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Facing opposition, Britain's May will bring Brexit deal back to parliament

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday she would bring her Brexit deal back to parliament for a vote in mid-January, pledging to get assurances from the European Union to break the deadlock over Britain's departure from the bloc. Learn More


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Russia to move troops into new barracks on disputed islands near Japan

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Monday it had built new barracks for troops on a disputed chain of islands near Japan and would build more facilities for armored vehicles, a move likely to anger Tokyo after it urged Moscow to reduce its military activity there. More »


U.S. says air strikes killed 62 militants in Somalia

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Monday it had killed 62 militants in six air strikes on Saturday and Sunday in the vicinity of Gandarsh in Somalia's south-central Banaadir province. More »


EU court orders Poland to suspend judicial overhaul law

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Court of Justice ruled on Monday that Poland must immediately suspend a new law that lowered the age of retirement of its Supreme Court judges, provisionally backing the European Commission in its battle with Warsaw. More »


China, EU lambast United States for miring WTO in crisis

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States came under fire from China and the European Union on Monday, accused by both major trading partners of taking protectionist measures and bringing the World Trade Organization (WTO) to its knees. More »


U.S. envoy: idea of extra Russia sanctions gaining traction

KIEV (Reuters) - A drive to impose more sanctions on Russia for its capture of Ukrainian navy vessels in November seems to be gaining traction, the United States envoy to the Ukraine conflict, Kurt Volker, told an online briefing on Monday. More »


Redrawing boundaries, lawsuits cast doubt on credibility of Thai election

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand will soon hold its first election since the military seized power in a 2014 coup and many hope the vote will return Southeast Asia's second-largest economy to democracy. More »


Turkey revives ghosts of Gezi protests as elections loom

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Three years after she was acquitted over her role in Turkey's Gezi Park protests, Mucella Yapici was called in last month by police to face more questions about the unrest that had posed a direct challenge to the authority of President Tayyip Erdogan. More »


As smoke clears, capturing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

GAZA (Reuters) - The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is often framed in black and white, an outlook captured by this image of Palestinian youths shrouded by clouds of smoke that block out everything except an isolated moment of protest and defiance. More »


Chilean prosecutors allege possible Iranian oil link to intoxications

(Reuters) - Chilean law enforcement officials are investigating the delivery of Iranian crude oil to the state energy company ENAP as a possible source of the noxious fumes that caused hundreds of people to seek hospital treatment in August, the prosecutor's office told Reuters. More »


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