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Syrian rebels to attend Kazakhstan peace talks

BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian rebel groups have decided to attend peace talks backed by Russia and Turkey in Kazakhstan to press for full implementation of a ceasefire they say has been widely violated by the government and its Iranian-backed allies.


Posted 2017/01/16 16:47:01

Hard Brexit fears hit pound ahead of May speech

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's pound fell on Monday as concern mounted that the country was heading for a "hard" Brexit from the European Union and its single market, a day before a speech by Prime Minister Theresa May on the government's plans.


Posted 2017/01/16 14:46:12

Iran sticks to deadline of nuclear deal with centrifuge move - IAEA

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has complied with a deadline set by its landmark nuclear deal with world powers by removing hundreds of centrifuges, machines that enrich uranium, from a site buried deep inside a mountain, the U.N. atomic agency said on Monday.


Posted 2017/01/16 14:24:38

Trump threatens German carmakers with 35 percent U.S. import tariff

FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) - U.S President-elect Donald Trump warned German car companies he would impose a border tax of 35 percent on vehicles imported to the U.S. market, a plan that drew sharp rebukes from Berlin and hit the automakers' shares.


Posted 2017/01/16 14:19:10

Luxottica and Essilor in 46 billion euro merger to create eyewear giant

MILAN/PARIS (Reuters) - Italy's Luxottica and France's Essilor have agreed a 46 billion euro (40.4 billion pounds) merger to create a global eyewear powerhouse with annual revenue of more than 15 billion euros.


Posted 2017/01/16 14:16:18

UK inquests into Tunisian massacre to criticise tour operator TUI, says lawyer

LONDON (Reuters) - Inquests into the Tunisian beach massacre of 30 Britons by a gunman in 2015 began in London, with evidence set to be critical of tour operator TUI , according to a lawyer on Monday.


Posted 2017/01/16 14:10:19

At least four dead, 12 hurt in gunfight at Mexico music festival - organizers

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - At least four people were killed and 12 were injured early on Monday when a gunman opened fire outside the Blue Parrot nightclub in Mexico's Playa del Carmen resort during the BPM electronic music festival, organizers said in a statement.


Posted 2017/01/16 14:06:10

Northern Ireland faces early election amid political impasse

BELFAST (Reuters) - Britain's Northern Ireland minister is expected later on Monday to call an early election in the province, a week after the resignation of Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness effectively toppled its eight-month-old devolved government.


Posted 2017/01/16 13:45:03

Trade tensions, dollar danger cloud economic optimism in Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - A trade war between the United States and China and a strengthening dollar are among the biggest threats to a brightening global economic outlook, according to leading economists at the World Economic Forum in Davos.


Posted 2017/01/16 12:47:15

Hundreds of U.S. Marines land in Norway, irking Russia

OSLO (Reuters) - Some 300 U.S. Marines landed in Norway on Monday for a six-month deployment, the first time since World War Two that foreign troops have been allowed to be stationed there, in a deployment which has irked Norway's Arctic neighbour Russia.


Posted 2017/01/16 12:13:06

Rape suspect admits attacks on 100 schoolgirls

A man arrested by Indian police has admitted sexually assaulting more than 100 young girls, preying on them as they left school at the end of the day.

Posted 2017/01/16 10:38:00

Tour guide mauled to death by crocodiles

A tour guide has been mauled to death by crocodiles at a farm in South Africa, police have said.

Posted 2017/01/16 09:51:00

Several killed in Mexico festival shooting

At least five people have been shot dead after a gunman opened fire at the BPM Music Festival in Mexico.

Posted 2017/01/16 09:19:00

Several people dead in Mexico festival shooting

At least five people have been killed after a lone gunman opened fire at the BPM Music Festival in Mexico.

Posted 2017/01/16 09:19:00

Sherlock probe: Did Russians leak finale?

The BBC is investigating whether an online leak of the final episode of the TV series Sherlock was the work of Russian hackers.

Posted 2017/01/16 07:31:00

The Obama years: What will his legacy be?

Legacy is sought by presidents but hard to evaluate for years to come. Not least because much depends on how the country and next president handle their inheritance.

Posted 2017/01/16 05:04:00

Dozens killed as cargo jet smashes into village

A Turkish cargo jet has crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing at least four pilots and dozens of people on the ground.

Posted 2017/01/16 03:22:00

Kuwait says Germany-bound Eurowings flight lands over bomb scare

DUBAI (Reuters) - A Eurowings flight travelling from Salalah in Oman to Cologne made an emergency landing in Kuwait after a bomb scare on Sunday, Kuwait's Civil Aviation Authority said, adding that authorities were investigating.


Posted 2017/01/15 09:00:44

South Korea prosecutor weighs economic impact of arrest of Samsung chief

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's special prosecutor said on Sunday it will take into account the economic impact of whether to arrest Samsung Group [SAGR.UL] leader Jay Y. Lee in connection with an influence-peddling investigation involving the president.


Posted 2017/01/15 08:18:58

Iraq special forces sweep Mosul University for remaining militants - spokesman

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi special forces swept the campus of Mosul University on Sunday to clear it of any remaining Islamic State militants after taking full control of the area, a spokesman said.


Posted 2017/01/15 07:45:46