Christopher Woolf

News Editor
I've been fascinated by the outside world since I can remember. Even as a kid, growing up in the UK, I remember being enthralled by pictures on the nightly news from the war in Vietnam. As a teenager I served as a part-time infantry soldier in Britain's Territorial Army. At college I specialized in international relations. I've worked in global news since 1986 when I joined the BBC World Service. I've reported for the BBC from places like Afghanistan and southern Africa. I like working for ‘The World’ because of the satisfaction I get from bringing international news to new audiences. 

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Politics

Europe is concerned by Trump’s renewed criticism of NATO and the EU

Alarm bells are ringing in European capitals after President-elect Donald Trump said NATO was obsolete. In an interview with two leading European newspapers, Trump also criticized the European Union and said he would consider lifting sanctions against Russia. He also made a direct attack on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the leader of one of America’s most important traditional allies.