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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is asserting that countries like France that he says are compromised by terrorism may be subjected to the "extreme vetting" he proposes as a deterrent to attacks in the U.S.
Britain's new finance minister Philip Hammond sought to address concerns among global finance chiefs about the uncertain path ahead for the country's exit from the European Union, saying there could be more clarity later this year. "We have to be ready as government, the Bank of England has to be ready as monetary authority, throughout that period to respond to any instability created by that uncertainty and to ensure that the economy continues to operate smoothly," he said. Hammond, speaking after his first meeting with his fellow global finance chiefs from the Group of 20 economies, said concern about the shock result of Britain's EU membership referendum had increased uncertainty about the global economy.