Trump looks to steady ship after fraught start
US President Donald Trump gets down to work on Monday, signing a slew of executive orders to start rolling out his policy agenda after a tumultuous start put his administration on the back foot. Embarking on his first full week in office, the 45th US president will try to steady the ship, seeking support from lawmakers, business leaders and unions at the White House. Since he was sworn in on Friday Trump's White House has been pilloried for lying to the public about crowds at the inauguration, and the president himself for making a campaign-style speech before a memorial to fallen CIA officers.
Turkey's Erdogan holds meeting with Tanzanian leadersDAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) ? Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is meeting with Tanzania's leaders on the first leg of his tour of Africa during which he is expected to push for the closure or takeover of schools linked to Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen.
Williams relies on Plan B to reaches Australian Open QFs
18 die amid apparent winter tornadoes, other storms in South
ADEL, Ga. (AP) ? First there was the roar of the wind, then mere seconds to scoop up her grandson and run: Bridgit Simmons and her family knew the weekend storms that claimed more than a dozen lives around the South were threatening.
Syria talks focused on cease-fire get underway in Kazakhstan
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) ? Syria talks brokered by Russia, Turkey and Iran and seeking to bolster a shaky cease-fire in place since last month opened on Monday in Kazakhstan, marking the first face-to-face meeting between the Damascus government and rebel factions fighting to overthrow it.
Philippine leader tames his words for Miss Universe hopefuls
MANILA, Philippines (AP) ? Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has delivered a speech without sex jokes and expletives ? telling the gathering of Miss Universe contestants that he was told to watch his language.
Greece to rule on Turkish servicemen later this week
ATHENS, Greece (AP) ? A group of Turkish servicemen who fled to Greece in a military helicopter after last year's failed coup have appeared at Greece's Supreme Court in a closely watched extradition hearing.
Samsung says batteries caused Note 7 fires, delays new phone
Serena powers towards record title, top ranking at Australian Open
Serena Williams kept up her pursuit of a record Grand Slam title and a return to world number one on Monday as she reached the Australian Open quarter-finals without dropping a set. A day after defending champion and top seed Angelique Kerber fell by the wayside, Williams overcame Barbora Strycova 7-5, 6-4 to set up a last-eight clash with Britain's Johanna Konta. The American great would gain much from winning in Melbourne, as she would overtake Steffi Graf's Open-era record of 22 Grand Slam titles and end Kerber's short reign as world number one.
Jerusalem mayor says Trump 'serious' about embassy move