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Johnson seeks to push Trump at fractious G7

Biarritz, France | AFP |  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Sunday seek to persuade President Donald Trump to offer flexibility on trade and also win concessions from the EU on Brexit, at a G7 summit hosted by France marked by stark divisions. Johnson was to hold his long-awaited first …

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Beaten but not vanquished, Macron seeks to shakeup EU parliament

Paris, France | AFP | French President Emmanuel Macron tasted defeat in European elections, but not disaster, and is set to continue pushing both his pro-EU agenda and a realignment of parties in the European Parliament. Macron’s Republic on the Move (LREM) party finished second behind the far-right National Rally (RN) …

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‘I feel badly for Theresa’ – world reacts to May resignation

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Prime Minister Theresa May’s resignation looks likely to make Britain’s looming departure from the EU even more difficult, with some suggesting a hard or “no-deal” Brexit is now almost inevitable. Here are the main international reactions to the announcement she will step down as leader …

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Can Notre-Dame be restored in just five years?

Paris, France | AFP | French President Emmanuel Macron has promised to complete a painstaking renovation of Notre-Dame within five years after the historic cathedral suffered a monstrous fire that destroyed its spire and roof. But will France be able to muster the necessary workers and materials to meet the challenge? …

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France launches global contest to design new Notre-Dame spire

Paris, France | AFP | France will invite architects from around the world to submit designs for rebuilding the spire of Notre-Dame cathedral that was destroyed in a devastating blaze, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said Wednesday. The goal is “to give Notre-Dame a new spire that is adapted to the techniques …

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