Inauguration Day: Trump to become America's 45th president
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Donald Trump, a real estate mogul and reality television star who upended American politics and energized voters angry with Washington, will be sworn in Friday as the 45th president of the United States, putting Republicans in control of the White House for the first time in eight years.
5 reported alive in rubble of Italian hotel hit by avalanche
FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) ? Five people were found alive in the rubble of an Italian hotel Friday, two days after an avalanche tore through the mountain resort and trapped an estimated 30 people inside, rescue crews reported.
Malaria champions unnerved by Trump uncertainty at crucial time
DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 20 (Reuters)- When it comes to fighting malaria, Bill Gates and Ray Chambers are both inspired and concerned: With victory in sight, will the world's new leaders commit to finally beating this persistent parasite? In exclusive interviews with Reuters in Davos, Gates and Chambers both voiced concern about leadership changes in the U.S. and in United Nations bodies and what these might mean for funding and commitment to global health. "The imponderable is what happens with President Trump," said Chambers, the United Nations special envoy for malaria.
Correction: Davos-The Latest story
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) ? In a story Jan. 19 about the World Economic Forum, The Associated Press reported erroneously that WTO director-general Roberto Azevedo said Britain would leave the trade body once it exits the European Union. In fact, he said it would have to renegotiate its obligations with WTO members, not the trade body itself.
British man dies at 2022 World Cup stadium site in Qatar
Gambia's Jammeh offered last chance for peaceful exit before troops advance
By Tim Cocks BANJUL (Reuters) - West African leaders said it was no longer possible for Gambia's veteran leader Yahya Jammeh to stay in power as regional military forces stood ready to advance on the capital Banjul on Friday. Three presidents were due to visit Banjul to give Jammeh a last chance to quit peacefully and cede office to newly-elected President Adama Barrow. "It's out of the question that he stays in place," said Marcel de Souza, head of a commission from the regional grouping ECOWAS.
Protesters planning to disrupt Donald Trump's big day
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to fill the nation's capital for the inauguration of Donald Trump, and while the majority of those expected in Washington on Friday will be there to celebrate, some protesters say their plan is to do their best to disrupt the day.
Gambian leader told to cede power or be forced out
If Jammeh refuses to leave Gambia by midday (12:00GMT) the regional troops will force him out, said Marcel Alain de Souza, chairman of the West African regional bloc, ECOWAS. The West African regional ...
Paramount gets Chinese investment worth a reported $1 bn
US movie studio Paramount said Friday it was partnering with two Chinese film-industry companies in a deal that would reportedly see $1 billion in cash injected into the Hollywood giant. The deal is the latest move into Hollywood by deep-pocketed Chinese enterprises, following forays by China property-to-entertainment conglomerate Wanda and e-commerce leader Alibaba. Paramount signed a three-year agreement with Shanghai Film Group (SFG) and Beijing-based Huahua Media to co-finance and co-produce all of the US studio's films, Paramount said in a statement on China's twitter-like Weibo platform.
NTSB: Pilot certified 21 days before Lake Erie plane crashCLEVELAND (AP) ? The pilot of a plane that crashed into Lake Erie last month received his certification to fly that type of aircraft just 21 days before the fatal crash, according to the National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report.