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French President Flexes Diplomatic Muscles in Putin Meeting

French President Flexes Diplomatic Muscles in Putin Meeting

By Sylvie Corbet and John Leicester | May 29
Flexing his diplomatic muscles, French President Emmanuel Macron said he had "extremely frank" and "direct" talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.

Putin Visits France, Hopes to Mend Strained Ties with West

Putin Visits France, Hopes to Mend Strained Ties with West

By Vladimir Isachenkov and Sylvie Corbet | May 29
On a trip likely to shape Russia-France ties for years to come, Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in France on Monday for talks with newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron - the candidate he did not back in presidential vote.

Kelly Defends Plan for Russia Back Channel as a 'Good Thing'

Kelly Defends Plan for Russia Back Channel as a 'Good Thing'

By Hope Yen and Vivian Salama | May 29
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly is defending an alleged effort by top White House adviser Jared Kushner to create back-channel communications with Russia, describing it as a "good thing."

NKorean Missile Launch May be Testing Rivals, Not Technology

NKorean Missile Launch May be Testing Rivals, Not Technology

By Foster Klung and Hyung-Jin Kim | May 29
North Korea's latest missile test Monday may have less to do with perfecting its weapons technology than with showing U.S. and South Korean forces in the region that it can strike them at will.

Human Rights Activists in Paris Protest Putin Visit

Human Rights Activists in Paris Protest Putin Visit

May 29
Human rights activists are gathered in Paris to draw attention to the situation of gays in Chechnya before Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to France.

What If US Quits Climate Deal? Doesn't Look Good For Earth

What If US Quits Climate Deal? Doesn't Look Good For Earth

By Seth Borenstein | May 28
President Donald Trump, who once proclaimed global warming a Chinese hoax, said in a tweet Saturday that he would make his "final decision" this coming week on whether the United States stays in or leaves the 2015 Paris climate change.

Angry BA Passengers Still Face Long Lines, Cancellations

Angry BA Passengers Still Face Long Lines, Cancellations

By Jill Lawless | May 28
Thousands of British Airways passengers are still facing long lines, confusion and canceled flights as the airline works to restore its computer systems.

Newcomer Macron Makes France's Mark, With Trump And Globally

Newcomer Macron Makes France's Mark, With Trump And Globally

By Sylvie Corbet and Angela Charlton | May 28
Within days of taking the French presidency, Emmanuel Macron faced a string of diplomatic tests.

Lawyer Says Kushner Stands Ready to Talk to Investigators

Lawyer Says Kushner Stands Ready to Talk to Investigators

By ERIC TUCKER and EILEEN SULLIVAN | May 27
One likely area of interest for investigators would be Kushner's own meetings with Russians, given that such encounters with a variety of Trump associates are at the root of the sprawling probe, now overseen by former FBI director Robert Mueller.

Drug Smuggling Party Pigeon Busted in Kuwait

Drug Smuggling Party Pigeon Busted in Kuwait

May 26
Step aside drug mule, there's a new contraband smuggling animal in the zoo. Introducing, the "party pigeon."

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