• Russia seeks full rebel pullout from Aleppo

    By Tom Perry, Isla Binnie and Vladimir Soldatkin BEIRUT/ROME/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Saturday it was ready for talks with the United States about a withdrawal of all Syrian rebels from eastern Aleppo where advances by the Russian-backed Syrian army and its allies threaten to deal a crushing

    Reuters
  • Mosul residents fear cold and hunger of winter siege

    By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - No food or fuel has reached Mosul in nearly a week and the onset of rain and cold weather threatens a tough winter for more than a million people still in Islamic State-held areas of the city, residents said on Saturday. Iraqi troops waging a six-week-old offensive

    Reuters
  • Q&A: Candidates, issues in Austria presidential election

    VIENNA (AP) — Austria holds presidential elections on Sunday in a contest pitting a left-leaning contender against a right-winger supported by a populist anti-immigration party. Beyond the contest for the largely ceremonial office, the vote is being watched in other EU countries as a barometer of how

    Associated Press
  • The Latest: Iran and Russia reaffirm alliance in Syria war

    ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

    Associated Press
  • India's Narendra Modi defends clampdown on cash economy

    While PM has been praised for his intentions, he is facing flak from political opponents and prominent economists.

    Al Jazeera
  • Egypt's top court upholds law restricting protests

    The law, which was passed in 2013, effectively bans street demonstrations, settling a years-long court battle.

    Al Jazeera
  • Russia sees Trump as conduit for eased sanctions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia's government denies that it tampered in the U.S. election or even took sides. But now that the results are in, members of President Vladimir Putin's United Russia party aren't holding back.

    Associated Press
  • Israeli TV journalist becomes a thorn in Netanyahu's side

    JERUSALEM (AP) — After a series of embarrassing reports about Israel's first family, an investigative journalist has become a particular target of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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  • Police: stolen Nazi camp gate probe could be complicated

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The investigation into how an iron gate stolen from the Nazis' Dachau concentration camp in southern Germany ended up in western Norway may be complicated because "no useable evidence" has been found, police said Saturday.

    Associated Press
  • Afghan Taliban hang university student in public

    Kabul Polytechnic university student was accused by the group of killing a senior Taliban official.

    Al Jazeera
  • Somali forces kill 7 in clash with faction loyal to Islamic State

    By Abdiqani Hassan BOSASSO, Somalia (Reuters) - Soldiers allied to the Western-backed Somali government said they killed seven insurgents from a faction loyal to the Islamic State group in a clash in northern Somalia on Saturday. The soldiers from the semi-autonomous region of Puntland are part of

    Reuters
  • Syrian and allied troops advance in besieged Aleppo

    Syrian warplanes, artillery and mortar rounds pounded areas in eastern Aleppo on Saturday drawing rebel rockets, as government troops gain new ground in the shrinking opposition-held enclave. After four ...

    Associated Press
  • Egypt's top constitutional court upholds law restricting street protests

    Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court upheld on Saturday a law that effectively bans protests, settling a years-long court battle and protecting the law from further challenges. The law was passed in 2013 amid persistent demonstrations calling for the reinstatement of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed

    Reuters
  • Gambia's political transition begins after election shock

    The Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow was to hold talks with his coalition Saturday to plot his transition to power, following a shock election victory that ended the 22-year rule of Yahya Jammeh.

    AFP
  • Media silence across Italy on eve of crunch referendum

    With campaigning over, media silence was imposed across Italy on Saturday on the eve of a constitutional referendum seen as crucial to the future of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

    AFP
  • Rebels won't surrender Aleppo, rebel official says

    Syrian rebel commanders in Aleppo will not surrender eastern Aleppo to government forces, a rebel official said on Saturday, after Russia said it was ready for talks with the United States on the withdrawal of all rebels from the area. "I asked the factions, they said 'we will not surrender

    Reuters
  • Coal mine explosion in northern China kills 17

    Ten miners still trapped after the blast in China's Inner Mongolia region, second deadly mine disaster in days.

    Al Jazeera
  • Mass protest demands ouster, arrest of S. Korea president

    Hundreds of thousands of protestors marched in Seoul for the sixth-straight week Saturday to demand the ouster and arrest of scandal-hit President Park Geun-Hye ahead of an impeachment vote in parliament.

    AFP
  • Romania leftists likely to win parliamentary election - poll

    By Radu-Sorin Marinas BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's leftist Social Democrats (PSD) are likely to win a Dec. 11 parliamentary election, an opinion poll showed on Saturday, bolstering their chances of returning to government after a year-long break. The 10-year-old European Union member has been

    Reuters
  • Greek PM, France's Hollande discuss Greek bailout review, Cyprus

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and French President Francois Hollande agreed that a deal on Greece's bailout review must be reached by Monday, when euro zone finance ministers are meeting in Brussels, Tsipras' office said on Saturday. The two leaders also welcomed a decision to resume talks

    Reuters
  • Russia warns Japan not to expect quick progress on islands

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister warned Japan Saturday against expecting a quick breakthrough in the territorial dispute between the two nations ahead of President Vladimir Putin's upcoming visit to Japan.

    Associated Press
  • Gabon postpones legislative elections citing lack of money

    Gabon has postponed legislative elections set for Dec. 27 until next July because of a lack of money, the interior ministry said in a statement on Saturday. "The constitutional court has ... decided that the means invoked constitute a case of force majeure justifying the delay of the legislative

    Reuters
  • S. Koreans rally for 6th weekend calling for leader's ouster

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Rallying for the sixth straight weekend in what has become perhaps South Korea's biggest protest movement ever, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators in Seoul got the closest yet Saturday to the president they desperately want removed.

    Associated Press
  • China protests to US after Trump speaks to Taiwan leader

    China protested to Washington Saturday after US President-elect Donald Trump broke with decades of foreign policy and spoke with the president of Taiwan.

    AFP
  • Supreme Court hears cases about use of race in redistricting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is returning to the familiar intersection of race and politics, in a pair of cases examining redistricting in North Carolina and Virginia.

    Associated Press
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