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Exclusive: Syrian rebels tell U.S. they won't leave Aleppo

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebel groups have told the United States they will not leave Aleppo after Moscow called for talks with Washington over a full withdrawal of rebel fighters from the city's besieged eastern districts, a rebel official said on Sunday. Learn More

 

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Putin says Trump a clever man, will understand new responsibility quickly

MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is a clever man and will understand the level of his new responsibility quickly, Russian President Vladimir Putin was quoted by news agencies as saying in an interview with NTV TV. More »

 

Fleeing Aleppo fighting, Syrians describe terrifying choices

BEIRUT (Reuters) - As Syrian government forces advanced into Aleppo's rebel-held al-Sakhour district, Hasan al-Ali said he faced the choice of staying put and being caught by the army, or fleeing into a shrinking rebel enclave under relentless bombardment. More »

 

Italy votes in referendum with PM Renzi's future at stake

ROME (Reuters) - Italians started to vote on Sunday in a referendum on constitutional reform which will decide the political future of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who has promised to resign if he loses. More »

 

Castro to be laid to rest next to Cuban independence hero Marti

SANTIAGO, Cuba (Reuters) - Fidel Castro will be laid to rest on Sunday alongside the mausoleum of Cuban independence hero Jose Marti, ensuring that the polarizing nature of Castro's life will continue in death. More »

 

Malaysian PM urges intervention to stop 'genocide' of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak called for foreign intervention to stop the "genocide" of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar on Sunday, as he joined thousands of Rohingya protesters in Kuala Lumpur. More »

 

Philippines urges Bangladesh to share results of heist investigation

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine government wants Bangladesh to share the findings of its investigation into how unknown hackers pulled off one of the world's largest cyber bank heists, to help speed up recovery of the stolen funds. More »

 

Australian PM says he's confident Trump won't pull out of U.S. refugee deal

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Sunday he was confident a refugee resettlement deal with the United States would go ahead, despite White House comments which seemed to cast doubt about its future under a Trump Administration. More »

 

Far right has second chance in Austrian presidential election

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria will provide a new gauge of the populist wave sweeping Western democracies on Sunday, as the divided country holds a vote that could deliver the first freely elected far-right head of state in Europe since World War Two. More »

 

Slogans, placards and food: South Korean protests a boon for restaurants

SEOUL (Reuters) - As protesters march through Gwanghwamun Square in downtown Seoul, the center stage of huge weekly demonstrations calling for South Korean President Park Geun-hye to step down, nearby restaurants hustle to prepare for a busy night. More »

 

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