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South Korean prosecutors to question president over alleged ties to a cult

Prosecutors are investigating whether Park exerted improper pressure on "chaebol" conglomerate bosses to raise funds for two foundations at the center of an influence-peddling scandal involving a friend of hers.<p>Prosecutors have already questioned the chairmen of Hyundai Motor and Korean Air Lines …

Trump warned by Nato chief that 'going it alone is not an option'

Exclusive: West facing its ‘greatest challenge to security in a generation’ says Jens Stoltenberg as he speaks of his fears for alliance between Europe and US<p>Nato’s secretary-general has issued a dramatic warning to the US president-elect Donald Trump: “Going it alone is not an option, either for …

Russia

Merkel and Trump spoke about continuing U.S.-German ties: spokesman | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump spoke by telephone on Thursday about continuing longstanding ties between Germany and the United States, a spokesman for Merkel said on Friday.<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a statement on the U.S. …

Italy court dismisses appeal against Dec. 4 reform referendum

Milan (Reuters) - A Milan civil court on Thursday rejected an appeal against the wording of a Dec. 4 national referendum on constitutional reform.<p>Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi speaks during a rally in downtown Rome, Italy in this October 29, 2016 file photo. REUTERS/Remo Casilli/File …

It’s Putin’s World Now

As the Kremlin worked hard to facilitate Trump’s rise, its maneuvering elsewhere in the world has been downright chilling.<p>If, as the poet says, …

Brexit and Trump are just the start — populism will strike Europe next

Donald Trump's surprise victory in the US presidential election has consolidated the global antiestablishment mood sparked by Britain's summer vote to leave the European Union, according to financial and political analysts.<p>The Australian investment bank Macquarie sums it up most succinctly in its …

Beijing to the US: Your democracy is broken, please don’t change a thing

What does China want the most from a Donald Trump presidency? Stability.<p>China-US relations won’t go through any major change under president Trump, because the world’s two biggest economies must ensure “healthy development” in economy and trade to fulfill their interests, predicts a commentary …

Donald Trump will be the only climate-denying world leader

If a Donald J. Trump administration acts on the president-elect's view that global warming's a "hoax," the consequences of the presidential election …

Trump's Election Gives Hope To Europe's Far Right

There's an expression in French, <i>"Jamais deux sans trois,"</i> or "Never two without three." After Brexit and Trump, will Marine Le Pen be next?<p>France holds its presidential election next spring, and Le Pen, the leader of the country's far-right National Front party, could well be one of the top two …

US election 2016: Why Russia is celebrating Trump win

<b>Deputies in Russia's parliament broke into applause at the news Donald Trump had been elected US president.</b><p>Vladimir Putin wasted no time sending his congratulations and state TV channels switched quickly from claims of fraud, to hailing the triumph of the "man of the people".<p>Donald Trump's win …

Israeli minister: Donald Trump's win means the Palestinians will never have their own state

Donald Trump's election victory means the Palestinian people will never have a state of their own, a Right-wing Israeli government minister has said as he hailed the demise of a "two-state solution" in the Middle East.<p>Naftali Bennett, Israel's education minister, is a champion of Jewish settlers in …

Obama faces sharp repudiation and a legacy nightmare

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> For President Barack Obama, Donald Trump's presidential victory is nothing less than a nightmare.<p>His longstanding vision for progressive change faced sharp and unexpected repudiation Tuesday night from voters still fuming at their perceived diminished prospects. By Obama's own …

Government

What Trump's war against ISIL might look like

President-elect Donald Trump has said he will give his generals 30 days after he takes office to come up with a plan to soundly defeat the Islamic State.<p>What will it look like?<p>There's not a lot to go on, since he has been short on specifics. Trump has said he would ramp up the war against the …

Crucifixions and vice patrols — ISIS is maintaining its grip on Mosul

The five bodies were put on display at a road junction, a clear message to the city's remaining 1.5 million residents that the ultra-hardline Islamists are still in charge, despite losing territory to the east of the city.<p>Thousands of Islamic State fighters have run Mosul, the largest city under …

Donald Trump's election has Wall Street questioning the future of the Federal Reserve

Among the myriad uncertain consequences of Trump's election is the real possibility of a major shake-up at the Federal Reserve.<p>Jefferies economist Sean Darby said that in terms of possible problems for the economy going forward the "main risk is monetary policy uncertainty."<p>The most striking …

Leaders, people across the world react to Trump's victory

World leaders, presidents and prime ministers, officials, politicians, people from all walks of life and even the Taliban in Afghanistan are reacting to Donald Trump's astounding victory as America's 45th president.<p>Here are the highlights of what some of them said on Wednesday:<p>"Russia is ready and …

Canada’s Immigration Site Crashes as Donald Trump Closes In on Victory

Left-leaning American citizens are exploring their options to the north as Donald Trump tonight seems to be closing in on an upset victory over …

Russia, China, ISIS: Trump Will Face Foreign Policy Challenges

LONDON — U.S. elections are rarely won on foreign policy — presidents enter the Oval Office focused on changing America, not the world.<p>But many presidents end up being defined by their foreign policy decisions.<p>Donald Trump's first priority will be to deal with the challenges to American dominance …

Putin applauds Trump win and hails new era of positive ties with US

Russian president Vladimir Putin called for a new era of “fully fledged relations” between his country and the US yesterday after a surprise victory which was applauded in the Russian parliament and prompted speculation that US-imposed sanctions could be lifted.<p>After an election campaign in which …

Russia

How Donald Trump won the election

IT IS the biggest political upset in living memory. On the night of November 8th 2016 America decided that Donald Trump would be its 45th president. …

China Responds to U.S. Election With Heavy Censorship, Light Schadenfreude

The reaction among the United States' strongest allies in Asia — Japan and South Korea — was more severe, however, as local stock markets plunged.<p>As …

DEUTSCHE BANK: 'Bye, bye globalisation'

Writing in the bank's FX Blog, chief forex strategist George Saravelos argues that eight years on from the collapse of Lehman Brothers, numerous signs point to the slow death of globalisation.<p>"If 2008 marked the trigger, this year is likely to be remembered for signaling the persistence of a new …

CORBYN: Trump's victory is the rejection of a political system 'that simply isn’t working'

The Labour leader released the statement on Wednesday morning, as Brits woke up to the shock news that Trump had outperformed Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States.<p>The Islington North MP added that the result was a clear indication that politicians must find offer a real …

Israel strikes Syria after rocket hits Golan Heights

The Israeli military says it has struck a Syrian army artillery position after a rocket from Syria hit the Israeli-controlled part of the Golan Heights.<p>The military believes the rocket attack, which caused no casualties, was errant fire that spilled over the frontier Wednesday from the civil …

4 foreign policy crises that could erupt under President Trump

Donald Trump’s coziness with Vladimir Putin, casual talk of forcing Mexico to build a border wall, and muddled messaging on whether he'd start a trade war with China makes it easy to assume that the president-elect’s foreign policy is a jumbled mishmash of ideas lacking any coherent philosophy.<p>That …

Syria Conflict: Russian Aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov To Launch Strikes On Rebel Regions Around Aleppo

In a further escalation of conflict in Syria, Russia has sent a naval group led by its aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov to launch strikes on rebel …

What President Trump's Agenda Means for Small Business Owners

Robert Brooker is as surprised as everyone else about Donald Trump’s upset victory over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night. …

Trump has 'every intention' of recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Israeli government ministers and political figures are pushing the US president-elect, Donald Trump, to quickly fulfill his campaign promise to overturn decades of US foreign policy and recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv.<p>Their calls came as one of …

Israel

What Comes Next for the Markets After Donald Trump's Win

The unexpected victory of businessman Donald Trump Tuesday night in the race to become America’s 45th president sent shockwaves through global …