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  • LONDON, May 26- Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them. The ECB meets on June 8 amid a growing clamour to begin "normalising" monetary policy. A major determinant of the policy path Mario Draghi outlines that day will be next week's euro zone inflation figures.

  • LONDON, May 26- Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them. The ECB meets on June 8 amid a growing clamor to begin "normalizing" monetary policy. A major determinant of the policy path Mario Draghi outlines that day will be next week's euro zone inflation figures.

  • President Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron before a working lunch ahead of a NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium, May 25, 2017.

    Trump told Macron that, contrary to media reports during the race, he had not backed Marine Le Pen and had followed Macron's campaign with great attention.

  • People work at the Halfaya oilfield in Amara, southeast of Baghdad, Iraq.

    Oil prices dropped after OPEC announced it was extending production cuts, but Helima Croft sees higher prices ahead.

  • BRUSSELS, May 25- A smiling Donald Trump offered European Union chiefs assurances on security in Brussels on Thursday but EU officials did not conceal lingering differences with the U.S. president over Russia, trade and climate change. "The leaders discussed... shared challenges in fighting global terrorism," the White House said in a statement.

  • *EU, U.S. not seeing eye-to-eye on Russia, EU says. BRUSSELS, May 25- A smiling Donald Trump offered European Union chiefs assurances on security in Brussels on Thursday but EU officials did not conceal lingering differences with the U.S. president over Russia, trade and climate change. "action plan" on trade-- an indication the new occupant of the White House is not as...

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin smiles during a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni following their meeting at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Sochi, Russia, May 17, 2017.

    Democrats' ranting about the Trump Russia scandal won't win back disillusioned voters, says Michael Tracey.

  • WASHINGTON, May 23- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Tuesday it would not take any action over thousands of complaints about a crude joke that late-night television host Stephen Colbert told about U.S. FCC spokesman Neil Grace said the agency had reviewed the complaints and "concluded that there was nothing actionable under the FCC's rules."

  • WASHINGTON, May 23- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Tuesday it will not impose any fine or take any action after receiving thousands of complaints about a May 1 broadcast of CBS Corp's "Late Show with Stephen Colbert." Talk show comedian Stephen Colbert made a joke about President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin that was...

  • NEW YORK— There will be no fine for Stephen Colbert's risque joke about President Donald Trump. A Federal Communications Commission spokesman said Tuesday that the agency received "thousands" of complaints about the late-night host's May 1 show, so it reviewed the material as "standard operating procedure." It's the FCC's job to police obscene or indecent...

  • May 23- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday it will not impose any fine or take any action after receiving thousands of complaints about a May 1 broadcast of CBS Corp's "Late Show with Stephen Colbert." Talk show comedian Stephen Colbert made a joke about President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin that was bleeped before...

  • MANILA, Philippines— Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte left Monday for a four-day official visit to Russia, where he will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and witness the signing of several agreements, including on defense cooperation and trade. In his departure speech, Duterte said the visit underscores his independent foreign policy and...

  • HANOI, Vietnam— Pacific Rim trade ministers meeting in Vietnam committed Sunday to move ahead with the Trans Pacific Partnership trade pact after the United States pulled out. Since the U.S withdrawal, Japan and New Zealand have been spearheading efforts to revive the deal. The ministers have tasked their trade officials to present the assessment to their...

  • Neither Russia nor the U.S. can be relied upon to stump up for Syria's hefty reconstruction bill, says the EU’s foreign policy chief.

  • HANOI, Vietnam— The Pacific Rim trade ministers started their two-day meeting in Hanoi Saturday focusing on free trade and regional economic integration amid fears of growing trade protectionism. On the sidelines of the meeting, trade ministers from the remaining 11 countries involved in the Trans Pacific Partnership trade pact are scheduled to meet...

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    By waging an information war on the U.S., Russians may finally be achieving their Cold War goals, Time reports.

  • Past shows that it is possible to do deals with Russia: Norwegian foreign minister

    Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende speaks about Russia's role in the Syrian civil war.

  • Trump right to reach out to the Middle East: Norwegian foreign minister

    Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende speaks about U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia, the result of the recent Iranian election and Russia's role in the Syrian civil war.

  • MOSCOW, May 19- The former wife of Russian president Vladimir Putin helped create and now supports a foundation that owns a historic Moscow property generating millions of dollars from tenants, a Reuters examination of property records has found. The rent comes from Volkonsky House in central Moscow, which was an aristocrat's home in pre-Soviet times and is...

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin smiles during a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni following their meeting at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Sochi, Russia, May 17, 2017.

    Vladimir Putin seemed to savor the confusion following a string of reports sending Trump's White House into chaos.