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Putin, Egypt's Sisi discuss restart of flights, sign nuclear deal
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  • 2017-12-11 15:54:35Z

By Patrick Markey and Maria Tsvetkova CAIRO (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday, agreeing to resume civilian flights which Moscow halted more than two years ago after militants bombed a Russian tourist jet over the Sinai.

Iran will treat jailed aid worker as Iranian citizen-foreign ministry
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  • 2017-12-11 15:48:35Z

Iran will treat a British-Iranian aid worker as an Iranian citizen and she will serve her sentence as determined by the judiciary, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson discussed Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's case with Iranian officials after

Champions League - will the English 5 survive?
Champions League - will the English 5 survive?
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  • 2017-12-11 15:47:07Z

Chelsea's mouthwatering tie with five-time European champions Barcelona is the standout fixture for English clubs in the Champions League last 16 as the Premier League sides scent blood. Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea all progressed from the group stage

Britain
Britain's May hails new optimism in Brexit talks after deal
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  • 2017-12-11 12:54:08Z

By Elizabeth Piper LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will hail "a new sense of optimism" in Brexit talks on Monday, telling parliament Britain and the European Union should sign off on a deal at a summit this week "to move forwards together" to discuss future trade ties

Tours to eliminate 2-shot scorecard error for reviews
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  • 2017-12-11 12:51:20Z

Players no longer will be penalized two shots for an incorrect scorecard if they were not aware of a rules violation when they signed their card.

Saudi Arabia to allow movie theaters after decades of ban
Saudi Arabia to allow movie theaters after decades of ban
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  • 2017-12-11 12:51:15Z

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Saudi Arabia announced on Monday it will allow movie theaters to open in the conservative kingdom next year, for the first time in more than 35 years, in the latest social push by the country's young crown prince.

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Putin orders 'significant part' of Russian forces in Syria to withdraw
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  • 2017-12-11 12:42:30Z

By Andrew Osborn and Andrey Ostroukh MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin ordered "a significant part" of Russia's military contingent in Syria to start withdrawing on Monday, saying Moscow and Damascus had achieved their mission of destroying Islamic State in just over two years

Top Asian News 10:00 a.m. GMT
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  • 2017-12-11 10:00:15Z

UKHIA, Bangladesh (AP) - The soldiers arrived, as they often did, long after sunset. It was June, and the newlyweds were asleep in their home, surrounded by the fields of wheat they farmed in western Myanmar. Without warning, seven soldiers burst into the house and charged into their bedroom. The woman

Baby milk maker orders global recall over salmonella fears
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  • 2017-12-11 09:54:15Z

French baby-milk maker Lactalis has ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. The company, one of the largest dairy products group in the world, said ...

Ukraine
Ukraine's anti-corruption agency faces strong resistance
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  • 2017-12-11 09:51:14Z

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - An anti-corruption agency established in Ukraine two years ago was expected to be the driving force that would uproot the endemic graft that depleted the nation's resources and worried its Western allies.

Merkel, Social Democrats seek clarity on coalition talks
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  • 2017-12-11 09:48:24Z

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) say they hope to find clarity soon on prospects for a new ruling coalition as they gear up for exploratory talks this week. The conservatives, meeting on Monday to map out their negotiating positions, believe

U.S. citizen on the run after busting out of Bali prison
U.S. citizen on the run after busting out of Bali prison
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  • 2017-12-11 09:24:55Z

Indonesian police are hunting for a U.S. citizen who escaped on Monday from an overcrowded prison on the holiday island of Bali by cutting through steel bars in a ceiling, the jail's second breakout of foreign inmates this year. The Kerobokan prison, about 10 km (six miles) from the main tourist

US, S. Korea, Japan start missile-tracking drill
US, S. Korea, Japan start missile-tracking drill

The US, South Korea and Japan started joint exercises Monday to track missiles from North Korea, Seoul's military said, following the nuclear-armed Pyongyang's longest-range test launch to date. The trilateral drill comes less than two weeks after Pyongyang test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and declared it had achieved nuclear statehood, escalating global alarm over its weapons push. The two-day exercise -- the sixth since June last year -- kicked off in waters near the Korean peninsula and Japan, Seoul's defence ministry said.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe hails 'light at the end of the tunnel' after Boris Johnson's Iran visit
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe hails 'light at the end of the tunnel' after Boris Johnson's Iran visit

A British mother jailed in Iran hailed the "light at the end of the tunnel" on Sunday when a fresh trial was postponed after Boris Johnson met with the country's president. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a charity worker who is serving a five-year sentence for allegedly plotting to topple the Iranian government, said she could "see some light today" after news of the postponement reached her. She had been scheduled to face additional charges of spreading anti-government propaganda in court on Sunday. But a senior court official told Iran's Fars news agency that no hearing would be held. "I ... declare that no court session has been held for Ms Nazanin Zaghari today," Moussa Qazanfarabadi, the...

Indian police arrests French journalist after filming in Kashmir
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  • 2017-12-11 06:57:32Z

Indian police arrested a freelance French journalist in Kashmir for violating visa regulations, the city police chief said, after he was found filming for a documentary without permission. Comiti Paul Edward was arrested late Sunday in the Kothibagh area of Srinagar, the summer capital of Kashmir, Senior

Hardline Indonesian Muslim groups burn U.S., Israeli flags over Trump's Jerusalem move
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  • 2017-12-11 06:56:13Z

By Kanupriya Kapoor JAKARTA (Reuters) - Hardline Muslim groups in Indonesia burned photos of U.S. President Donald Trump, as well as U.S. and Israeli flags, on Monday during a protest outside the U.S. embassy against Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Indonesia, home

Anti-Semitism has no place in Germany, minister says after Israeli flags burned
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  • 2017-12-11 06:55:49Z

German Justice Minister Heiko Maas said there was no place for anti-Semitism in Germany after demonstrators angered by U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel burned Israeli flags in Berlin. On Sunday, about 2,500 people demonstrated in Berlin against

China starts formal legal proceedings against disgraced senior politician
China starts formal legal proceedings against disgraced senior politician
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  • 2017-12-11 03:53:05Z

China's prosecutor began on Monday formal legal proceedings against disgraced senior politician Sun Zhengcai, once considered a contender for top leadership, who has been accused of corruption and other crimes. Sun was abruptly removed from his post as party chief of the southwestern metropolis

Venezuela socialists winning local vote, Maduro joyous
Venezuela socialists winning local vote, Maduro joyous
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  • 2017-12-11 03:45:41Z

By Eyanir Chinea and Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government was on course to sweep Venezuela's nationwide mayoral elections on Sunday, deepening opposition disarray and strengthening his hand ahead of a likely 2018 re-election campaign. With three

Venezuela
Venezuela's Maduro Has Disqualified His Opposition From the Next Presidential Election

As the President of Venezuela consolidated his party's hold on power this weekend, he dealt another blow to the country's main opposition groups by disqualifying them from next year's bid for the presidency.

Bitcoin futures rise as virtual currency hits major exchange
Bitcoin futures rise as virtual currency hits major exchange
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  • 2017-12-11 03:37:47Z

The first-ever bitcoin future jumped after it began trading Sunday as the increasingly popular virtual currency made its debut on a major U.S. exchange. The futures contract that expires in January surged ...

Why is America Addicted to Foreign Interventions?
Why is America Addicted to Foreign Interventions?

The United States engaged in forty-six military interventions from 1948-1991, from 1992-2017 that number increased fourfold to 188. At a time when the United States is preparing to increase Pentagon spending and escalate troop deployments overseas, an analysis of U.S. military interventions since the country's founding highlights two important and related dynamics. Second, U.S. military interventions since WWII have only rarely achieved their intended political objectives.

President Trump
President Trump's Jerusalem Decision Sparks Attacks, Protests and Fresh Diplomatic Rifts

The French and Israeli leaders sparred verbally Sunday over the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, while new violence rippled across the region following the move by U.S. President Donald Trump.

The Latest: Officials urge Santa Barbara residents to flee
The Latest: Officials urge Santa Barbara residents to flee

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):

A look at what didn
A look at what didn't happen in the Alabama Senate race

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - As Alabama's high-profile Senate race heads toward a Tuesday vote, supporters and opponents of GOP candidate Roy Moore are bending the truth - or shattering it to pieces - in the campaign's final stretch.

China
China's top paper says Australian media reports are racist
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  • 2017-12-11 01:05:16Z

Australian media reports on Chinese interference in Australia are racist and paranoid, China's top newspaper said on Monday, stepping up a war of words over concerns in Australia about Chinese influence in the country. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said last week he took reports very

New Zealand 96-2 at lunch on day 3, 2nd test vs West Indies
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  • 2017-12-11 00:51:16Z

HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) - Kane Williamson scored an unbeaten half century as New Zealand led the West Indies by 248 runs at lunch Monday with eight second-innings wickets remaining on the third day of the second cricket test.

Exclusive: Philippines defied experts
Exclusive: Philippines defied experts' advice in pursuing dengue immunization program
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  • 2017-12-11 00:47:55Z

By Tom Allard and Karen Lema MANILA (Reuters) - As she announced in January 2016 that the Philippines would immunize one million children with a new dengue vaccine, the nation's then health secretary Janette Garin boasted it was a world-first and a tribute to her country's "expertise"

Angel Yin wins Omega Dubai Ladies Classic
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  • 2017-12-11 00:39:05Z

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - American Angel Yin won the Omega Dubai Ladies Classic in a playoff Sunday, beating South Korea's In-Kyung Kim with a birdie on the second extra hole.

Fox News Anchor Fumbles With Facts During Segment On 'Fake News'
Fox News Anchor Fumbles With Facts During Segment On 'Fake News'

During a Sunday segment sounding the alarm about the rise of "fake news" in the mainstream media, Fox News anchor Leland Vittert twice claimed that The Washington Post had fired a reporter over a misleading tweet that sparked the ire of President Donald Trump.

Syrian army and Iranian-backed militias push towards Idlib province
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  • 2017-12-11 00:11:57Z

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian army and Iranian-backed militias backed by Russian air power stepped up a military campaign against rebels in eastern Hama province in a push towards the rebel stronghold of Idlib province in northwestern Syria, rebels and witnesses said. The Islamist

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Warns That Nuclear War Is One 'Tantrum Away'
Nobel Peace Prize Winner Warns That Nuclear War Is One 'Tantrum Away'

Total nuclear destruction is "only one impulsive tantrum away," this year's Noble Peace Prize winner warned while accepting the award for an international anti-nuclear weapons campaign.

Berlin police say bags of bullets found near Christmas market not linked to terrorism
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  • 2017-12-10 22:20:30Z

There is no reason to suspect that two bags of bullets found near a Christmas market and mosque in western Berlin have anything to do with terrorism and the find was related neither to the market nor to the mosque, police said on Sunday. Asked about a possible link with terrorism, a police spokesman

Florida Doctor Delivers Baby At Gas Station
Florida Doctor Delivers Baby At Gas Station

A gas station in Florida became a makeshift delivery room this weekend after an obstetrician was flagged down while filling up his car

Honduras tribunal says partial vote recount shows same result
Honduras tribunal says partial vote recount shows same result
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  • 2017-12-10 21:51:33Z

Honduras' electoral tribunal said on Sunday that a partial recount of votes from the disputed presidential election showed broadly the same result as previously, giving the lead to current President Juan Orlando Hernandez. In the partial recount of 4,753 ballot boxes, the conservative Hernandez

Honduras
Honduras' electoral court finds results 'consistent'
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  • 2017-12-10 21:44:39Z

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) - Honduras' electoral court finished a hand recount of votes in nearly 5,000 ballot boxes Sunday, saying that results were "extremely consistent" with original data for the presidential election two weeks earlier.

Genoa-Atalanta game postponed for 24 hours due to weather
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  • 2017-12-10 21:22:54Z

GENOA, Italy (AP) - The Italian league game between host Genoa and Atalanta has been postponed by 24 hours due to bad weather.

Israel, Turkey leaders trade insults over US Jerusalem decision
Israel, Turkey leaders trade insults over US Jerusalem decision
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  • 2017-12-10 21:19:21Z

Relations between Israel and Turkey took a bitter turn Sunday as their leaders traded accusations of involvement in terrorism, days after the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would fight against the controversial declaration, describing

Mexican opposition leader Anaya to seek presidency in coalition
Mexican opposition leader Anaya to seek presidency in coalition
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  • 2017-12-10 21:06:24Z

Mexican opposition leader Ricardo Anaya said on Sunday he would seek to win the presidency in a left-right alliance after stepping down as head of the conservative National Action Party (PAN). Anaya resigned as leader of the PAN on Saturday, a day after his party officially joined forces with the center-left

Hannibal Buress Arrested For Disorderly Intoxication In Miami
Hannibal Buress Arrested For Disorderly Intoxication In Miami

Hannibal Buress was arrested in Miami on Saturday on charges of disorderly intoxication, People reported.

California's Thomas Fire Now Ranks Among Largest In State History
California's Thomas Fire Now Ranks Among Largest In State History

The Thomas Fire, one of five destructive blazes currently burning in California, now ranks as the tenth largest wildfire on record in the state.

Palestinian stabs Israeli in Jerusalem; anti-Trump protest flares in Beirut
Palestinian stabs Israeli in Jerusalem; anti-Trump protest flares in Beirut

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli security guard at Jerusalem's main bus station on Sunday, police said, and violence flared near the U.S. Embassy in Beirut over U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Four days of street protests in the Palestinian territories over Trump's announcement on Wednesday have largely died down, but his overturning of long-standing U.S. policy on Jerusalem -- a city holy to Jews, Muslims and Christians -- drew more Arab warnings of potential damage to prospects for Middle East peace.

Jessica Alba Celebrates Her Baby Shower in Chic Theme Party
Jessica Alba Celebrates Her Baby Shower in Chic Theme Party

Jessica Alba hosted a tea-party themed baby shower as she celebrated the upcoming birth of her third child with husband Cash Warren.

Iraq holds victory parade after defeating Islamic State
Iraq holds victory parade after defeating Islamic State

By Ahmed Aboulenein BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi military parade in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone celebrated final victory over Islamic State on Sunday, with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi looking on as troops marched in formation, their bodies spelling "victory day" in Arabic. Abadi, who is also commander-in-chief of the armed forces, listened solemnly to Quranic verses from a chapter titled al-Nasr, meaning victory. ...

City beats United 2-1 in Manchester derby, leads EPL by 11
City beats United 2-1 in Manchester derby, leads EPL by 11
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  • 2017-12-10 18:39:34Z

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Manchester City capitalized on two defensive lapses by Romelu Lukaku to claim a record-setting 2-1 win over Manchester United and open up an 11-point lead over its fierce rival in the Premier League on Sunday.

Hiccup for German high-speed line on 1st regular service day
Hiccup for German high-speed line on 1st regular service day
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  • 2017-12-10 18:31:44Z

BERLIN (AP) - German rail operator Deutsche Bahn has experienced an embarrassing delay on the first regular day of operations for its new high-speed rail line connecting Berlin and Munich.

Qatar signs $8-bn deal to buy 24 Typhoon fighters from UK
Qatar signs $8-bn deal to buy 24 Typhoon fighters from UK
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  • 2017-12-10 18:25:01Z

Qatar signed a multi-billion-dollar deal Sunday to buy 24 Typhoon fighters from Britain, its second major defence agreement this week, which comes during the worst political crisis in the region for years. The $8-billion (6.8-billion-euro) deal was signed in Doha by Qatar's Defence Minister Khalid

Trump decision on Jerusalem could hurt peace process: Guterres
Trump decision on Jerusalem could hurt peace process: Guterres
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  • 2017-12-10 18:17:05Z

President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital might hinder the US drive for an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Sunday. The new US stance, criticized by Palestinians, Arab leaders and others as gravely damaging any prospects

Exclusive: Philippines defied experts
Exclusive: Philippines defied experts' advice in pursuing dengue immunization program
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  • 2017-12-10 17:53:20Z

By Tom Allard and Karen Lema MANILA (Reuters) - As she announced in January 2016 that the Philippines would immunize one million children with a new dengue vaccine, the nation's then health secretary Janette Garin boasted it was a world-first and a tribute to her country's "expertise"

Nobel Peace Prize winners warn nuclear war is
Nobel Peace Prize winners warn nuclear war is 'a tantrum away'

Mankind's destruction caused by a nuclear war is just one "impulsive tantrum away", the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), warned on Sunday as the United States and North Korea exchange threats over the nation's nuclear tests. "Will it be the end of nuclear weapons, or will it be the end of us?" ICAN head Beatrice Fihn said in a speech after receiving the peace prize on behalf of the anti-nuclear group.

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