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Defiant EU nations ready themselves for Trump presidency

Defiant EU nations ready themselves for Trump presidency

BRUSSELS — European Union nations bracing for the looming Donald Trump presidency showed defiance Monday in the face of the president-elect's stinging comments on everything from NATO and German cars to the crumbling of the EU itself.
Ivanka Trump lays groundwork for policy role in Washington

Ivanka Trump lays groundwork for policy role in Washington

DES MOINES, Iowa — She may not be working in the White House, but that doesn't mean Ivanka Trump is staying out of politics.

Federal Crown vying to stop private prosecution in B.C. dam collapse case

VANCOUVER — The federal government is moving to stay an advocacy group's private prosecution against the B.C. government and a mining company over the collapse of the Mount Polley tailings dam.

Community of Merritt, B.C., rallies to find work for laid-off Tolko employees

MERRITT, B.C. — Another day-long jobs fair is being held in Merritt, B.C., as the Nicola Valley city tries to find work for about 200 unemployed workers.
As robots take jobs, Europeans mull free money for all

As robots take jobs, Europeans mull free money for all

PARIS — I am, therefore I'm paid. The radical notion that governments should hand out free money to everyone — rich and poor, those who work and those who don't — is slowly but surely gaining ground in Europe.
Global stocks, pound drop amid worries over Brexit

Global stocks, pound drop amid worries over Brexit

TOKYO — Global stock markets and the pound fell on Monday amid worries that Britain will opt for a "hard exit" from the European Union in which it severs its access to the bloc's single market. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 dropped 0.
Kyrgyzstan: Cargo plane crash kills 37, destroys village

Kyrgyzstan: Cargo plane crash kills 37, destroys village

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — 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 Ministr
A look at how Trump might shake things up in Asia

A look at how Trump might shake things up in Asia

BEIJING — Donald Trump has offered views on U.S. relations with Asia that could indicate radical shifts in long-standing policy toward the region.
In Hanoi, Abe says Japan will provide Vietnam patrol vessels

In Hanoi, Abe says Japan will provide Vietnam patrol vessels

HANOI, Vietnam — Japan will provide Vietnam new patrol vessels, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday on the last stop of his four-nation tour to boost his country's trade and security engagements in Asia amid China's rising dominance.

Stark inequality: Oxfam says 8 men as rich as half the world

DAVOS, Switzerland — The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.