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Wealth inequality 'out of control,' Oxfam warns

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 5:03pm

Wealth inequality around the world is "out of control" and doing particular harm to women, anti-poverty campaigner Oxfam warned Monday ahead of the annual gathering of business and political leaders in the Swiss ski resort of Davos.

Kenyan police say attack on Chinese facilities is repelled

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 1:39pm

Kenyan police say gunmen opened fire on Chinese construction facilities in an eastern area, days after Islamic extremists claimed responsibility for a deadly attack in Nairobi.

Plane makes emergency landing in Black Sea port in Romania

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 12:45pm

Romanian authorities say an airplane flying from Cyprus to the Romanian capital has made an emergency landing in the Black Sea port of Constanta because of a problem with the wing flaps. Nobody has been reported injured.

Salt Lake City police: 3 arrested in death of Utah realtor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 11:54am

Authorities say three people have been arrested in connection with the death of a Utah real estate agent.

Utah starting $2.5M debt forgiveness program for tech grads

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 10:30am

Utah is rolling out a program to forgive college debt for tech workers who stay and work in the state.

Zimbabwe president to return home after deadly turmoil

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 10:29am

Zimbabwe's president announced on Sunday that he will return home and skip the World Economic Forum after a week of turmoil in which activists have said at least a dozen people have been killed in a government crackdown.

Zimbabwe's president says he will return home, skip World Economic Forum after week of deadly turmoil

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 10:15am

Zimbabwe's president says he will return home, skip World Economic Forum after week of deadly turmoil.

Hedi Slimane unveils debut menswear show for Celine in Paris

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 9:51am

Passers-by gathered outside the giant glass windows of Celine's traffic-stopping show venue Sunday night: erected in Paris' sparkling Place de la Concorde, which is also used as a traffic circle.

Chile says 2 dead, thousands without power after quake

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 9:47am

Chilean officials say a magnitude-6.7 earthquake has killed at least two people and left thousands without electricity in the country's north.

Macedonia extends school break because of air pollution

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 9:34am

Macedonia's government has ordered the winter break for students to be extended to Jan. 23 because of extremely high levels of toxic particles in the air in many cities throughout the country.

Virginia investor tries to curb Dominion's influence

Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 9:27am

Rich people using their wealth to try to influence politics is nothing new, but not many launch multimillion-dollar crusades against their local electric company.

With Trump out, Davos chief eyes fixing world architecture

Jamey Keaten and Masha MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 6:21am

The founder of the World Economic Forum says U.S. President Donald Trump would have been an "interesting discussion partner" at its annual Davos event starting this week, but acknowledges that the partial U.S. government shutdown scuttled those plans.

'Rambo,' 'Total Recall' producer Andy Vajna dies at 74

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 5:15am

Andy Vajna, a Hungarian-American film producer who worked on several "Rambo" movies with Sylvester Stallone, "Total Recall" with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Madonna's "Evita," has died. He was 74.

May plans next move in Brexit fight as chances rise of delay

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 3:49am

As Prime Minister Theresa May prepared her next move in Britain's deadlocked Brexit battle, a senior opposition politician said Sunday that it's unlikely the U.K. will leave the European Union as scheduled on March 29.

Facing populist assault, global elites regroup in Davos

Paul Wiseman and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 2:07am

As the world's financial and political elites convene here in the Swiss Alps for the World Economic Forum, their vision of ever-closer commercial and political ties is under attack — and the economic outlook is darkening.

Lebanon uses Arab summit to call for Syrian refugees' return

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 1:15am

Lebanon used an Arab economic summit on Sunday to call for the return of Syrian refugees to safe areas of their war-torn country, where the nearly eight-year civil war is still underway despite a recent series of government victories.

Death toll reaches 79 in Mexico fuel pipeline fire horror

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 10:03pm

People in the town where a gasoline explosion killed at least 79 people say the section of pipeline that gushed fuel has been a habitual gathering site for thieves, repeatedly damaged and patched like a trusty pair of jeans.

Trump says trade deal with China 'could very well happen'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 6:53pm

As trade talks between the U.S. and China move to Washington later this month, President Donald Trump is hopeful that the economic powers can find a way to end a costly tariff fight.

China slump squeezes workers, hammers consumer spending

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 5:33pm

Yu Mingang had a good job helping Chinese manufacturers prepare to sell shares to the public until the cooling economy derailed those plans.