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11/30/2015 -  With climate at 'breaking point', leaders urge breakthrough in Paris - 12:33 PM

PARIS (Reuters) - World leaders launched an ambitious attempt on Monday to hold back the earth's rising temperatures, with the United States and China urging the climate summit in Paris to mark a decisive turn in the fight against global warming.

11/30/2015 -  In unexpected twist, Assad ally may be Lebanon's next president - 12:31 PM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's political crisis has taken a dramatic turn with the possibility that a friend of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could become president in a power-sharing deal aimed at breathing life back into the paralyzed state.

11/30/2015 -  Indonesia to release AirAsia crash investigation report - 12:03 PM

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia was set to publish the results of its investigation into last year's crash of an Indonesia AirAsia passenger jet on Tuesday, the first official explanation to the families of the 162 people killed in the disaster.

11/30/2015 -  At NATO, Turkey remains defiant over Russian jet - 11:51 AM

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Turkey's prime minister dismissed on Monday any suggestion Ankara should apologize for downing a Russian warplane in its airspace last week, after winning strong NATO support for the right to defend itself.

11/30/2015 -  Russia says top Russian and U.S. military officials discuss fight against IS - 11:48 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The head of the Russian army's general staff and the chairman of the U.S. joint chiefs of staff on Monday discussed by phone questions relating to the fight against Islamic State in Syria, Interfax news agency reported, citing the Russian Defence Ministry.

11/30/2015 -  U.S. tightens visa waiver program in wake of Paris attacks - 11:39 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House announced a series of changes to the U.S. visa waiver program on Monday to add more screening for travelers from 38 countries around the world allowed to enter the United States without visas.

11/30/2015 -  Israel's Netanyahu stresses importance of Israel-Russia military cooperation at meeting with Putin - 10:58 AM

PARIS (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed the importance of Israeli-Russian military cooperation to prevent "unnecessary accidents" at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Paris, a Reuters reporter at the talks said.

11/30/2015 -  Philippines official confident in South China Sea arbitration case - 10:54 AM

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Philippines on Monday wrapped up a week of arguments before judges in its case against China over the hotly disputed South China Sea, at a hearing boycotted by Beijing.

11/30/2015 -  Two French men stopped on way to Islamic State in Libya: official - 10:39 AM

PARIS (Reuters) - Two French nationals suspected of wanting to join Islamic State training camps in Libya before heading to Syria were arrested in Tunisia in mid-November, according to an official at the Paris prosecutor's office.

11/30/2015 -  Decades after Nigeria's war, new Biafra movement grows - 10:16 AM

ENUGU, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nearly half a century after a civil war in which a million people died, 27-year-old Okoli Ikedi is part of a new protest movement in southeastern Nigeria calling for an independent state of Biafra.

11/30/2015 -  Turkish opposition says police bullet may have killed Kurdish lawyer - 09:58 AM

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A prominent Kurdish lawyer gunned down in southeastern Turkey appeared to have been shot by a policeman who was firing on suspects fleeing the scene of an attack on fellow officers, a deputy from Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition said on Monday.

11/30/2015 -  Nusra Front demands obstruct release of Lebanese soldiers: security chief - 09:49 AM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Efforts to secure the release of Lebanese soldiers and policemen held captive by the Nusra Front have been obstructed by last minute demands from the Syrian al Qaeda-linked group, the head of a Lebanese security agency was quoted as saying on Monday.

11/30/2015 -  Hours after EU deal, Turkey rounds up 1,300 migrants bound for Greece - 09:37 AM

AYVACIK, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkish authorities rounded up some 1,300 migrants on Monday that they said were planning to sail to Greece from hideouts near secluded Aegean beaches and forests, hours after striking a deal with the European Union on stemming refugee flows.

11/30/2015 -  Obama, Putin discuss Syria, Ukraine at summit: White House - 09:19 AM

PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the Syria crisis and the situation in Ukraine during a meeting Monday on the sidelines of the climate summit in Paris, a White House official said.

11/30/2015 -  Pakistani, Afghan leaders discuss mending ties, reviving Taliban talks - 09:11 AM

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan met in Paris on Monday to discuss ways to resurrect peace talks with Taliban insurgents and to improve relations between the neighbors that soured earlier in the year after a string of militant attacks in Kabul.

11/30/2015 -  Greek-Turkish Twitter dogfight started in error: official - 09:06 AM

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece and Turkey fought a brief dogfight on Twitter over Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane due to an error by an aide in Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' office, a Greek official said on Monday.

11/30/2015 -  Iranian general Soleimani denies rumors of his death - 08:55 AM

DUBAI (Reuters) - The commander of foreign operations by Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards has shrugged off reports of his death or injury in fighting in Syria, an Iranian news agency said on Monday.

11/30/2015 -  Kerry to back Kosovo reforms on first Balkan trip as U.S. diplomat - 08:52 AM

PARIS/PRISTINA (Reuters) - John Kerry, on his first trip to the Balkans as U.S. secretary of state, visits Kosovo on Wednesday to underscore Western concern over the slow pace of progress 16 years after a U.S.-led air war set it on the road to independence.

11/30/2015 -  Israel to review EU Palestinian projects in settlement goods feud - 08:08 AM

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel threatened on Monday to review its cooperation with European Union projects that benefit Palestinians in the West Bank, citing the bloc's labeling of exports from Jewish settlements in the Israeli-occupied territory.

11/30/2015 -  Ukraine says can restore some power to Crimea when activists ready - 07:43 AM

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's government has asked Tatar activists to allow repairs to the Kakhova-Tital electricity line to Crimea, but will only start resuming power supplies to the peninsula at a time agreed with the activists, the energy minister said on Monday.


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