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Embattled at home and isolated abroad: Over 40 months in, Donald Trump's presidency is at its lowest ebb
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Embattled at home and isolated abroad: Over 40 months in, Donald Trump's presidency is at its lowest ebb

With US cities burning and the coronavirus still raging, killing more people than in any other country, President Donald Trump also has growing problems overseas. He has never before been so isolated and ignored, even mocked

Expanding G7: India should see Donald Trump's suggestion as an opportunity, not a geopolitical curveball that might upset China
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Expanding G7: India should see Donald Trump's suggestion as an opportunity, not a geopolitical curveball that might upset China

The India-US security cooperation and strategic collaboration are all set to tighten, and we may see a more explicit reflection of this geopolitical reality driven by the hostile behaviour of an expansionist and revisionist power in China.

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin discuss Russia's attendance at G-7 Summit, but US allies are wary
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Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin discuss Russia's attendance at G-7 Summit, but US allies are wary

President Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin of Russia spoke by telephone on Monday, two days after Trump said he would invite Putin to attend a Group of 7 summit in the United States in September, the latest instance of a renewed round of personal diplomacy between the two leaders this year

Football without fans is nothing, feel fans about Bundesliga's resumption in empty stadiums
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Football without fans is nothing, feel fans about Bundesliga's resumption in empty stadiums

Three polls from German broadcasters published Thursday and Friday showed at least half of respondents saying they are against the plan to restart the season

Coronavirus Outbreak: Bundesliga to resume season behind closed doors on 16 May
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Bundesliga to resume season behind closed doors on 16 May

The Bundesliga season will resume on 16 May in empty stadiums, picking up right where it left off two months ago amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus Outbreak: German club's staff member tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of government meeting to discuss football resumption
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Coronavirus Outbreak: German club's staff member tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of government meeting to discuss football resumption

It was the first confirmed case in the German league’s second round of testing, coming a day before a government meeting on loosening lockdown measures to pave the way for football to return in empty stadiums

Coronavirus Outbreak: Hertha Berlin striker Salomon Kalou criticised for flouting social-distancing measures in video
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Hertha Berlin striker Salomon Kalou criticised for flouting social-distancing measures in video

Kalou took his phone with him on Monday as he fist-bumped teammates in greeting, clapped hands with fellow forward Vedad Ibisevic, complained about a pay cut, and burst in on a teammate apparently being tested for the new coronavirus

Coronavirus Outbreak: Three COVID-19 infections at FC Cologne raise questions about possible restart of Bundesliga
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Three COVID-19 infections at FC Cologne raise questions about possible restart of Bundesliga

The COVID-19 infection of three people at German top-flight football team FC Cologne has raised questions about the safety of a possible Bundesliga restart amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Crude costs money again after shock crash to below zero, rattles investors; stocks stay in doldrums
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Crude costs money again after shock crash to below zero, rattles investors; stocks stay in doldrums

Monday’s plunge in US crude came as the May contract expiry looms at the end of Tuesday trade.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Bundesliga aim to restart in May hampered by extended ban on large gatherings
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Bundesliga aim to restart in May hampered by extended ban on large gatherings

Chancellor Angela Merkel's announcement, maintaining gatherings of no more than two people in public, also ensures that the next Bundesliga season cannot begin as planned in August.

Coronavirus outbreak has lifted approval ratings of leaders everywhere; don’t expect that to last long
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Coronavirus outbreak has lifted approval ratings of leaders everywhere; don’t expect that to last long

Governments will have to decide how to stagger a return to relative normality from the coronavirus and how to deal with the emotional issues of inequality, unemployment and debt that will surge to the fore of the political debate

Coronavirus Outbreak: Bundesliga future still in the air despite teams returning to training
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Bundesliga future still in the air despite teams returning to training

Bundesliga was the last of the five major leagues in Europe to suspend play. The decision was forced on football officials as some players contracted the virus before the 26th round could begin.

German minister Thomas Schaefer commits suicide over 'coronavirus worries', body found on railway tracks
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German minister Thomas Schaefer commits suicide over 'coronavirus worries', body found on railway tracks

The body of Thomas Schaefer, a 54-year-old member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union, was found Saturday on railway tracks at Hochheim, near Frankfurt.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel goes into quarantine after doctor who administered her vaccine tests positive for virus
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel goes into quarantine after doctor who administered her vaccine tests positive for virus

Merkel, 65, was informed about the doctor’s test shortly after holding a news conference Sunday announcing new measures to curb the spread of the virus

Child becomes first casualty as Turkey-Greece migrant crisis intensifies, dies after boat capsizes; border guards prevent 4,354 people from entering Greek territory
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Child becomes first casualty as Turkey-Greece migrant crisis intensifies, dies after boat capsizes; border guards prevent 4,354 people from entering Greek territory

A child died when a boat full of migrants heading to a Greek island capsized Monday, part of a wave of thousands trying to push through Greece's land and sea borders

Hanau shooting: Germany to raise police presence after nine killed in racist attack; mosques to be under surveillance
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Hanau shooting: Germany to raise police presence after nine killed in racist attack; mosques to be under surveillance

Germany's top security official said Friday that authorities will step up the police presence throughout the country and keep a closer watch on mosques and other sites after the racially motivated shootings that killed nine people

Nine dead in shooting in Germany's Frankfurt, attacker suspected of having 'far-right, racist' motives; Angela Merkel says 'hatred is poison'
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Nine dead in shooting in Germany's Frankfurt, attacker suspected of having 'far-right, racist' motives; Angela Merkel says 'hatred is poison'

A 43-year-old German man shot and killed nine people at several locations in a Frankfurt suburb in attacks that appeared to have been motivated by far-right beliefs, officials said Thursday.

German lawmakers might let Huawei work on setting up 5G networks in the country
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German lawmakers might let Huawei work on setting up 5G networks in the country

The document was drafted to address the concerns of party rebels who see Huawei as a threat to national security.

Angela Merkel's handpicked successor bows out of race for chancellor, throws party further into crisis
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Angela Merkel's handpicked successor bows out of race for chancellor, throws party further into crisis

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer told leading members of the Christian Democratic Union that she won't be seeking the chancellorship in next year's election, upending Merkel's plans to hand her the reins after more than 15 years in power

Oil jumps to highest in more than a week after Libyan shutdowns; crude flow from OPEC member to be cut
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Oil jumps to highest in more than a week after Libyan shutdowns; crude flow from OPEC member to be cut

Oil prices had fallen back in the last two weeks. After the outbreak of hostilities between the US and Iran at the beginning of the year triggered a jump, both sides took steps to pull back from conflict.