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Islamic State-Linked Militants Dump Bodies in Southern Philippines City

May 29, 2017 |

Islamic State-linked militants dumped the bodies of at least 16 civilians including a child in and around the southern Philippines city of Marawi, as a bloody battle with government forces for control of the area continued into its sixth day. What’s News Asia

Trump, G-7 Leaders Meet Amid Tensions Over Climate, Trade

May 29, 2017 |

Trans-Atlantic tensions over trade and climate change hung over the start of the Group of 7 summit Friday in Sicily, the last stop in President Donald Trump’s first overseas trip since taking office. US Business

Merkel Says Europe Must Take Destiny Into Its Own Hands

May 29, 2017 |

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday urged European Union nations to stick together in the face of emerging policy divisions with the U.S., Britain’s decision to leave the bloc and other challenges. What’s News Europe

G-7 Leaders Agree to Maintain Sanctions on Russia, Fight Protectionism

May 29, 2017 |

The Group of Seven nations struck deals on sanctions against Russia and global trade, overcoming disputes on two issues that threatened to pit U.S. President Donald Trump against the other six leaders. What’s News Europe

Greek Court Acquits Former Statistics Chief of Charges Over Budget Deficit

May 28, 2017 |

A Greek appeals court acquitted the former head of the country’s statistics agency of charges that he artificially inflated the size of Greece’s budget deficit in 2009, a decision that might finally bury a long-running conspiracy theory about the origins of the Greek debt crisis. What’s News Europe

In Manchester, Hunt for Possible Accomplices Remains at ‘Full Tilt’

May 28, 2017 |

Members of the terrorist network behind last week’s suicide bombing in Manchester could still be at large, U.K. Home Secretary Amber Rudd, as police made another arrest in their fast-moving investigation. What’s News Europe

Trump Hesitates as World Leaders Back Climate Deal

May 28, 2017 |

President Trump was the only leader at a summit for seven of the world’s largest economies who didn’t back an international climate-change agreement. He said he will decide on it next week. What’s News Asia

Rural America Is the New ‘Inner City’

May 28, 2017 |

A Wall Street Journal analysis shows that since the 1990s, sparsely populated counties have replaced large cities as America’s most troubled areas by key measures of socioeconomic well-being—a decline that’s accelerating. US Business

U.K. Reduces Terrorism-Threat Level

May 28, 2017 |

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said she was reducing the country’s terrorism-threat level from critical to severe, less than a week after 22 people were killed in a terror attack in Manchester. What’s News Europe

Book Show Brings Politics to the Forefront

May 28, 2017 |

Politics will be front and center at BookExpo, the book-publishing industry’s annual trade show that opens Wednesday in New York. Hillary Clinton is expected to speak about her untitled memoir on her experiences during the 2016 campaign. US Business