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Avalanche hits Italian hotel, many feared dead under snow
PENNE, Italy (Reuters) - A huge avalanche ploughed into a luxury mountain hotel in central Italy after a series of strong earthquakes rattled the area, and up to 30 people might be buried under the snow, officials said on Thursday.

Fortress Washington girds for days of anti-Trump protests
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington will turn into a virtual fortress ahead of Donald Trump's presidential inauguration on Friday, as the U.S. capital braces for more than a quarter-million protesters expected during the Republican's swearing-in.

Kremlin hits out at Obama, says was always ready for nuclear arms cuts
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin on Thursday disputed a statement by outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama on nuclear arms cuts, saying Russia had always been ready to consider making proportional cuts to its arsenal.

Davos CEOs 'go local' on supply chain in Trump era
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Business leaders in Davos, traditionally the high priests of globalization, are talking up the benefits of local production this week to shield themselves from criticism from incoming U.S. President Donald Trump.

Dollar bounces back, bond yields jump on Yellen's rate guidance
LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar rebounded, Asian shares slipped and government bond yields soared to multi-week highs on Thursday after U.S. central bank chief Janet Yellen signaled a path of steady interest rate increases for the world's largest economy.

Rescue teams search for trapped firefighters after Iran building collapse
ANKARA (Reuters) - Rescue teams were searching on Thursday for at least 25 trapped firefighters and medics treated dozens of casualties after a blazing high-rise building collapsed in downtown Tehran, the city's mayor said.

Web of investigations entangles Israel's 'King Bibi'
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Benjamin Netanyahu has spent 30 years in public office, including 11 years as Israel's prime minister, but this year his political future is being called into question as seldom before.

Exclusive: Pentagon, Lockheed near deal on $9 billion F-35 contract - sources

China says can resolve trade disputes with new U.S. government

Obama hopes for quiet after White House but will defend 'core values'