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China downplays its role in rival Asia-Pacific trade deals

With President-Elect Trump saying the Barack Obama-championed TPP would be "catastrophic" for the USA economy and Congress, and the chance of it passing in a lame duck session looking increasingly remote, its looming demise gives China an opportunity.


Iraqi forces accused of killing civilians near Mosul

Iraqi forces accused of killing civilians near Mosul

Almost 42,000 people have fled their homes since last month's start of the operation to recapture Mosul from the Daesh terror group, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Wednesday. "Countries that support Iraqi security forces and the Popular Mobilization Forces should insist that Baghdad bring an end to this deadly abuse", he added.


May says leaders wished Obama well in meeting

May says leaders wished Obama well in meeting

On Ukraine, the leaders said the sanctions imposed against Russian Federation must remain in place until Moscow fully met its commitments to resolve the conflict. An honor guard saw Obama off on his sixth and final presidential departure from Germany. Ahead of potentially bitter negotiations within the European Union over Brexit , Obama called on Brussels and London to work towards a future relationship that "preserve as closely as possible the economic and political and security ...



Anti-Trump protesters march in Hollywood

Some are questioning the legitimacy of Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton by noting that although he took the Electoral College, Clinton won the popular vote. They gathered for a peaceful vigil on Portland's waterfront at the Salmon Street Springs Fountain. Authorities said "burning projectiles" were thrown at police and vandalism and assault had taken place during the rally, which organizers had billed as peaceful earlier in the day.


Obama, European leaders focus on Syria, Ukraine

Obama, European leaders focus on Syria, Ukraine

Ahead of their talks, the duo appeared at a joint news conference, at which the Prime Minister reminded Chancellor Merkel the United Kingdom will resist attempts to forge an "EU army" while it remains in the bloc. Obama also urged his European counterparts to continue seeking solutions to common challenges with the incoming Donald Trump administration. And French President Francois Hollande's socialist government faces a major challenge from the far-right in elections next year.



Thousands rally calling on Malaysian prime minister to quit

Prime Minister Najib Razak has been under widespread pressure to resign and face trial over his involvement in a multi-billion global corruption scandal. "Let him come and arrest us all ". Najib and leaders of the other 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership countries will then meet on the sidelines of the APEC meeting to provide a better picture of the free trade pact's future following the recent U.S.