World U.S. Military Moves to Clear 'Ghost Soldiers' From Afghan Payroll 2017-01-19T14:55:51.000000Z The U.S. military has wiped more than 30,000 names of suspected ghost Afghan soldiers from its payroll, as part of a widening corruption crackdown that a top American general estimates will save the U.S. millions of dollars each month. Colombia Wants to Boot Out Brazil's Odebrecht 2017-01-19T14:52:18.000000Z Colombia’s government is seeking to oust embattled Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht from the country amid a growing investigation into allegations that the company bribed officials to secure massive infrastructure projects. Indian Firms Fear Curbs on Skilled-Visa Workers Under Trump 2017-01-19T14:51:02.000000Z President-elect Donald Trump doesn’t take office until Friday, but he is already forcing India’s mammoth $108 billion technology outsourcing industry to rethink hiring practices in the U.S., its largest market. Taiwan Fears Becoming a Pawn in Donald Trump's Game 2017-01-19T14:42:57.000000Z The elation Donald Trump stirred in Taiwan when he chatted by phone with President Tsai Ing-wen is turning into doubt as some fear he will use the island as a bargaining chip with China. European Leaders Cautious About Region's Economic Recovery 2017-01-19T13:52:39.000000Z European corporate leaders and policy makers gathered in Davos expressed concern for the year ahead, amid an antiestablishment wave and elections that could endanger the region’s modest upswing. Gambian President-Elect to Be Sworn In in Senegal 2017-01-19T13:15:09.000000Z Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow will be sworn in at the country’s embassy in Senegal, even though longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh has yet to concede power, a spokesman for his coalition said. Italy Avalanche Leaves Dozens Missing 2017-01-19T12:45:04.000000Z A powerful avalanche slammed into a luxury mountain hotel in an earthquake-prone area of central Italy, authorities said, killing at least one person and leaving around 30 people missing. Study Offers New Clues on Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis 2017-01-19T12:37:22.000000Z Most people who are infected with drug-resistant tuberculosis catch it from an ill person who transmits the deadly bacteria by coughing or some other form of airborne transmission, rather than developing it from poor drug treatment, a new study suggests. U.S. Bombers Hit Islamic State in Libya 2017-01-19T12:22:30.000000Z American B-2 bombers struck at multiple sites in Libya on Wednesday, in what represents a broadening of the U.S. war against the extremist group in northern Africa. Ukraine Tries Do-It-Yourself Military Upgrade 2017-01-19T11:59:45.000000Z Ukraine is ramping up its domestic defense industry to confront Russia as officials wait to see if Donald Trump will rewrite U.S. support for their country.