By Jeff Mason ABOARD AIR FORCE TWO (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence plans to use his attendance at the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month to try to counter what he sees as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s effort to “hijack” the games with a propaganda campaign, a White House official
The U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State said it killed nearly 150 militants in strikes on Saturday in the Syrian middle Euphrates River Valley. The latest strikes come as the United States urged Turkey to show restraint in its campaign against Kurdish forces in northern Syria and to focus on fighting
Lebanon must cut Iran-backed Hezbollah from the financial sector, a U.S. official on combating illicit finance said on Tuesday, two weeks after Washington began a new push to disrupt the militant group's global financing routes. On a two-day visit to Lebanon, the U.S. Treasury's Assistant Secretary
For all its tough trade rhetoric in the past year, especially against China, the Trump administration’s first enforcement actions of 2018 will have a measured and temporary impact. In the most closely watched case, involving solar panels, new tariffs announced Monday will slow adoption of the technology
The prime minster of Norway made a welcome suggestion at this year’s World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos. “We need to see who is taking money, who is bribing others, and show that this is unacceptable in all our societies,” said Erna Solberg, one of the co-chairs, who are all women
At a press conference called at Mr. Hoekstra’s residence on his first day on the job this month, journalists questioned him about comments he made prior to being nominated ambassador by President Trump, about Muslim “no-go” zones in the Netherlands and about politicians and cars “burned.” Did he say
Ironically, President Trump – a dealmaker in his past life – was nowhere to be seen when the deal to reopen the government was struck. Mr. Trump had spent the weekend holed up in the White House, talking with friends, aides, and key Republican lawmakers, watching his surrogates speak for him on television
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has tossed out a roughly $210 million deal to compensate owners and leaseholders of Hyundai and Kia models with overstated gas mileage figures.
By Ayman al-Warfalli BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - A double car bombing in the east Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday left at least 22 people dead and 30 wounded, including senior security figures, according to officials and a Reuters witness. The first explosion struck outside a mosque in Benghazi&
WASHINGTON (AP) — One question looms as President Donald Trump packs his bags for Switzerland: How will the Diet Coke-loving nationalist fit in with the Champagne-sipping globalists he'll encounter at the World Economic Forum in Davos?
Pep Guardiola saw his Manchester City side pushed hard before defeating second-tier Bristol City in an entertaining League Cup semi-final on Tuesday to leave him one game away from winning his first major trophy in English football. Guardiola's runaway Premier League leaders, eyeing an unprecedented
By Ece Toksabay, Ellen Francis and Tuvan Gumrukcu ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey has killed at least 260 Syrian Kurdish fighters and Islamic State militants in its four-day-old offensive into the Kurdish-dominated Afrin region of northwest Syria, the Turkish military said on Tuesday. U.S. President
SCHLADMING, Austria (AP) — The season-long battle between slalom rivals Marcel Hirscher and Henrik Kristoffersen became a snowball fight for once.
Substitute Leigh Griffiths helped inspire Celtic to a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Partick Thistle in the Glasgow derby as the Scottish Premiership resumed following its winter break on Tuesday. The Hoops dominated possession in the first half but found themselves trailing at the break after Connor
Lebanese President Michel Aoun led a delegation to Kuwait Tuesday, his government's first visit to the Gulf since the shock resignation and return of the prime minister late last year. The "positive" visit, with talks on bilateral issues, was "an achievement in itself", said
Snow crab fishing in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence will be curtailed to protect endangered right whales from tangling in fishing gear, a Canadian official said Tuesday. Twelve North Atlantic right whales have been found dead since June 2017 in the busy seaway. The area is home to nearly one quarter of
BRISTOL, England (AP) — Manchester City ended second-tier Bristol City's memorable run in the English League Cup by winning the second leg of their semifinal 3-2 on Tuesday, advancing to next month's final at Wembley Stadium 5-3 on aggregate.
PARIS (AP) — Rose scents mingled with celebrities such as Marion Cotillard, Sofia Coppola and Rita Ora at Chanel on Tuesday as showman Karl Lagerfeld recreated a verdant garden to showcase his bucolic couture designs. Elsewhere in Paris, Givenchy's new designer unveiled her highly anticipated couture
NEW YORK (AP) — Technology and consumer-focused companies led U.S. stocks to more records Tuesday. Netflix, at the center of both groups, soared after saying it gained more than 8 million subscribers at the end of 2017.
Helio Castroneves is one of the most popular and accomplished drivers in IndyCar Series history. He is about to find out if an old driver can learn new tricks.