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VIDEO: Pompeo Declares The West is winning over Russian and Chinese desires for empire – WATCH

MUNICH (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended on Saturday his nation’s global role despite misgivings in Europe, vowing that Western values would prevail over Russian and Chinese desires for “empire”.

Seeking to reassure Europeans troubled by U.S. President Donald Trump’s “America first” rhetoric, his ambivalence over the NATO military alliance and tariffs on European goods, Pompeo said there was no crisis in Western leadership.

“I’m happy to report that the death of the transatlantic alliance is grossly exaggerated. The West is winning, and we’re winning together,” he said in a speech at the Munich Security Conference, listing U.S. steps to protect liberal democracies.

Source: ‘The West is winning,’ U.S. tells China; France wary

BREAKING: China, Russia to lift North Korea UN sanctions to let it export products to the world

China and Russia have proposed that the UN Security Council lift a ban on North Korea exporting statues, seafood and textiles, according to a draft resolution seen by Reuters.

Monday’s draft also called for a ban to be lifted on North Koreans working abroad and the termination of a 2017 requirement for all North Korean workers to be repatriated by next week.

The draft would also exempt inter-Korean rail and road cooperation projects from UN sanctions.

Source: China, Russia may lift NKorea UN sanctions

Erdogan names Trump, Putin his most admired world leaders 

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday named U.S. President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Qatar’s Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani as the leaders whom he most admires.

In a Q&A with university students, Erdogan said he struggles to name a current inspirational leader from Europe.

Source: Erdogan names Trump, Putin among leaders whom he admires

North Korea insults Trump ‘heedless and erratic old man’ after the he says Kim Jong-un risks losing everything

Pyongyang responds to tweets on denuclearization The Guardian view on North Korea: a brewing nuclear crisis North Korea insulted Donald Trump again on Monday, calling him a “heedless and erratic old man” after he tweeted that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un wouldn’t want to abandon a special relationship between the two leaders and affect the US presidential election by resuming hostile acts .

Source: North Korea insults Trump as ‘heedless and erratic old man’ as tension rises

VIDEO: Trump caught on hot mic mocking Trudeau NATO gossiping “That was funny when I said the guy’s two-faced” – WATCH

Donald Trump has been overheard hailing his “funny” comment about “two-faced” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Mr Trump was later caught in an audio recording commenting to an unidentified individual about his decision to cancel his close-of-summit news conference.

The individual said: “You’ll be in double digits for press conferences.”

The US president replied: “And then you know what they’ll say? He didn’t do a press conference! He didn’t do a press conference!”

In apparent reference to Mr Trudeau, Mr Trump then added: “That was funny when I said the guy’s two-faced.”

Source: NATO summit: Donald Trump caught on mic laughing about Trudeau attack

VIDEO: Trump confused getting directions at NATO summit – WATCH

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg guides Donald Trump out the summit hall after a group photo (Picture: AP)

The Nato summit has brought together some of the world’s most well educated people. But despite those gathered being able to lead a country (albeit to various degrees of success), the simple matter of directions has quite literally got lost on them.

Source: Donald Trump has trouble with directions at Nato summit