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Trump shakes postwar order, in blow to Europe BRUSSELS: Europe must pull together or risk being sidelined as Donald Trump signals the end of a postwar transatlantic partnership credited with keeping the peace for the past 70 years, analysts and officials say.Fears about the US president-elect's isolationist stance became a reality this week when Trump challenged basic assumptions about the role of an "obsolete" NATO and backed the break-up of the European Union.The shock was palpable among countries who up to now have considered themselves among Washington's closest allies but now face a sobering new reality when the billionaire businessman is inaugurated on Friday.Europe already faces a host of problems -- Britain's impending EU exit, a nasty stand-off with Russia, and turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa driving terrorism and the worst migrant crisis since World War II.Against this backdrop, Europe could now have to take the difficult but very costly steps required to provide security ...

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Trump touts new Wal-Mart, GM and Bayer-Monsanto investments WASHINGTON: President-elect Donald Trump Tuesday trumpeted a trio of major company announcements pledging additional investments in the United States as proof his America-first stance on the economy is already producing results.Wal-Mart Stores, General Motors as well as Bayer and Monsanto, which are in the process of merging, unveiled plans for job creations, new stores, research and assembly plants."Thank you to General Motors and Walmart for starting the big jobs push back into the US!" Trump ...

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Canada PM set to shuffle officials to handle Trump challenge OTTAWA: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau plans to promote a former army commander as he shuffles senior officials to help handle ties with the Trump administration, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.Chief whip Andrew Leslie, who helps oversee members of the ruling Liberal Party in the House of Commons, will be made a member of the special cabinet committee on Canada-U.S. relations, said the source, who asked to remain anonymous because the ...

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Trump tweets... the wrong Ivanka NEW YORK: His daughter Ivanka may be Donald Trump's favorite child but the president-elect apparently doesn't know her Twitter handle, mistaking her for a British woman from the seaside town of Brighton.On Sunday night, the Republican retweeted praise for his daughter from a Twitter user after CNN broadcast a profile of the incoming first daughter and wife of White House advisor in waiting Jared Kushner.But instead of using the 35-year-old businesswoman's @IvankaTrump handle, the Twitter ...

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Trump's popularity lowest of any president in decades: polls WASHINGTON: President-elect Donald Trump takes office this week with dismal approval and popularity numbers, according to polls out Tuesday, underscoring the deep divisions among Americans as the New York businessman prepares for his inauguration.A CNN/ORC poll showed 40 percent of respondents approved of the way Trump has been handling the transition period heading into Friday's inauguration, a figure that's sharply lower than any incoming US president in recent history.Trump will enter the Oval Office as ...

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Trump makes the wrong Ivanka famous on Twitter US President-elect Donald Trump made error when he responded to a complimentary tweet about his daughter.Trump was quoting praise for his daughter from another Twitter user, who had used the wrong username. He posted, @Ivanka Trump is great, a woman with real character and class, read a tweet Trump shared from Massachusetts chiropractor Lawrence Goodstein, whose account has since gone private amid sudden publicity.Donald Trump has accidentally mentioned a former Labour Party employee from Brighton ...

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Five dead in shooting at Mexico music festival PLAYA DEL CARMEN: A shooting erupted during an electronic music festival at a Mexican beach resort early Monday, leaving five people dead, including one in a stampede as revelers fled in panic.Fifteen other people were injured in the melee after a gunman opened fire on security guards preventing him from entering the Blue Parrot nightclub during the BPM festival in Playa del Carmen, the Quintana Roo state prosecutor's office said in a statement.According to the ...