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Now that the Amazon Wind Farm U.S. East in North Carolina is ready to start generating electricity, the state's GOP lawmakers are wanting the project halted by the new Trump administration because it's a threat to national security.

Op-Ed: N.D. Army National Guard has set up two Avenger systems at DAPL

The North Dakota Army national Guard has gone so far as to deploy two Avenger missile system launchers on a hill overlooking the DAPL drill pad site near Lake Oahe - Just to "observe" the protesters.

Obama, Merkel say strong US-Germany ties 'essential' for world order

Outgoing US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared strong US-German ties vital for world order on Thursday, in an implicit rebuke of Donald Trump.

UN says expert talks on Cyprus a success

The United Nations said two days of expert-level talks on the possible reunification of Cyprus had ended Thursday, describing them as a success but without disclosing any details.

Sweden conservatives woo far-right to topple government

Sweden's main opposition party courted controversy Thursday by suggesting it accept support by the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats (SD) to bring down the minority government.

African troops move into Gambia as new president sworn in

West African troops entered The Gambia on Thursday to bolster its new President Adama Barrow, as Gambians erupted in celebration at his inauguration to succeed longtime leader Yahya Jammeh, who has refused to quit.

'Fake news' didn't change US election outcome: study

"Fake news" probably did not change the outcome of the US presidential election, according to a study of news consumption by voters.

Iran looks to Syria talks to boost regional clout

Iran is looking to Syria peace talks next week as a chance to build on its regional clout, experts say, as Tehran, Moscow and Ankara all stake out claims for influence.

Taiwan tells Beijing to grow up over Trump ceremony row

China should not be so "narrow-minded", Taiwan said Thursday, after Beijing pressed Washington to block the island from attending Donald Trump's inauguration.

New Bulgarian president says Trump gives 'hope'

Bulgaria's president-elect, seen as more sympathetic to Moscow than his predecessor, said Thursday that Donald Trump offers "hope" for an improvement in relations between Russia and the West.

Trump could enact sweeping changes to environment policy: experts

President-elect Donald Trump could enact sweeping changes to environmental policy in the beginning days of his administration, with far-reaching effects both in the United States and around the world, experts say.

NATO general agrees with Trump in part about NATO being obsolete

While North Atlantic Treaty (NATO) supporters predictably panned Trump's recent criticism of NATO as obsolete, some agreed with Trump including a top NATO general and the leader of the German opposition,

Austria to tighten anti-migrant border controls

Austria aims to tighten border controls, in particular on its frontier with Slovakia following a rise in migrants trying to enter the country, the defence minister was quoted as saying Wednesday.

Erdogan faces weak economy in path to greater power

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is closer to getting a power boost after parliament's first approval of a bill to change the constitution, but the flagging economy could present an unexpected roadblock.

Brexit: the view from Brussels

Theresa May's proposals for a hard Brexit have met a mixed response in the European Union, where it always takes 28 countries to tango, and where many feel Britain may be dancing with two left feet.

New Erdogan powers 'huge threat' to democracy, rights group warns

Plans to dramatically bolster Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers pose a "huge threat" to human rights, law and the country's democratic future, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Wednesday.

GOP-controlled Congress ready to trash Endangered Species Act

One of our most powerful conservation tools, the Endangered Species Act, is now under threat. The Republican-controlled Congress is prepared to roll back the act's influence, opening the way to drilling and logging, as well as other activities.

Merkel welcomes May's Brexit 'clarity', vows European unity

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday welcomed the "clarity" provided by British Prime Minister Theresa May's speech laying out her plans for Brexit.

British FM warns over Brexit 'punishment beatings'

Britain's foreign minister warned Wednesday against World War II-style "punishment beatings" after France indicated it would not accept improved conditions for the UK outside the single market.

Dutch PM's party closing gap with far-right: polls

Two months before Dutch elections the polls are narrowing with the Liberal party of Prime Minister Mark Rutte catching up with MP Geert Wilders' far-right party, an aggregated survey showed Wednesday.

Biden hits Putin's Russia in final address as VP

Russia is the main threat to the "liberal" world order, US Vice President Joe Biden told the Davos elite on Wednesday, in his final speech before leaving office.

Merkel to face German voters on September 24

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government on Wednesday set September 24 as the date for a general election, as she seeks a fourth term facing populist headwinds over a record migrant influx.

Russia says Edward Snowden can stay until 2020

Russian authorities have extended US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden's Russian residency permit by three years, the foreign ministry said Wednesday.

Obama commutes sentence of political prisoner Oscar López Rivera

Amid a final flurry of reprieves before leaving office, President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the sentence of Puerto Rican independence activist Oscar López Rivera, one of the world's longest-jailed political prisoners.

Comeback queen? Hillary rumors won't go away

The prospect of a Hillary Clinton comeback after her shock loss to Donald Trump could hardly be less certain, but in New York where she is revered, plenty of people dream of her running for mayor.

Obama commutes most of Chelsea Manning's sentence

In one of the final moves of his presidency, Barack Obama on Tuesday largely commuted the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence officer serving 35 years behind bars for giving classified documents to WikiLeaks.

Obama commutes sentence of WikiLeaker Manning

US President Barack Obama slashed the sentence of transgender army private Chelsea Manning, who had been sentenced to 35 years behind bars for handing classified US documents to WikiLeaks.

Italy's Tajani elected EU parliament head

Italy's Antonio Tajani, an ally of scandal-hit former premier Silvio Berlusconi, was elected as the new European Parliament president Tuesday after a bitterly fought vote.

Op-Ed: Mansanto and Bayer dangle the 'merger carrot' in front of Trump

Monsanto and Bayer are promising Donald Trump they will invest billions in the U.S. economy, retain 9,000 jobs and add 3,000 more tech jobs if their merger goes through. But it's nothing more than dangling a carrot in front of a horse to get it going.

Egypt keen to save Saudi ties after islands ruling

Cairo will do all it can to preserve crucial ties with Saudi Arabia, experts say, after an Egyptian court ruled against government plans to transfer control of two islands to Riyadh.

Syria rebels, regime split on aim of Astana talks

Regime and rebel figures will head to Kazakhstan on Monday for negotiations on ending Syria's brutal war, but will arrive with diametrically opposed approaches to the aims of the talks.

Turkey snubs UN court hearing on detained judge

Turkey snubbed a hearing Tuesday at a UN court seeking to resolve a standoff over the post-coup detention of one of its judges which has paralysed an appeals case.

LePage: John Lewis should 'thank white Republicans' for freedom

Maine Gov. Paul LePage, a Republican known for making racist and other inflammatory statements, ripped Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) for criticizing President-elect Donald Trump, saying the civil rights icon should thank white Republicans for ending slavery.

Palestinian parties agree to form unity government

The main Palestinian parties on Tuesday announced a deal to form a national unity government prior to the holding of elections, after three days of reconciliation talks in Moscow.

Presidential duel with Macron would be 'a dream', says Le Pen

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen said Tuesday she would relish a duel for the presidency with former economy minister Emmanuel Macron, as polls show the rising star closing in on the frontrunners.

EU contacts Trump camp over Iran deal 'misunderstanding': source

The European Union has informally contacted the incoming Trump administration to clarify "misunderstanding" about the Iran nuclear deal which he has threated to scrap, an EU diplomatic source said Tuesday.

EU's Tusk says May Brexit speech 'more realistic'

European Union president Donald Tusk said Tuesday that British premier Theresa May's speech on her plans for Brexit was "at least more realistic" about what London wanted.

Moldova president hopes to cancel EU association agreement

Moldova's president said Tuesday he hoped the ex-Soviet nation's association agreement with the European Union would be cancelled if his party obtains a parliamentary majority, paving the way for an alliance with Moscow.

No voter ID, no sex, urges Kenyan MP

A Kenyan opposition MP has urged fellow women to impose a sex boycott until their men register to vote in August's general election.

Main points from May's keynote Brexit speech

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday laid out her Brexit priorities and negotiating aims for the first time during a keynote speech in London.Here are the key points.

Russia turns eyes to Libya with support for strongman

Emboldened by its success in Syria, Russia is turning its eyes to chaos-ridden Libya with support for a military strongman whose forces oppose the internationally backed government.
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