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“Europe and the world,” declared a victorious Emmanuel Macron addressing cheering crowds gathered outside the glass pyramid in front of the Louvre, “expect us to defend the spirit of the Enlightenment that is threatened in so many places.”

 

For the Islamic State, which claimed responsibility for Monday night’s suicide attack in Manchester that left at least 22 people dead and 59 injured, all those who were present at the city’s main indoor arena to attend Ariana Grande’s concert were infidels. 

 

The great problem in knowing whether Korea is about to explode is in judging which words to take seriously and which to ignore.

 

The response to such attacks always follows a script: Blanket coverage in the news media, brave words by leaders, forests of flowers at the scenes of attack, forensic reconstruction by the police, and a return to normalcy – until the next attack.

 

In a significant departure from his campaign rhetoric, US President Donald Trump delivered a key speech delinking Islam from terrorism and urged leaders of more than 50 Muslim-majority countries gathered in the Saudi capital of Riyadh to drive out extremism from their lands.

 

 

The US announced a huge arms deal with Saudi Arabia on Saturday as President Donald Trump visited Riyadh on his maiden foreign tour.

 

Donald Trump is a man known for his love of big boy weapons. Yet the unquiet American showed over the weekend that he is, in fact, the caring and sharing kind. Though this comes at a price.

 

According to American media, President Trump reportedly leaked the identity of an intelligence source to those whom the NATO war machine — under the unofficial stewardship of that most hawkish of doves, Barrack Obama — has long been trying to recast as enemies of the state. Oh, those Russians.

 

Nowhere is the gap between the worldviews of Donald Trump and the United States establishment wider than in their respective attitudes towards Russia.

 

In a book stall near the centre of New York’s Times Square, that neon-drenched temple of commerce, there is a box full of puffy, rubber hands, each no larger than a matchbox. “Trump’s hand, full size,” says a sign on the box, a mocking reference to a national joke about small hands and — you get the drift.

 


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