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Forget Trump White House, Belgium shows Melania the surreal

By Camille Bottin | BRUSSELS BRUSSELS As her reality TV star husband meets many of his Western allies for the first time as U.S. president on Thursday, Melania Trump will be offered a different take on the surreal by her hosts in Brussels. The first lady, a Slovenian-born former model, will tour a museum dedicated to Belgian surrealist painter Rene ...

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May to appeal for NATO unity to fight terrorism

By Elizabeth Piper | LONDON LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May will appeal to NATO leaders on Thursday to unite to combat terrorism by addressing its root causes and the “propagation of poisonous ideology, particularly online”. After raising Britain’s official terror threat level to “critical”, the highest level, May will head to the NATO meeting in Brussels and thank the ...

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Egypt blocks 21 websites including Al Jazeera – security sources

CAIRO Egypt has banned 21 websites including the main website of Qatar-based al Jazeera television for “supporting terrorism”, local media and security sources said on Wednesday. Reuters tried to access five websites named by local Egyptian newspapers and broadcasters, including the Al Jazeera website, and found them all inaccessible. There was no immediate official comment available. An official from National ...

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May to appeal for NATO unity to fight terrorism

By Elizabeth Piper | LONDON LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May will appeal to NATO leaders on Thursday to unite to combat terrorism by addressing its root causes and the “propagation of poisonous ideology, particularly online”. After raising Britain’s official terror threat level to “critical”, the highest level, May will head to the NATO meeting in Brussels and thank the ...

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United outclass Ajax to win Europa League on emotional night

By Philip O’Connor | STOCKHOLM STOCKHOLM Manchester United’s Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored a goal in each half as their team comfortably outclassed Ajax Amsterdam to win an emotional Europa League final 2-0 and qualify for the group stages of the Champions League. A minute’s silence held for the victims of Monday’s suicide bombing at a pop concert in ...

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On trip abroad, Trump stays on script, but will it last?

By Steve Holland | BRUSSELS BRUSSELS He still has a chance for missteps, but so far on his maiden international trip, Donald Trump has managed to avoid major stumbles and has stuck to the script in a way his advisers have wanted him to do for months. The U.S. president’s rare display of discipline is in part a result of ...

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Lanterns, Korans as Jerusalem holy site meets Ramadan

By Miriam Berger | JERUSALEM JERUSALEM Jerusalem buzzes with renewed energy in the days before the start of Ramadan, Islam’s holy month, when the faithful abstain from eating and drinking during daylight hours. There’s the bustle to prepare the al-Aqsa Mosque, the 8th-century Muslim shrine in Jerusalem’s Old City, for the hundreds of thousands of Muslims who will come to ...

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Manchester United outclass Ajax to win Europa League

By Philip O’Connor | STOCKHOLM STOCKHOLM Manchester United’s Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored a goal in each half as their team outclassed Ajax Amsterdam to win an emotional Europa League final 2-0 and qualify for the group stages of next season’s Champions League. There was silence and then applause before the game to honour the victims of Monday’s deadly ...

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House intelligence committee Democrat says panel to subpoena Flynn

By Warren Strobel | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee will subpoena former national security adviser Michael Flynn in its probe into alleged Russian meddling in the presidential election after he declined to appear before the panel, its top Democrat said on Wednesday. “We will be following up with subpoenas, and those subpoenas will be designed to ...

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U.S., Britain, U.N. wary of South Sudan ceasefire announcement

By Michelle Nichols | UNITED NATIONS UNITED NATIONS The United States, Britain and the United Nations were sceptical on Wednesday of South Sudan President Salva Kiir’s declaration of a unilateral ceasefire, noting that it coincides with the start of the rainy season that traditionally lessens fighting. Kiir also said on Monday he would release political prisoners, but with no sign ...

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