EU ministers reaffirm Iran deal, seek more regional security

BRUSSELS (AP) — Top EU diplomats are calling for more robust European defense and a greater European voice in world affairs as Donald Trump — whose isolationist, protectionist promises have worried many in Europe — prepares to assume the U.S. presidency.

  • Written by LORNE COOK, Associated Press ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press

Campaign's disdain for civility could leave lasting damage

When a South Carolina congressman shouted "You lie!" during a speech by President Barack Obama in 2009, House members rebuked him for violating norms of civility. After this year's presidential campaign, the idea that people were once troubled by the outburst seems almost quaint.

  • Written by ADAM GELLER, AP National Writer

Trump takes on enormous task of building an administration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is shaking up his transition team as he plunges into setting up his administration, an enormous undertaking that likely requires him to alter his hands-on management style and consider going outside his small, insular group of loyalists.

  • Written by JULIE PACE, Associated Press JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press