6 December 2016, 6:50 am Italian minister, after talking to Renzi, sees new election likely in February
ROME (Reuters) - Italy could have an election as early as February, a minister in Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's outgoing government said on Tuesday, speaking after talking to Renzi.
6 December 2016, 6:47 am China's latest UK buy: the prime minister's countryside pub
LONDON (Reuters) - When Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Britain last year and went for a drink with then Prime Minister David Cameron, he walked away with a smile on his face.
6 December 2016, 6:46 am As global crises rage, Merkel makes case for fourth term
ESSEN, Germany (Reuters) - Angela Merkel laid out her case for a fourth term as German chancellor on Tuesday, presenting herself as a guarantor of stability in a world unsettled by the forces of globalization, war and the election of Donald Trump.
6 December 2016, 6:24 am U.S. seeks to reassure Beijing after Trump call with Taiwan leader
WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday it had sought to reassure China after President-elect Donald Trump's phone call with Taiwan's leader last week, which the Obama administration warned could undermine progress in relations with Beijing.
6 December 2016, 6:13 am UK PM May faces parliamentary rebellion over refusal to publish Brexit plans
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a rebellion among her own lawmakers when parliament debates whether the government should set out its Brexit plan before triggering formal divorce talks with the European Union.
6 December 2016, 6:12 am In bid to belong, Israeli Arabs sign up for Israel's army
KISUFIM, Israel (Reuters) - A battalion of soldiers crawls across the desert sand with assault rifles cocked. It's a routine exercise, but these are no ordinary troops - they are Arabs who have chosen to fight for the Jewish state.
6 December 2016, 5:34 am Iraq army launches fresh Mosul assault, targeting Mosul bridge
BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi army units advanced from southeast Mosul towards a bridge across the Tigris in the city center on Tuesday, in an attack that could give fresh impetus to the hard fought, seven-week battle for Islamic State's northern Iraq stronghold.
6 December 2016, 5:00 am Syria says it rejects Aleppo ceasefire if rebels remain - state media
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria rejects any ceasefire negotiated by any party in rebel-held eastern Aleppo unless what it describes as terrorist groups there depart, its Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday in a statement carried by state media.
6 December 2016, 4:09 am Obama to deliver speech defending his counterterrorism fight
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will make the case on Tuesday that his counterterrorism policies have helped protect Americans from evolving international threats as he prepares to hand over the White House to a successor who has been critical of his approach.
6 December 2016, 4:01 am Libyan forces taking last few buildings from Islamic State in Sirte: officials
SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) - Libyan forces said on Tuesday they were securing the last few buildings where Islamic State militants had been making a final stand in their former North African stronghold of Sirte.