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Tillerson denies questioning Trump’s ‘mental fitness’

AFP WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — Washington’s chief diplomat Rex Tillerson found himself obliged to defend U.S. President Donald Trump’s fitness for office Friday after a bombshell new book called into doubt his mental health. In an extraordinary portion of a television interview on foreign policy challenges, Tillerson was asked about claims that Trump has a short attention span, regularly repeats himself ...

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Brazil Expects To Be Declared Free Of Foot-And-Mouth Disease With Vaccination

Brazil expects the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) to declare the country free from foot-and-mouth disease with vaccinations at a meeting in May, according to a government statement on Friday, Reuters reports. The declaration will bolster the country’s prospects to export meat to new markets, the statement said. The OIE already considers most of Brazil to be free of ...

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France’s Macron Suggests EU Partnership With Turkey

French President Emmanuel Macron suggested Friday that the European Union develop a partnership with Turkey after its leader said he was “seriously tired” of waiting for the bloc to decide if it wants Turkey as a member, The Associated Press reports. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was in Paris for talks with Macron, part of efforts to improve his government’s ...

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Germany Destroys Last Of Libya’s Chemical Weapons

Germany’s Foreign and Defense ministries announced that some 500 tons of chemicals stemming from former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s chemical weapons program had been destroyed “successfully and in an environmentally sustainable manner,” Deutsche Welle reports. A German government-owned specialty firm, GEKA, destroyed the chemicals at facilities in Munster, Germany, the ministries said. The international community had long feared that the ...

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