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On last foreign tour, Obama must find a way to explain Trump

November 12, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was supposed to be his grand valedictory tour. Now President Barack Obama must use his last major trip abroad to try to calm shocked world leaders about the outcome of the U.S. election, and what comes next when Donald Trump is president. Trump’s unforeseen victory has triggered pangs of uncertainty at [&hellip...

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The Latest: EU official: Trump risk to Europe-US relations

November 11, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

LONDON (AP) — The latest on world reaction to the U.S. presidential election (all times local): 8:45 p.m. The European Commission president says that Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president poses risks to intercontinental relations. Speaking to...

UN reports civilian killings, other atrocities in Mosul

November 11, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

  BASHIQA, Iraq (AP) — New reports emerged Friday of public killings and other atrocities committed against Mosul residents by Islamic State militants, including dozens of civilians whose bullet-riddled bodies were hung from telephone polls after they...

Mass rally planned in Seoul calling for Park’s ouster

November 11, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Tens, and possibly hundreds, of thousands of South Koreans were expected to rally in Seoul on Saturday demanding the ouster of President Park Geun-hye in what would be one of the biggest protests in the country since its...

Kurdish-led fighters marching against IS near Syria’s Raqqa

November 10, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian Kurdish-led force fighting the Islamic State group north of the country is on the verge of surrounding a wide area north of the IS stronghold of Raqqa, a spokeswoman for the group said Thursday. Cihan Ehmed of the U.S.-backed Syria...

Iraq troops slow Mosul advance as they clear neighborhoods

November 10, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi troops fired at positions held by the Islamic State group in and around the northern city of Mosul on Thursday but did not advance as they regrouped and cleared neighborhoods once occupied by the extremists, military officials said....

Report: US close to accepting 100s of Australia’s refugees

November 10, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The United States and Australia were close to announcing a deal in which the United States would resettle hundreds of asylum seekers banished by Australia to Pacific island camps, a newspaper reported on Friday. The U.S. had...

German consulate in northern Afghanistan comes under attack

November 10, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Germany’s consulate in northern Afghanistan was attacked late Thursday when a suicide car bomber rammed the compound, a senior police official said. The car exploded at the gate of the consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif city,...

Trump election elicits fears, some cheers around the globe

November 9, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

A broker reacts as new elected U.S. President Donald Trump shows up on a television screen at the stock market in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. Around the world, people reacted with fears and cheers to news of the election of Donald Trump. (AP...

New Zealand cuts interest rates to record low 1.75 percent

November 9, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s central bank on Thursday cut interest rates to a record low 1.75 percent in an effort to boost inflation and lower the value of the currency. The Reserve Bank cut its benchmark rate by 0.25 percent, its...