• Colombia rebel chief says peace talks suspension destroyed confidence

    By Helen Murphy BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos "destroyed" confidence in the peace process by suspending talks and violated the terms of an agreement that brought the rebels to the negotiating table, FARC guerrilla leader Rodrigo Londono said. Londono, known by his nom de…

  • Baghdad car bomb kills 8 people, fighting west of capital

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded in a market in northern Baghdad's Shaab neighborhood on Monday, killing eight people and wounding 22, police and medics said. Another bomb in the capital's southeast killed two people, sources said. They were the latest explosions to shake the mainly Shi'ite…

  • Saudi Arabia says Islamic State ordered attack on Shi'ites in al-Ahsa

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has arrested the four main suspects in an attack on Shi'ite Muslims this month and believes it was ordered by Islamic State militants from abroad, the state news agency cited an Interior Ministry security spokesman as saying on Monday. Seven members of the Sunni-ruled…

  • In Iran-West nuclear talks, a new deadline is a lifeline

    In hard-core diplomacy, trust can sometimes show up in unexpected ways. That was certainly the case when Iran and six world powers decided to extend their negotiations beyond a Nov. 24 deadline. Neither side walked away from the talks, which focus on Iran’s nuclear program. And by setting a new…

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  • Could Obama choose a woman as next Defense secretary? One name tops list

    As speculation heats up about who will replace Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel now that he has announced his resignation, the front-runner could very well be the first woman ever to hold the job.

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  • As Ferguson decision looms, black churches ready to step into breach

    The hand-folded paper “peace cranes” that now adorn the altar and pulpit at Christ the King United Church of Christ in Florissant, Mo., a mostly-black congregation near Ferguson, have been passed-on symbols of hope, peace, and solidarity for many churches across the country during times of national…

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  • Was Hillary Clinton dinged by President Obama 'new car smell' remark?

    Did President Obama inadvertently highlight one of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s biggest 2016 weaknesses during his Sunday interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week”?

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  • Garcia Marquez archive goes to University of Texas

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The archive of celebrated Colombian novelist and Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has been acquired by the University of Texas — meaning the critic of U.S. foreign policy is having his papers end up in a country he wasn't always too fond of.

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  • Florida not counting on Carter, Finney-Smith

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Billy Donovan expects to have just six scholarship players available in the Bahamas.

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  • FARC: Colombia govt position hurting peace effort

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The chief commander of Colombia's largest rebel group has accused the government of "destroying confidence" in the country's peace process with its decision to suspend talks in response to the guerrillas' capture of an army general.

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  • Sinn Fein delivers list of suspected IRA rapists

    DUBLIN (AP) — Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams said Monday that his Irish nationalist party has delivered a list of suspected Irish Republican Army rapists and child abusers to police as the government considers mounting a fact-finding inquiry into the scandal.

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  • 2 million could turn out for pope in Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Roman Catholic leaders in Philadelphia are predicting as many as 2 million people could turn out to see Pope Francis during his first U.S. visit as pontiff.

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  • Top Asian News at 9:00 p.m. GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe responded to Japan's surprise recession by delaying a sales-tax increase, it was a cause for worry, not celebration, for many young Japanese. This generation, barely aware of their country's economic heyday, frets that putting off tough decisions now…

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  • Nadal to open tennis academy in home town in 2016

    MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal will open a tennis academy on his home island of Mallorca in 2016.

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  • US stocks inch further into record territory

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market held at record levels in early afternoon trading Monday. Renewed confidence that stimulus measures from global central banks will help spur economic growth is supporting demand for stocks.

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  • Iran nuclear talks extended seven months after failing to meet deadline

    By Louis Charbonneau and Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and six powers failed on Monday for a second time this year to resolve their 12-year dispute over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, and gave themselves seven more months to overcome the deadlock that has prevented an historic deal. Western…

  • 2018 World Cup host city Kaliningrad could be cut

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko says the city of Kaliningrad could lose the right to host 2018 World Cup matches unless it resolves a dispute over the site of its stadium this week.

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  • US judge sentences cartel lieutenant to 22 years

    CHICAGO (AP) — A U.S. judge sentenced a reputed lieutenant of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman to 22 years in prison on Monday for his role in a $1 billion conspiracy to traffic narcotics to Chicago and other cities.

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