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Virus spreads to more Chinese cities, President Xi says containment is priority

BEIJING (Reuters) - An outbreak of a new coronavirus has spread to more Chinese cities, including the capital Beijing and Shanghai, authorities said on Monday, and a fourth case has been reported beyond China's borders. Learn More


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Iran says it will quit global nuclear treaty if case goes to U.N.

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Monday it could quit the global nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) if European countries refer it to the U.N. Security Council over a nuclear agreement, a move that would overturn diplomacy in its confrontation with the West. More »


Ukraine to press for plane crash black boxes as Iran minister visits

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine will press Iran to hand over the black boxes from the crash of a Ukrainian passenger plane at a meeting with a visiting Iranian delegation on Monday, Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko told reporters. More »


Trump gets Swiss army security as climate protesters trek to Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters calling on global leaders to take swifter action on climate change will face up to 5,000 military personnel and police from across Switzerland as they march to the ski resort of Davos for a planned demonstration. More »


Four protesters, two policemen killed as Iraq unrest resumes

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Six Iraqis including two police officers were killed and scores were wounded in Baghdad and other cities on Monday in clashes with security forces, medical and security sources said, as anti-government unrest resumed after a lull of several weeks. More »


U.S.-bound migrant caravan in tense standoff at border between Mexico and Guatemala

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (Reuters) - A large caravan of Central Americans was preparing to cross the Guatemalan border into Mexico on Monday, posing a potential challenge to the Mexican government's pledge to help the United States contain mass movements of migrants. More »


'I stayed alive to tell' - Auschwitz's dwindling survivors recount horrors of Nazi death camp

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A strip of skin tattooed with the Auschwitz death camp number 99288 sits in a silver frame on a shelf in Avraham Harshalom's living room. It is his prisoner number, etched on to his forearm in 1943. More »


Much work remains in Colombia's fight against coca cultivation, Pompeo says

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Much remains to be done in Colombia's fight against cultivation of coca, the base ingredient in cocaine, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a visit to Bogota on Monday. More »


Prince Harry seeks 'more peaceful life' as reluctantly ends royal role

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry has spoken of his sadness at being forced to give up his royal duties in a deal with Queen Elizabeth and senior Windsors, saying there was no other option if he and his wife Meghan were to seek an independent future. More »


Norway finance minister quits over IS woman's return from Syria

OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian Finance Minister Siv Jensen and her right-wing Progress Party will resign from the government over a cabinet decision to help bring a woman suspected of Islamic State affiliation back home to Norway, Jensen said on Monday. More »


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