Thailand's flagship airline on Thursday said it had launched a probe into revelations that Rolls-Royce paid millions of dollars in bribes to win contracts, including to airline employees and government officials. The investigation comes after the renowned British engine-maker agreed to pay a $808 million fine to authorities in Britain, the United States and Brazil to settle bribery and corruption claims. After its largest ever graft probe, Britain's Serious Fraud Office found Rolls Royce paid maRead more »
WILMINGTON, Del (Reuters) - Telecommunications company Avaya Inc filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Thursday to reduce its debt, but said it will not sell its call center business at this time. The privately held Santa Clara, California-based company said it obtained a $725 million loan to fund its operations
President-elect Donald Trump's spokesman said on Thursday there will be an announcement on whether the United States will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. "Stay tuned," incoming White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters, asked about the issue at a briefing the day before
By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA (Reuters) - At least 20 firefighters were killed when a 17-storey Tehran commercial building collapsed on top of them as they tried to put out a blaze, Iranian state television quoted the city's mayor as saying on Thursday. The collapse was shown live on state television
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A suspect in a police officer's slaying directed expletive-laced outbursts at a judge during his initial hearing Thursday on charges that he also killed his ex-pregnant girlfriend.
NEW YORK (AP) — Railroad stocks chugged higher Thursday, but drops for utilities and other companies that pay big dividends meant U.S. stock indexes dipped modestly. Treasury yields continued their upward march.
A federal appeals court has affirmed the conviction of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship in connection with the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Juggling work and play on Inauguration Eve, Donald Trump filled his final Cabinet slot Thursday and headed to Washington for three days of festivities.
Tehran's mayor said more than 20 firefighters had been killed when the city's oldest high-rise collapsed following a fire on Thursday. "So far, more than 20 of our colleagues in the fire brigade have lost their lives rescuing others," mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf told Iranian state
CHICAGO (AP) — The first national estimate suggests that nearly half of U.S. men have genital infections caused by a sexually transmitted virus and that 1 in 4 has strains linked with several cancers.
By Elisabeth O'Leary NORTH BERWICK/KIRKINTILLOCH, Scotland (Reuters) - The Brexit vote has made a new referendum on Scottish independence more likely, says First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, but despite Scots' misgivings about leaving the European Union there is no sign of increased enthusiasm
Republican governors who turned down billions in federal dollars from an expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care law now have their hands out in hopes the GOP Congress comes up ...
ROME (AP) — Philippine negotiators and communist guerrillas resumed peace talks in Rome on Thursday, with the insurgents warning that alleged government violations of an accord on human rights might prompt them to terminate a monthslong cease-fire.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambia's president-elect was set to be sworn into office at the Gambian embassy in neighboring Senegal on Thursday, while an official close to longtime leader Yahya Jammeh said loyalists would resist a West African regional force if it tried to arrest him.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Quick quiz: Recall a phrase, any phrase, from either inaugural speech of one of America's most accomplished political orators, President Barack Obama.
ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — Rebel shells slammed into the northern Syrian city of Aleppo Thursday, killing two people as thousands of government supporters gathered in a main square nearby to celebrate last month's capture of the city's eastern neighborhoods.
The Latest on Congress (all times EST): 11:15 a.m. Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sihk) is among the Republican governors asking the GOP majority on Congress to enact an alternative to the federal health ...
Six British nationals have been killed and several more injured in a road crash in Saudi Arabia, Britain's foreign ministry said on Thursday. "We are supporting the families of six British people who have sadly died following a road accident in Saudi Arabia," a Foreign Office spokeswoman
Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow was to be sworn in Thursday at the country's embassy in Senegal as incumbent Yahya Jammeh stood firm, refusing to quit despite threats of military intervention. A regional force massed on the Senegal-The Gambia border ahead of a UN Security Council vote due at
(Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump formally named former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as his nominee for secretary of agriculture on Thursday, officially completing the selection of his Cabinet, his transition team said in a statement. Here is a list of Republican Trump's selections
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term US mortgage rates marked their third week of declines this week, after snapping a nine-week run of increases.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Winter's run of snow and rain goes another round with the West as the first in a series of storms soaks much of California and icy conditions close schools in Oregon despite a thaw in some areas.
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Former first lady Barbara Bush is being treated for bronchitis at the same Houston hospital where her husband, former U.S. president George H.W. Bush, is in an intensive-care unit with pneumonia, a Bush family spokesman said on Thursday. George Bush, who
More than 80 Islamic State jihadists were killed in US strikes on training camps in Libya, including several who were involved in plotting attacks in Europe, Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said Thursday.