Israel's Netanyahu mired in series of corruption allegations
Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu might be upbeat these days: The economy is growing, his opposition is weak and the incoming Trump administration seems friendly, even to the much-maligned Jewish settlements ...
Ex-UK foreign secretary faces legal action in rendition caseLONDON (AP) ? Former U.K. Foreign Secretary Jack Straw is facing legal action in a suit brought by a former Libyan dissident who alleges he and his wife were abducted and sent to Tripoli a decade ago to be interrogated by the regime of late dictator Moammar Gadhafi.
BAT agrees to buy Reynolds for $49 billion
British American Tobacco has agreed a $49.4 billion takeover of U.S. rival Reynolds American Inc , creating the world's biggest listed tobacco company after it increased an earlier offer by more than $2 billion. BAT, which already owned 42 percent of Reynolds, will pay $29.44 in cash and 0.5260 BAT shares for each Reynolds share, it said, a 26 percent premium over the price of the stock on Oct. 20, the day before BAT's first offer was made public. Reynolds, the maker of Camel and Newport cigarettes, rejected an initial approach in November, although the two sides remained in talks.
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Maine governor to Rep. John Lewis: You need a history lesson
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) ? Democratic U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights leader who says he doesn't see Donald Trump as a "legitimate president," should be grateful for all that Republican presidents have done for black people, GOP Gov. Paul LePage said Tuesday.
Patricia Cornwell settles lawsuit vs. financial advisersBOSTON (AP) ? Patricia Cornwell has settled a lawsuit against her former business managers, avoiding a second trial for a case that dates to 2009.
Trump, Brexit uncertainty hit stocks and dollar, gold jumps
By Sinead Carew NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks and the dollar fell and gold rose on Tuesday as investors looked for safety after President-elect Donald Trump said the U.S. currency was too strong, while sterling jumped as UK Prime Minister Theresa May promised Parliament a vote on Brexit. Wall Street opened lower, weighed down by financial and healthcare stocks, and U.S. Treasury prices gained on concerns about Trump's protectionist trade policies. Ahead of Friday's inauguration, investors were waiting to see if Trump would follow through on pledges for tax cuts, infrastructure spending and lighter regulation.
Orlando nightclub gunman's wife faces charges tied to attack
The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman has been charged with helping her husband in the months leading up to the June massacre that left 49 people dead, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday. ...
Airport shooting suspect ordered held without bond
Polish opposition slams ruling party's electoral reform plan