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  • Rebels defiant as Syrian army nears Aleppo's Old City
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    Rebels defiant as Syrian army nears Aleppo's Old City

    By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's army and allied militia advanced towards rebel-held areas of Aleppo's Old City on Sunday in an attack which a military source predicted would be over in a matter of weeks. Western and regional states backing the rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad

  • Netanyahu to discuss 'bad' Iran deal with Trump, Kerry stresses settlements
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    Netanyahu to discuss 'bad' Iran deal with Trump, Kerry stresses settlements

    By Jeffrey Heller and Arshad Mohammed JERUSALEM/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he would discuss with Donald Trump the West's "bad" nuclear deal with Iran after the U.S. president-elect enters the White House. Speaking separately to a conference

  • Islamic State strikes back to slow Iraqi forces in Mosul
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    Islamic State strikes back to slow Iraqi forces in Mosul

    By Saif Hameed and Ulf Laessing BAGHDAD/BARTELLA, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters retreating in the face of a seven-week Iraqi military assault on their Mosul stronghold have hit back in the last two days, exploiting cloudy skies which hampered U.S.-led air support and highlighting the fragile

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Did Petraeus and Clinton risk spilling bigger secrets than Snowden?

    Edward Snowden, Hillary Clinton, and David Petraeus each mishandled classified information while working for the federal government in recent years, but the three face wildly divergent futures as US President-elect Donald Trump prepares for his transition into the White House. Mr. Snowden, a fugitive

  • Christian Science Monitor

    How Bowe Bergdahl's lawyers are preparing for a Trump presidency

    The Obama administration said on Saturday that it had officially received Bergdahl's request for a pardon. If the clemency request is granted before President Obama leaves office, Bergdahl could avoid a military trial scheduled for the spring. In the event that Obama does not grant Bergdahl'

  • Christian Science Monitor

    'Low-level Yemeni militant' held for 14 years at Gitmo to be released

    Guantanamo Bay has released Shawqi Awad Balzuhair, whom the US described as a "low-level Yemeni militant" earlier this year after holding him without charges since October 2002. The US has sent Mr. Balzuhair to the West African nation of Cape Verde for resettlement. Established by the George

  • Christian Science Monitor

    How MH370 relatives are taking the investigation into their own hands

    More than two years after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went missing, some of the relatives of the 239 passengers and crew are taking the investigation into their own hands, with a trip to Madagascar. 

  • 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.

  • Italy PM Renzi facing big referendum defeat: exit polls
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    Italy PM Renzi facing big referendum defeat: exit polls

    By Crispian Balmer and Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) - Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has lost a referendum on constitutional reform by a wide margin, exit polls and early projections showed on Sunday, throwing his future into doubt and opening the door to renewed political instability in Italy. Renzi, who

  • Renzi facing exit as polls point to Italy referendum defeat
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    Renzi facing exit as polls point to Italy referendum defeat

    Matteo Renzi's time as Italy's prime minister appeared to be over Sunday as exit polls indicated voters had overwhelmingly rejected constitutional reform proposals on which he had staked his future. The reformist premier had vowed to quit if he lost the vote on proposals to streamline parliament

  • The Latest: German FM pleased with Austrian result
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    The Latest: German FM pleased with Austrian result

    VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on Austria's presidential election (all times local):

  • Associated Press

    Another frustrating draw for Prandelli's Valencia in Spain

    MADRID (AP) — The frustration keeps piling up for Valencia in the Spanish league.

  • Selby downs O'Sullivan for second UK title
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    Selby downs O'Sullivan for second UK title

    York (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Mark Selby added a second UK Championship to his world title with a 10-7 win over Ronnie O'Sullivan in the final on Sunday.

  • Birdies and blunders, but a healthy week for Tiger Woods
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    Birdies and blunders, but a healthy week for Tiger Woods

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — The return of Tiger Woods was more about the big picture than any of his big numbers.

  • Demonstrators march in Brazil to support corruption crackdown
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    Demonstrators march in Brazil to support corruption crackdown

    By Paulo Prada RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Demonstrators protested across Brazil on Sunday to denounce corruption and a congressional vote perceived as an effort to intimidate judges and prosecutors leading graft probes. Dressed mostly in the national colors of yellow and green, thousands marched to

  • The Latest: Early returns show Renzi lags in referendum
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    The Latest: Early returns show Renzi lags in referendum

    ROME (AP) — The Latest on Italy's referendum on constitutional reforms (all times local):

  • European relief at Austrian far-right election defeat
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    European relief at Austrian far-right election defeat

    Austria's voters have resoundingly rejected anti-immigration and eurosceptic Norbert Hofer's bid to become the European Union's first far-right president, a result greeted with relief from centrist politicians across the continent. Instead, Greens-backed independent candidate Alexander Van

  • Reuters

    Local official, two journalists shot and killed in Finnish town

    By Jussi Rosendahl HELSINKI (Reuters) - A local politician and two journalists, all of them women, were shot dead with a rifle in front of a restaurant in the Finnish town of Imatra, police said on Sunday. The Southeastern Finland Police Department said it suspected a 23-year-old local man drove to

  • Associated Press

    Versatile Dante helps Nice reclaim top spot in French league

    PARIS (AP) — Former Brazil international Dante delivered two assists — one with his right foot, one with his left — as Nice claimed back top spot in the French league with a 3-0 win over Toulouse on Sunday.

  • Associated Press

    Jaye Marie Green wins LPGA Tour Q-school

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jaye Marie Green won the LPGA Tour qualifying tournament Sunday to top the 20 card-earners, making a 20-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a one-stroke victory.

  • Pence downplays significance of Trump's call with Taiwan president
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    Pence downplays significance of Trump's call with Taiwan president

    By Roberta Rampton and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump's phone conversation with Taiwan's president was not intended to show a shift in U.S. policy on China, Vice President-elect Mike Pence said on Sunday, describing the chat as a "courtesy" call.

  • 'Last Tango in Paris' rape scene revelation sparks outrage
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    'Last Tango in Paris' rape scene revelation sparks outrage

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Last Tango in Paris" is making headlines again 44 years after the controversial film came out. A recently unearthed video interview with Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci from 2013 has renewed interest, and outrage, over what happened to actress Maria Schneider on set

  • Associated Press

    Thousands gather at leftist opposition rally in Macedonia

    SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Thousands of people have attended an opposition rally in the Macedonian capital of Skopje to support the leftist main opposition candidate in the country's Dec. 11 election.

  • Cuba buries Castro, embarking on post-Fidel era
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    Cuba buries Castro, embarking on post-Fidel era

    Fidel Castro's ashes were entombed in a massive stone next to other national heroes on Sunday, opening a new era in Cuba without the revolutionary leader who ruled the island for decades. President Raul Castro placed the cedar urn containing his brother's remains inside the tall round monolith

  • Search broadens for Trump's top diplomat
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    Search broadens for Trump's top diplomat

    Donald Trump on Sunday expanded his search for a secretary of state -- a crucial post given the president-elect's unorthodox communication style -- as aides downplayed the controversy over his phone call with Taiwan's leader. Trump top aide Kellyanne Conway said "a very full slate of meetings