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Trump to intervene to keep U.S. jobs at home on 'day-by-day' basis, Pence says

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 11:04am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump, fresh off a deal to keep nearly 1,000 U.S. jobs in the country, will decide whether to intervene with other companies to keep them from moving jobs overseas "on a day-by-day basis," Vice President-elect Mike Pence said on Sunday.

Sense of duty draws U.S. veterans to Dakota pipeline protest

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 10:55am
CANNON BALL, N.D. (Reuters) - In the back reaches of the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp, U.S. military veterans, armed with saws, hammers and other tools, are quietly building barracks, an infirmary and a mess hall.

Islamic State strikes back to slow Iraqi forces in Mosul

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 10:01am
BAGHDAD/BARTELLA, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters retreating in the face of a seven-week Iraqi military assault on their Mosul stronghold have hit back in the last two days, exploiting cloudy skies which hampered U.S.-led air support and highlighting the fragile army gains.

Recovery teams comb charred ruins of Calif. warehouse, 10th victim reported

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 9:56am
OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - Recovery teams found a 10th body early Sunday morning in the charred ruins of an Oakland, California, warehouse after a fire broke out during a dance party, triggering one of the worst disasters in the city's history.

Trump conversation with Taiwan president a 'courtesy call': Pence

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 9:18am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's phone conversation with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday, which prompted a diplomatic protest from China, was simply a "courtesy call," Vice President-elect Mike Pence said on NBC on Sunday.

Iran vows 'firm response' unless Obama stops sanctions renewal

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 6:31am
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani demanded on Sunday that Barack Obama block an extension of sanctions passed by the U.S. Congress, saying Tehran would otherwise "firmly respond".

Gore says U.S. climate curbs on track, hopes Trump will surprise

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 4:04am
OSLO (Reuters) - U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are likely to fall irrespective of the pro-coal policies of President-elect Donald Trump, who may still surprise the world by embracing global action to limit climate change, former vice president Al Gore said.

Exclusive: Syrian rebels tell U.S. they won't leave Aleppo

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 3:44am
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebel groups have told the United States they will not leave Aleppo after Moscow called for talks with Washington over a full withdrawal of rebel fighters from the city's besieged eastern districts, a rebel official said on Sunday.

Putin says Trump a clever man, will understand new responsibility quickly

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 3:43am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is a clever man and will understand the level of his new responsibility quickly, Russian President Vladimir Putin was quoted by news agencies as saying in an interview with NTV TV.

Castro to be laid to rest next to Cuban independence hero Marti

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 1:03am
SANTIAGO, Cuba (Reuters) - Fidel Castro will be laid to rest on Sunday alongside the mausoleum of Cuban independence hero Jose Marti, ensuring that the polarizing nature of Castro's life will continue in death.

Philippines urges Bangladesh to share results of heist investigation

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 12:59am
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine government wants Bangladesh to share the findings of its investigation into how unknown hackers pulled off one of the world's largest cyber bank heists, to help speed up recovery of the stolen funds.

Italy votes in referendum with PM Renzi's future at stake

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 12:15am
ROME (Reuters) - Italians started to vote on Sunday in a referendum on constitutional reform which will decide the political future of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who has promised to resign if he loses.

Trump attends 'Villains and Heroes' costume party dressed as...himself

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 12:07am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump attended a "Villains and Heroes" costume party at a major donor's Long Island home on Saturday night, but declined to don any garb that was in keeping with the theme.