Putin visits France, hopes to mend strained ties with West

Putin visits France, hopes to mend strained ties with WestVERSAILLES, France (AP) — On a visit likely to shape Russia-France ties for years, French President Emmanuel Macron hosted Russian President Vladimir Putin at the sumptuous Palace of Versailles on Monday for what the newly-elected French leader said would be “demanding” talks on Syria, the Ukrainian crisis and other thorny issues driving the rift between Russia and the West.

Trump’s ‘Big Win’ in Europe is the World’s Big Loss

Trump's 'Big Win' in Europe is the World's Big LossThe leader of the country with the largest economy in the Eurozone retreated to a beer hall in Munich on Sunday for a rally where she hefted a massive stein full of lager and assessed, as she sees it, the grim new reality facing Europe. After several days interacting with Donald Trump in the US president’s first overseas trip, her takeaway was ominous: We’re on our own.

Trump's Week Ahead: Kushner, Climate, and FBI

Trump's Week Ahead: Kushner, Climate, and FBIMay.29 — Following his first overseas trip as U.S. President, Donald Trump faces decisions on the Paris climate accord and a new FBI director this week, while dealing with accusations about his son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Bloomberg’s Bill Faries reports on “Bloomberg Markets.”

AP FACT CHECK: A rash of Trump statements under scrutiny

AP FACT CHECK: A rash of Trump statements under scrutinyWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has reopened his Twitter spigot now that his foreign trip is over, so brace yourself. The intensifying investigations into Russian interference in the election and the potential involvement of associates have reached his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and appear to have caught the president in a bare-knuckled mood.

Barron’s Ponders The Future Of Ford

The cover story in this weekend’s Barron’s features a look at the future of an iconic Detroit automaker now that it has a new chief and a new vision. A companion article examines how self-driving vehicles …

Here’s One Credible Reason to Doubt the Russia-Kushner Story

Here’s One Credible Reason to Doubt the Russia-Kushner StoryFollowing the Washington Post report on Friday that top White House adviser Jared Kushner had approached the Russian ambassador to the US about opening a secret line of communications between Moscow and the Trump transition team in the months prior to his father-in-law’s inauguration, the White House has been trying to beat down the story. The administration sent out National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, one a current Army general and the other a retired Marine Corps general, to deliver a similar message over the weekend.

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