Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:23:55 -0500ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is set to resign on Monday after suffering a resounding defeat in a referendum over constitutional reform, leaving the euro zone's third-largest economy in political limbo.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:46:16 -0500BEIJING/WASHINGTON (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.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:21:04 -0500WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a rival-turned-supporter of Donald Trump, overcame his stated qualms about a lack of government experience on Monday to accept the president-elect's nomination to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:13:29 -0500OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - The confirmed death toll from a weekend fire that raced through a converted warehouse during a dance party in Oakland, California, rose to 36 on Monday, and investigators said they were certain more bodies would be pulled from the rubble.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:19:38 -0500NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Monday met with former Vice President Al Gore, an environmental activist who has devoted years to fighting climate change, Gore told reporters.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:40:49 -0500WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory on Monday conceded the state's contested gubernatorial race to Democrat Roy Cooper, almost four weeks after the Nov. 8 election that many viewed as a referendum on a law limiting transgender bathroom rights.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:41:24 -0500NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City asked the U.S. government for up to $35 million to cover security costs for protecting President-elect Donald Trump in his home atop a Manhattan skyscraper, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:38:03 -0500NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump will be able to make many of his promised changes in immigration policy unilaterally by exercising the same kind of executive powers he criticized President Barack Obama for using.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:50:23 -0500BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Western-backed Iraqi forces have begun shelling parts of west Mosul, residents said, in preparation for a new front against Islamic State seven weeks into a difficult campaign to drive the militants from the city.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:49:18 -0500NEW YORK (Reuters) - Crude rose above $55 a barrel to hit a 16-month high on Monday as rising prospects of a tightening market after last week's OPEC landmark deal to cut production has given speculators impetus to increase bets on higher prices.