Trump and May pa­per over dif­fer­ences

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Mrs Theresa May and Mr Don­ald Trump en­tered a news con­fer­ence yes­ter­day hold­ing hands and went out of their way to praise each other’s lead­er­ship, a day af­ter the United States Pres­i­dent as­sailed the British Prime Min­is­ter’s Brexit strat­egy and said one of her po­lit­i­cal op­po­nents would make a good prime min­is­ter.

They said they would com­plete a trade deal as soon as Bri­tain leaves the Euro­pean Union, af­ter Mr Trump said an ac­cord might not be pos­si­ble be­cause of her de­ci­sion to main­tain ties with the EU.

ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

Sin­ga­pore­ans in Paris met Prime Min­is­ter Lee Hsien Loong at the Ho­tel na­tional des In­valides yes­ter­day. PM Lee is on a three-day of­fi­cial visit to France, and will at­tend the Bastille Day pa­rade to­day as a guest-ofhonour at the in­vi­ta­tion of French Pres­i­dent Em­manuel Macron.

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