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November 22, 2016 1:00 PM Police: 2 Qatari tourists robbed in car arriving in Paris

PARIS – Paris police say two masked thieves stopped a car carrying two Qatari tourists, sprayed them with tear gas and stole belongings worth as much as 5 million euros ($5.3 million). A police official said Tuesday that the two Qatari women were targeted on the A1 highway en route to Paris' high-end 16th arrondissement after arriving Monday night at the Le Bourget 19

November 22, 2016 12:18 AM Trump is seeking to build a diverse administration, aides say

Though President-elect Donald Trump’s first five picks for top jobs in his administration have all been white males, transition officials insisted Monday that the team he ultimately put together will represent a cross-section of America. Trump spokesman Jason Miller told reporters on a conference call that the president-elect met with a “high-caliber 69

November 21, 2016 2:01 PM Saudi Arabia Invites Lebanese President to Visit the Kingdom

Saudi Arabia has invited the newly elected Lebanese president to visit the oil-rich kingdom. Saudi Prince Khaled al-Faisal told reporters Monday after meeting President Michel Aoun at Baabda Palace near Beirut that the president has accepted the invitation and agreed to visit after a new Cabinet is formed in Lebanon. Aoun was elected last month after 24

November 21, 2016 12:07 PM Rowan, Saudi Aramco to form joint venture to operate offshore drilling rigs

Rowan Companies Plc (RDC.N) said it was forming a joint venture with Saudi Arabian state oil giant Saudi Aramco to operate offshore drilling rigs in the country. Rowan said it would provide three jack-up rigs and Saudi Aramco two when the joint venture begins operations in the second quarter of 2017. Both companies would contribute $25 million as working 25

November 21, 2016 12:26 AM A scramble to assess the dangers of President-elect Donald Trump’s global business empire

Turkey is a nation in crisis, scarred by government crackdowns following a failed coup attempt and on a potential collision course with the West. It is also home to a valuable revenue stream for the president-elect’s business empire: Trump Towers Istanbul. Donald Trump’s company has been paid up to $10 million by the tower’s developers since 2014 to affix 47

November 19, 2016 12:05 AM Trump appointees endorsed link between Islam and radicalism

Flynn, Bannon represent 'Islamophobic' thinking of the type rejected by Bush and Obama, critics say. For 15 years since the 9/11 attacks, presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama steadfastly avoided the suggestion that extremism was embedded in Muslim beliefs. “Islam is peace,” Bush said during a visit to a Washington Islamic center just days after 41

November 18, 2016 5:07 PM Saudi Arabian Artist Fights To Make Her Country Treat Women Like Adults

The country's male guardianship laws stop women from traveling, marrying or leaving prison without a man's permission. Do you feel that your work, and the artwork being produced by other female Saudi artists, is taking back ownership of the representation of Saudi women? That’s exactly why I make the art I make. If I don’t represent myself, if I don’t 28

November 16, 2016 11:44 PM Donald Trump's First Planned Meeting With Foreign Leader Is A Complete Mess

Officials said they had not finalized when or where the meeting would take place, who would be invited, or in some cases whom to call for answers. WASHINGTON - One day before U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s first meeting with a foreign leader, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japanese officials said they had not finalized when or where in New York it would 54

November 16, 2016 6:27 PM Trump pushes back amid signs of strain in transition

NEW YORK — President-elect Donald Trump rejected claims of chaos and infighting straining his transition, declaring that he is running a “very organized process.” His son Eric Trump said new appointments were likely to be announced Wednesday, though other aides suggested a slower process. Trump has kept a low-profile since his stunning upset victory 36

November 16, 2016 4:09 PM Democrats Pick Schumer, Murray to Lead Party in New Congress

Senate Democrats named Charles Schumer, a media-savvy Brooklynite, to succeed Harry Reid, the combative ex-boxer from a hardscrabble Nevada mining town, to be their party’s leader as they prepare for Donald Trump’s presidency. Senate Democrats and Republicans held their leadership elections today. Aside from Schumer, Patty Murray of Washington state 34