US

US and China conduct rare military drill

That kind of cooperation was on display during a joint disaster relief exercise held by the United States and China in the southwest Chinese city of Kunming last week.

Around 200 soldiers trained for several days on a variety of scenarios, a rare instance of cooperation that stands in stark contrast to the otherwise often contentious relationship between the world's two largest militaries.

USA sends Ghana home

The Americans are now undefeated, heading into the quarterfinals to be played in Port Moresby on Thursday.

It was a scoreless second half of football in front of 3,076 spectators at the Sir John Guise Stadium this afternoon.

USA midfielder Katie Cousin was awarded the player of the match after another strong performance.  

The first goal of the match was scored within 20 minutes by Ghana striker Ernestina Abambila.

The striker hit a highball from the 18 metre out, which US keeper Cassey Murphy fumbled, resulting in a shock goal.

USA tie Ghana 1-1 at half time

Ghana, who is three points behind the Group C leaders, hopes for a chance to qualify for the quarterfinals.

With the stake high, the Africans dominated the first 10 minutes of this afternoon's match at Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby.

Ghana striker Jane Ayieyam caused havoc for the Americans at the left flank with her runs.

Pressure turned into points in the 20 minutes from the boot of Ernestina Abambila.

The striker hit a highball 18 metres out, resulting in a shock goal due to fumbles by the US keeper Cassey Murphy.

China is ready to pounce if Trump axes Pacific trade deal

Trump election: EU leaders expect 'strong partnership' with US

The ministers said they needed to know details of the US president-elect's plans but said they expected good ties.

The talks took place at a dinner in Brussels on Sunday, on the eve of a formal meeting of foreign ministers.

Ministers from Britain, France and Hungary did not attend on Sunday.

"We are looking forward to a very strong partnership with the next [US] administration," EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said.

"We have decided together to engage with the incoming administration even from this very first week of transition," she added.

Nauru welcomes Australia's refugee deal with US

Australia has reached a resettlement deal with the United States for refugees being held on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island and Nauru.

About 900 men are in camp on Manus Island while about 400 people are in the camp on Nauru with roughly the same number living in the community.

The justice minister David Adeang said while the Nauru government had consistently sought to correct false reports about conditions and safety of the refugees, it had also always stated the need to find suitable third countries for permanent resettlement.

Government will support any move to resettle refugees: O’Neill

O’Neill made the remarks after the announcement by the United States and Australia who have agreed to a one-off refugee resettlement deal for people on Manus Island and Nauru.

He was responding to Loop PNG question about the government’s stand this morning.

“We support any moves to resettle any refugee permanently so that they can rebuild their lives,” O’Neill told Loop PNG.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Sunday confirmed the agreement with the US, following a year of negotiations.

Trump's rude awakening for Germany

Berliners were marking the anniversary of Kristallnacht (when Jewish people and their businesses were violently attacked in 1938).

It was barely noted amid the febrile howl of international reaction to the US election. Neither was the 27th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, which shares the same date.

But both events - and all that they represent of this country's past - explain, partially at least, why Germans were so repulsed by Donald Trump's election rhetoric and why so few (4% by one poll's reckoning) wanted him in the White House.

Trump: A New Economic Policy for the US?

He wants tax cuts and increased spending on infrastructure. In other words more stimulus to the economy from the government budget.

Could that mean less for the Federal Reserve to do in supporting the recovery?

That in turn could mean a more rapid return to normal interest rates.

The aftermath of the financial crisis was an important part of the background to Mr Trump's election success.

The subsequent recovery has not been particularly strong. Many Americans, especially in former industrial areas, have felt that it has passed them by.

Trump's Brexit-style win is bad news for Britain

He was right: the same upsurge of populist support he enjoyed to win the presidency was reminiscent of the way millions of working-class voters in the UK ignored the warnings of the Westminster establishment and voted for Britain to leave the EU.