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Turkey and Russia want cease-fire in Syria: Turkish official

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish and Russian officials on Thursday held talks on the deteriorating conditions in eastern Aleppo but gave no indication …

Middle East

Trump taps Wall Street executive and Hollywood producer Steven Mnuchin for Treasury secretary

President-elect<p>Donald Trumphas chosenSteven Mnuchin, a wealthy Wall Street executive and Hollywood movie producer who served as his campaign finance chairman, to be the next Treasury secretary.<p>Although there was no official announcement, Mnuchin confirmed the appointment Wednesday morning during an …

Donald Trump

Putin says work on Russia's bridge to Crimea is on schedule

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin struck an unusually conciliatory tone in his annual state of the nation address on Thursday, saying Moscow wanted to get on with the incoming U.S. administration and was looking to make friends not enemies.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a …

Russia

Colombia’s congress approves historic peace deal with FARC rebels

MEXICO CITY — Colombia’s congress approved a historic peace deal with the country’s largest rebel group on Wednesday night, raising hopes that Latin America’s longest war was finally ending.<p>The vote came two months after voters narrowly rejected a similar peace accord in a nationwide referendum. …

South America

Russia deploys warships near Crimea as Ukraine fires missiles in air defence drill

Russia has put air defence units on alert and deployed warships along the west coast of Crimea after the Ukrainian military fired surface to air missiles over the Black Sea in a show of strength military that has riled the Kremlin.<p>The Ukrainian military fired 16 surface to air missiles in drills in …

Aleppo rebels hope to reverse fortunes with new alliance

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Rebels in Aleppo have agreed to form a new military alliance to better organize the defense of parts of the city they control from a ferocious assault by the government and its allies, officials in two of the insurgent groups said on Thursday.<p>Rebel fighters of the Jabha Shamiya …

Middle East

Vladimir Putin Says He Wants to Cooperate With Donald Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that he wants to reset relations with the United States when President-elect Donald Trump takes office …

Obama, trying to protect legacy, unlikely to act on Mideast peace

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama, keen to preserve his legacy on domestic health care and the Iran nuclear deal, is not expected to make major moves on Israeli-Palestinian peace before leaving office, U.S. officials said on Thursday.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime …

Israel

The Senate Vote To Extend Iran Sanctions Is A Symbolic Move That Could Antagonize Tehran

Congress doesn't need to act for the U.S. to keep its ability to quickly snap sanctions back into place.<p>WASHINGTON ― The Senate voted unanimously on Thursday to extend U.S. sanctions on Iran for 10 years. Lawmakers hailed the 99-0 vote as a critical step in ensuring that the U.S. would keep its …

South Asia

UK could pay EU for access to single market, ministers admit

Britain could end up paying the European Union to retain access to the single market, David Davis and Philip Hammond have said, in a concerted attempt to signal that the government is willing to take a flexible approach to the looming Brexit negotiations.<p>It won’t be easy to stop Brexit. But here …

United Kingdom

Trump camp moves to block Michigan recount

The Michigan recount initiated by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is on hold.<p>Attorneys for President-elect Donald Trump filed an objection Thursday with the Michigan Bureau of Elections, a move that under Michigan law halts the recount until the complaint is resolved.<p>Trump's team, in …

Government

U.S. veterans arrive at pipeline protest camp in North Dakota

CANNON BALL/WEST FARGO, N.D. (Reuters) - U.S. military veterans were arriving on Thursday at a camp to join thousands of activists braving snow and freezing temperatures to protest a pipeline project near a Native American reservation in North Dakota.<p>Veterans have a confrontation with police on …

North Dakota

Conor McGregor gains boxing licence but Mayweather fight remains unlikely

Conor McGregor would not stay quiet for long after the UFC stripped him of one of the two title belts he hoped to defend simultaneously. Just days after the organization said it was taking away his featherweight title belt, McGregor replied in the most typical way: by obtaining a boxing licence.<p>On …

Boxing

Oil and banks take Dow to new highs, but tech companies dive

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology companies plunged Thursday, and high-dividend stocks also took hefty losses as bond yields rose to their highest level in …

Stock Markets

AngelList has acquired Product Hunt for around $20 million

Product Hunt will continue to operate as a standalone site.<p>AngelList, the company that helps investors find startups to invest in, has acquired Product Hunt, the company that lets people share and discover new products posted by other users.<p>The acquisition price was around $20 million, according to …

Startups

Apple is reportedly using drones to improve Maps

Apple is putting a team together that will capture mapping data using drones to supplement its camera-equipped minivans, <i>Bloomberg</i> says. While its Maps app is no longer the butt of jokes, Apple reportedly wants to better the quality of Google Maps, an app that's still more widely used on all …

Exclusive: How Putin, Khamenei and Saudi prince got OPEC deal done

VIENNA (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin played a crucial role in helping OPEC rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia set aside differences to forge the cartel’s first deal with non-OPEC Russia in 15 years.<p>Interventions ahead of Wednesday’s OPEC meeting came at key moments from Putin, Saudi Deputy …

Middle East

'La La Land' leads the pack with 12 nominations for Critics' Choice Awards

The Broadcast Film Critics Assn. announced its film nominees for the 22nd Critics' Choice Awards on Thursday, with whimsical Los Angeles love story "La La Land" landing 12 nominations.<p>Ryan GoslingandEmma Stoneboth garnered nominations for their performances in the film, as did Damien Chazelle for …

Entertainment

Trevor Noah grills Tomi Lahren about 'the right way' for black people to protest in America

Conservative political commentator Tomi Lahren braved the lion’s den that is “The Daily Show” on Wednesday for a heated conversation with host Trevor Noah about race and protesters.<p>Much like how Noah became popular for his witty yet unapologetic political takedowns during the election, Lahren rose …

Comedy

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz stepping down

Howard Schultz, who helped turn Starbucks into an iconic global brand as well known for its activism as its coffee blends, will step down from the role of CEO in April.<p>Schultz will become the company’s executive chairman, concentrating on ramping up Starbucks Reserve Roasteries, a new premium …

Coffee