Growing list of Democrats boycotting Trump inauguration
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The roster of House Democrats planning to boycott President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration grew to more than 40 on Tuesday in a protest of the New York businessman's policies and his repeated criticism of legendary civil rights activist John Lewis.
Exclusive: Canadian energy firms at bigger risk from cyber, bomb attacks - spy agency
By Ethan Lou CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Canada's main spy agency last year warned energy companies about an increasing risk of cyber espionage and attacks on pipelines, oil storage and shipment facilities and power transmission towers using homemade explosives, according to a classified document obtained by Reuters. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) warning last May highlights an additional risk for the energy sector, where opposition to pipelines has ramped up in Canada, home to the world's third-largest oil reserves, and the United States. In the document, which features speaking notes prepared for a CSIS briefing with energy and utilities sector stakeholders, an unidentified official specifies a threat from foreign state-owned firms looking for confidential information about investments or takeovers.
Ex-UK foreign secretary faces legal action in rendition case
LONDON (AP) ? A lawsuit against former U.K. Foreign Secretary Jack Straw brought by an ex-Libyan dissident who alleges he and his wife were abducted and sent to Tripoli with British complicity can proceed, Britain's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
Official: Germany eyes holding general election on Sept. 24
Trump is making his first Washington trip in weeks
As US looks inward, China seeks a lead role on world stage
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) ? With the U.S. increasingly looking inward and China eager to take a lead on the global stage, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday cast his country as a champion of free trade and stability, a rebuke to the isolationist urges that helped carry Donald Trump to power.
Trump Commerce nominee Ross to divest assets worth up to $187 millionWilbur Ross, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Commerce Secretary, has pledged to divest assets worth about $62 million to $187 million and resign his corporate board seats, but the billionaire investor intends to retain his interests in mortgage lending and transoceanic shipping. In an ethics agreement made public on Tuesday, Ross said he would divest financial interests in some 80 entities, including specific stocks, bonds and investment partnerships.
General Motors says to invest additional $1 billion in U.S.
By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Tuesday confirmed it will invest an additional $1 billion in its U.S. factories in 2017 and will move some parts production from Mexico to the United States that was previously handled by a supplier. The investments are in addition to the $2.9 billion the automaker announced last year, GM said. Trump will be sworn in on Friday.
Gambia leader, pressured to go, declares state of emergencyDAKAR, Senegal (AP) ? Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency on Tuesday, just two days before he is supposed to cede power after losing elections last month.
Finance industry's 'worst case' on Brexit spurs contingency plansBy Anjuli Davies and Andrew MacAskill LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's financial services will accelerate plans to move some business overseas after Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday the country will quit the European Union's single market. Businesses have been calling for clarity on what Britain's relationship with Europe will be before deciding how to reshape their operations, but most major firms are now set to relocate some business to ensure they can still trade with Europe. London's future as Europe's financial center is one of the biggest issues in Brexit talks because it is Britain's largest export sector and biggest source of corporate tax revenue.