More than 60 world leaders gathered in Paris Sunday to mark 100 years since the end of World War I, and although the general theme was unity, President Donald Trump seemed determined to stand apart. While world leaders took a bus to the Arc de Triomphe and walked side-by-side as bells tolled to mark the exact moment 100 years ago when the war ended, Trump arrived with his own motorcade. Russian President Vladimir Putin also arrived separately and walked in by himself to the ceremony that included, among others, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump arrived separately "due to security protocols." But his insistence on standing apart didn't sit well with others, particularly after Trump drew fire for his decision to cancel his appearance at a memorial service Saturday because of rain.
Activists wearing the masks of the seven leaders of G7, from left, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni, British Prime Minister Theresa May, U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, sit at a table eating mock pasta during an initiative by Oxfam, an international confederation of NGOS aimed at fighting poverty, ahead of the G7 summit scheduled for May 26 and 27 in Taormina, Italy, Thursday, May 25, 2017.
BIARRITZ, FRANCE – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed Saturday with the leaders of Canada, France and Germany to cooperate in efforts to contain the security threat posed by North Korea, hours after Pyongyang again launched what appeared to be short-range ballistic missiles. During their meeting in the French coastal city of Biarritz, Abe and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed that they will "work closely" to tackle several issues including the denuclearization of North Korea, a Japanese government official said. In respective talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Abe and his counterparts affirmed that the international community should fully implement U.N. resolutions aimed at thwarting North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile ambitions. Abe held the three bilateral talks before the Group of Seven summit began Saturday evening. Earlier Saturday, Pyongyang launched two unidentified projectiles into the Sea of Japan.
World leaders, from left, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Morocco's Prince Moulay Hassan, Moroccan King Mohammed VI, U.S. President Donald Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Australian Governor-General Peter Cosgrove attend a ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe as part of the commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the November 11, 1918, armistice, which ended World War I in Paris November 11, 2018.
Over the past year, the Kremlin's strategy of weaponizing leaks to meddle with democracies around the world has become increasingly clear, first in the US and more recently in France. But a new report by a group of security researchers digs into another layer of those so-called "influence operations:" how Russian hackers alter documents within those releases of hacked material, planting disinformation alongside legitimate leaks. A new report from researchers at the Citizen Lab group at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Public Affairs documents a wide-ranging hacking campaign, with ties to known Russian hacker groups. The effort targeted more than 200 individuals, ranging from Russian media, to the former Russian prime minister, to Russian opposition groups, and assorted government and military personnel from Ukraine to Vietnam. Noteworthy among the leaks: A Russia-focused journalist and author whose emails were not only stolen, but altered before their release.