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EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, center, talks with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, right and Belgium's Foreign Minister Didier Reynders during an EU foreign ministers meeting at the EU Council in Brussels on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.<br>Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP

Defiant EU nations ready themselves for Trump presidency

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.


Trump calls NATO obsolete and dismisses EU in German interview

Wading into foreign affairs days before his inauguration, President-elect Donald Trump said Britain's decision to leave the European Union would "end up being a great thing" and predicted the bloc would continue to break apart.


Head of Poland's ruling party to reprimand Germany's Merkel

Poland's most powerful politician said Monday that he would tell German Chancellor Angela Merkel during an upcoming visit that she has some responsibility for what he sees as the German media's critical and harmful opinion of Poland.

Greece: 2nd man dies on freezing migrant route near Turkey

Police in a region of Greece that borders Turkey say another person has died of hypothermia on a route used by migrant smugglers despite freezing temperatures.


Stopped train triggers major political row in Balkans

A Serbian train halted at the border with Kosovo and bearing signs reading "Kosovo is Serbian," has fueled a major crisis in the Balkans and escalated a potential Russia-West row over dominance in the heart of the Balkans.


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