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EU summit; Healthy banks; American Airlines

Click chart for more in-depth data. 1. EU summit: European Union leaders are meeting in Brussels on Friday. It’s been one year since Britain voted to leave the EU, and the country’s departure is at the top of the bloc’s agenda. Divorce negotiations officially kicked off on Monday. On Thursday, British Prime Minister Theresa May said that EU citizens will be given the opportunity to stay in the U.K., her first offer on a major issue that needs to be settled. How’s the British economy looking one year after the ...

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Facebook summit; Stress tests; More oil pain

Click chart for more in-depth data. 1. Spotlight on Facebook:Facebook(FB, Tech30) will hold its first-ever “community summit” on Thursday and Friday in Chicago. The social network has described the event as a way to celebrate the “community builders” who administer Facebook groups. Laurie Segall of CNN Tech has an interview with CEO Mark Zuckerberg about his vision for building online communities. 2. Bank stress: The U.S. Federal Reserve will release the results of its Dodd-Frank stress tests at 4:30 p.m. ET on Thursday. The tests are used to determine whether ...

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Trump in Saudi: US president to address summit of Islamic leaders

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump is expected to underline the need to confront extremism in Islam when he makes a speech in Saudi Arabia later on Sunday. His address, to a summit of regional leaders, will come on the second day of his first presidential trip abroad. It is expected he will attempt to strike a collaborative tone in attempts to bolster support for the US fight against Islamic State (IS) militants. On Saturday, the US signed trade deals of $ 350bn (£270bn) with ...

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EU holds summit without UK to formalise Brexit strategy

European Union countries are meeting in Brussels to discuss a joint strategy for negotiations with the UK over Brexit. Twenty-seven countries will be present, but the UK will not take part. The EU will insist that progress must be made in talks on separating the UK from the EU, before any discussions can begin about future trade relations. Official talks between London and the EU will not begin until after the UK general election on 8 June. In a letter to leaders of the EU-27, European Council President Donald Tusk ...

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Mexican president cancels Trump summit

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has cancelled next week’s trip to Washington to meet US President Donald Trump. His decision comes a day after the new US president unveiled his plan to build a wall along the Mexico-US border. Mr Trump also insisted the US would recoup the costs for the barrier from Mexico, which has strongly objected. Senate Republicans said the US Congress would move ahead with the plan, and it would cost $ 12bn (£9.5bn) to $ 15bn. Mr Pena Nieto announced that he had called off the ...

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Theresa May urges new approach to migrant crisis at UN summit

Theresa May will criticise the West’s response to the migration crisis when she addresses world leaders later. At a UN summit in New York, she will call for a greater distinction between refugees and people trying to enter a country for economic reasons. The PM will also say refugees should claim asylum in the first safe country they reach and stress that nations have a right to control their borders. The UN says a record number of people have been displaced by conflict. Follow the day’s political developments live Will ...

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Trade troubles haunt G20 leaders at China summit

China’s Hangzhou is hosting G20 leaders for the first time Global trade is in trouble: protectionism is on the rise, shipping companies are going bust and giant trade deals are on the rocks. It’s a trend that poses a real challenge to world leaders as they prepare to meet at the G20 summit in China this weekend. Let’s block ads! (Why?) Latest financial news – CNNMoney.com

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Nuclear terrorism fears loom over Obama's final atomic summit

Just as fears of nuclear terrorism are rising, U.S. President Barack Obama’s drive to lock down vulnerable atomic materials worldwide seems to have lost momentum and could slow further. With less than 10 months left in office to follow through on one of his signature foreign policy initiatives, Obama will convene leaders from more than 50 countries in Washington this week for his fourth and final Nuclear Security Summit, a high-level diplomatic process that started and will end on his watch. A boycott by Russian President Vladimir Putin, apparently unwilling ...

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Trump questions NATO, Asia nuclear weapons ahead of Washington summit

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the media during a news conference at the construction site of the Trump International Hotel at the Old Post Office Building in Washington, March 21, 2016. Reuters/Jim Bourg U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Sunday doubled down on his criticism of NATO, a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy for decades, and called for the alliance’s overhaul days before world leaders convene in Washington. President Barack Obama will host the Nuclear Security Summit on Thursday and Friday with 56 delegations in attendance. ...

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SXSW harassment summit tackles tough issues, but has few attendees

SXSW hosted its first-ever online harassment summit on Saturday. The atmosphere at the summit matched its sobering content. Security was much tighter than the typical SXSW panels. It including bag checks upon entering the building, policemen outside of bathrooms and panels, and constant reminders not to leave bags unattended or they would be “confiscated and destroyed.” Each session began with a reading of SXSW’s code of conduct — something that isn’t done at other panels. It painted a stark picture of the day-to-day fear that online harassment victims live in. ...

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