EU offers Turkey cash, closer ties to curb migration

BRUSSELS - Leaders of the European Union aim to sign an agreement with Turkey in Brussels that offers Ankara cash and closer ties with the EU in return for Turkish help in stemming the flow of migrants to Europe, draft conclusions of the summit showed.

Syria's Assad says his enemies increasing support for insurgents 9:06am EST

BEIRUT/AMMAN Syrian President Bashar al Assad told a senior Iranian official on Sunday that his adversaries had increased weapon supplies and financial support to insurgents since the start of a major offensive aided by his allies to regain lost territory.


From penguins to Pope's shoes, climate rallies pressure U.N. summit

PARIS Tens of thousands of people from Sydney to London joined one of the biggest days of climate change activism on Sunday, telling world leaders gathering for a summit in Paris there is "No Planet B" in the fight against global warming. | Video


Thousands gather for funeral of top Kurdish lawyer

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Thousands gathered for the funeral of Tahir Elci, a Kurdish lawyer and human rights activist gunned down on Saturday in a southern eastern city at the center of months of violence.


Germany outlines plan to support fight against Islamic State: media

FRANKFURT Germany could send 1,200 soldiers to the Middle East by the end of the year to support a coalition battling Islamic State, Germany's top defense official told a newspaper on Sunday as his minister backed an international alliance against the group.


Israeli officers shoot dead Palestinian attacker: police

JERUSALEM Israeli border police shot dead a Palestinian who stabbed an officer in Jerusalem on Sunday, a police spokesman said, the latest attack in a two-month wave of violence. | Video


Under tight security, pope urges peace in central Africa

BANGUI Protected by the heaviest security ever seen on his trips, Pope Francis on Sunday preached reconciliation in the divided Central African Republic, a nation racked by bloodshed between Muslims and Christians.

China: when an only child dies

Fan Guohui comforts his wife Zheng Qing as they show their son's resting place to reporters on their visit to the graveyard in Zhangjiakou, China, November 22, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Zhangjiakou, CHINA - For many Chinese parents who lost the only child their government once allowed them to have, the recent change in China's "one-child policy" is a bitter pill.  Wider Image 

New GOP primary rules could benefit Donald Trump

Reuters Campaign Correspondent Erin McPike explains how changes in the Republican primary election calendar since 2012 could help the billionaire businessman in his quest for the GOP nomination.

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