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Trump shakes postwar order, in blow to Europe

Fears about the US president-elect's isolationist stance became a reality when Donald Trump challenged basic assumptions about the role of an "obsolete" NATOEurope must pull together or risk being sidelined as Donald Trump signals the end of a postwar transatlantic partnership credited with keeping the peace for the past 70 years, analysts and officials say. Fears about the US president-elect’s isolationist stance became a reality this week when Trump challenged basic assumptions about the role of an “obsolete” NATO and backed the break-up of the European Union. Europe already faces a host of problems — Britain’s impending EU exit, a nasty stand-off with Russia, and turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa driving terrorism and the worst migrant crisis since World War II.

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