High-rise tower on fire in Iranian capital collapses
A high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday as scores of firefighters battled the blaze. Iran's state-run Press TV said people were believed to be trapped inside the rubble. ...
Day before inauguration, State Department lacks interim boss
Britain warns EU it will `find ways' to compete if no trade deal
By Stephen Adler and Elizabeth Piper DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Finance minister Philip Hammond warned the European Union on Thursday that Britain would be forced to find different ways to remain competitive if there was no "comprehensive trading relationship" after Brexit. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Hammond stuck closely to the government's script that Britain wants to explore ways with the EU to ensure that decades of close ties are not broken, saying with goodwill, anything was possible.
World shares mixed, Japan's Nikkei gains on weaker yen
Trump's Treasury pick facing criticism over foreclosures
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Donald Trump's pick to lead the Treasury Department, Stephen Mnuchin, built his reputation and his fortune as a savvy Wall Street investor. But one of those investments has put him in the crosshairs of Democrats as he heads into his confirmation hearing Thursday: sub-prime mortgage lender IndyMac bank.
Inaugural Things to Watch: the speech, the dress and more
WASHINGTON (AP) ? From a morning stop at church through the swearing-in to the last dance of the evening, it's going to be an inaugural marathon on Friday. Donald Trump will take Washington by storm, no matter what the weather. (Which, by the way, looks like rain.)
Avalanche hits Italy hotel, many feared dead or injuredAn avalanche hit a small hotel in the mountains of central Italy overnight after a series of strong earthquakes in the area, and up to 30 people might be buried under the snow, officials said on Wednesday. "Around 30 people are unaccounted for, between guests and workers at the Hotel Rigopiano in Farindola," Fabrizio Curcio, head of Italy's civil protection department, was quoted as saying by Italian media. Italian media earlier reported that "many dead" had been found inside the hotel.
Satellite tracking to keep tabs on airliners over oceans
Nearly three years after a Malaysian airliner vanished, it's still possible, if unlikely, for a plane to disappear. But that's changing with new satellites that will soon allow flights to be tracked in ...
30 missing in central Italy avalanche that buries hotelAn avalanche buried a mountain hotel in an earthquake-hit region of central Italy, leaving at least 30 people missing, authorities said Thursday. The civil protection agency said that they were working ...
Djokovic out in 2nd-round upset loss to Istomin in Australia