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France’s Macron seeks to extend state of emergency to November
President Emmanuel Macron will ask France’s parliament to extend a state of emergency, in place since the 2015 attacks by Islamic State (IS) group militants, following this Monday’s suicide bombing in Manchester.



Pope Francis welcomes Trump at Vatican despite past row
Concluding his tour of the ancestral homes of the world's three largest monotheistic religions, President Donald Trump met with Pope Francis, the famously humble pontiff with whom he has publicly clashed.



Manchester arena attack: US pop star Ariana Grande an uncontroversial kids' favourite
Pop star Ariana Grande, whose concert was struck by one of Britain's deadliest attacks in years, is a favorite of pre-teens rarely known for causing a stir.



'Pls help me': Frantic parents search for their missing children after Manchester blast
Desperate parents and friends used social media to search for loved ones on Tuesday after a blast killed at least 22 people at a British concert by US singer Ariana Grande, with images of happy-looking teenagers posted next to pleas for help.



Suspected terror attack at concert in UK's Manchester leaves several dead, wounded
Nineteen people have been killed in a suspected terrorist attack during a pop concert by US star Ariana Grande in the northwest English city of Manchester, police said Tuesday.



French President Macron to host Russia’s Putin at Versailles palace
French President Emmanuel Macron will host Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for talks at the Versailles palace on May 29, the French presidency said on Monday.



EU gives Barnier mandate for ‘very difficult’ Brexit talks
EU ministers on Monday unanimously gave Frenchman Michel Barnier the green light to start what they warned would be "very difficult" talks with Britain over its exit from the bloc.



Macron, Italy's PM call for greater EU cooperation at talks in Paris
France's new President Emmanuel Macron called on Sunday for deeper European Union integration to tackle the migration crisis, saying bloc members had not paid enough heed to Italy's warnings about the growing burden.



Sweden drops rape investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
Swedish prosecutors said Friday they would drop a preliminary investigation into an allegation of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.



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