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Allied leaders extend a hand to US at their peril

Trump snubs them all in one way or the other, except Merkel who has reminded him of America's obligations under Geneva Conventions to accept refugees fleeing war
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 05:50

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Mr Trump (left) signed an executive order halting the entry of citizens from some Muslim countries a few hours after Ms May left Washington after meeting him.

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Mrs Merkel (above) has kept a cool distance from Mr Trump, while Mr Trudeau has avoided public criticism of the US president.

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Mrs Merkel has kept a cool distance from Mr Trump, while Mr Trudeau (above) has avoided public criticism of the US president.

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Just before Mr Peña Nieto (above) was to meet Mr Trump in Washington, the US leader issued executive orders calling to build a wall along the Mexican border.

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Mr Abe (above) felt the sting of Mr Trump's actions when the latter decided to abandon the TPP deal, ignoring Mr Abe's request not to do so.

London

IT HAD all been going so well.

Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain had just left Washington on Friday evening after a tense but successful first visit with President Donald Trump for a 10-hour flight to Ankara for her next awkward encounter, with the increasingly

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