Reuters: Anxious world leaders seek clarity on Trump policies
World leaders offered to work with Donald Trump when he takes over as U.S. president, but expressed anxiety over how he will handle problems from the Middle East to an assertive Russia and whether he will carry out a number of campaign threats.
Several authoritarian and right-wing leaders hailed the billionaire businessman and former TV show host, who won the leadership of the world's most powerful country against the odds in Tuesday's election.
China, a target of Trump's ire during his campaign, appealed for cooperation. Mexico also struck a conciliatory tone, despite Trump's insults to Mexican migrants and pledges to build a wall to separate the two countries. South Korea urged him not to change policy on North Korea's nuclear tests.
Trump, who has no previous political or military experience, said after defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton that he would seek common ground, not conflict, with the United States' allies.
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WNU Editor: I have been on Russian talk radio for the past few hours .... there is a sense of relief in Moscow right now that maybe .... and this is a big maybe .... that a new page in the U.S. - Russian relationship may now occur. More on this later. As to how the other world leaders are reacting .... no surprises there (see above videos).