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WEDNESDAY, 23 MAY 2018, 05:31


China says eastern European summits are good for EU

Today at 03:17 AM, via Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) – Annual summits between China and central and eastern European countries are beneficial to the European Union as a whole, the Chinese government’s told Bulgaria’s foreign minister, brushing off concern that Beijing is seeking to divide the continent.

Congress reviewing sale of precision munitions to Saudis, UAE: sources

Today at 02:45 AM, via Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration, working to increase exports of U.S.-made weapons, has asked the U.S. Congress to review the sale of more than 120,000 precision-guided munitions to allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, sources said on Tuesday.

Trump factor leaves Macron scrambling ahead of Russia trip

Today at 01:13 AM, via Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) – Emmanuel Macron heads to St Petersburg on Thursday seeking to win concessions from Vladimir Putin, but with Europe-U.S. ties strained over Iran, the Russian leader may have little incentive to offer the French president a diplomatic success.

Venezuela expels U.S. envoys in response to sanctions

Yesterday at 23:20 PM, via Reuters

CARACAS (Reuters) – President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday ordered the expulsion of two top U.S. diplomats in Caracas in retaliation for a new round of sanctions over Venezuela’s widely-condemned election, accusing them of a ‘conspiracy’ that was denied by the State Department.

Facebook face-off: EU gets little news from Zuckerberg

Yesterday at 22:27 PM, via Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sailed through a grilling from EU lawmakers about the social network’s data policies as lengthy questions left the 34-year-old American little time to answer.

UAE denies trying to influence Trump’s election

Yesterday at 21:43 PM, via Reuters

RIYADH (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates did not try to influence the election of Donald Trump, a minister said on Tuesday, following reports that the president’s son met with an envoy representing the crown princes of the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

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