Jackie NorthamJackie Northam is NPR's International Affairs Correspondent. She is a veteran journalist who has spent three decades reporting on conflict, politics, and life across the globe.
President-elect Donald Trump, flanked by his wife and grown children, cuts a ribbon during the grand opening of the Trump International Hotel, just a few blocks from the White House, on Oct. 26.
President Obama, here meeting with President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Thursday, apparently won't push Congress to implement the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal which Trump is expected to scuttle when he takes over.
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Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin, chairman of the Dalian Wanda Group, has been buying up Hollywood entertainment properties in recent years. His company said Friday it would buy Dick Clark Productions for about $1 billion.
Wallonia leader Paul Magnette speaks to the media Wednesday prior to a meeting with Belgium's leaders. Wallonia objected to parts of a major European Union-Canada trade deal that was seven years in the making. But Magnette said Thursday he was willing accept the revised terms.
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Wallonia's premier, Paul Magnette, (center) leaves Tuesday after talks at Belgium's Foreign Ministry on the trade agreement between the European Union and Canada. All 29 governments involved support the deal, which has been seven years in the making, but Wallonia's opposition is blocking the deal. A signing ceremony had been set for Thursday.
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Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the vice president of Equatorial Guinea and son of the president, cuts his birthday cake in 2010. The Justice Department says he went on a $100 million shopping spree in the U.S. with money stolen from his homeland. Some $30 million was recovered.
The United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick (center, in light blue shirt) inspects a funeral hall on Monday, two days after it was destroyed in Sanaa, Yemen, in an airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition. At least 140 people were killed.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte addresses army troops near Manila on Tuesday. As the U.S. and the Philippines began annual military exercises, the president said it might be for the last time, adding that, "Mr. Obama, you can go to hell."
Khalid al-Falih is shown at a conference in Riyadh in January, when he was still chairman of Saudi Arabia's state oil giant, Saudi Aramco. He became the country's oil minister in May. Saudi Arabia has been looking to diversify its holdings, and Aramco is reportedly looking to buy an oil refinery near the port of Houston.
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