Merkel to Host Macron for Talks Monday: Spokesman

The chancellor, meanwhile, hailed the strong victory in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) on May 14 and vowed to do "everything we can" to ensure that her party also prevails in general elections set for September 24. Support for the SPD surged in January when the party appointed former European Parliament president Martin Schulz as its leader, vowing to reverse unpopular labour market reforms that expanded the low-pay sector and boost welfare.

As NATO Meets, a Look at Its Deadly 'Peace' Operations

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Brussels , Thursday, May 25, 2017 . "And we will also appoint a special coordinator for NATO's efforts fighting terrorism", Stoltenberg said. "Values and principles first, this is what we - Europe and America - should be saying", Donald Tusk , president of the European Council, told reporters after spending a half-hour with Trump.

Saudi minister confident oil output deal will work

Brent for July settlement slipped $1.53 to $52.43 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange. West Texas Intermediate crude oil, the USA benchmark of prices, rallied about 17% from its year-to-date trough at the beginning of May through Wednesday.

Trump, French president share intense handshake

During a meeting between the two leaders, the men shook hands for media photographers. The moment has since gone viral. CBS News reports that Trump has described himself as a "germ freak", writing in one his books that he'd often thought of "taking out a series of newspaper ads encouraging the abolishment of the handshake".

Manchester bomber Salman Abedi had 'proven' links with Islamic State

Manchester bomber Salman Abedi had 'proven' links with Islamic State

She also complained about USA officials leaking sensitive information about Abedi to the US press. The goal of the trip remains unknown. US intelligence officials said on Thursday they do not expect British Prime Minister Theresa May's concerns about USA officials' leaks on the Manchester suicide bombing to affect the closest intelligence partnership in the world.

Trump's son-in-law Kushner under FBI scrutiny in Russia probe

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein recently appointed FBI Director Robert Mueller to head the Russian Federation investigation as a special counsel. Chris Christie was removed. The FBI's investigation is also reportedly continuing to focus on Flynn and Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, who has had extensive business dealings for Russian proxies in Ukraine .