French President Francois Hollande on Monday responded to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's criticism of the European Union by saying the bloc did not need to be told what to do by outsiders. "Europe will be ready to pursue transatlantic cooperation, but it will based on its interests and values," Hollande said before awarding France's highest honor to outgoing U.S. ambassador Jane Hartley. "It does not need outside advice to tell it what to do." Speaking in an interview with London's Times newspaper five days before his inauguration, Trump described himself as a big fan of Britain and endorsed its citizens' vote last year to leave the European Union, predicting that more countries would seek to follow Britain's example.
OYEM, Gabon (AP) — Ivory Coast's Europe-based stars stumbled in the heat of northern Gabon in their African Cup of Nations opener, with the defending champion held by Togo to 0-0 on Monday in another twist to start the tournament.