In a story Jan. 15 about the World Economic Forum, The Associated Press erroneously reported John Drzik's title as president of the global insurance and risk management firm Marsh. His title is president of global risk and specialties at Marsh.
Kirsten Grieshaber and Raf Casert, Associated Press | Posted Jan 16th - 5:40am
European Union nations reacted with surprise and defiance Monday to comments made by President-elect Donald Trump, who said in an interview that NATO was "obsolete" and hinted that more member states would leave the 28-nation EU.
Youkyung Lee, Associated Press | Posted Jan 16th - 4:20am
A request by South Korean prosecutors to arrest Lee Jae-yong, the 48-year-old vice chairman and de facto leader of Samsung Electronics, has added to the troubles for the country's most valuable company after a spate of recalls last year.
Jill Lawless, Associated Press | Posted Jan 16th - 3:32am
The British pound fell to a three-month low on Monday amid reports Prime Minister Theresa May is about to set the U.K. on the road to a clean break with the European Union, pushing the country into uncertain economic territory.
Jamey Keaten, Associated Press | Posted Jan 16th - 3:30am
The heads of major U.N. organizations on Monday called for access to civilians cut off from humanitarian aid in Syria, saying the world "must not stand silent" even though the high-profile siege of the Syrian city of Aleppo is over.
A new European eyewear giant worth more than 50 billion euros ($52.5 billion) is set to emerge as Italy's Luxottica — maker of brands like Ray-Ban and Oakley — merges with French lens manufacturer Essilor.
Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press | Posted Jan 16th - 3:10am
Responding to remarks by Donald Trump, China's Foreign Ministry on Monday said the country's "one-China principle" regarding Taiwan is not negotiable and any attempt to reconsider the issue would be self-defeating.
Pan Pylas, Associated Press | Posted Jan 16th - 2:51am
The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion people, according to an analysis by Oxfam released Monday.
Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press | Posted Jan 16th - 2:20am
Global shares were mostly lower Monday amid worries about Britain's exit from the European Union and a downgrade of Italy's credit rating. Takata's shares fell in Tokyo after the air bag maker agreed to a guilty plea in the U.S. over massive recalls.
The eight individuals who own as much as half of the rest of the planet are all men, and have largely made their fortunes in technology. Most are American, with one European and one Mexican in the mix. Several have pledged to give it all to charity.
Youkyung Lee, Associated Press | Posted Jan 16th - 2:20am
In a departure from the leniency typically given South Korean big businesses, prosecutors on Monday requested the arrest of the de facto head of Samsung Electronics, the country's most valuable company, in an influence-peddling scandal that has toppled the country's president.
Jessica Gresko, Associated Press | Posted Jan 16th - 1:41am
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to clog the nation's capital for Donald Trump's inauguration and a major demonstration the day after, but how many will actually arrive to party or protest is an open question.
Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press | Posted Jan 15th - 11:32pm
Donald Trump has offered views on U.S. relations with Asia that could indicate radical shifts in long-standing policy toward the region. From opposing free trade agreements to confronting China and questioning Japan-South Korea alliances, he appears set to be charting a course far different from previous administrations.
Hrvoje Hranjski, Associated Press | Posted Jan 15th - 10:01pm
A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: