The Hyundai Motor Group said it plans to boost U.S. investment by 50 percent to $3.1 billion over five years and may build a new U.S. factory - the latest auto firm to announce fresh investment after threats from President-elect Donald Trump to tax imports. Trump has threatened to slap a 35 percent tax on vehicles imported from Mexico, criticizing foreign automakers from BMW to Toyota Motor Corp for building vehicles in Mexico for the U.S. market.
By Lamin Jahateh BANJUL (Reuters) - The top judge in Gambia's Supreme Court declined on Monday to rule on President Yahya Jammeh's petition to overturn his election defeat, as many Gambians wait nervously to see how the veteran leader will react to his rival's planned inauguration this week. Jammeh initially conceded defeat to opposition leader Adama Barrow following the Dec. 1 poll but later changed his mind, drawing widespread condemnation and the threat of a military intervention by regional neighbours. Whether Gambia succeeds in swearing in Barrow is viewed as a test for democracy in West Africa, a region which is seeking to draw a line under a history of coups and autocratic rule.