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Emmanuel Macron explains his tense handshake with Donald Trump

Mr Trump often seems to get the upper hand when it comes to such greetings - cue one with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe which lasted 19 seconds - and with supreme court nominee Neil Gorsuch, where the USA leader appeared to yank the judge's arm. In the interview, Macron compared his own handshake to his leadership posture. "One must show that we won't make little concessions, even symbolic ones", Macron said.


16th person arrested in Manchester bombing

16th person arrested in Manchester bombing

With the intense series of police operations showing no signs of abating, a 25-year-old man is being held on suspicion of terror offences in the Old Trafford district. The BBC said MI5 was alerted at least three times to his "extremist views". Last week's attack, the deadliest in Britain since 2005, was claimed by Islamic State .



Will leave Paris climate deal - Axios

However, when Trump began to express concerns about North Korea, Abe called for other participants to stand together by saying that it was time for the global community to apply pressure on Pyongyang in close cooperation. Merkel's comments came on the heels of what she called a "difficult" and "unsatisfactory" G7 summit. Trump called it an "tremendously productive meeting".



Sweden Drops Rape Investigation of Julian Assange

At a press briefing on Friday, Ms Ny said that by remaining in the embassy in London Mr Assange had evaded the exercise of the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) that would have seen him extradited to Sweden. Ny warned that the investigation of the alleged sexual offenses could be reopened if Assange visited Sweden before the statute of limitations expired in August 2020.


Strong winds, thunderstorms kill 11 in Moscow

Strong winds, thunderstorms kill 11 in Moscow

The Moscow mayor said that dozens required medical treatment. "Tragic events occurred in Moscow , where as a result of calamity, a storm, 11 people were killed and 70 received major injuries", the mayor said as he visited the Sklifosovsky Research Institute of Emergency Medicine.


Iran's President Advises Saudi Arabia to Gain Power Through Ballot Boxes

Iran's President Advises Saudi Arabia to Gain Power Through Ballot Boxes

Rouhani said that Iranians are "waiting for this (US) government to be civil" and that "hopefully, things will settle down ... so we could pass more accurate judgments". Rouhani decisively won a presidential election Friday, securing another four-year term. Iranian leaders were aware that if Ebrahim Raisi was elected president, tensions would have escalated with the West, the nuclear deal would likely have fallen apart, and possibly UN Security Council sanctions would have been re-imposed.