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Trump Enters War Of Words Between Macron, Erdogan

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NATO leaders, including U.S. President Donald Trump, are gathered in London to mark the alliance’s 70th anniversary.

As is customary for him, president trump had to chew on somebody; so, he slammed French leader, Emmanuel Macron, ahead of their meeting on Tuesday saying Macron’s earlier comment on NATO’s “brain death” was “very nasty.”   Macron had said a few months ago that Trump’s actions had caused NATO’s “brain death.”

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan responded, challenging Macron to check his own “brain death.”

Fellow NATO leaders attending the summit in London will be relieved that Trump, who derailed last year’s agenda with his demands, appears to be satisfied with how the allies have stepped up their military investment.

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But UK prime minister Boris Johnson will still be nervous, that trump’s presence will hurt him in the closing stages of the British election campaign.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) was founded after world war two to counter the threat of soviet expansion. The 29 member-states pledged to come to each other’s aid if any of them were attacked.

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Macron complained last month that NATO members were no longer co-operating on key issues.

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India Citizenship Law Protests Spread Across Campuses, PM Appeals For Calm

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India Citizenship Law Protests Spread Across Campuses

Violent protests against a new law on illegal migrants entered a fifth day as India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed for calm as more than 100 protesting students have been injured in the country.

The country’s prime minister in a tweet on Monday said “I want to unequivocally assure my fellow Indians that Citizenship Amendment Act does not affect any citizen of India of any religion. No Indian has anything to worry regarding this act. This act is only for those who have faced years of persecution outside and have no other place to go except India.

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Protests resumed in Delhi and several other cities on Monday over a new law that was passed by parliament last week.

Under the law, religious minorities such as Hindus and Christians in neighboring Muslim-majority Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan who have settled in India prior to 2015 will have a path to citizenship on grounds they faced persecution in those countries. Some critics say the law is anti-Muslim and violates India’s secular constitution.

The United Nations Human Rights office earlier this week voiced concern that the new law was fundamentally discriminatory in nature.

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On Sunday, police charged at demonstrators holding anti-citizenship law protests and fired tear gas at them in two federally-run universities, as buses were torched and roads were blocked.

Clashes erupted after police tried to disperse the demonstrators as they reached the Sarai Julena area near the university campus, with buses and private vehicles set on fire.

India Citizenship Law Protests Spread Across Campuses

India Citizenship Law Protests Spread Across Campuses

At least 100 people were wounded following the violence, although university authorities said the students did not take part in the burning of vehicles.

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Local media reported that videos shot by students show police beating up students inside campus areas like bathrooms and the library.

Police have said that they did what was “necessary” to stop the protests.

Main opposition Congress party leader, Rahul Gandhi said, the Modi government was dividing up Indian society through the citizenship law and a plan to launch a national citizenship register.

In southern Delhi, some schools have been asked to remain closed on Monday.

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EU Leaders Agree To 2050 Carbon Neutrality Deal Without Poland

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EU Leaders Agree To 2050 Carbon Neutrality Deal Without Poland

The European Union has left Poland out of a 2050 climate neutrality agreement that will see carbon emissions reduced to zero by 2050.

This agreement came after hours of haggling with three eastern European member states that demanded more funds for economic transition and support for nuclear power.

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European Council new president, Charles Michel said the bloc was committed to the 2050 target but that “one member state at this stage cannot commit to implement this objective.

The conclusions also acknowledge the need to respect the rights of EU member states to decide on their own energy mix.

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If the agreement had passed unanimously, Europe would have become the biggest economic bloc yet to set a goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.

Polish negotiators had reportedly pushed for a climate neutrality date of 2070 instead of 2050.

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Poland relies on coal for almost 80 per cent of its electricity.

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U.S. And China Agree To A ‘Phase One’ Trade Deal

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U.S. And China Agree To A ‘Phase One’ Trade Deal

US president Donald Trump has signed off on a phase-one trade deal with China, averting Sunday`s introduction of a new wave of US tariffs on about $160 billion of consumer goods from the Asian nation.

The deal, presented to Trump by trade advisers, includes a promise by the Chinese to buy more us agricultural goods.

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Officials also said they discussed possible reductions in existing duties on Chinese products. The terms have been agreed, but the legal text has not yet been finalized.

Trump has changed his mind on deals with china before. Negotiators have been working on the terms of the phase-one deal for months, after the president announced in October the two nations had reached an agreement that could be put on paper within weeks.

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The US has added a 25 per cent duty on about $250 billion of Chinese products, and a 15 per cent levy on another u$110 billion of its imports over the course of the roughly 20-month trade war.

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