• Trump tower opens in Vancouver but the welcome isn’t warm

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The furies unleashed by Donald Trump’s rise to the U.S. presidency are shaking Vancouver, where a gleaming new Trump International Hotel and Tower is about to open.

  • Other nations shaking heads at US transgender toilet battle

    DUBLIN (AP) — Coming out as a transgender boy brought untold relief to Irish student Lucas Cross. After years of holding it in, he could finally start using the boys’ restrooms at school — because Ireland, like some other parts of the world, doesn’t make a federal issue about where children do their business.

  • Egyptians bear down under worst inflation in a decade

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians are bearing down under their worst inflation in a decade, cutting spending as much as possible as prices surge on basic food items, transport, housing, and even some essential medicines.

  • Budapest assembly to vote Wednesday on revoking Olympic bid

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Budapest city assembly will vote Wednesday on a motion to withdraw the city’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics.

  • The Latest: Syrian ambassador considers ‘paper’ amid talks

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the developments in the Syrian conflict (all times local):

  • Swedish politician: officials should have sex in lunchbreak

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A politician in northern Sweden wants to list sex as an officially approved activity for civil servants during their daily paid lunchbreak.

  • Doubts grow over stock market’s Trump-inspired surge

    NEW YORK (AP) — How much more can the “Trump Bump” lift the stock market?

  • Lawmakers consider bills aimed to payday loan industry

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A panel of House lawmakers on Friday reached what supporters are touting as a compromise as consumer advocates push to rein in the payday and title loan industry in New Mexico.

  • Australians doubt Trump’s commitment to its traditional ally

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Some Australians foresee trouble in their country’s traditionally strong alliance with the United States because of what they see as “unpresidential” behavior from President Donald Trump, while others think outspoken businessman-turned-Australian-leader Malcolm Turnbull is a good match for him.

  • Iraqi forces take control of most of Mosul airport from IS

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces on Friday gained control of most of Mosul’s airport on the city’s southwestern edge and all of a sprawling military base next to it, Iraqi officials said — key milestones in the first phase of the battle to rout Islamic State militants from the western part of Mosul.