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Trump weighs security adviser options; Pence 'disappointed' by Flynn

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:50:24 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump considered his options for a new national security adviser on Monday as his vice president, Mike Pence, said he had been disappointed by the actions of the man ousted from the job and supported his dismissal.

France's far right denounces 'media stunt' over fake jobs probe

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:20:22 GMT

France's far-right National Front accused authorities of staging a media stunt on Monday to influence the presidential election after police searched its headquarters in an investigation into "fake jobs".

Poland in response to EU: rule of law not under threat

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:45:16 GMT

Poland appeared to dismiss on Monday demands that it implement judiciary reforms deemed essential by the European Commission to uphold the rule of law, raising the danger Warsaw could be stripped of its voting right in the 28-member bloc.

Tennis: Wozniacki gets back to work with Dubai win

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:40:42 GMT

Two days afer playing the Doha final, Caroline Wozniacki plunged straight back to work on Monday at the Dubai Tennis Championships with a 6-2, 7-5 first-round defeat of Darya Kasatkina.

Colombian police suspect ELN rebels behind bullring explosion

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:40:24 GMT

Colombian authorities suspect Marxist ELN rebels were behind a bomb attack near Bogota's bullring on Sunday, leaving dozens of police officers injured as they prepared for anti-bullfighting protests in Colombia's capital.

Oil exporter Saudi starts hunt for solar, wind firms

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:18:01 GMT

The world's biggest oil exporter on Monday took the first step towards a goal of generating 9.5 GW of energy through solar and other renewable means.

Vatican and Rome Jewish community to host landmark menorah exhibition

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:15:19 GMT

The Vatican and Rome's Jewish museum will jointly host an unprecedented exhibition on the menorah, the ancient symbol of Judaism, and try to put to rest legends on the fate of one candelabra missing for 15 centuries.

Russia's UN envoy Churkin dies 'unexpectedly'

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:20:57 GMT

Russia's envoy to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin, died suddenly on Monday, the foreign ministry said, without giving details on the cause of death of one of Moscow's most iconic diplomats.

At least 5 killed in protests over Guinea teachers' strike

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:05:20 GMT

At least five people were killed in Guinea's capital of Conakry on Monday in protests sparked by a teacher's strike, the government said, reviving labour tensions in a country where previous strikes have led to dozens of deaths.

Hundreds of EU citizens rally for Brexit rights

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:01:54 GMT

Hundreds of EU citizens living in Britain rallied outside parliament on Monday as the House of Lords began debating a bill that will empower Prime Minister Theresa May to start Brexit negotiations.