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Merkel to meet with Trump at White House

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/26/18, 10:51 am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel heads to Washington, D.C., today to work on strengthening trade and security ties between Europe and the United States. During her visit, low-key compared to that of French President Emmanuel Macron earlier this week, she is expected to try to shore up U.S.-German relations without appearing to get too close to Trump, who is somewhat unpopular in Germany. Merkel and Trump will hold a 20-minute private meeting at the White House on Friday followed by a working lunch.

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Chinese scientists: North Korean nuclear site collapsed

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/26/18, 10:49 am

A suspected collapse at North Korea’s nuclear testing site likely forced the suspension of further tests and triggered the risk of radiation leaks, Chinese geologists announced Thursday. North Korea’s regime has conducted all six of its nuclear tests on a mountain located in the country’s northeast. Scientists at the University of Science and Technology of China said they collected their data after the most powerful nuclear test on Sept. 3, 2017. Analysts said the bomb likely contained more than 100 kilotons of TNT and triggered four earthquakes in the following weeks.

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Macron takes on Washington

International | The French president urges Congress to avoid ‘isolationism, withdrawal, and nationalism’
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/25/18, 04:48 pm

FRANCE: French President Emmanuel Macron in his speech Wednesday to a joint session of Congress called “isolationism, withdrawal, and nationalism” only “a temporary remedy to our fears.” He said, “You can play with fears and angers for a time, but they do not construct anything.” Concluding an unusually high-profile visit to Washington, D.C., where he proposed a “new deal” to rein in Iranian nuclear ambitions, Macron took on President Donald T

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