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UK holiday spending squeezed by Brexit-related inflation

Jan 19, 2018

Official figures show that retail sales in Britain in the crucial month of December sank by far more than anticipated in the markets

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California DA says couple's abuse of 12 kids became torture

Jan 19, 2018

California prosecutors say a couple starved 12 of their 13 children to the point that their growth was stunted and a 29-year-old daughter weighed just 82 pounds

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Royal Shakespeare Company co-founder John Barton dies at 89

Jan 19, 2018

The Royal Shakespeare Company says co-founder John Barton has died

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Germany's Merkel to address Davos forum next Wednesday

Jan 19, 2018

The German government says Chancellor Angela Merkel will appear at the World Economic Forum in Davos next Wednesday, a day when the event's focus is on Europe

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Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes--and save Big Tobacco

Jan 19, 2018

US health officials are pushing ahead with an unprecedented plan to make cigarettes less addictive and provide lower-risk alternative products to US smokers

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A bridge too far? UK's Boris Johnson suggests span to France

Jan 19, 2018

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has suggested that Britain and France should build a bridge across the English Channel to bolster links between the two nations after Brexit

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Uproar over watches threatens Thailand's ruling generals

Jan 19, 2018

Entering their fifth year in power, Thailand's ruling generals may be running out of time and it's not for a lack of watches

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2 prison guards injured in attack in Corsica jail

Jan 19, 2018

French justice ministry says two prison guards have been injured in Corsica after an attack by three inmates amid widespread protests outside jails across the country

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Pence has long pushed for Trump policies on Israel

Jan 19, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence's fifth visit to Israel will mark his return to a region he's visited "a million times" in his heart

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Modest gains for world shares as US government closure looms

Jan 19, 2018

Modest gains for world shares as US government closure looms, dollar retreats

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