Adviser to Gambia president: Exiled leader emptied state coffers, shipped out luxury vehiclesDAKAR, Senegal (AP) ? Adviser to Gambia president: Exiled leader emptied state coffers, shipped out luxury vehicles.
Trump offers scattershot response to global protests
Avalanche survivors: sipping tea, then world crashed down
FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) ? Some of the lucky ones were sipping hot tea near the fireplace in their mountain resort hotel, waiting for snowplows to arrive so they could finally go home, after a winter holiday made nerve-wracking by a day of ground-shaking earthquakes and heavy snowfall.
Trump nomination to lead State picks up support in SenateWASHINGTON (AP) ? Rex Tillerson, the former Exxon Mobil executive with close business ties to Russia, saw his prospects of becoming secretary of state brighten Sunday after gaining the support of two influential Republican senators who had wavered on the nomination.
Gambia awaits new leader, but exiled one has right to return
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) ? Gambia's capital was awaiting the arrival of the country's new leader and an era of democracy, nearly a full day after the authoritarian ruler of 22 years flew into exile with an extraordinary set of assurances from the international community.
Israel OKs more settler homes ahead of Trump talks
Israel approved hundreds of new settler homes in east Jerusalem Sunday hours before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was to speak with US President Donald Trump for the first time since his inauguration. "This evening there will be a telephone conversation between President Trump and myself," Netanyahu told a cabinet meeting on Sunday. The White House confirmed that such a call was scheduled, but did not give further details.
Israeli leader delays West Bank annexation vote
JERUSALEM (AP) ? Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delayed a vote Sunday on an explosive proposal to annex one of the West Bank's largest settlements, apparently to coordinate his policy toward the Palestinians with the new administration of President Donald Trump.
African troops prepare for Gambian president's return
West African troops approached the Gambian capital on Sunday to secure President Adama Barrow's arrival from neighbouring Senegal, as controversy erupted over the assurances offered to Yahya Jammeh to guarantee his departure. Jammeh flew out of The Gambia on Saturday, ending 22 years at the helm of the tiny west African nation, and headed for Equatorial Guinea where he is expected to settle with his family.
Costa stars as Chelsea extend lead, Arsenal go second
Diego Costa marked his return to Chelsea duty by scoring the opening goal in a 2-0 victory over Hull on Sunday that saw the Premier League leaders go eight points clear after Arsenal went second by coming through late penalty drama. Brazil-born Spain forward Costa, who took his Chelsea tally for the season to 15 league goals, missed last weekend's 3-0 win at champions Leicester City due to an apparent back complaint. Following a sickening clash of heads between Chelsea's Gary Cahill and Ryan Mason that saw the Hull man taken to hospital, Costa struck in the seventh minute of first-half stoppage time when he turned in a Victor Moses cross.
Partial results: Valls, Hamon advance in French primary
PARIS (AP) ? Partial results suggest that Manuel Valls, a center-leaning former prime minister who rallied France together after extremist attacks, will confront stalwart Socialist Benoit Hamon in the country's left-wing presidential primary runoff next week.