Longtime British television star Peter Wyngarde, best known for his role as the detective Jason King in the 1970s, has died. The stylish Wyngarde had been cited by the creators of the Austin Powers films as one of the inspirations for the fictional character.
Households are spending more on hire purchase loan agreements for second hand cars and package holidays, Office for National Statistics figures show.
Morgan Stanley's earnings fell 59 percent in the fourth quarter as the investment had to book $990 million in charges related to the new tax law. Morgan Stanley earned $686 million, or 29 cents a share, down from $1.67 billion, or 81 cents a share, from a year ago. Excluding the tax charges, the
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three performers at last year's Route 91 Harvest Festival where a gunman opened fire on fans will perform a tribute at this year's Grammy Awards to honor victims killed at live music events this year.
India tested its longest-range intercontinental missile on Thursday, the defense ministry said, part of efforts to build a nuclear deterrent against neighboring Pakistan and China. The 5,000-km range (3,107-mile) Agni missile was tested from an island in India's eastern coast in the Bay of Bengal
MILAN (AP) — Anti-mafia prosecutors in Italy say they have broken up a Chinese organized crime ring that used money from criminal activities to force their way into the transport sector, not only in Italy but elsewhere in Europe.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc has led a $38 million investment round by large banks in Visible Alpha, a young New York-based company that helps investment managers better value the equity research services they receive from brokers. Wells Fargo & Co , Banco Santander SA , Exane BNP Paribas, Macquarie Group
Britain's media say police in London are investigating a third allegation of sexual assault against two-time Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey. The suspect in those cases has been widely named in British media as Spacey. The 58-year old Spacey was artistic director of London's Old Vic
Ukraine's parliament has passed a bill on the "occupied" territories in the country's east controlled by Russia-backed separatists. The bill approved Thursday after raucous debates designates the areas in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions as "temporarily occupied" by "
The French government on Thursday announced a ten-point plan which will simplify administrative procedures and accelerate the development of wind power projects in order to double its installed generation capacity by 2023. The government said the proposed reforms will cut in half the average time it
Turkish authorities are using a large crane to lift a passenger plane that skidded off a runway in northern Turkey and stopped on the side of a slope meters away from the Black Sea. The Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800, with 168 people on board, left the runway after landing at Trabzon Airport on Jan
An agreement between South and North Korea to march under a unity flag and field a joint ice hockey team at next month's Olympics was met with sharp criticism by many in the South on Thursday, highlighting changing attitudes toward the country's northern neighbor. The controversy reveals a South
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — Wyndham is buying La Quinta's hotel franchise and management businesses for $1.95 billion in cash.
Poland will find it almost impossible to meet an ambitious new target for renewable energy use backed this week by European lawmakers, Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchorzewski said on Thursday. Under draft measures approved by the European Parliament on Wednesday, renewable energy would account for at
Police in Brazil have seized 444 containers in an investigation into illegal logging in the country's vast Amazon, federal authorities said on Thursday, as the nation seeks to cut down on the widespread practice. The seizures are part of an investigation taking place at ports in the Brazilian riverside
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top tax official is urging member states to make public any commitments given by non-EU countries wanting to get off the bloc's blacklist of suspected tax havens.
SRINAGAR (Reuters) - An avalanche at a Himalayan ski resort in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed a Swedish skier on Thursday, officials said.
More than 100 Rohingya Muslims have crossed into Bangladesh from Myanmar since Wednesday, with the latest refugees saying army operations are continuing in troubled Rakhine State, raising doubts about plans to send back 655,500 who had already fled. Scores more were waiting to cross the Naf river that
President Donald Trump is pushing back against his own chief of staff over the border wall with Mexico. Some Democrats who met with Trump aide John Kelly on Wednesday say Kelly told them there are parts of the border where a wall isn't needed and that Trump didn't know that when making campaign