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French President Macron meets Russian President Putin

French President Macron meets Russian President Putin

The two leaders met on Monday at the Palace of Versailles . They hugged goodbye and shook hands, both smiling, at the end. "Maybe they were Russian hackers, maybe they were not", he said, dismissing the claims as unsubstantiated. Sounding less forthcoming, Putin said he was not sure if France's Syria policy was "independent" because it was part of a U.S-led alliance, adding that Paris and Moscow had both points of disagreement and agreement over Syria.



Mayor Landrieu criticizes Trump decision on Paris accord

Noting that Trump said he had had "extensive discussions" with people on both sides of the climate debate, it said: "One can only assume that Trump has very good reasons to leave the Paris agreement, and that he knows the implications of USA retreat from the landmark deal".



Theresa May announces U-turn on 'dementia tax'

She said: "This manifesto provides a better way". Speaking at the launch of the Conservative's Welsh manifesto this morning, the Prime Minister said if re-elected she would place "an absolute limit" on what people will need to pay for their care.


Key photos from President Trump's first trip abroad

Key photos from President Trump's first trip abroad

They are ready to reach for peace. Trump also headed to Bethlehem to meet president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas. His speech at the Israel Museum touched on the Jewish connection to the Holy Land, earning applause from the audience, which included Sheldon Adelson, a USA billionaire and active political supporter of both Netanyahu and Trump.


City makes it official: Four Confederate monuments removed from New Orleans

City makes it official: Four Confederate monuments removed from New Orleans

At the previous three removals, the statue proponents carried Confederate flags but none were prominently displayed on Friday. City officials are trying to divorce New Orleans from symbols celebrating the Confederacy. It's an image of Lee standing tall in uniform, with his arms crossed defiantly, looking toward the northern horizon from atop a roughly 60-foot (18 metres )-tall column.