Powerful storm hammers U.S. East with heavy snow, wind gusts
(Reuters) - A powerful storm system that killed at least 21 people in the southern United States over the weekend was expected on Tuesday to bring heavy snow and wind gusts to the East Coast, making morning driving conditions hazardous. Northern Pennsylvania, central New York and Maine were expected to sees snowfalls of up to 9 inches (23 cm) with wind gusts of 25 mph (40 kph), the National Weather Service said.
After U.S. exit, Asian nations try to save TPP trade dealWELLINGTON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Australia and New Zealand said on Tuesday they hope to salvage the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by encouraging China and other Asian nations to join the trade pact after U.S. President Donald Trump kept his promise to pull out of the accord. The TPP, which the United States had signed but not ratified, was a pillar of former U.S. President Barack Obama's policy to pivot to Asia.
Britain's Supreme Court set to rule on Brexit case
Britain's Supreme Court will rule Tuesday on whether the prime minister or Parliament has the right to trigger the process of taking Britain out of the European Union. The 11 justices will either uphold ...
CEO of Dubai airport offers to help Trump, US improve hubs
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) ? Dubai International Airport would welcome a call from the Trump administration on ways to improve American airports, the CEO of the Mideast hub said on Tuesday as it retained the title of the world's busiest for international travel.
Senate panel clears Tillerson's path to be secretary of state
By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state, former Exxon Mobil Corp Chairman Rex Tillerson, narrowly won approval from a Senate committee on Monday, but is expected to be confirmed by the full Senate. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 11-10 to approve Tillerson, with every Republican backing the former oil executive and every Democrat opposing him.
Senate confirms Pompeo to be Trump's CIA director
By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate confirmed Representative Mike Pompeo as President Donald Trump's CIA director on Monday, after a delay tied to some lawmakers' worries he might expand surveillance or allow the use of certain interrogation techniques widely considered torture. All the opposition was from Democrats, except for Senator Rand Paul, a leading Republican advocate for strict control of surveillance. Some senators felt Pompeo, 53, had not pledged strongly enough to allow only the use of interrogation techniques included in the Army Field Manual, as required by law, rather than return to waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation techniques," or EITs, used by the CIA in the years after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Partner of artist colony leader sorry about deadly blaze
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) ? The longtime partner of the founder of a ramshackle Oakland artists' colony where dozens of people burned to death in a fire last month says she's sorry about what happened but is angry about what she called "pretty terrible" treatment by the media and ex-neighbors.
Trump's bridge-building eclipsed by false voter fraud claim
President Donald Trump's efforts to build bridges and push through his agenda were overshadowed again with his continued fixation on the election and more false claims. During a bipartisan reception with ...
Under fire, Polanski abandons plan to preside French OscarsPARIS (AP) ? Filmmaker Roman Polanski has decided not to preside over the French equivalent of the Oscars, after protests from France's women's rights minister and feminist groups because of decades-old U.S. sex charges.
Scandinavian carrier SAS sells domestic airline to CityJetCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) ? Scandinavian Airlines says it will sell Cimber, the Danish domestic airline it acquired in February 2015, to Irish regional airline CityJet.