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Under pressure from allies, U.S. President Donald Trump backed a pledge to fight protectionism on May 27, but refused to endorse a global climate change accord, saying he needed more time to decide.
WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
The activities of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior aide Jared Kushner have come under FBI scrutiny as part of the probe of Russian interference in last year’s presidential election, U.S. media reported on May 25.
Faced with mounting unrest, Venezuela’s unpopular leftist President Nicolas Maduro vowed on May 23 to push ahead in July with the formation of a “constituent assembly” to rewrite the constitution before regional elections in December.
COCHASQUI, Ecuador - Agence France-Presse
Ecuador’s new president Lenin Moreno warned Julian Assange on May 25 not to interfere in the politics of the South American country, whose embassy the WikiLeaks founder has lived in for the past five years.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned on May 24 that he would deal harshly with militants, after declaring martial law on Mindanao island following a failed raid on a hideout of Islamic State-linked rebels
BRUSSELS - Reuters
Asmiling Donald Trump offered European Union chiefs assurances on security in Brussels on May 25 but EU officials did not conceal lingering differences with the U.S. president over Russia, trade and climate change
Cuba’s first ultra luxury hotel opened its doors on May 22 in Havana, with guests paying up to $2,500 a night to stay in five-star comfort on the Communist island
Brazilian soldiers deployed on May 24 to defend government buildings in the capital Brasilia after protesters demanding the exit of President Michel Temer smashed their way into ministries and fought with riot police.
Rudy Giuliani and former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey have penned two fresh affidavits explaining their role in representing a wealthy Turkish-Iranian gold trader accused of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions.
WASHINGTON – Reuters
Senior U.S. lawmakers want the House of Representatives to formally condemn Turkish security forces’ violent response to a street protest in Washington during a recent visit by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
U.S. President Donald Trump said in Israel on May 22 he came away from a weekend visit to Saudi Arabia with new reasons for hope that peace and stability could be achieved in the Middle East