Inauguration in sight, Trump continues Twitter assault
NEW YORK (AP) ? His inauguration days away, President-elect Donald Trump is continuing to lash out at critics in the intelligence community and Democrats in Congress who are vowing to skip his swearing-in ceremony.
Murray wins in straight sets in 1st major match as No. 1
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) ? In his first Grand Slam match with the elevated status of having a knighthood and the No. 1 ranking, Andy Murray berated himself when he made mistakes and frequently yelled during a 7-5, 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over Illya Marchenko.
Stark inequality: Oxfam says 8 men as rich as half the world
The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.6 ...
Pound sags amid 'hard Brexit' signals ahead of May speech
European eyewear giant in merger of Luxottica and EssilorPARIS (AP) ? A new European eyewear giant is set to emerge as Italian frames maker Luxottica ? maker of brands like Ray-Ban and Oakley ? joins with French lens manufacturer Essilor in a multibillion-euro merger.
Uganda confirms Avian flu in wild terns, domestic birdsKAMPALA, Uganda (AP) ? Tests have confirmed that avian flu is responsible for the mass deaths of wild birds on the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda, according to the government.
May's spokeswoman says talk of hard Brexit is 'speculation'
Media reports that Prime Minister Theresa May will unveil plans for a "hard" Brexit in a speech this week are "speculation", her spokeswoman said on Monday. Asked whether the markets were right to expect an indication of a "hard" Brexit with no access to the single market, the spokeswoman said: "It's speculation". The pound fell as much as 1.5 percent on Monday, hit by media reports that May will signal Britain is on course for a "hard" Brexit from the European Union.
China will 'take off the gloves' if Trump continues on Taiwan, state media warns
By Christian Shepherd BEIJING (Reuters) - China will "take off the gloves" and take strong action if U.S. President-elect Donald Trump continues to provoke Beijing over Taiwan once he assumes office, two leading state-run newspapers said on Monday. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal published on Friday, Trump said the "One China" policy was up for negotiation. China's foreign ministry, in response, said "One China" was the foundation of China-U.S. ties and was non-negotiable.
South Korea seeks arrest of Samsung scion in graft scandal
In a departure from the leniency typically given South Korean big businesses, prosecutors on Monday requested the arrest of the de facto head of Samsung Electronics, the country's most valuable company, ...
Egypt court rules against handing islands to Saudi ArabiaCAIRO (AP) ? An Egyptian court has ruled against the government's decision to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia ? a landmark verdict likely to deepen tensions with the kingdom.