Trump election elicits fears, some cheers around the globe

Published 10:20 am Wednesday, November 9, 2016

MOSCOW — The world will face a starkly different America when President-elect Donald Trump takes the oath of office in January.

While the billionaire businessman’s triumph was welcomed in some countries, others saw it as a big shock, as governments will now have to deal with a man who has cozied up to Russian President Vladimir Putin, told NATO allies they would have to pay for their own protection and vowed to make the Mexican government pay for a multibillion-dollar border wall.

Leaders weren’t sure what to expect after a U.S. campaign in which Trump upended foreign policy orthodoxy on numerous fronts, including the international movement to contain the spread of nuclear weapons.

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