Britain scrambles two Typhoon jets to intercept Russian planes

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:47
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain scrambled two Royal Air Force Typhoon jets on Monday from Scotland to intercept Russian planes near the United Kingdom's airspace, a defense ministry spokesman said.

Tunisia arrests 41 more after fresh anti-austerity protests

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:46
TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian police arrested 41 more protesters after fresh violent protests against austerity measures in the North African country, the interior ministry said on Monday, bringing the number of arrested to around 850.

Erdogan says Turkey will crush 'terror army' in northern Syria

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:40
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday the United States was trying to create a "terror army" on Turkey's southern frontier by training a Syrian border force including Kurdish militia, and pledged to crush the force before it came into being.

Madrid to keep direct rule of Catalonia if former leader reelected: PM

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:26
MADRID (Reuters) - Madrid will continue to run Catalonia's government if sacked former leader Carles Puigdemont is voted regional president by the Catalan parliament while in self-imposed exile in Brussels, Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Monday.

Deadly armed group clashes shut airport in Libyan capital

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:17
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Heavy clashes broke out in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Monday, leaving at least nine people dead and forcing the airport to suspend all flights.

Russia opens criminal case after knife attack at school

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:12
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian investigators opened a criminal case into a knife attack at a school in the city of Perm on Monday which left 15 people injured, three of whom the authorities said were in a serious condition in hospital.

Stricken tanker leaves large oil slick in East China Sea

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 11:49
TOKYO/BEIJING (Reuters) - A burning Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea on Sunday in the worst oil ship disaster in decades has produced a large oil slick, Chinese media and Japanese authorities said on Monday, as worries grew over damage to the marine ecosystem.

U.N. mediator says 'positive momentum' in Macedonia name row

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 11:44
ATHENS (Reuters) - A United Nations mediator said on Monday there was "positive momentum" toward settling a 27-year dispute between Athens and Skopje the ex-Yugoslav republic's name.

German conservatives seek to allay SPD fears over coalition deal

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 11:35
BERLIN (Reuters) - A senior member of Germany's conservatives said a blueprint on forming a coalition government with the Social Democrats (SPD) would be further refined, in remarks seemingly intended to appease opponents of the deal.

Johnson fears 'waste of time' watered-down Brexit - report

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 11:20
LONDON (Reuters) - Foreign minister Boris Johnson has told friends he is worried that Britain will accept a Brexit deal that leaves it subordinate to Brussels, making the 2016 EU referendum a "total waste of time", the Sun newspaper reported on Monday.

Four Pakistani soldiers killed in Indian fire across tense Kashmir frontier

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 11:02
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Four Pakistani soldiers were killed on Monday in shelling by Indian forces in the disputed Kashmir region, the Pakistani army said, the latest clash between the nuclear-armed neighbors who have also been exchanging heated challenges.

UAE says Qatari fighter jets intercepted civilian flight

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:56
DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates said on Monday that Qatari fighter jets intercepted an Emirati civilian aircraft during a routine flight to Bahrain, state news agency WAM reported, escalating a months-old feud between the Gulf Arab states.

Armed group clashes shut airport in Libyan capital

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:45
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Clashes broke out around Mitiga airport in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Monday, causing the suspension of all flights.

Russia will not support U.S. bid to change Iran nuclear deal: Lavrov

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:26
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday Moscow will not support attempts by Washington to modify the Iran nuclear deal.

Koreas agree to hold Olympics talks on Wednesday, Seoul says

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:15
SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea agreed to hold working talks on Wednesday on the North sending athletes to next month's Winter Olympics in the South, Seoul's unification ministry said, as months-long tensions over the North's weapons programs ease.

Singapore seeking to extradite Canadian suspect detained in Britain

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:05
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore said on Monday it was seeking to extradite a Canadian man suspected of a rare bank robbery in the city-state, after he was detained by authorities in Britain last week.

Syrian army to end U.S. presence in the country: state TV citing FM source

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:02
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army is determined to end any form of U.S. presence in the country, state television said on Monday, citing an official source in the foreign ministry.

Scores injured as Indonesia stock exchange building lobby floor collapses

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 09:46
JAKARTA (Reuters) - A mezzanine floor overlooking the main lobby of the Indonesian Stock Exchange building collapsed on Monday, injuring scores of people, many of them students, under slabs of concrete and other debris, officials and witnesses said.

Russia will not support U.S. attempts to change Iran nuclear deal: Lavrov

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 09:38
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday Moscow will not support attempts by Washington to change the Iran nuclear deal.

Greeks strike over right-to-strike, paralyze public transport

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 09:25
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek bus, subway and city rail services were disrupted on Monday with some flights grounded as public transport workers and air traffic controllers walked off the job to protest a reform bill they fear will restrict their right to strike.


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