In Europe, TTIP opponents have taken to the streets to protest against the proposed free trade agreement between the US and the EU. DW takes a look at the trade agreement and opponents' issues with it.
Vietnam is hosting this year's Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, which gives it an opportunity to tout the benefits of global free trade. But convincing protectionists like Trump remains an uphill task.
The US Treasury has sanctioned two German companies involved in an elaborate counterfeit currency scheme. "Hundreds of millions of dollars" in Yemeni bank notes were likely made with the help of Iran's elite Quds Force.
The US State Department has urged Americans traveling to Europe during the holiday season to exercise caution. A travel alert said global terrorist groups still have the capability to carry out attacks on the continent.
The US has approved the $10.5 billion sale of a Patriot anti-missile system to NATO ally Poland. Eastern European NATO states have been ramping up their military capabilities in the face of perceived Russian aggression.
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