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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....

Angered Indians demand Gandhi flip-flops be removed from Amazon

Flip-flops depicting independence leader Mahatma Gandhi for sale on Amazon have triggered anger with Indians, who took to social media over the weekend to demand their immediate removal.

Trump says more countries could leave EU over migration

US president-elect Donald Trump criticized the European Union and Germany for their immigration policies in a joint interview published Sunday by Britain's The Times and Germany's Bild newspapers...

Auto workers sceptical of Trump but hopeful for tougher trade policy

Donald Trump's vow to cancel or renegotiate US trade agreements helped him win votes from union members in key states. But auto workers in Toledo, Ohio, remain wary.

Poland welcomes US troops sent to strengthen NATO's eastern frontier

Polish leaders extended an enthusiastic welcome on Saturday to US troops deployed to support NATO's Eastern European flank.

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket makes first launch since September explosion

An unmanned SpaceX rocket blasted off from a California launch pad on Saturday and delivered 10 satellites into low Earth orbit.

Trump pours scorn on US civil rights icon John Lewis

Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to criticize civil rights champion John Lewis after the veteran lawmaker said he didn't consider the president-elect "a legitimate president."

Merkel looks to a sceptical Trump to bolster free trade policies

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she will seek support from US president-elect Donald Trump in promoting free trade policies among the world's leading economies.

Trump open to lifting hacking sanctions on Russia

US president-elect Donald Trump is considering lifting sanctions ordered on Russia in response to Kremlin-directed interference in the US presidential election, he told the Wall Street Journal in...

Report: German agencies warn over Moscow efforts to weaken EU-US ties

German intelligence issued a report to the federal government accusing Russia of trying to weaken the relationship between European and US agencies, Der Spiegel reported Saturday.

Mexico's economy minister may give Trump a taste of his own medicine

Mexican economy minister Ildefonso Guajardo said Friday that he is preparing for any future negotiations with Donald Trump by studying the US president-elect's own book.