UK's May signals clean break with EU: No partial membership
More than six months after Britain voted to leave the European Union, British Prime Minister Theresa May finally spelled out what it means: The U.K. will make a clean break from the EU and leave its single ...
Tiffany feels the Trump effect on 5th AvenueSecurity barricades, protesters and a perpetual media encampment in and around Trump Tower since the election tarnished sales at Tiffany, the posh jeweler whose flagship store is just steps from the president-elect's ...
Scotland must have choice on independence if Brexit wishes ignored: SturgeonScotland must have the option of independence from the UK if its wishes on Britain's new trade plan after it leaves the European Union are rejected, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday. Sturgeon, who leads the pro-independence devolved government, said the Brexit plan laid out by British Prime Minister Theresa May earlier on Tuesday was "economically catastrophic" for the UK, and that Scotland had not voted for it. Sturgeon has submitted a series of proposals on Scotland's position to the government.
Ex-Yugo general Trifunovic, symbol of senseless war, dies
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) ? Serbia state television says former Yugoslav army general Vlado Trifunovic, whose treason conviction by Serbia's wartime nationalist leadership became a symbol of the senselessness of the 1990s' Balkan conflict, has died. He was 78.
Germany's top court rejects bid to ban far-right NPD party
Germany's highest court on Tuesday threw out a bid to ban the far-right NPD party, arguing that the xenophobic fringe outfit is too insignificant to spell a real threat to the democratic order. The case marks the second failed attempt to outlaw the National Democratic Party of Germany, with the latest launched by the Bundesrat upper house of parliament which represents Germany's 16 states. Chancellor Angela Merkel's government supported the case, although the executive did not formally join the legal campaign.
Iraqi troops capture historic Mosul mosque destroyed by IS
Iraqi forces have captured the site of the Mosque of the Prophet Younis after driving Islamic State group militants from a new neighborhood in eastern Mosul, a spokesman said on Tuesday. The progress comes ...
GM announces $1B factory investment, new jobs
General Motors will make a $1 billion investment in its factories that will create or keep around 1,500 jobs. The investment is part of the normal process of equipping factories to build new models, and ...
Iran president says 'no sense' in renegotiating nuclear deal
President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday there was no chance of Iran renegotiating the nuclear deal with world powers if US President-elect Donald Trump demands it. "The nuclear deal is finished, it has been approved by the UN Security Council and has become an international document. It is a multilateral accord and there is no sense in renegotiating it," said Rouhani at a news conference a year on from the deal coming into force.
Soldiers, police open fire as Ivory Coast unrest continuesABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) ? Hooded soldiers cruised through the streets of Ivory Coast's capital, Yamoussoukro, on Tuesday firing their weapons in the air, and military police in multiple cities opened fire, witnesses said. The violence suggested the government had failed to end unrest that began Jan. 6 when some soldiers mutinied over low pay.
GM to invest $1 bn in US manufacturing, create 5,000 jobs
General Motors said Tuesday it will invest an additional $1 billion in US manufacturing operations and create 5,000 jobs in the coming years. The investments in new vehicle and advanced technology are tied to 1,500 new and "retained" jobs, while 450 will be returned to the US from Mexico, the company said in a statement.