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President Donald Trump's abrupt decision to pull U.S. troops out of Northern Syria earlier this year paved the way for Turkish fighters to invade the region, resulting in the deaths of U.S.-backed Kurdish soldiers and the escape of numerous imprisoned ISIS fighters.

The possible resurgence of ISIS came up today in a bilateral discussion between Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron at a NATO summit in London on Tuesday.

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President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron shared an awkward handshake this past weekend to close out the G7 summit in France.

Trump often uses handshakes as an expression of dominance—squeezing the recipient's hand, jerking it around, and refusing to let go. The result, rather than an assertion of power, often just results in awkwardness for nearly everyone but the president himself.

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Brazillian President Jair Bolsonaro refused to accept $22 million worth of aid from G7 countries to extinguish the fires raging through the Amazon rainforest, which supplies a wealth of the world's most vital resources.

Bolsonaro then signaled that he would consider accepting the aid when French President Emmanuel Macron apologizes.

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President Donald Trump gathered with other world leaders on Thursday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, in which allied troops invaded Normandy to move against Nazi control of France.

With hundreds of thousands of troops across an array of allegiances dying that day, the world leaders signed a solemn proclamation to mark it. The proclamation notes the horrors each country faced in the wake of World War II, and the leaders acknowledged their responsibility in making sure conflict of that degree never happens again.

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The Trump administration's tacit acceptance of violent rhetoric has reached a new low: they're declining to join New Zealand and France in a commitment to fight online terrorism.

The Christchurch Call for Action, named after the March 15 mass shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, encourages tech companies to work together to step up their efforts to keep terrorism off social media. The Christchurch massacre was livestreamed on Facebook, and viewed and reposted by millions before Facebook was able to block it.

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Decency has never been the strong suit of President Donald Trump. While Americans may have gotten used to this, the French government is calling the President out for it.

It began in response to comments by French President Emmanuel Macron in favor of a united European defense system. Trump subsequently mocked France for being invaded by Germany in the Second World War and railed against Macron. Donald Trump posted the tweets on the third anniversary of the Bataclan terrorist attack in Paris which killed 130 people.

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French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during Armistice Day commemorations in Paris, France October 11, 2018. (Global News/YouTube)

World leaders gathered in France over the weekend to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice signed between the Allied Forces of WWI and Germany on November 11, 1918. Celebrated as Armistice Day, in the United States, the day became known as Veterans' Day to recognize all veterans of all conflicts.

President Donald Trump attended some of the events at the gathering, although he drew heavy criticism for skipping a visit to Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and walking the Champs-Élysées with other world leaders. The White House initially cited weather and logistics, but later changed the story to shift blame onto the Secret Service for grounding the President's helicopter.

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