Questions arise over Italy's response to snow-hit hotel
FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) ? Questions intensified Monday into whether Italian authorities underestimated the risks facing a snowbound mountain hotel hours before an avalanche hit, as rescue crews weighed using heavy equipment to try to reach 23 people in the hotel who are still buried under the snow.
May was told nuclear submarine successfully certified in tests - spokeswomanLONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May was told on taking office last year that a nuclear submarine and its crew had been successfully certified in tests, her spokeswoman said on Monday. The Sunday Times reported a test firing of an unarmed British nuclear Trident missile from a submarine malfunctioned last June, shortly before May asked parliament to spend 40 billion pounds on new Trident submarines. During a BBC interview on Sunday, May repeatedly declined to answer directly whether she had known about the misfire before the vote in parliament. ...
Dairy farmers spray EU HQ to push demands for better pricesBRUSSELS (AP) ? Dairy farmers from across the European Union have sprayed the EU's headquarters with milk powder to protest the crisis in their sector.
18 die amid apparent winter tornadoes, other storms in South
A vast storm system that kicked up apparent tornadoes, shredded mobile homes and left other destruction scattered around the Southeast has claimed at least 18 lives on its two-day assault on the region. ...
Syria talks may signal shift in conflict dynamics
BEIRUT (AP) ? Syria talks in the Kazakh capital Astana come at a time of significant changes to the conflict in its sixth year. Although promising to focus on reinforcing a cease-fire, the conference has raised expectations of a path toward a political settlement of the civil war.
Harsh exchanges on first day of Syria talks in Kazakhstan
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) ? Syria's government envoy and a rebel leader traded barbs as talks between the Mideast country's warring sides got underway in Kazakhstan on Monday in the first face-to-face meeting between the Damascus government and rebel factions fighting to overthrow it.
The Latest: Cardin opposes Tillerson for sec'y of stateWASHINGTON (AP) ? The Latest on activities in Congress (All times EST)
Senate Democrat says he will oppose Tillerson for State Department
The most senior Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Monday he would not support President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson. Senator Ben Cardin said he was not persuaded to support Tillerson's nomination even after the former Exxon Mobil chief executive spent an hours-long hearing earlier this month seeking to assure lawmakers that he was fit for the job. Cardin said Tillerson should have described recent Russian and Syrian military actions in the Middle East as "war crimes" when he was asked about those countries during his conformation hearing.
Maryland's Cardin won't support Tillerson for sec'y of stateWASHINGTON (AP) ? The top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says he can't support President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state.
The Latest: Man in Serbia found dead in snow in remote town