Author: By Ishaan Tharoor

Erdogan’s big meeting with Trump gets obscured by White House chaos – Washington Post

GOOGLE NEWS Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today’s WorldView newsletter. During two separate photo ops at the White House on Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waited silently while reporters barraged President Trump with questions about his sharing of top-secret intelligence with Russia’s foreign minister and ambassador in Washington last week. Trump responded only once to the gathered journalists, offering an insouciant remark about his “very, very successful meeting with the Russian foreign minister.” For Erdogan, accustomed to taking...

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Macron vs. Le Pen: The key story lines in France’s presidential runoff – Washington Post

GOOGLE NEWS Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today’s WorldView newsletter. On Sunday, French voters proved that the pollsters do get it right sometimes. With ballots still being counted, independent centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen, the pair that led in pre-election polls, were projected to face each other in a head-to-head runoff in two weeks. Macron is the clear favorite in the second round, but Le Pen, who has been preparing for this moment for years,...

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A terrorist attack in London and the all-too-familiar response – Washington Post

GOOGLE NEWS Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today’s WorldView newsletter. Here’s what we know: On Wednesday afternoon, at least five people were killed and some 40 others injured in a terrorist attack in London. An assailant plowed a vehicle through pedestrians on a landmark bridge, then stabbed a police officer at the gates of Britain’s Parliament. At the time of writing, the identity of the suspected attacker, who was shot dead by police, had not been...

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