• Three Saudi border soldiers killed in attack from Yemen

    Three Saudi border soldiers were killed after exchanging fire with "enemy elements" trying to cross the border from Yemen to attack two watch towers, Saudi Arabia's official SPA news agency said on Monday. Saudi Arabia has been fighting Houthi forces in Yemen for eight months and has led a…

  • EU says continues Mideast peace role despite Israel move

    EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday and the European Union said it would continue its role in Middle East peace diplomacy despite Israel saying it was suspending contact. Asked about Israel's move on Sunday to suspend contact with the…

  • Declaring 'new beginning,' EU and Turkey seal migrant deal

    By Francesco Guarascio and Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Turkey promised to help stem the flow of migrants to Europe in return for cash, visas and renewed talks on joining the EU in a deal struck on Sunday that the Turkish prime minister called a "new beginning" for the uneasy neighbors. …

  • In Arkansas, a growing population of 'climate change refugees'

    Valentino Keimbar, a native of the Marshall Islands, moved 6,000 miles away from his home in the Pacific Ocean last year to Springdale, Arkansas because of climate change. Located between Hawaii and Australia, the Marshall Islands are made up of 29 atolls and five islands with a population of…

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  • Japan's Antarctic whale hunt reignites war of words

    Before the end of the year, Japanese whalers are scheduled to set out for Antarctic waters despite protests from the United Nations, International Whaling Commission member countries, and animal advocates. In 1986, the International Whaling Commission instated a moratorium on commercial whaling…

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  • Colorado shootings point to abortion debate dominated by extremes

    The anger generated by the recent release of an undercover video in which a Planned Parenthood official discusses the sale of fetal tissue has created an environment that "breeds acts of violence," added the president, Vicki Cowart. According to numerous media reports, the suspect mentioned "no…

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  • Few signs of reconciliation as Russia enacts sanctions against Turkey

    President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey offered a small but notable olive branch to Russia on Saturday, saying he is “deeply saddened” by its downing of a Russian fighter jet last week, but the gesture has fallen short of reconciliation. Hours after Mr. Erdoğan's remarks, Russian President…

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  • Egypt says 90 percent chance of hidden rooms in Tut tomb

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun's tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old mausoleum.

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  • The Latest: Investigator: Noise heard in cockpit recording

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — The latest on the crash of a Russian plane in Egypt that killed all 224 people onboard. (All times local.)

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  • As they grow up, South African AIDS orphans confront crime, HIV

    By Laurie Goering QUDENI, South Africa (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mpume Shezi was a baby when her parents died of AIDS. For the past 10 years, her grandmother has watched over her, her older sister and eight orphan cousins in a collection of mud-and-daub huts clinging to a windswept hillside…

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  • Turkish, Russian presidents have no meeting planned in Paris: Turkish sources

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have no meeting planned while they are both in Paris for a climate change summit, sources in Erdogan's office said on Monday. Ankara's ties with Moscow have been strained since last week when the…

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  • Vatican leaks trial postponed after defendant changes lawyer

    By Roberto Mignucci VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A Vatican trial into the theft of confidential Holy See documents was postponed on Monday until Dec. 7, dashing Church hopes of wrapping up the case before the start of the Roman Catholic Holy Year. The trial of five defendants, including a senior…

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  • German chancellor says climate deal needs binding reviews

    Paris climate talks need to agree on a binding U.N. framework, complemented by binding reviews to ensure progress to limit global warming, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday. The legal form of a Paris agreement on climate change is contested as the U.S. Congress would be expected to…

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  • Leftists block Catalan leader's bid to head regional govt

    MADRID (AP) — Efforts by the acting president of Spain's powerful northeastern Catalonia region to form a pro-independence regional government have been dealt another blow as the radical pro-secession CUP party reaffirmed its opposition to his candidacy.

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  • EU slams Syria for gaps in chemical weapons declaration

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A European Union envoy criticized Syria on Monday for "gaps and contradictions" in its declarations about its chemical weapons arsenal to the global watchdog overseeing the destruction of the toxic armaments.

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  • Thai junta briefly detains opposition leaders ahead of anti-graft inspection

    By Patpicha Tanakasempipat and Pracha Hariraksapitak BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's army on Monday detained two leaders of an opposition group who were planning to visit a public park dedicated to the monarchy that has been at the center of a corruption scandal involving the military government. …

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  • US-backed rebels, rival insurgents clash in Syria, 20 killed

    BEIRUT (AP) — Opposition activists say fighting between U.S.-backed Syrian rebels and rival militants has killed more than 20 people over the past two days.

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  • Egypt releases 31 detained over unlawful protest

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian police official says authorities have released 31 graduates arrested the previous day for attending an unauthorized protest to demand government jobs.

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  • Chinese President Xi says climate deal must address economic gaps

    PARIS (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping said it was crucial climate talks in Paris addressed economic differences between nations and allowed different countries to develop their own solutions to the problem of global warming. China, the world's top emitter, has always insisted that…

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