EU nations react with surprise, defiance to Trump remarks
BERLIN (AP) ? European Union nations reacted with surprise and defiance Monday to comments by President-elect Donald Trump, who said in an interview that he believed NATO was "obsolete" and that more member states would leave the 28-nation EU.
Kyrgyzstan: Cargo plane crash kills 37, destroys village
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) ? A Turkish cargo plane crashed Monday in a residential area just outside the main airport in Kyrgyzstan, destroying half of a village and killing at least 37 people in the plane and on the ground, the Emergency Situations Ministry said.
Iraqi troops advance in eastern Mosul amid fierce clashes
Iraqi special forces battled Islamic State militants on Monday in two key neighborhoods in the eastern half of Mosul, a senior commander said, advancing deeper after fully routing IS from the sprawling ...
Kyrgyzstan blames pilot error for Turkish cargo plane crash
A cargo plane attempting to land in thick fog crashed Monday into a village near Kyrgyzstan's main airport and killed at least 37 people, with authorities blaming "pilot error". "According to preliminary information, the plane crashed due to a pilot error," Kyrgyz Deputy Prime Minister Muhammetkaly Abulgaziev said at a briefing broadcast on state television. The plane, operated by a Turkish cargo airline, was attempting a landing at the Manas airport in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek in thick fog.
May welcomes Trump commitment to U.S.-UK trade deal - spokeswomanIn an interview with The Times of London newspaper, Trump said that Britain's exit from the European Union would turn out to be a great thing and promised to strike a swift bilateral trade deal with the United Kingdom. May's spokeswoman also said she expected the first meeting between the British leader and Trump to take place in the United States, and that arrangements were being worked on.
'Fantasy' to think others will follow Brexit, EU's Moscovici tells TrumpIt's fantasy to think other European countries will follow Britain in deciding to leave the European Union, a top European official said on Monday, after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said he believed it would be the case. Asked about Trump's comments in an interview with the Times of London newspaper, European Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said the cost of Brexit would be "considerable" and that it would deter other countries to follow suit. "I'm not worried, I think this idea that Brexit is going to be contagious is a fantasy, a bad fantasy," Moscovici told reporters in Paris.
Merkel, responding to Trump, says Europe's fate is in its own handsBERLIN (Reuters) - Europe's destiny lies in its own hands, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday in response to comments from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, who said in a newspaper interview he believed other countries would leave the EU after Britain. "I think we Europeans have our fate in our own hands," Merkel told a joint news conference with New Zealand's prime minister. Asked about Trump's criticism of her migrant policy, Merkel said: "I am personally waiting for the inauguration of the U.S. president. Then of course we will work with him on all levels. ...
Northern Ireland faces early election amid political impasse
By Amanda Ferguson BELFAST (Reuters) - Britain's Northern Ireland minister is expected later on Monday to call an early election in the province, a week after the resignation of Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness effectively toppled its eight-month-old devolved government. McGuinness stood down in protest at First Minister Arlene Foster's handling of a controversial green-energy scheme, risking political paralysis in the region just as Britain is preparing for talks to leave the European Union. British Prime Minister Theresa May made a last-ditch attempt to persuade McGuiness' Irish nationalist Sinn Fein and Foster's pro-British Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to overcome the impasse.
Federer returns with a win, joins Murray in 2nd round
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) ? Roger Federer returned from a six-month layoff to beat fellow 35-year-old Jurgen Melzer just before midnight on day one of the Australian Open, agreeing it felt a bit like coming home.
Belfast power-sharing faces Monday deadline for destruction
DUBLIN (AP) ? Northern Ireland's power-sharing government faced imminent collapse Monday as rival British Protestant and Irish Catholic leaders accused each other of wrecking the coalition at the heart of the territory's peace process.