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  • U.S. President Donald Trump (R) holds a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House on March 17, 2017.

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel underlined her doubts about the reliability of the United States as an ally on Monday.

  • MUNICH, May 29- German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Monday the question of whether he would remain in office after a Sept. 24 national election would be dealt with after the vote. The 74- year-old veteran member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives was asked at an annual meeting of tax consultants in Munich whether he would travel to that...

  • LONDON, May 29- Italian government bond yields shot up on Monday as investors fretted over the possibility of parliamentary elections being held as early as this autumn after comments from former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Renzi said on Sunday that it makes sense "from a European perspective" for Italy's next election be held at the same time as Germany's,...

  • *Chinese, London and U.S. markets closed for holiday. LONDON, May 29- Gold held near its highest in a month on Monday in holiday-thinned trade, with a softer dollar and a retreat in stock markets helping the metal cling on to the previous session's gains. A 0.1 percent retreat in the dollar index underpinned prices, but moves were muted, with traders in the United States,...

  • LONDON, May 29- Italian government bond yields shot up on Monday as investors fretted over the possibility of parliamentary elections being held as early as this autumn after comments from former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Renzi said on Sunday that it makes sense "from a European perspective" for Italy's next election be held at the same time as Germany's,...

  • BERLIN, May 29- India is keen to attract more German companies to invest and improve bilateral relations, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said ahead of a two-day visit to Europe's leading economic power that begins on Monday. Modi's arrival comes a day after German Chancellor Angela Merkel shocked many in Washington and London by saying Europe must take...

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump arrive for the group photo at the G7 Taormina summit on the island of Sicily on May 26, 2017 in Taormina, Italy.

    Better to keep a sharp focus on domestic economic policies than the noise of a grand tour of capitals and a leadership meeting of the world's top economies, Michael Ivanovitch writes.

  • LONDON, May 29- Lower-rated southern European government bond prices fell on Monday after German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned of worsening relations between Europe and some of its allies, in particular the United States and Britain. Merkel said on Sunday that Europe could no longer completely rely on some nations, pointing to bruising meetings of the G7...

  • VERSAILLES, France— On a trip likely to shape Russia- France ties for years, Russian President Vladimir Putin was visiting France on Monday for talks with newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron after backing his rivals in the presidential vote. During his G-7 news conference on Saturday, Macron promised to have a "demanding dialogue" with Russia,...

  • Merkel: G-7 debate on climate was ‘very unsatisfying’

    CNBC’s Annette Weisbach comments on the tensions between G-7 members and the U.S. President Donald Trump, following the summit in Sicily this past weekend.

  • MUNICH, May 28- Europe can no longer completely rely on its allies, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday, pointing to bruising meetings of G7 wealthy nations and NATO last week. President Donald Trump, who criticised major NATO allies and refused to endorse a global climate change accord, but she told a packed beer tent in Munich that the days when Europe...

  • President Donald Trump delivers remarks during a joint news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos at the White House May 18, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    U.S. President Donald Trump has told "confidants," including the head of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt, that he plans to leave a landmark international agreement on climate change.

  • TAORMINA, Italy— Within days of taking the French presidency, Emmanuel Macron faced a string of diplomatic tests— pushing the Paris climate deal on a skeptical Donald Trump, rallying European allies to do more to fight Syria's extremists, and now hosting Vladimir Putin. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, too, is warming to the energetic Macron— they've already met...

  • The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. he tweeted on the final day of a Group of Seven summit in Italy at which he refused to bow to pressure from allies to back the landmark 2015 agreement. The summit of G7 wealthy nations pitted Trump against the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan on several issues, with...

  • *G7 leaders agree on Russia, Syria, North Korea. TAORMINA, Italy, May 27- Under pressure from Group of Seven allies, U.S. The summit of G7 wealthy nations pitted Trump against the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan on several issues, with European diplomats frustrated at having to revisit questions they had hoped were long settled.

  • TAORMINA, Italy, May 27- Under pressure from allies, U.S. The summit of Group of Seven wealthy nations pitted Trump against the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan on several issues, with European diplomats frustrated at having to revisit questions they hoped were long settled. "There are no indications whether the United States will stay in...

  • TAORMINA, Sicily— The Latest on Group of Seven summit:. The tensions took place when anarchists, communists and other anti-global protesters held a demonstration after the Group of Seven summit in Taormina, Sicily. After a two-day summit in Italy, French President Emmanuel Macron had warm words for Donald Trump, despite the fact the U.S. president did not join in...

  • TAORMINA, Sicily— Seven wealthy democracies ended their summit Saturday in Italy without unanimous agreement on climate change, as the Trump administration plans to take more time to say whether the U.S. is going to remain in the Paris accord on limiting greenhouse gas emissions. "is in the process of reviewing its policies on climate change and on the Paris...

  • NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Sicily— The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Europe:. And in the heart of Europe, Trump berated NATO allies over their financial commitments— and wouldn't explicitly endorse the longstanding NATO defense doctrine. President Donald Trump is back in the Washington area after a nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe.

  • *Trump tells EU officials Germany is "very bad" on trade. President Donald Trump, who told EU officials Germany was "very bad" on trade and suggested it was selling too many cars in the United States. The exchange between the leaders came after German media reported on Friday that Trump had sharply criticised Germany in a private meeting on Thursday with European...