British American Tobacco agrees on takeover of ReynoldsLONDON (AP) ? British American Tobacco Plc has agreed to fully take over Reynolds American Inc. in a deal that would create the world's largest publicly traded tobacco company.
Iraqi forces push into IS-held pocket in Mosul: military
Iraqi special forces pushed into a pocket of Islamic State-held territory in eastern Mosul on Tuesday, the military said, seeking to recapture the remaining districts under the group's control east of the Tigris river. The militants have been driven out of most eastern districts in their Iraqi stronghold in a 3-month-old U.S.-backed campaign. Iraqi troops have seized large areas along the river, which bisects Mosul from north to south.
Number of suspected dead climbs from shipwreck off LibyaROME (AP) ? Aid groups have revised to at least 170 the number of suspected dead from a weekend migrant shipwreck off Libya.
Chinese president urges world to 'say no to protectionism' and insists 'no one will emerge the winner in a trade war'DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) ? Chinese president urges world to 'say no to protectionism' and insists 'no one will emerge the winner in a trade war'
Four Gambian ministers resign as neighbouring states prepare to step inGambia's ministers of finance, foreign affairs, trade and the environment have resigned from President Yahya Jammeh's government, state television said, as regional forces prepare to oust the veteran leader unless he steps down by Thursday. Jammeh, in power since a 1994 coup, has become increasingly isolated at home and abroad after he refused to accept his Dec. 1 defeat to opposition leader Adama Barrow. A senior Nigerian military source said Nigeria and other West African nations were prepared to intervene militarily to remove him if he remains in office after Wednesday, when his presidential mandate runs out.
Patchett, Chabon among nominees for book critics prizesNEW YORK (AP) ? Ann Patchett, Michael Chabon and Zadie Smith were among the nominees announced Tuesday for the National Book Critics Circle Awards.
German supreme court rejects bid to outlaw far-right party
Istanbul gunman captured after more than 2 weeks on run
ISTANBUL (AP) ? Turkish police captured the gunman who carried out the deadly New Year's nightclub attack in Istanbul, with officials saying Tuesday that he's an Uzbekistan national who trained in Afghanistan and confessed to the massacre.
Forever a mystery? MH370 search ends after nearly 3 years
After nearly three years, the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ended in futility and frustration Tuesday, as crews completed their deep-sea search of a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean without ...
Hyundai Motor to boost U.S. investment as automakers respond to Trump
By Hyunjoo Jin SEOUL (Reuters) - The Hyundai Motor Group said it plans to lift U.S. investment by 50 percent to $3.1 billion over five years and may build a new plant there - the latest auto firm to announce fresh spending after President-elect Donald Trump threatened to tax imports. Under pressure to deliver on campaign promises to revive U.S. industrial jobs, Trump has warned of a 35 percent tax on vehicles imported from Mexico, where many automakers have taken advantage of the country's lower labor costs. Toyota Motor Corp , Ford Motor Co and Fiat Chrysler have recently unveiled new U.S. investment plans.