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Turkey warns Syrian army against helping Kurdish YPG in Afrin

BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey warned on Monday it would confront Syrian government forces if they entered Syria's northwestern Afrin region to help the Kurdish YPG militia repel a Turkish offensive. Learn More

 

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South Korea says talks to hold postponed military drill with U.S. moving forward

SEOUL (Reuters) - Talks to stage a postponed military drill between South Korea and the United States are moving forward, South Korea's Unification Minister said on Tuesday. More »

 

Kremlin says charges over U.S. election tampering prove nothing

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Monday that U.S. charges against 13 Russians and several Russian companies accused of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign contained zero proof of Russian state involvement. More »

 

How a U.S. coal deal warmed Ukraine's ties with Trump

KIEV (Reuters) - For the first time in Ukraine's history, U.S. anthracite is helping to keep the lights on and the heating going this winter following a deal that has also helped to warm Kiev's relations with President Donald Trump. More »

 

Merkel proposes ally for crucial party job

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel put forward close ally Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Monday to take over as secretary general of her Christian Democrats (CDU), heeding calls from within the party to inject new blood and groom a successor. More »

 

France says committed to Iran deal, will keep talking to European, U.S allies

PARIS (Reuters) - France reaffirmed its commitment to the Iran nuclear deal on Monday, saying it wanted it to be strictly implemented and was continuing talks with its European and U.S. partners on the program. More »

 

Australia's deputy PM loses support of state branch over affair

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A state branch of the Australian National Party has pulled its support for Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce because of reports about an extramarital affair with his former press secretary, the party's Western Australia leader said on Tuesday. More »

 

Mexico City investigates disappearance of radio journalist

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico City's attorney general's office has opened an investigation into the disappearance of journalist Mario Antonio Ca´┐Żas, who was last seen on Friday, it said. More »

 

Mexico probes police in disappearance of three Italians

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican authorities said on Monday they are investigating whether police in the western state of Jalisco participated in the disappearance of three Italian citizens there. More »

 

Venezuela's opposition coalition likely to boycott presidential vote

CARACAS (Reuters) - Leaders of Venezuela's opposition coalition appeared likely on Monday to decide on a boycott of the April presidential election, believing authorities have rigged it for President Nicolas Maduro and his ruling socialists. More »

 

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