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Turkey declares day of mourning after bombing kills 29 and wounds 166

The Guardian / AU 468 sources

Police targeted in explosions outside football stadium a few hours after match between two of Turkey’s top teams

Bomb attack near Cairo Coptic cathedral kills at least 25

BBC.com 140 sources

An explosion near the Coptic Cathedral in the Egyptian capital Cairo kills at least 25 people.

At least 160 dead after church roof collapses

Sky News 141 sources

The roof of a church has collapsed during a packed service in Nigeria, killing at least 160 worshippers, a hospital director has said.

Russian bombardment 'forces Islamic State out of Palmyra'

The Guardian 46 sources

Jihadi fighters pull out following Russian offensive only hours after re-entering ancient Syrian city, says monitor

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Italy's Gentiloni Summoned by President, Probable Prime Minister

Bloomberg 29 sources

Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni has been summoned to a meeting with Italy's head of state and is expected to be offered the post of prime minister. The office of President Sergio Mattarella said in an emailed statement that he had…


UK government facing new Brexit court case - Sunday Times

Reuters / UK 10 sources

LONDON (Reuters) - Opponents to Britain leaving the European Union will launch a fresh legal action this week, which could further hamper Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans, The Sunday Times reported.


Qatar, Glencore to buy 19.5 percent stake in Russia state oil major Rosneft

CNBC / World 9 sources

The Qatar Investment Authority and Glencore signed a deal on Saturday to buy 19.5 percent of Rosneft, which said it would receive $11.37 billion.


Conflict over Russia is rocky start for Trump and intelligence agencies

Reuters 39 sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump's rejection this weekend of U.S. intelligence analysts' conclusion that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help him win the White House is the latest in a string of conflicts…

Louisiana runoff: track the final Senate and House election results

Explore the full 2016 election results; Louisiana Senate runoff: voters head to polls as 2016 election finally ends


ExxonMobil CEO Expected as Secretary of State Pick

NBC News 247 sources

Donald Trump is expected to nominate ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state, two sources close to the transition process told NBC News on Saturday.


Sir Michael Lyons, Former BBC Boss, Urges Theresa May To Resist Rupert Murdoch’s Sky Takeover Bid

Huffington Post UK 18 sources

A former chairman of the BBC has challenged Theresa May to resist Rupert Murdoch’s attempts to takeover Sky.


Pentagon expands Syria force ahead of assault on militant capital

The Pentagon will send another 200 Special Operations troops to Syria, a senior official said on Saturday, substantially expanding the U.S. military footprint as part of an effort to topple the Islamic State capital there.


AA Gill: Sunday Times critic dies after cancer diagnosis

BBC 60 sources

Sunday Times restaurant critic AA Gill dies aged 62, three weeks after revealing he had cancer.


Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson emerges as State Department frontrunner

USA TODAY 247 sources

Rex Tillerson has ties to Russia

Top Congress Members Call For Investigation Into Russian Interference In The Election

The Huffington Post 14 sources

WASHINGTON ― A growing number of senior Democrats and Republicans are demanding a congressional investigation into Russia’s influence in the U.S. presidential election.


Murdoch's new Sky bid should be probed, UK opposition politicians say

Reuters 18 sources

LONDON (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's new takeover approach for British pay-TV firm Sky should be investigated by the UK's competition authorities, according to opposition politicians, though analysts...


Non-OPEC oil producers to cut output 558,000 barrels a day

Fox News / World 48 sources

OPEC has persuaded 11 non-member oil producers to cut production in an attempt to raise the low prices that have squeezed government finances in resource-dependent countries.


ISIL fighters re-enter Syria's ancient city of Palmyra

Al Jazeera 128 sources

Monitoring group says fighters occupy northwest part of city that was recaptured earlier this year by government forces.

AA Gill's best quotes

The Guardian 60 sources

Renowned Sunday Times food critic and columnist was beloved for his writing on almost any topic. Here is a selection of his best words

Saturday, Dec 10

CIA concludes Russia interfered to help Trump win election, say reports

The Guardian 219 sources

Intelligence agency reportedly believes individuals acting for Moscow hacked Democratic party emails and gave them to WikiLeaks

Rudy Giuliani Won't Be Trump's Secretary Of State

The Huffington Post 134 sources

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has removed his name from consideration for a position in President-elect Donald Trump’s new administration, the Trump transition team said on Friday.

Friday, Dec 9

Park Geun-hye: South Korea lawmakers vote to impeach leader

BBC.com 447 sources

South Korea's parliament impeaches President Park Geun-hye who steps down amid a corruption scandal.

More than 1,000 Russian athletes benefited from the biggest doping scandal in history - McLaren report

Telegraph 296 sources

More than 1,000 Russian athletes benefited from the biggest doping scandal in history, according to the second part of Richard McLaren’s damning report into state-sponsored cheating at recent Olympics and other major events. The full scale…

John Glenn Dead At 95: He Served His Country In War And In Space

The Huffington Post 601 sources

John Glenn, an astronaut, senator and old-fashioned American hero, died Thursday at the age of 95.

Obama orders probe of Russian influence on election

Fox News 260 sources

President Obama has ordered his intelligence agencies to conduct a review of hacking during the 2016 presidential election and present their findings before he leaves office, a top adviser said Friday.

Thursday, Dec 8

Trump to tap fast food executive for Labor secretary

USA TODAY 195 sources

Trump team braces for contentious confirmation hearings on EPA nominee.

Trump picks climate sceptic Pruitt for environment chief

BBC.com 153 sources

Donald Trump picks an outspoken critic of Obama's climate policies to head the environment body.

Solomon Islands tsunami warning lifted after powerful 7.8 quake

BBC 233 sources

A tsunami warning is lifted in the South Pacific after a 7.8 quake off the Solomon Islands.

Boris Johnson's remarks about Saudi Arabia 'not the government's view'

The Guardian 81 sources

No 10 distances itself from foreign secretary’s comments that Saudi state abuses Islam and is puppeteer in proxy wars

Wednesday, Dec 7

Indonesia earthquake kills at least 97

USA TODAY 588 sources

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia.

Time Person Of The Year 2016 Is Donald Trump, 'President Of The Divided States'

Huffington Post UK 264 sources

Donald Trump has beaten Vladimir Putin, Nigel Farage and Beyonce to be named Time Magazine’s Person Of The Year.

Retired General Tapped to Lead Homeland Security

NBC News 162 sources

The retired four-star general headed the U.S. Southern Command and led Marines during some of the most intense fighting in Iraq. Kelly's son, Robert, was killed in combat in Afghanistan in 2010, making Gen. Kelly the highest-ranking…

Tuesday, Dec 6

Trump Threatens to Cancel Air Force One Upgrade, Boeing Stock Slips

NBC News 396 sources

In a tweet, the president-elect threatened to cancel Boeing's order for the next-generation Air Force One, citing high costs, but some experts warn it's too early to say if the Boeing contract is too expensive.

UK will have less than 18 months to reach deal, says EU Brexit broker

The Guardian 158 sources

Michel Barnier says ‘transitional agreement’ is possible, but article 50 deal will have to be negotiated by October 2018

Judge declares mistrial in ex-South Carolina policeman's murder trial

Reuters 232 sources

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A South Carolina judge declared a mistrial on Monday after jurors weighing a murder charge against a white former South Carolina police officer who shot and killed a black motorist last year said they were…

German Chancellor Angela Merkel takes tough line on immigration at re-election bid

News.com.au / World 144 sources

CHANCELLOR Angela Merkel Tuesday lashed populists trying to exploit fears over Germany’s refugee influx but set out a tough line on integration, including a ban on the veil, as she launched into election campaign mode. Outlining her…