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  • Russia's U.N. envoy Churkin dies suddenly in New York
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's combative ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, died suddenly in New York on Monday after being taken ill at work, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. ... Read more »
  • UK defends Trump state visit offer despite protest
    LONDON (Reuters) - The British government on Monday defended its decision to offer U.S. President Donald Trump a lavish state visit and an audience with the queen this year, defying protests outside parliament and dissent from lawmakers. ... Read more »
  • Italy's anti-discrimination chief quits after gay sex club scandal
    ROME (Reuters) - The head of Italy's anti-discrimination office resigned on Monday after accusations that government funds meant to promote diversity projects and tackle racism had been earmarked for gay sex clubs masquerading as cultural centers. ... Read more »
  • France's far right denounces 'media stunt' over fake jobs probe
    PARIS (Reuters) - 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". ... Read more »
  • Colombian police suspect ELN rebels behind bullring explosion
    BOGOTA (Reuters) - 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. ... Read more »
  • Vatican and Rome Jewish community to host landmark menorah exhibition
    ROME (Reuters) - 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. ... Read more »
  • Trump's defense chief: 'We're not in Iraq to seize anybody's oil'
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military is "not in Iraq to seize anybody's oil", Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said, distancing himself from remarks by President Donald Trump, as he held talks with Iraqi leaders on Monday. ... Read more »
  • Turkish soldiers accused of trying to kill Erdogan go on trial
    MUGLA, Turkey (Reuters) - Prosecutors called for life sentences for more than 40 Turkish soldiers on Monday at the start of their trial for attempting to assassinate President Tayyip Erdogan during last year's failed coup, according to the indictment obtained by Reuters. ... Read more »
  • EU welcomes Pence assurance of Trump's support
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence assured the European Union in Brussels on Monday that the Trump administration will develop their cooperation in trade and security and backs the EU as a partner in its own right. ... Read more »
  • Ecuador leftist leads presidential vote but may face runoff
    QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuador's leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno looked set for victory on Monday in a presidential election, but slow results meant it may take days to know if he will face a runoff with former banker Guillermo Lasso. ... Read more »