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Trump adviser Scaramucci says parts, not all, of NATO are obsolete
By Carmel Crimmins DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Donald Trump's comments about NATO being "obsolete" reflect how the world has changed, but should not be interpreted as meaning that it needs to be consigned to history, a senior adviser to the U.S. president-elect said on Tuesday. Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Monday that Trump's comments had aroused concern across the 28-member alliance. Trump, who is due to be sworn in on Friday, criticized NATO for not defending against terrorist attacks.
Germany, Qatar surge into last 16 at Handball Worlds
Germany and Qatar battled into the knock-out round of the World Handball Championships with pool-phase wins over Saudi Arabia 38-24 and Argentina 21-17 respectively on Tuesday as holders France beat Russia 35-24 to take pole position in their group. For European champions Germany it was a third win from three games in Group C and they even partially rested their star winger Uwe Gensheimer, who nevertheless racked up four goals in 30 minutes in Rouen and oversaw a first half where the result was wrapped up with the score 21-13 at the break. "It was difficult to keep the concentration high in this game, but this was quite normal after we had a similar match against Chile," said Germany coach Dagur Sigurdsson.
University of California's Napolitano in hospital for cancer
University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary, has been undergoing cancer treatment for five months and has been hospitalized after suffering complications, ...
Trump Commerce nominee Ross to sell private equity firm stakeWilbur Ross, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Commerce Secretary, has pledged to sell his stake in his main private equity firm and resign from corporate boards but will keep his interests in mortgage lending and shipping. In an ethics agreement published on Tuesday, the billionaire investor vowed to sell shares in Invesco Ltd , the parent company of W.L. Ross & Co, valued at up to $50 million. The federal disclosure forms for presidential appointees allow asset values to be listed in wide ranges with a maximum threshold of "over $50 million".
Interior nominee Zinke disputes Trump on climate change
Donald Trump's choice to head the Interior Department on Tuesday rejected the president-elect's claim that climate change is a hoax, saying it is indisputable that environmental changes are affecting the ...
United Airlines 4Q profit drops 52 percent to $397 million
Lower average fares and higher labor costs led to a 52 percent drop in fourth-quarter profit at United Airlines, but sadly for passengers those lower prices may soon be a memory. The amount that the average ...
US judge OKs plan for Caesars' unit to exit $18B bankruptcy
CHICAGO (AP) ? A federal judge gave the thumbs-up Tuesday to a plan to reorganize a subsidiary of casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp., clearing the way for the operating unit to exit bankruptcy two years after filing for Chapter 11 protection with $18 billion in debt.
Bill would let women sue doctors who perform their abortions