Edition:
United States

News

Photo

Executive actions ready to go as Trump prepares to take office

WASHINGTON Donald Trump is preparing to sign executive actions on his first day in the White House on Friday to take the opening steps to crack down on immigration, build a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border and roll back outgoing President Barack Obama's policies.

Recent Top News

U.S. national security handover to Trump bumpy, officials say

WASHINGTON President-elect Donald Trump's national security transition has been more chaotic than others in recent memory, with important positions unfilled and many of his people less able, or willing, to engage on substance, U.S. officials said.

Politics, Election 2016, U.S. Jan 19 2017

Conflicted U.S. capital prepares to host Trump's inauguration

WASHINGTON Rob Cortis calls it the “Trump Unity Bridge” - a bulky, metal 45-foot structure welded to two wheels and bedecked with red, white and blue signs echoing President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign themes.

Politics, Election 2016, U.S. 12:35am EST

China GDP beats expectations but debt risks loom

BEIJING China's economy grew a faster-than-expected 6.8 percent in the fourth quarter, boosted by higher government spending and record bank lending, giving it a solid tailwind heading into what is expected to be a turbulent year.

12:22am EST

U.S. Treasury nominee Mnuchin hammered over offshore tax havens

WASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday he would work to eliminate the need for offshore tax havens, as Democratic senators accused the Wall Street veteran of using such vehicles to shelter hedge fund money from the government. | Video

Politics, Election 2016 Jan 19 2017

Davos CEOs 'go local' on supply chain in Trump era

DAVOS, Switzerland Business leaders in Davos, traditionally the high priests of globalization, are talking up the benefits of local production this week to shield themselves from criticism from incoming U.S. President Donald Trump.

Jan 19 2017
Photo

Mexico extradites drug lord 'El Chapo' to U.S. on eve of Trump inauguration

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico/NEW YORK Mexico extradited its most notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to New York on Thursday, likely ending a decades-long criminal career that included two jail breaks, the day before Donald Trump assumes the U.S. presidency.