Mon, 05 Dec 2016 04:53:10 -0500ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is set to resign on Monday after suffering a crushing defeat on Sunday in a referendum on constitutional reform, tipping the euro zone's third-largest economy into political turmoil.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:20:38 -0500BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Trump is clear about China's position on the Taiwan issue and China has maintained contacts with his team, the foreign ministry said on Monday, as Trump took to Twitter to complain about Chinese economic and military policy.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:11:22 -0500LONDON (Reuters) - Italian shares rose on Monday as investors bet against an immediate snap election in Italy following Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's resignation after defeat in a constitutional reform referendum.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:33:46 -0500JERUSALEM/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he would discuss with Donald Trump the West's "bad" nuclear deal with Iran after the U.S. president-elect enters the White House.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 01:20:11 -0500ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) - While the fight to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State is going to be difficult, it is "possible" it could be complete before President-elect Donald Trump takes office, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Monday.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:04:54 -0500OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - A grim search for victims of a devastating fire that ripped through a converted warehouse in Oakland, California during a dance party entered a third day on Monday, with the list of 33 known deaths expected to grow.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 01:58:40 -0500WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, who won praise for his economic stewardship after the global financial crisis, unexpectedly announced his resignation on Monday after eight years in power, backing his finance minister to take the helm.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:18:01 -0500TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday he will visit Hawaii on Dec. 26-27 for a summit with U.S. President Barack Obama and to remember the victims of Japan's Pearl Harbor attack 75 years ago.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 04:54:04 -0500LONDON (Reuters) - Brent crude oil prices rose above $55 a barrel on Monday, trading at a fresh 16-month high, as optimism spread about the prospect of a tightening market after OPEC members agreed on a landmark deal to cut production last week.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:12:35 -0500CANNON BALL, N.D./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Sunday it turned down a permit for a controversial pipeline project running through North Dakota, in a victory for Native Americans and climate activists who have protested against the project for months.