Trump adviser Scaramucci says parts, not all, of NATO 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.
Instant View: Reaction to Brexit speech by PM Theresa MayBritain will leave the EU's single market when it exits the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday, putting an end to speculation that London might try to seek a "soft Brexit". FINNISH FINANCE MINISTER PETTERI ORPO, ON TWITTER "Britain has laid out its plan for #brexit. United we stand, divided we fall." MARCEL FRATZSCHER, PRESIDENT OF GERMANY'S DIW ECONOMIC INSTITUTE "Theresa May?s promise to turn Britain into a ?global trading nation? after Brexit is an illusion, just like Donald Trump?s promise to make America great again with the help of protectionist measures.
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PARIS (AP) ? The French jihadi left prison to serve out his parole, landing a part-time job as required. Then came the deadly Nov. 13, 2015, attacks in Paris. Sofiyan Ifren was placed under house arrest, where he has stayed ever since. Stuck at home, he cannot serve out the terms of his parole.
Instant view - Reaction to Brexit speech by PM Theresa MayPrime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday Britain could not remain a member of the EU single market after leaving the European Union, but would seek an agreement to allow for the freest possible trade in goods and services. "We too want the best, closest and most trusting relationship and wish for constructive negotiations with this goal. At least now we know what UK wants #HardBrexit" "UK's plan seems a bit ambitious - trade as free as possible, full control on immigration ... where is the give for all the take?" FORMER SWEDISH FOREIGN MINISTER AND PRIME MINISTER CARL BILDT, ON TWITTER "I regret the approach the UK government has taken.
MH370 hunt ends, maybe forever, after nearly 3 years, $160M
The nearly three-year search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ended Tuesday, possibly forever ? not because investigators have run out of leads, but because the countries involved in the expensive and ...
New drought strikes millions in Ethiopia, still reeling from El Nino
By Katy Migiro NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Millions of Ethiopians face a hunger crisis for a second consecutive year after drought hit sub-Saharan Africa's second most populous nation, the United Nations said on Tuesday as it appealed for more than $900 million in aid. "Last year, (we were)... able to mount the biggest drought response operation in global history," Mitiku Kassa, head of Ethiopia's National Disaster Risk Management Commission, said in a statement. Ethiopia's latest rain failure has mainly hit southern livestock-herding communities, unlike last year when hunger was worst in the north and west.
New report: Abortions in US drop to lowest level since 1974
NEW YORK (AP) ? Even as the election outcome intensifies America's abortion debate, a comprehensive new survey finds the annual number of abortions in the U.S has dropped to well under 1 million, the lowest level since 1974.