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Trump vows peace push in Pope talks
Brussels: Donald Trump vowed on Wednesday to use his US presidency to promote peace around the world after what he depicted as an inspirational meeting with an initially grim-faced Pope Francis. Meeting face-to-face for the first time, the two leaders sidestepped profound differences over a string of issues ranging from the environment to the plight of migrants and the poor. And the US President emerged from a half-hour
 
 
Thousands protest against Temer, reforms in Brasilia
BRASILIA: Thousands of protesters gathered in the Brazilian capital on Wednesday to demand early elections to replace the scandal-hit government of President Michel Temer and demand that congress not pass his unpopular austerity policies. Temer last week refused to resign in the face of new corruption allegations against him and his closest aides, putting his government and its reform agenda on the brink of collapse.
   
Tillerson expects Nato to join fight against Daesh
Brussels: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday he expected Nato to overcome reservations and join the US-led anti-Daesh coalition at a summit with President Donald Trump. Trump meets Nato leaders in Brussels on Thursday to press them to do much more to combat Daesh, with the deadly bomb attack in Manchester claimed by the group set to be high on the agenda. “Nato joining the Daesh coalition, we do think that
 
 
Ivanka meets human trafficking victims in Rome
ROME: Ivanka Trump spoke with African women who were trafficked into prostitution and discussed ways to tackle the problem at a meeting on Wednesday in Rome that she described as a “privilege”. The daughter of US President Donald Trump, who as a White House adviser is seen as having increasing influence, met the women while accompanying her father on his first foreign trip. On her way to the closed-door encounter, Trump said
   
New leftist Ecuador president takes office
Quito: Ecuador’s new president Lenin Moreno took office Wednesday, tasked with steering a flagship of the Latin American left through troubled economic and political waters. Congress swore in Moreno, 64, as the quieter successor to one of the feistiest personalities in Latin American politics: Rafael Correa. Moreno is the first wheelchair-user to become Ecuador’s leader, and one of few such leaders in the world ever to serve as
 
 
Venezuela leader launches constitution overhaul
Caracas: Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro formally launched moves to rewrite the constitution on Tuesday, defying opponents who accuse him of clinging to power in a political crisis that has prompted deadly unrest. At an open air rally before thousands of supporters wearing red t-shirts, Maduro signed a document formally establishing the terms for electing members of a “constituent assembly” that will be tasked with drafting
   
Brennan warned Russia to stay out of election
Washington: Former CIA director John Brennan said on Tuesday he became increasingly concerned last summer over contacts between Donald Trump’s campaign officials and Moscow, as a Russian effort to interfere with the US presidential election became evident. Brennan’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee gave a much clearer view of how seriously US intelligence took the Russian threat, and why the FBI began
 
 
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