Germany says NATO concerned about Trump 'obsolete' remark
BRUSSELS/BERLIN Germany's Foreign Minister said on Monday that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's comments that NATO was obsolete had aroused concern across the 28-member alliance.
BAMAKO Mali's interim leaders named the country's first post-coup government on Wednesday, to help in their struggle to restore political stability and allow the army and regional powers tackle a crisis in the rebel-held north.
Soldiers who took power on March 22 hold all three key security posts, according to a decree signed by the interim prime minister and president and read out on state television.
The rest of the cabinet is made up of civilians, mostly technocrats and Malians who worked outside the country during the rule of ousted President Amadou Toumani Toure.
(Reporting by Tiemoko Diallo and Adama Diarra; Writing by David Lewis; Editing by Louise Ireland)
MOSUL, Iraq Iraqi special forces battled Islamic State militants in districts near the Tigris river in Mosul on Monday as they sought to bring more of the east of the city back under government control.
VIENNA Iran has complied with a deadline set by its landmark nuclear deal with world powers by removing hundreds of centrifuges, machines that enrich uranium, from a site buried deep inside a mountain, the U.N. atomic agency said on Monday.