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Italy's Renzi to resign after referendum rout

ROME Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is set to resign on Monday after suffering a crushing defeat in a referendum over constitutional reform, tipping the euro zone's third-largest economy into political turmoil. | Video

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Austrians' pro-EU views scupper far-right bid for presidency

VIENNA Austrians' desire to stay anchored in the European Union outweighed concerns over immigration and security and helped former Greens leader Alexander Van der Bellen defeat his far-right rival Norbert Hofer in Sunday's presidential election.

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Euro jumps as investors bet on Italian political limbo, not turmoil

LONDON European stocks and the euro rose on Monday, battling back as investors bet that Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's resignation after voters rejected his constitutional reforms would not trigger a snap election in Italy.

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U.N. refugee chief warns EU against carrot-and-stick approach to migration

BRUSSELS Linking aid for countries in the Middle East and Africa to how they manage migration can create dangerous precedents, the top United Nations' refugee official warned the European Union on Monday.

Russia says will treat as terrorists rebels who refuse to leave Aleppo

MOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday he was confident Moscow and Washington can reach a deal in talks this week on the withdrawal of all rebels from the eastern part of the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Oil tops $55 for first time in 16 months as OPEC deal fuels buying

LONDON Brent crude oil prices rose above $55 a barrel on Monday, trading at a fresh 16-month high, on rising prospects of a tightening market after OPEC members agreed on a landmark deal to cut production last week.

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At Dakota pipeline protest, activists celebrate, mindful fight isn't over

CANNON BALL, N.D. Thousands of protesters in North Dakota celebrated after the federal government ruled against a controversial pipeline project on Sunday, even though many recognized that the fight is likely to continue into next year. | Video


Europe suffers Italian blow but bigger tests loom

BERLIN The resounding "no" from Italian voters to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's referendum on constitutional reform was not a rejection of the European Union and its single currency, as jubilant populists from across the bloc claimed on Monday.