Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and U.S. President Donald Trump inspect a Guard of Honour, formed of the Coldstream Guards at Windsor Castle on July 13, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Richard Pohle - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II previously met 12 United States Presidents and today she met her 13th, President Donald Trump. Her Majesty met 10 of the 11 Presidents that took office after her 1953 coronation as well as Herbert Hoover after he was President and Harry Truman before she was Queen.

Before the meeting, the President had glowing praise for the British Monarch.

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The United Kingdom, under the guidance of Prime Minister Theresa May, prepares to expel 23 Russian diplomats after the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia.

Skripal, a former Russian spy, and his adult daughter were found March 4. It is believed they were poisoned as part of an assassination attempt.

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President Donald Trump participates in a meeting with leaders of the steel industry at the White House March 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump announced planned tariffs on imported steel and aluminum during the meeting, with details to be released at a later date. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

On Thursday, President Donald Trump announced his administration plans to impose a 25 percent tariff on steel and a 10 percent tariff on aluminium. The United States’ primary trade partners reacted immediately, leading to speculation of a trade war that caused significant drops in global markets.

Canada, the European Union, and Great Britain vowed to introduce tariffs against US imports in response to the new tariffs. Mexico, China and Brazil also announced retaliatory steps being considered.

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Russia, U.S. allies, and President Donald Trump's own far-right base reacted yesterday to the news that the United States, on President Trump's orders, launched a military strike on a Syrian government airbase in response to a chemical attack in Idlib province that killed more than 80 civilians. Although many countries around the world praised the unilateral attack on Bashar al-Assad's regime, tensions between Russia––currently the subject of a probe into interference in last year's presidential election––and the United States flared, with the former nation condemning the assault as an "act of aggression" while Trump faced scathing criticism from the far-right voters, who feel Trump betrayed a key non-intervention campaign promise.


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