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Berlin • Chancellor Angela Merkel cautioned Monday against seeking “simple answers” to complex global issues, a day after suggesting that Europe’s relationship with the U.S. had shifted significantly following NATO and G-7 meetings with President Donald Trump that produced disappointing …

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  • President Emmanuel Macron, right, shakes hands with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin as they meet for talks before the opening of an exhibition marking 300 years of diplomatic ties between the two countries at Palace of Versailles, near Paris, France, Monday, May 29, 2017. Monday’s meeting comes in the wake of the Group of Seven’s summit over the weekend where relations with Russia were part of the agenda, making Macron the first Western leader to speak to Putin after the talks. (Alexei Nikolsky/Pool Photo via AP) The Putin-Macron handshake the world was waiting for
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  • Snubs and slights are part of the job in Trump’s White House
    Washington • White House press secretary Sean Spicer was giddy at the thought of meeting Pope Francis during President Trump’s first trip abroad, tell...
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  • Trump praises troops as White House grapples with Kushner report
    President Donald Trump stuck to a traditional script in his first public appearance since returning from Europe and the Middle East as the White House...
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  • The fake news is coming from inside the White House
    To believe Donald Trump, you must believe two largely contradictory things. You must believe that there are a slew of leakers in the executive branch ...
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