16 January 2017, 7:07 pm Chinese official fired after calling Mao 'a devil'
BEIJING (Reuters) - An official in northern China has been fired after he called the founder of modern China Mao Zedong a "devil" on social media and called the annual commemoration of Mao's birthday "the world's largest cult activity".
16 January 2017, 6:42 pm Former U.S. officials urge Trump to talk with Iranian MEK group
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly two dozen former U.S. officials have urged President-elect Donald Trump to enter into discussions with an exiled Iranian opposition group that until 2012 was listed as a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department.
16 January 2017, 6:00 pm Hundreds of U.S. Marines land in Norway, irking Russia
OSLO (Reuters) - Some 300 U.S. Marines landed in Norway on Monday for a six-month deployment, the first time since World War Two that foreign troops have been allowed to be stationed there, in a deployment which has irked Norway's Arctic neighbor Russia.
16 January 2017, 5:42 pm Trump 'won't be worse than Obama,' says Venezuela's president
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's socialist leader said on Monday that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump was the victim of a global "hate campaign" and could not be worse than outgoing Barack Obama.
16 January 2017, 5:37 pm Cuba, United States to fight terrorism, drug trafficking and other crimes
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba and the United States on Monday signed an agreement to cooperate in the fight against terrorism, drug trafficking, money laundering and other international criminal activities on the eve of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.
16 January 2017, 4:40 pm EU Parliament speaker vote could strengthen eurosceptics
STRASBOURG (Reuters) - The European Parliament elects a new speaker on Tuesday in an unusually hotly contested vote that could strengthen eurosceptic forces at a time when the EU faces British moves to leave and questions about its future role.
16 January 2017, 4:23 pm Britain will not seek 'half in, half out' EU deal: PM May
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will not seek a Brexit deal that leaves it "half in, half out" of the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May will say on Tuesday, according to her office, in a speech setting out her 12 priorities for upcoming divorce talks with the bloc.
16 January 2017, 4:15 pm Germany says NATO concerned about Trump 'obsolete' remark
BRUSSELS/BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Foreign Minister said on Monday that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's comments that NATO was obsolete had aroused concern across the 28-member alliance.
16 January 2017, 3:42 pm Istanbul New Year's nightclub attacker caught: media reports
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The gunman suspected of killing 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day has been caught by police in the city's Esenyurt district, the Hurriyet newspaper website and other media reports said on Tuesday.
16 January 2017, 10:55 am Syrian rebels to attend peace talks in Kazakhstan
BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian rebel groups have decided to attend peace talks backed by Russia and Turkey in Kazakhstan to press for full implementation of a ceasefire they say has been widely violated by the government and its Iranian-backed allies.