Trump signs order withdrawing U.S. from Trans-Pacific trade deal
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump signed an executive order formally withdrawing the United States from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on Monday, following through on a promise from his campaign last year.
The Latest: Trump orders hiring freeze for some fed workers
Dollar, stocks slide on Trump's protectionist stance
By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar fell to a seven-week low against a basket of key world currencies on Monday and global stock markets declined amid investor concerns over protectionist rhetoric by U.S. President Donald Trump. U.S. Treasury yields dipped and gold rallied as demand for safe-haven assets was boosted by Trump's stance on trade. On Monday, Trump told U.S. manufacturing executives he would impose a hefty border tax on firms that import products into the United States after moving American factories overseas.
'The Last Jedi' revealed as title for 'Star Wars' VIII
Puppies found in Italy avalanche hotel boost hope for survivors
Rescuers recovered three puppies from under the rubble of Italy's avalanche hotel Monday sparking fresh hopes some of the 23 people still missing after five days could be found alive. With the electricity and phone signals down, guests spooked by the quakes were planning to sleep in their cars.
Next 'Star Wars' film has a title: 'The Last Jedi'
Lucasfilm on Monday released the title without additional explanation. The film, directed by Rian Johnson, is due in theaters on December 15, 2017. In appreciation of the fans, we wanted them to be the first to know the title of the next chapter in the Skywalker saga: Star Wars -- The Last Jedi," the studio said in a statement.
Greek island mayors say refugee overcrowding too highATHENS, Greece (AP) ? The mayors of five eastern Greek islands used to limit the movement of refugees and migrants have called on the European Union to ease the restrictions amid continued problems created by winter weather and overcrowding.
Sex toys 'safer' than kids' toys: Swedish study
Fewer sex toys contain dangerous chemicals than children's toys, a Swedish inspection authority said in a report published on Monday. In its study conducted in 2016, two percent of the 44 surveyed sex toys that had been imported to Sweden contained banned chemicals, the Swedish Chemicals Agency said. "This was a bit surprising," Frida Ramstrom, an inspector for the agency, told AFP.
Trump places hiring freeze on some federal workers, cuts off funding for international groups that perform abortionsWASHINGTON (AP) ? Trump places hiring freeze on some federal workers, cuts off funding for international groups that perform abortions .
Republicans move toward confirming CIA, State Dept picks
With just two of President Donald Trump's cabinet members in place, Senate Republicans aim to speed up confirmation of his other nominees, including his choice to head the CIA. The Senate is expected to confirm Mike Pompeo as head of the spy agency on Monday, even as a Senate panel votes on advancing Rex Tillerson's nomination as secretary of state. The former ExxonMobil chief executive received a major boost Monday when Senator Marco Rubio, one of three Republicans who had expressed doubts about him, announced he will support Tillerson for the post despite serious reservations.