Trump and Putin share first handshake

Trump and Putin share first handshake

FOOTAGE of the first face-to-face meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin has surfaced over social media, showing the US President “backslapping” his Russian counterpart. The highly anticipated handshake was caught on camera by journalists at the G20 summit in Hamburg and shared on Facebook by the German Cabinet. Trump was seen gripping Putin’s right hand before patting his arm several times later. Afterwards, he casually slapped him on the back in a gesture of friendliness. Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters the leaders “shook hands and told each other…

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Kittel wins dramatic sprint as Froome retains yellow jersey

Kittel wins dramatic sprint as Froome retains yellow jersey

Posted July 08, 2017 08:16:44 Photo: Marcel Kittel (second left) sprints to the finish line ahead of Norway’s Edvald Boasson Hagen (centre). (AP: Peter Dejong) Related Story: Powerful Kittel again sprints to stage victory on Le Tour The seventh stage of the Tour de France burst into life at the end as Marcel Kittel claimed his third victory in this year’s edition, pipping Edvald Boasson Hagen to the line in the final sprint. Results long stayed provisional as the race jury looked at the photo finish to determine the winner of…

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UN chief apologises as Cyprus reunification bid collapses after two years of talks

UN chief apologises as Cyprus reunification bid collapses after two years of talks

Crans-Montana: – Talks to reunify the divided island of Cyprus collapsed amid anger and recriminations in the early hours of Friday, marking the end of a process seen as the most promising in generations to heal decades of conflict. “I’m very sorry to tell you that despite the very strong commitment and engagement of all the delegations and different parties … the conference on Cyprus was closed without an agreement being reached,” United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said. A girl holds up a board during a peace protest in the divided…

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Tillerson: Trump, Putin agree Syria ceasefire

Tillerson: Trump, Putin agree Syria ceasefire

Tillerson, who sat in on the discussion between the two leaders, told reporters the ceasefire was a “defined agreement” and could be a precursor to further cooperation in Syria. “This is our first indication of the US and Russia being able to work together in Syria,” Tillerson said. The two leaders had a “lengthy discussion of other areas in Syria where we can work together,” he added. After the meeting concluded, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who was also present at the meeting, said that the US, Russia and Jordan…

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Hospital requests new hearing for sick baby Charlie Gard

Hospital requests new hearing for sick baby Charlie Gard

The hospital said in a statement Friday that it “applied to the (UK’s) High Court for a fresh hearing in the case of Charlie Gard in light of claims of new evidence relating to potential treatment for his condition.” On June 30, the European Court of Human Rights decided that Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children can discontinue life support to the baby. It was a final decision after a series of hearings and appeals by his parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, who hoped to transfer their son to…

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