Some 300 U.S. Marines landed in Norway on Monday for a six-month deployment, the first time since World War Two that foreign troops have been allowed to be stationed there, in a deployment which has irked Norway's Arctic neighbor Russia. Officials played down any link between the operation and NATO
By Kylie MacLellan LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will not seek a Brexit deal that leaves it "half in, half out" of the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May will say on Tuesday, according to her office, in a speech setting out her 12 priorities for upcoming divorce talks with the bloc.
Venezuela's socialist leader said on Monday that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump was the victim of a global "hate campaign" and could not be worse than outgoing Barack Obama. On the campaign trail, the conservative Trump criticized Venezuela's ruling Socialists for oppressing their
As president, Donald Trump will have the authority to appoint some 4,000 federal employees. Under the 2009 Dodd-Frank Act, the CFPB’s director can only be removed for cause, such as negligence or fraud. The chief contender is former Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R) of Texas, an outspoken critic of the CFPB
Donald Trump is entering the White House intent on jostling the pillars of American foreign policy, from relations with China and Mexico to US leadership of postwar international institutions. The latest sign that Mr. Trump plans to blaze a new path for US-Europe relations came in a weekend interview
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The race to repeal Obamacare is off and running after Congress’s first week back in session, but the once-cohesive GOP effort could face obstacles ahead, as some lawmakers begin to question the fast-paced timeline outlined by President-elect Donald Trump and many Republicans. As Mr. Trump and some Congress
LONDON (AP) — British anti-European Union politician Nigel Farage says he will attend Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president.
By Yeganeh Torbati WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly two dozen former U.S. officials have urged President-elect Donald Trump to enter into discussions with an exiled Iranian opposition group that until 2012 was listed as a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department. In a letter dated Jan. 9, the
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's billionaire business partner and possible political proxy in Indonesia nurses big leadership ambitions in the vast but perennially lagging Southeast Asian nation, which he says isn't developed enough to have a successful democracy and needs
Ten people were found dead in Guerrero, one of the most violent states in Mexico, on Monday, in separate incidents connected to drug-gang rivalries, state authorities said. Roberto Alvarez, a spokesman for a security coordination group that includes members of Mexico's federal police, army and navy
Zimbabwe police on Monday detained a pastor who claimed that veteran President Robert Mugabe, who turns 93 next month, would die in October, his lawyer said. Gift Mtisi said Pastor Patrick Mugadza was arrested at the magistrate’s court in Harare where he was appearing on separate charges of wearing
Asian stocks and the pound sagged on Tuesday ahead of a speech by British Prime Minister Theresa May that could have implications for broader risk sentiment. Media have reported that May, due to speak later on Tuesday, will lay out plan to exit the European Union that would see Britain lose access to
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic are set to begin quests for their seventh Australian Open titles on Tuesday at Melbourne Park under sunny skies and temperatures not quite as high as forecast.
BEIJING (AP) — Donald Trump has offered views on U.S. relations with Asia that could indicate radical shifts in long-standing policy toward the region. From opposing free trade agreements to confronting China and questioning Japan-South Korea alliances, he appears set to be charting a course far different
HAVANA (AP) — The Obama administration and Cuba's Interior Ministry have agreed to share information on international criminal activity such as terrorism, human trafficking and money laundering despite Republican objections to U.S. law-enforcement cooperation with President Raul Castro's government
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Authorities on Monday arrested the former bodyguard of a Colombian presidential candidate shot to death on a crowded airliner more than two decades ago, charging the policemen with being part of the assassination plot.
The Council of Europe, the continent's leading human rights organization, called on Slovenia's parliament to reject some legal changes affecting migrants that the government proposed earlier in January in a set of amendments. In a letter to parliamentary speaker Milan Brglez, the Commissioner
Costa Rica's government said on Monday it has filed a complaint against Nicaragua at the International Court of Justice for establishing a military post on its territory, heightening the risk of renewed tensions between the two nations. Costa Rican foreign minister Manuel Gonzalez said Nicaragua
BRUSSELS (AP) — The sheer waste of food had been bothering teacher Marijke De Jongh for so long that two years ago she set up a pop-up restaurant to serve perfectly good groceries and meat that were approaching their expiry date.
James Bond may have quit smoking 14 years ago, but he remains at high risk from the puffing habits of his many sexual partners, researchers warned Tuesday. Delving into the British spy's on-screen smoking history, a team of public health researchers sought to highlight the tobacco hazards faced
Natal (Brazil) (AFP) - Brazilian police Monday cleared several dozen inmates from the roof of a prison where dozens were murdered over the weekend -- the latest in a series of deadly cellblock uprisings.
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Gunfire broke out in a crowded beachfront nightclub throbbing with electronic music before dawn Monday, causing five deaths and setting off a bloody stampede by screaming concertgoers at an international festival in this Caribbean resort.