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  • Zimbabwe's ZANU-PF sets Mugabe impeachment ball rolling
    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF will discuss the impeachment of President Robert Mugabe on Monday, its chief whip said, after a noon deadline expired for the 93-year-old to end his nearly four decades in power by resigning. ... Read more »
  • Australia, NZ officials discuss screening for Manus refugees - NZ PM
    WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand and Australia have begun talks about screening procedures for asylum seekers holding out in a Papua New Guinea detention center, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday, amid reports of worsening health conditions there. ... Read more »
  • Merkel fourth term in doubt as German coalition talks fail
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Efforts to form a three-way coalition government have failed, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday, pitching Germany into its worse political crisis for decades, raising the prospect of fresh elections and casting doubt over her future. ... Read more »
  • U.S. marine accused of drunk driving after Japanese man dies in crash
    TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese man was killed in a truck collision involving a 21-year-old U.S. marine who was well over the legal alcohol limit for driving, police said of a case that was likely to stoke resentment over the U.S. military presence on the southern island of Okinawa. ... Read more »
  • Kenya's Supreme Court upholds Kenyatta's presidential win
    NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's Supreme Court on Monday unanimously upheld the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in last month's repeat presidential vote, paving the way for him to be sworn in next week. ... Read more »
  • Iraqi Federal Court rules Kurdish referendum unconstitutional
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Supreme Federal Court ruled on Monday that a referendum held on Kurdish independence was unconstitutional and that the results of the vote were void, a court spokesman said. ... Read more »
  • Soros says Hungarian government lying in attacks against him
    BUDAPEST (Reuters) - U.S. financier George Soros on Monday denounced a Hungarian government campaign against him as "distortions and lies" designed to create a false external enemy. ... Read more »
  • Putin plan to rejuvenate Russian politics makes slow progress
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Poised to run for a fourth term, President Vladimir Putin has started clearing out the old Russian political elite and says he's bringing in young people with "fire in their eyes." ... Read more »
  • South Korea fears further missile advances by North this year in threat to U.S.
    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea may conduct additional missile tests this year to polish up its long-range missile technology and ramp up the threat against the United States, South Korea's spy agency said on Monday, adding that it was monitoring developments closely. ... Read more »
  • China draws three-stage path for Myanmar, Bangladesh to resolve Rohingya crisis
    NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - China called for a ceasefire in Myanmar's Rakhine State so that Rohingya Muslim refugees can return from Bangladesh, proposing a three-stage approach to the crisis as diplomats from 51 mostly Asian and European countries gathered in Myanmar on Monday. ... Read more »