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BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday stressed her determination to ensure that there's no repeat of last year's huge migrant influx as she seeks a new two-year term in charge of her conservative party.
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve was named the country's new prime minister on Tuesday after Manuel Valls resigned to seek the Socialist nomination in next year's presidential election. Cazeneuve, who has overseen the security forces' reaction to a string of jihadist attacks that have killed more than 230 people in France over the past two years, will head the Socialist government until the election in May. The widely-respected lawyer was named to the post after President Francois Hollande accepted Valls' resignation.
By Ben Blanchard and Bill Barreto BEIJING/GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - China called on the United States on Tuesday not to let Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen transit there when she visits Guatemala next month, days after President-elect Donald Trump irked Beijing by speaking to Tsai in a break with decades of precedent. China is deeply suspicious of Tsai, whom it thinks wants to push for the formal independence of Taiwan, a self-governing island that Beijing regards as a renegade province.