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Macron's white-knuckle handshake with Trump 'wasn't innocent'

Macron's white-knuckle handshake with Trump 'wasn't innocent'

The French president reportedly referred to his now legendary handshake with Trump as " a moment of truth ". He told the French paper he wanted to demonstrate he "would not make small concessions, not even symbolic ones", while adding he didn't want to overdo things either.



UK Labour chief Corbyn challenges Theresa May to debate as race tightens

Asked how he would respond should Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn want to tap into his European Union experience, Mr Clegg told the Press Association: "I'm very happy to provide advice and share some expertise". "Have you seen people sleeping around our stations?" he said. "The NHS is the essence of solidarity in our United Kingdom: the institution that binds us all together; a symbol of our commitment to each other; between young and old, those who have and have not, the healthy and the sick", ...



Paris Climate Deal Has No Alternatives Even Without Key Signatories

Musk - who serves on three White House economic advisory councils - says he will dump Trump if the President withdraws USA support on the major climate change agreement. That promise helped rally supporters sharing his skepticism of global efforts to police United States carbon emissions. The two said in a letter to Energy Secretary Rick Perry that maintaining the commitment to the agreement and to USA leadership on climate change will help protect future generations.



'IS' digs its heels in as Iraqi troops advance in Mosul

On Friday, Iraqi forces dropped thousands of leaflets over western Mosul , telling those in their homes to flee. The areas mentioned by Rasool - which are located north of Mosul's Old City, where IS also still holds significant territory - are the main targets of the offensive, which was announced on Saturday.



Second blast in Baghdad kills at least 11 people

In the second, a vehicle bomb exploded near one of the capital's main bridges today morning, the officials said. In Mosul, Iraqi forces are steadily closing in on remaining pockets of territory held by IS, but unlike past urban battles against them in Iraq, the militants still hunkered down in the city are mounting a stiff resistance, and the more the battle stretches out, the greater the risk for civilians remaining behind.



Theresa May puts 'promise of Brexit' at heart of pitch to voters

Labour is on 39 percent, up three points and its highest level since 2014, before Jeremy Corbyn became party leader. YouGov said May was still the most favoured choice for prime minister, though her 43 percent rating is the lowest it has ever been.