings with President Donald Trump that produced disappointing results.

French president flexes diplomatic muscles in Putin meeting

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French president flexes diplomatic muscles in Putin meeting
Flexing his diplomatic muscles, French President Emmanuel Macron said he had "extremely frank" and "direct" talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday and launched an extraordinary attack on two state-funded Russian media outlets he accused of spreading "lying propaganda" during France's presidential campaign.

Sri Lanka finds more bodies as mudslide deaths reach 151

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Sri Lanka finds more bodies as mudslide deaths reach 151
Sri Lankan rescuers on Sunday pulled out more bodies that were buried by enormous mudslides as the death toll in the disaster climbed to 151, with 111 others missing.
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French leader also addressed gay rights, Russian news groups.
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City clash fuels fear of IS foothold in southern Philippines

Inside this lakeside city dotted with hundreds of mosques, a powerful militant designated by the Islamic State group as its leader in the Philippines has managed to unify a disparate group of gunmen under a single command.
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Bomb kills 13, hurts 24 in Baghdad; IS claims responsibility

A car bomb exploded outside a popular ice cream shop in central Baghdad just after midnight Tuesday, killing 13 people and wounding 24, hospital and police officials said.
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Ecuadorean president calls WikiLeaks founder a hacker

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Merkel's European wake-up call is being answered in the Nordics

Nations boosting military, economic cooperation.
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Brazil's federal police worried about new justice minister

The union representing Brazil's federal police investigators expressed concerns Monday about how probes into government corruption will be handled by the newly named justice minister, who is a personal friend of President Michel Temer.
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Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn face tough questions on live TV

Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn faced tough questions and a skeptical audience in a live TV event Monday night ahead of next week's parliamentary elections.
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El Salvador Jesuits seek freedom for ex-col. in 1989 murders

Jesuits in El Salvador asked the government Monday to commute a former military colonel's prison sentence for the 1989 killings of six priests from their order and two female employees.
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Mexican authorities says they sympathize with vigilantes

The Guerrero state government in southern Mexico says it sympathizes with a group of vigilantes who set up an armed highway checkpoint on a road leading to the resort of Acapulco.
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Floods drive tens of thousands from homes in Brazil, 6 dead

Heavy rains and flooding have driven tens of thousands of Brazilians from their homes in the country's northeast and caused at least six deaths, authorities said Monday.
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Moldova's government orders expulsion of 5 Russian diplomats

Moldova's government is expelling five Russian diplomats from the former Soviet republic.
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Montenegro official prevented from traveling through Moscow

Montenegro on Monday strongly protested "inappropriate" conduct by Russian authorities against a senior ruling party leader who was prevented from changing planes at a Moscow airport.
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Prince Charles receives honorary degree in Transylvania

A Transylvanian university says Prince Charles has received an honorary degree for his devotion to Romania at the start of a private visit to the East European country.
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The Latest: Putin visits new Orthodox Church in Paris

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UN pulls backing for Palestinian women's center over naming

The U.N. has stopped supporting a Palestinian community center in the West Bank that was named for a woman who participated in a deadly 1978 attack in Israel.