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Syrian Kurds will likely not attend Russia's Sochi congress - politician
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:45:03 +0000

Syrian Kurds will likely not attend Russia's Sochi congress - politicianSyrian Kurdish officials will likely not attend a Syrian peace congress planned by Russia which has been rendered meaningless by "Russian collusion" with Turkey in its attack in the Afrin region, a Syrian Kurdish politician said on Monday. Russia plans to host the congress in Sochi on Jan. 29-30. Officials in the Kurdish-led administration that governs swathes of northern Syria had previously said they had been invited to the Sochi meeting, and would attend.


Energy and technology companies lead US stocks higher
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:44:17 +0000

Energy and technology companies lead US stocks higherNEW YORK (AP) — Energy and technology companies are advancing Monday as U.S. stocks continue to rise, and smaller companies reversed some early losses after the Senate reached a short-term deal to end the government shutdown. High-dividend stocks are also up as bond yields hold steady. Yields had climbed to their highest level in more than three years last week.


AP Top Extended Financial Headlines at 2:43 p.m. EST
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:43:48 +0000

AP Top Extended Financial Headlines at 2:43 p.m. ESTPresident Donald Trump is likely to receive a mixed welcome when he visits the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week, where his "America First" policies may clash with the elite ...


Dior channels surrealist chic in Paris haute couture show
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:43:39 +0000

Dior channels surrealist chic in Paris haute couture showFashion house Christian Dior went all surrealist in the first big show of Paris haute couture week Monday with a collection that was a feast for the eyes as well as the imagination.


First look images show Ryan Thomas’s Neighbours debut
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:43:34 +0000

First look images show Ryan Thomas’s Neighbours debutRyan’s character has a score to settle in Erinsborough.


Heavy snowfall delays Davos arrivals
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:42:29 +0000

Heavy snowfall delays Davos arrivalsThe posh ski resort of Davos was snow-bound Monday after the heaviest precipitation in two decades, hampering the arrival of the world's elite for this week's World Economic Forum (WEF).


The Latest: Trump pleased Dems have 'come to their senses'
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:40:57 +0000

The Latest: Trump pleased Dems have 'come to their senses'WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle (all times local):


VP defends Trump over vulgar remarks on African immigrants
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:40:53 +0000

VP defends Trump over vulgar remarks on African immigrantsJERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Monday defended President Donald Trump over his recent comments disparaging immigration from Africa and Haiti, telling The Associated Press that the president's "heart" is aimed at a merit-based system that is blind to immigrants' "race or creed."


Greece gets fresh cash on road to leaving bailout
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:38:44 +0000

Greece gets fresh cash on road to leaving bailoutEurozone finance ministers approved a fresh cash injection for Greece on Monday to put the country on the road to finally leaving its long and painful bailout programme later this year.


U.S. urges Turkey to exercise restraint in Syria's Afrin region
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:37:40 +0000

U.S. urges Turkey to exercise restraint in Syria's Afrin regionWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Monday urged Turkey to exercise restraint after Turkish forces launched a military campaign in Syria's Afrin region, warning that the campaign risked exacerbating a humanitarian crisis and disrupting what had been a stable area.


Vermont Makes History By Legalizing Marijuana, But Its Law Comes With A Catch
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:36:56 +0000

Vermont Makes History By Legalizing Marijuana, But Its Law Comes With A CatchFor the first time, a U.S. state has legalized marijuana with the stroke of a pen, not a vote at the ballot box.


Germany calls Turkey with concerns about escalation in Syria
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:36:29 +0000

Germany calls Turkey with concerns about escalation in SyriaGerman Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Monday called his Turkish counterpart to express concerns about the possible impact on civilians of a Turkish offensive in northern Syria, as pressure mounted for him to reject arms sales sought by Ankara. Gabriel told Turkey's Mevlut Cavusoglu he worried about the humanitarian consequences of an escalation in Syria, and both men agreed the Syrian political process should now be continued in an intensive manner, a ministry official said.


Vonn alters schedule to add last-minute testing for Olympics
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:34:47 +0000

Vonn alters schedule to add last-minute testing for OlympicsCORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Lindsey Vonn wants to regain the downhill gold medal at the Olympics so desperately that she has been willing to sacrifice much of the World Cup season to achieve her goal.


White House says Trump to make immigration deal only if good for U.S
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:34:40 +0000

White House says Trump to make immigration deal only if good for U.SWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday that President Donald Trump would make a deal on immigration only if he sees it as beneficial for the country.


Turkey steps up assault on Kurdish militia in Syria
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:34:11 +0000

Turkey steps up assault on Kurdish militia in SyriaTurkey on Monday intensified its offensive against Kurdish militia targets in Syria as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed there would be no stepping back in a campaign that has stoked concern among Ankara's allies and neighbours.


U.S. senators strike deal to end government shutdown
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:34:01 +0000

U.S. senators strike deal to end government shutdownU.S. senators struck a deal on Monday to lift a three-day government shutdown and try to end a fight between Democrats and President Donald Trump's Republicans over immigration and border security. Legislation to renew federal funding to the government cleared a procedural hurdle in the Senate and was expected soon to pass votes in the Senate and House of Representatives, allowing government to re-open through Feb 8.


Ruth Bader Ginsburg on #MeToo movement: 'It's about time'
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:33:06 +0000

Ruth Bader Ginsburg on #MeToo movement: 'It's about time'Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spent a lifetime fighting for gender equality, but in an interview over the weekend the 84-year-old supreme court justice made clear she sees the fight as unfinished business. When asked at the Sundance Film Festival for her thoughts on the nascent #MeToo movement, she was unequivocal with her praise: “It’s about time,” Ginsburg told her interviewer.


Fans Behaving Badly: Pats, Eagles bring out worst in fans
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:33:03 +0000

Fans Behaving Badly: Pats, Eagles bring out worst in fansPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Binge drinking for hours in stadium parking lots, a few Philly fans flexed their beer muscles with throws that were as on point as Nick Foles connecting with his Eagles receivers.


'Put Trump in his place' - nationalism awakens in Mexican presidential race
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:32:31 +0000

'Put Trump in his place' - nationalism awakens in Mexican presidential raceDonald Trump's habit of slapping down Mexico is feeding nationalist sentiment in the country's presidential election campaign, prompting contenders to defy him and strengthening the hand of the frontrunner, who is courting the anti-establishment vote. In the past week, the three top contenders for the July election have all said Mexico will not pay for the wall the U.S. president wants to build on the U.S. southern border. None has made the point more forcefully than Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a veteran leftist leading the opinion polls.


Pennsylvania court throws out congressional boundaries
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:32:23 +0000

Pennsylvania court throws out congressional boundariesHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down the state's congressional map Monday, granting a major victory to Democrats who charged that the 18 districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered to benefit Republicans.


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