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Fiat Chrysler Names Jeep Boss to Replace Stricken CEO

(VOA): Fiat Chrysler named on Saturday its Jeep division boss, Mike Manley, to take over immediately for Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne, who is seriously ill after suffering major complications following surgery. The carmaker said British-born Manley, who also takes responsibility for the..

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AP Fact Check: Trump’s Week of Claims on Russia, NATO

(VOA): It was a week of bewilderment over what President Donald Trump really thinks about Russian interference in the U.S. election and what he and Russia’s Vladimir Putin told each other in their private meeting. The confusion was fed by Trump’s vacillating statements about the summit. On..

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Spain's Conservatives Swing Right With New Leader

(VOA): Spain's conservatives shifted to the right Saturday, electing a traditionalist as leader as they seek to re-establish a clear political identity less than two months after being removed from government. Pablo Casado won a clear victory in the ballot of People's Party (PP)..

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German Industry: US Tariffs Risk Hurting US

(VOA): German industry groups warned Sunday, ahead of a meeting between European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and U.S. President Donald Trump, that tariffs the United States has recently imposed or threatened risk harming the U.S. itself. The U.S. imposed tariffs on EU steel and..

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Minister Under Fire in Macron Security Aide Scandal

(VOA): The most damaging scandal of Emmanuel Macron’s presidency deepened Saturday with his interior minister to face a grilling in parliament over his response to a top security aide of Macron caught on video beating up a young man at a Paris protest in May. Opposition lawmakers have demanded..

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Brexit Secretary: No Brexit Payment Without Trade Deal

(VOA): Britain will only pay its EU divorce bill if the bloc agrees to the framework for a future trade deal, the new Brexit secretary warned in an interview published Sunday. Dominic Raab, who replaced David Davis after he quit the role earlier this month in protest over the government’s..

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Unusual Pop-up Museum Promises to Keep Visit Sweet

(VOA): An unusual pop-up museum in Lisbon is delighting social media-focused visitors with colorful and dreamy displays of giant ice creams, marshmallow pools and all things sweet. As VOA's Mariama Diallo reports, the museum's founders say its an attraction that strives to put a smile on..

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Spain Rescues Nearly 800 Migrants From Sea

(VOA): Spanish rescuers have picked up nearly 800 migrants trying the cross the Mediterranean Sea into the European Union over the past two days. Coast Guard boats pulled people off of dangerously overcrowded vessels from the Straits of Gibraltar and the Alboran Sea - two of the closest points..

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Italy's Molinari Wins Golf's British Open

(VOA): Professional golfer Francesco Molinari won his first major championship Sunday, defeating an array of the sport's top stars at the British Open in Carnoustie, Scotland. The 35-year-old Molinari became the first Italian to capture one of golf's four major annual titles, shooting a..

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News of Planned Putin Visit to US Stuns Washington

(VOA): On the heels of President Donald Trump’s widely-criticized Helsinki summit performance, Washington is abuzz yet again after the White House announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit the United States later this year. VOA’s Michael Bowman has this report. (This story..

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French Open Judicial Probe Into Beating by Macron Aide

(VOA): A former senior security aide for French President Emmanuel Macron has been charged with assaulting a protester at a May Day demonstration. In the most damaging scandal to hit Macron since he took office last year, Alexandre Benalla, who was fired by Macron Friday, and another member of..

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