Allies of Brazil's Temer prepare for 'the day after'

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Allies of beleaguered Brazilian President Michel Temer are waiting for a crucial electoral court ruling in early June rather than withdrawing support now, but they are already preparing a grand bargain to pick an interim successor, party leaders said this week. Syndicated from Reuters

Trump and other leaders clash on trade, climate at G7

TAORMINA, Italy (Reuters) – Leaders from the world’s major industrialized nations began talks on Friday at a G7 summit in Sicily which is expected to expose deep divisions with U.S. President Donald Trump over trade and climate change. Syndicated from Reuters

Central Europeans confident Trump committed to NATO

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) – Central European governments expressed optimism on Friday that the United States remained committed to NATO even though President Donald Trump did not mention the military alliance’s defense commitment set out in its founding treaty this week. Syndicated from Reuters

U.S., Japan agree to enhance North Korea sanctions: White House

TAORMINA, Italy (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed on Friday to expand sanctions against North Korea for its continued development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, the White House said. Syndicated from Reuters

Ireland looks set to elect gay premier in social, generational shift

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland is on the verge of a huge generational change in its political life with the likely election of Leo Varadkar as its next premier — a move that would give the once-staunchly Catholic country its first openly gay leader and its first of Asian immigrant descent. Syndicated from Reuters

Swiss return funds from Ben Ali relative to Tunisia

ZURICH (Reuters) – Switzerland returned around 3.5 million euros ($3.91 million) held by a close relative of former Tunisian president Ben Ali to Tunisian authorities as part of the country’s stolen assets recovery process, Swiss authorities said on Friday. Syndicated from Reuters

Air strikes in east Syria kill more than 100: Observatory

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Air strikes since Thursday evening have killed more than 100 people including children and other family members of Islamic State fighters in al-Mayadin, a town held by the jihadists near Deir al-Zor in eastern Syria, a war monitor reported. Syndicated from Reuters

Russia, China urge caution in countering North Korea's nuclear program

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia and China agree that the development of North Korea’s nuclear program should not be used as an excuse for deploying elements of a U.S. global anti-missile system on the Korean peninsula, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday. Syndicated from Reuters

UK PM May's lead falls to 5 points ahead of June 8 vote: YouGov

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party has cut the lead of Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives to five points less than a fortnight before a national election, according to the first poll published since a suicide bombing killed 22 people. Syndicated from Reuters

EU offers post-Brexit rights to Britons in Europe: document

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union will offer to protect the welfare and residence rights of Britons living on the continent after Brexit when it opens talks with London next month, according to a document seen by Reuters on Thursday. Syndicated from Reuters

Trump arrives in Sicily ahead of Group of Seven summit

SIGONELLA, Italy (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Sicily from Brussels on Thursday ahead of a two-day Group of Seven summit at which other leaders are expected to pressure him to soften his stance on trade and climate change. Syndicated from Reuters

UK's opposition leader says PM May's police cuts increased terrorism risk

LONDON (Reuters) – The leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party will criticize Prime Minister Theresa May’s police cuts and Britain’s foreign policy on Friday, saying they increased the threat of terrorism, ending a political truce after the Manchester suicide attack. Syndicated from Reuters