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'Convinced Atlanticist' Merkel being honest with U.S., spokesman says

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel believes firmly in strong German - U.S. relations and is simply being honest with the United States when she flags up policy differences with Washington, her spokesman said on Monday.

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North Korea fires Scud-class ballistic missile, Japan protests

SEOUL North Korea fired at least one short-range ballistic missile on Monday that landed in the sea off its east coast, the latest in a fast-paced series of missile tests defying world pressure and threats of more sanctions.

1:54pm BST

Trump says North Korea shows 'great disrespect' to China with missile

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said North Korea showed disrespect to its major ally China after it fired a short-range ballistic missile on Monday that landed in the sea off its east coast.

1:38pm BST

Merkel - It was right not to gloss over differences with U.S. on climate

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday it was right not to gloss over differences with the United States on climate issues and added that a G7 debate at the weekend had shown it would be tough to make the Paris climate agreement successful.

2:57pm BST

Macron says France, Russia agree on need for Ukraine peace talks soon

VERSAILLES, France French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that he and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin were agreed the time was right for a new round of peace talks on Ukraine.

5:59pm BST

Iran-backed Iraqi force says takes Islamic State villages near Syria

BAGHDAD An Iraqi Shi'ite force backed by Iran said it pushed Islamic State out of several villages on the border with Syria on Monday, potentially reopening a supply route to send Iranian weapons to President Bashar al-Assad.

Syria, Iraq, Middle East 4:19pm BST

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