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  • Italy president pledges to solve government crisis fast
    Reuters

    Italy president pledges to solve government crisis fast

    By Antonella Cinelli and Isla Binnie ROME (Reuters) - Italian President Sergio Mattarella pledged on Saturday to act quickly to solve a government crisis prompted by Matteo Renzi's resignation as prime minister, with all major parties calling for elections as soon as possible. Before any vote can

  • After impeachment of South Korean president, anti-Park rallies resume
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    After impeachment of South Korean president, anti-Park rallies resume

    By Jack Kim and Nataly Pak SEOUL (Reuters) - Protesters demanding that South Korean President Park Geun-hye step down marched on Saturday for a seventh straight weekend, a day after parliament voted overwhelmingly to impeach her and put the fate of her presidency in the hands of a nine-judge court.

  • U.N. Security Council condemns Gambia's Jammeh, urges restraint
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    U.N. Security Council condemns Gambia's Jammeh, urges restraint

    The United Nations Security Council on Saturday condemned Gambia President Yahya Jammeh's rejection of election results announced last week that saw him lose power after 22 years, and it urged all parties to refrain from violence. "(Security Council members) called on him to respect the choice

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Why Arkansas same-sex parents won't be listed on a child's birth certificate

    Arkansas same-sex parents will not be listed on their children’s birth certificates, the state’s highest court ruled on Thursday. The ruling by a four-member majority of the Arkansas Supreme Court determined that only biological parents can be listed on a child’s birth certificate. At the same time

  • Christian Science Monitor

    The ISIS breakers: How moderate Muslims are countering extremism

    Mohammed Zorgui is decked out in sweatpants, a teal Portugal soccer jersey, and a crisp New York Yankees cap. As he works the crowd in a smoked-filled cafe in Kasserine, Tunisia, he looks more American East Coast rapper than the Middle Eastern jihadist he once pledged to be – more Jay Z than Islamic

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Trump team’s 'intrusive' memo alarms DOE climate scientists

    Donald Trump’s transition team has sent a list of 74 questions to the Energy Department (DOE), asking, among other things, for the identity of all employees and contractors involved in international climate meetings and domestic attempts to cut carbon emissions. The questionnaire specifically asked

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Why US intelligence agencies say Russia was trying to help Trump

    According to the intelligence officials, the same hackers who shared files from the Democratic National Committee with WikiLeaks also accessed the Republican National Committee. For US intelligence agencies, the hackers' choice to withhold RNC documents is proof positive that they were trying to

  • Iraqi troops enter another IS-held neighborhood in Mosul
    Associated Press

    Iraqi troops enter another IS-held neighborhood in Mosul

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi army says troops have entered another neighborhood held by the Islamic State group in the southeastern part of Mosul.

  • Associated Press

    Correction: Israel-Palestinians story

    SAO PAULO (AP) — In a story June 11 about the FIFA Congress, The Associated Press reported erroneously that performer Mohammed Assaf wore a Muslim headscarf. Assaf's black and white headscarf is a symbol of Palestinian nationalism.

  • Ghana's new leader urges respect for democracy in Africa
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    Ghana's new leader urges respect for democracy in Africa

    The winner of Ghana's presidential election Nana Akufo-Addo on Saturday warned that African leaders who reject democracy were "fighting the tide of history", following his nation's high-stakes vote. Defying predictions that the presidential race would be neck-and-neck, Akufo-Addo sailed

  • Car bomb in Istanbul, nearly 20 police wounded: minister
    AFP

    Car bomb in Istanbul, nearly 20 police wounded: minister

    Istanbul (AFP) - A car bomb exploded in the heart of Istanbul Saturday, wounding around 20 police officers, the interior minister said, quoted by the official Anadolu news agency.

  • Associated Press

    2 blasts hit near Istanbul soccer stadium; 20 police wounded

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Two explosions hit Saturday night outside a major soccer stadium in Istanbul, and Turkish authorities say about 20 police officers have been wounded.

  • Islamic State militants enter Palmyra after heavy fighting: monitor
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    Islamic State militants enter Palmyra after heavy fighting: monitor

    By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Islamic State militants on Saturday captured most of Palmyra after breaking through Syrian army defenses and securing the heights around the ancient city in eastern Syria following a surprise assault, a monitoring group and rebels said. The UK-based Syrian Observatory

  • Vardy shreds Guardiola's City, Arsenal go top
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    Vardy shreds Guardiola's City, Arsenal go top

    Jamie Vardy broke his three-month goal drought with a hat-trick as Premier League champions Leicester City sensationally inflicted a humiliating 4-2 defeat on Pep Guardiola's Manchester City on Saturday. At a rain-sodden King Power Stadium, Vardy hit his first top-flight treble and Andy King also

  • Reuters

    Turkish soccer team Bursaspor says none of its fans injured in blast

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish soccer team Bursaspor said none of its fans appeared to have been injured in an explosion outside one of Istanbul's main stadiums hours after the end of a match on Saturday. "We have contacted our fan groups. There appear to be no injuries among our fans. We wish

  • Adding 200 more troops to Syria, US deepens involvement
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    Adding 200 more troops to Syria, US deepens involvement

    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Drawing the U.S. deeper into the Syria conflict, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Saturday he is sending 200 more troops to accelerate the push on the Islamic State's self-declared capital of Raqqa.

  • US-led coalition strike kills IS leader in Syria: Pentagon
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    US-led coalition strike kills IS leader in Syria: Pentagon

    The US-led military coalition has killed a leader of the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria, the Pentagon said on Saturday. "Coalition warplanes targeted and killed Tunisian Boubaker al-Hakim, in Raqa, Syria" on November 26, Pentagon spokesman Ben Sakrisson said in a statement emailed to

  • Suspected car bomb wounds around 20 outside Istanbul soccer stadium
    Reuters

    Suspected car bomb wounds around 20 outside Istanbul soccer stadium

    A suspected car bomb outside a soccer stadium in central Istanbul wounded around 20 people on Saturday hours after the end of a match between two of Turkey's top teams, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said. Soylu, speaking in parliament during a budget hearing, said around 20 people had been wounded

  • Reuters

    Many Turkish riot police wounded in Istanbul blast: witness

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Many Turkish riot police officers were seriously wounded in a blast outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul on Saturday, a Reuters witness said. Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said the explosion appeared to have been caused by a car bomb targeting a riot police bus. The blast came

  • Gambia's president-elect says Jammeh can't demand new vote
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    Gambia's president-elect says Jammeh can't demand new vote

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambia's president-elect said Saturday that the outgoing leader who now rejects his defeat has no constitutional authority to call for another election, and he called on President Yahya Jammeh to help with a smooth transition in the interest of the tiny West African country.

  • President vows rapid moves to end Italy crisis
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    President vows rapid moves to end Italy crisis

    Italian President Sergio Mattarella indicated Saturday he would move swiftly to appoint a new government, saying the country had pressing issues to address following Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's resignation. In comments that came against the backdrop of a looming banking crisis, Mattarella said

  • Column: Time to make  Russians pay for Olympic doping
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    Column: Time to make Russians pay for Olympic doping

    There are really only two possible explanations why two members of the Russian women's hockey team at the Sochi Olympics had urine samples that contained male DNA.

  • Associated Press

    Turkish interior minister: At least 20 people wounded by an explosion outside soccer stadium in Istanbul

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish interior minister: At least 20 people wounded by an explosion outside soccer stadium in Istanbul.

  • Associated Press

    Mexican drug cartel leader's son arrested in western state

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican police have arrested the son of a drug cartel leader who was extradited to the United States.

  • Loud explosion heard in Istanbul: AFP
    AFP

    Loud explosion heard in Istanbul: AFP

    The sound of an explosion was heard on the European side of Istanbul on Saturday, an AFP journalist reported. The cause and the location of the blast were not immediately clear but CNN Turk television reported that it took place close to the stadium of Istanbul's Besiktas football club. "I