• Uproar in Italy after Swiss region vote to block foreign workers

    Italians were up in arms Monday after the southern Swiss canton of Ticino voted for a measure that would force employers to prioritise local residents over commuters living in Italy. The text, entitled "Ours first", was put to a popular vote by the populist right-wing Swiss People's Party

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  • Hollande vows to raze Calais migrant camp by year-end

    French President Francois Hollande said Monday the sprawling "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais would be dismantled by the end of this year under a plan to spread asylum seekers around the country. "I have come to Calais to confirm the decision that I took with the government... to dismantle

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  • Ditch the dairy to make the most flavorful, creamy soup

    This time of year, with the weather getting colder, I love to serve soup for supper. It's an easy sell at my house, where The Husband is a soup-aholic. But with a soup this good, I firmly believe you can sell it to anyone. The trick is to amp up the flavor, vary the texture and make it substantial

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  • Lula's ex-finance minister 'held in Brazil Petrobras probe'

    Brazilian police on Monday arrested Antonio Palocci, a former finance minister and senior figure in the last two governments, as part of the Petrobras corruption probe, news reports said.

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  • Taiwan attacks Hong Kong over string of visa denials

    Taiwan lashed out at Hong Kong Monday, saying the city had recently denied visas to several Beijing-sceptic Taiwanese politicians as the island's relations with China worsen. Ties between Taiwan and Beijing have turned increasingly frosty since new president Tsai Ing-wen and her Democratic Progressive

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  • Equities slide back after Fed-inspired rally

    Stock markets slumped Monday, extending a pre-weekend drop that followed a Fed-inspired rally, while a crash in the share price of Deutsche Bank offset a surge in German business confidence. After last week's burst of enthusiasm on the back of the US central bank's decision to keep interest

    AFP News
  • The Latest: Campaign head says Clinton will explain policies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

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  • Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

    BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:

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  • Syrian foreign minister says cease-fire agreement 'not dead'

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said in a TV interview broadcast Monday that an internationally-brokered cease-fire for Syria is still viable, as rescue workers in Aleppo cleaned up from what they said were the worst airstrikes on rebel-held areas of the northern city in five years

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  • Kremlin says worried that terrorists regrouping in Syria

    The Kremlin said on Monday it was gravely concerned by the situation in Syria where it said terrorists were using a ceasefire to regroup and wage offensives against government troops. "The Kremlin views the situation as extremely complicated," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a conference

    Reuters
  • Low-caste pregnant woman attacked in India over dead cow

    An angry mob in India attacked a low-caste pregnant woman and her family for refusing to clear away a cow carcass because of a weeks-long strike against such work, police said Monday. Sangita Ranawasia, who is five months' pregnant and from India's lowest Dalit caste, was recovering in hospital

    AFP News
  • Scientists find new fat clues in faeces

    By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists in Britain have found a new link between the diversity of bacteria in human poo - the human faecal microbiome - and levels of harmful types of body fat. In research that may help explain why excessive weight problems and obesity tend to run in families,

    Reuters
  • UAE to introduce new laws soon to regulate drones

    By Stanley Carvalho ABU DHABI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates will finalise laws to more heavily regulate the sale of drones and their operations soon, aiming to minimize risks posed by unmanned aerial vehicles, an official at the aviation regulator said on Monday. Dubai International Airport

    Reuters
  • Air strikes pound rebel-held Aleppo districts

    Dozens of air strikes hit rebel-held areas of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo overnight, a monitor and defence worker said, continuing a fierce air campaign by Syrian government and allied forces since a ceasefire broke down almost a week ago. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said dozens of

    Reuters
  • British police, with new clues, seek missing toddler on Greek island

    By Vassilis Triandafyllou KOS, Greece (Reuters) - British police started excavations on a Greek island on Monday, saying they were armed with new leads into the disappearance of a British toddler there 25 years ago. South Yorkshire Police, who are leading the investigation, said they would focus their

    Reuters
  • Libya PM calls for national reconciliation in splintered country

    By Yara Bayoumy NEW YORK (Reuters) - Libya's prime minister called for a national reconciliation initiative to repair the divisions in a fragmented country reeling from the turbulence that has followed the fall of dictator Muammar Gaddafi.     Fayez Seraj also told Reuters in an interview that

    Reuters
  • Raising pre-Series A, UangTeman appoints Steve Ting to its Board of Directors

    The fintech startup raises its pre-Series A from an undisclosed major Southeast Asian banking group Indonesian fintech startup UangTeman today announced that it has raised an undisclosed pre-Series A led by a “major Southeast Asian banking group”, with two other undisclosed Indonesian institutional investment

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  • The Latest: Trump campaign manager expresses confidence

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

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  • Philippines' Duterte pivots to China, Russia as investors flee

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday he would seek closer economic ties with China and Russia, as the local currency and stock market extended declines following Western criticism of his deadly war on crime. The peso hit a seven-year low to the dollar on Monday and foreign investors pulled

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  • Moscow slams US, UK for 'unacceptable' UN statements on Syria

    Moscow on Monday slammed the United States and Britain for accusing Russia of "barbarism" and war crimes in Syria as Russian and Syrian warplanes continued to bomb rebel-held areas of Aleppo. "We note the overall unacceptable tone and rhetoric of the representatives of the United Kingdom

    AFP News
  • Iran: Utah state senator didn't mention job when visiting

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Foreign Ministry says a Utah state senator who traveled to Iran in May did not clarify his job as senator in his visa application.

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  • Japan's leader vows to accelerate economic measures, TPP

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Monday to accelerate his mix of policies to prop up Japan's economic recovery and speed up parliamentary approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.

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  • Azerbaijan holds referendum on strengthened presidency

    Azerbaijanis went to the polls Monday in a controversial referendum on handing extra powers to long-serving President Ilham Aliyev, with opposition and rights groups criticising the proposed constitutional changes as undemocratic. Opposition groups staged mass protests ahead of the referendum, denouncing

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  • Spain: Political wrangling continues after regional votes

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's political quagmire showed no signs of being resolved Monday after a regional election gave a small boost to Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's conservative Popular Party, but failed to dissipate doubts over whether he can form a new national government.

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  • 170 bodies recovered so far in migrant boat disaster

    CAIRO (AP) — President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said on Monday that Egyptians must join hands with his government to prevent a repeat of the tragedy that struck last week when a Europe-bound boat carrying hundreds of migrants sank in the Mediterranean off the Egyptian coast, with the loss of at least 170

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