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EU nations react with surprise, defiance to Trump remarks

BERLIN (AP) — European Union nations reacted with surprise and defiance Monday to comments made by President-elect Donald Trump, who said in an interview that NATO was “obsolete” and hinted that more member states would leave the 28-nation EU. German … Continue reading

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Oslo temporarily bars diesel cars to combat pollution

Oslo (AFP) – Oslo will ban diesel cars from the road for at least two days this week in a bid to combat rising air pollution, angering some motorists after they were urged to buy diesel cars a few years … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland drifts towards snap elections

Dublin (AFP) – Northern Ireland appears headed for snap elections at a time when Britain will be moving to leave the European Union, with no sign of ending a bitter political impasse before a key deadline on Monday. The election … Continue reading

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UK's Johnson hails Trump offer of quick trade deal

Brussels (AFP) – British foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Monday that US President-elect Donald Trump’s offer of a quick trade deal with Britain as it leaves the European Union was positive news. “I think it’s very good news that … Continue reading

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Pound drops after Brexit backing from Trump

London (AFP) – Prime Minister Theresa May won endorsement from US President-elect Donald Trump over her Brexit course but sterling plunged on Monday on fears that Britain could be on a collision course with its EU allies. Trump said Britain … Continue reading

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US vice president visits Ukraine in show of support

Kiev (AFP) – Outgoing US Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Ukraine on Monday to support the war-scarred country’s leaders amid concerns that ties could chill under Donald Trump. Biden’s one-day visit to meet President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister … Continue reading

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Germany defends car industry after Trump assault

Frankfurt am Main (AFP) – German Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Monday warned US President-elect Donald Trump not to slap punitive tariffs on imports from carmakers like BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen. “The American car industry will be … Continue reading

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Syrian rebel groups to attend Astana peace talks

Beirut (AFP) – Syrian rebel groups will attend talks in the Kazakh capital next week aimed at bringing an end to the country’s nearly six-year war, rebel officials told AFP on Monday. “All the rebel groups are going. Everyone has … Continue reading

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Turkey takes key step to expanding Erdogan powers

Istanbul (AFP) – Turkey was a key step closer on Monday to dramatically expanding the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after parliament approved, on first reading, a bill critics fear will lead to one-man rule. The parliament backed the … Continue reading

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Top Egypt court rejects islands transfer to Saudi Arabia

Cairo (AFP) – Egypt’s top administrative court upheld on Monday a ruling voiding a government agreement to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia in a deal that sparked protests. The government had appealed against a lower court … Continue reading

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