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General Motors announces 1-billion-dollar investment in US workforce

General Motors will join other carmakers in opting to invest and hire inside the United States, the company announced on Tuesday, days before the inauguration of president-elect Donald Trump.

Report: US and EU make "considerable progress" on TTIP negotiations

The European Union and the United States have made "considerable progress" in negotiating the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) since the talks began in July 2013, according to...

Rowhani says Trump's criticism of Iran nuclear deal is 'just talk'

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani on Tuesday dismissed remarks by the US president-elect criticizing the nuclear deal with Iran as "just talk."

Estonia, Lithuania sign defence deal with US after Trump bashes NATO

Estonia and Lithuania signed bilateral defence agreements with the US, just days after US-president elect Donald Trump bashed their common military alliance NATO.

Russia: US wanted to use Islamic State to overthrow Syria's Assad

The United States and its allies hoped to take advantage of groups they themselves designated as terrorists

King's son visits Trump after his sharp words with civil rights icon

President-elect Donald Trump met Monday with the son of slain civil rights leader Reverend Martin Luther King to discuss voting rights.

Last man on the moon, US astronaut Gene Cernan, dies

The US astronaut Gene Cernan, the last astronaut to leave footprints on the moon, has died at the age of 82, the US space agency NASA said on Monday.

Hollande to Trump: Europe doesn't need "outside advice"

French President Francois Hollande rejected remarks by US president-elect Donald Trump on the future of the European Union, saying the bloc does not need lessons from abroad.

Wife of Orlando gay nightclub shooter arrested in California

The wife of the man who killed 49 people in a gay nightclub in Florida in June has been arrested, the FBI in San Francisco said Monday.

Merkel warns against speedy Brexit talks ahead of May's speech

German Chancellor Angela Merkel played down expectations on Monday of a rapid round of negotiations aimed at ending Britain's membership in the European Union.

Merkel fires back at Trump, says Europe will choose its own 'destiny'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday fired back at US president-elect Donald Trump's denunciation of her liberal stance on refugees and his dismissal of the NATO military alliance as "...

Pound swoons ahead of May Brexit speech as Trump reaches out on trade

The pound seemed to be calming down Monday after several hours of convulsions that saw it hit its lowest point since October as Britain braced itself for Prime Minister Theresa May to unveil her "...

Poroshenko to Biden: Ukraine will never submit to Russia

Ukraine will never submit to Russian aggression and return to being a vassal of the Russian empire, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday to US Vice President Joe Biden, who was...

Merkel to 'work closely' with Trump despite attack over migration

Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to "work closely" with incoming US president Donald Trump despite his attack on her handling of the German refugee crisis, her spokesman Steffen Seibert says.

Trump's warning to German carmakers hits shares

Shares in German carmakers tumbled on Monday after incoming US president Donald Trump threatened the industry with hefty penalties for selling cars in the US market that were produced elsewhere....