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Athens — Globalisation has brought many economic benefits to the world, but needs a "course correction" to address growing inequality, President Barack Obama said on his European farewell tour. Obama spoke on Wednesday during a visit originally planned as a valedictory lap, but which has become focused on reassuring jittery allies after the shock election victory of Donald Trump, a critic of free-trade agreements. Trump welcomed Brexit vote and criticises global free-trade agreements. But Obama stressed that Europe and Nato would remain the cornerstone of US foreign policy. US-led Nato was "absolutely vital" to US interests and a strong, unified Europe was good for America and the world, Obama said. "We know what happens when Europeans start dividing themselves up ... the 20th century was a bloodbath," he said on Tuesday. Next stop for Obama was Germany to visit Chancellor Angela Merkel, whom he has called "probably my closest international partner these last eight years". While in ...

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