Merkel says Europeans can't 'completely' rely on US, others

The chief points of tension between Trump and his counterparts in Brussels were the Paris climate agreement and the core principles underlying the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance itself. Merkel on Sunday emphasized the need for continued friendly relations with the USA and Britain and also stressed the importance of being good neighbors "wherever that is possible, including with Russian Federation, but also with others".

'That's how you get respect': Macron speaks up about handshake with Trump

The leaders met in Brussels on Thursday ahead of a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, during Trump's first foreign trip as president. Mr. Trump finally seemed ready to pull away - but Macron evidently wasn't. He told JDD that he thought he would be able to build a "cordial relationship" with the president. In February, Trump's lengthy handshake with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe - along with Abe's animated reaction - went viral.

Philippines, China hold first South China Sea dialogue

By agreeing to bilateral negotiations, analysts say the Philippines weakens the position of other countries involved, impedes efforts for a multilateral solution, and lays bare China's ability to control the agenda in the South China Sea and United States unwillingness to antagonize Beijing over the dispute.

If Brazil president goes, here are possible replacements

Brazil's president ordered federal troops to restore order in the country's capital following the evac. A view of the front pages of the main Brazilian newspapers, reporting on a scandal implicating Brazilian President Michel Temer and Senator Aecio Neves, in Sao Paulo , Brazil on May 18, 2017.

South Korea's impeached president pleads not guilty in corruption trial

South Korea's impeached president pleads not guilty in corruption trial

Park stared straight ahead as prosecutors read out the charges. Park yesterday denied any wrongdoing and pleaded not guilty on the first day of the arguments. They were charged with taking bribes worth about 59.2 billion won (52 million US dollars) from large conglomerates including Samsung , Lotte and SK.