Under fire, Polanski abandons plan to preside French OscarsPARIS (AP) ? Filmmaker Roman Polanski has decided not to preside over the French equivalent of the Oscars, after protests from France's women's rights minister and feminist groups because of decades-old U.S. sex charges.
Workers dismayed by President Trump's federal hiring freezeMcLEAN, Va. (AP) ? Federal worker Greg Guthrie had held out hope after Donald Trump's election to president that his professed advocacy for the American worker would extend to the federal workforce, too.
Crews set to restore power to much Hawaii's Lanai Island
HONOLULU (AP) ? Crews were on track to restore power to most of the residents of Hawaii's Lanai Island late Monday, but people living in one small town will likely go without power overnight, Maui Electric Co. said.
NATO, Pentagon chiefs discuss military budgets, terrorism
Six more bodies found at Italy avalanche hotel
Six more bodies have been retrieved from an Italian hotel devastated by an avalanche nearly a week ago, media said Tuesday citing local authorities, with 17 people still missing. Twelve people are now confirmed to have died after disaster struck the Hotel Rigopiano in the mountains of central Italy. Italian authorities are meanwhile investigating the chain of events leading to the avalanche to see if the tragedy could have been avoided.
After rocky start, second day of Syria talks in Kazakhstan
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) ? The U.N. envoy for Syria pressed on with efforts Tuesday to shore up a shaky cease-fire between the Damascus government and its allies and rebel factions, as he shuttled between delegates from the two sides on the second day of peace talks in Kazakhstan.
If Trump ends America's world leadership, who will step up?
WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Donald Trump's pursuit of an "America first" foreign policy is raising questions about who, if anyone, will fill the void if the U.S. relinquishes its traditional global leadership role. China and Russia are among the aspirants for greater economic and military influence, while an ambivalent Germany could emerge as the West's moral compass.
China must expand nuclear arsenal in response to Trump: newspaper
China must strengthen its nuclear arsenal to "force the US to respect it" in response to the stance of new US President Donald Trump, a leading newspaper said Tuesday. The comments in the Global Times, a popular paper known for its inflammatory rhetoric and hawkish views, came just days after President Xi Jinping called for the eventual global elimination of atomic weapons. In recent days, Chinese social media has carried pictures purporting to show an advanced intercontinental ballistic missile system deployed in the northeast.
Trump in Asia: Region poised for change as new era dawns
People across Asia are poised for a potentially dramatic change in relations with Washington under President Donald Trump after decades with the United States as a major military and economic presence. ...
Global stock indexes mixed as Trump uncertainties mount