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U.S. seeks to reassure Beijing after Trump call with Taiwan leader

WASHINGTON/BEIJING The White House said on Monday it had sought to reassure China after President-elect Donald Trump's phone call with Taiwan's leader last week, which the Obama administration warned could undermine progress in relations with Beijing. | Video

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Italian minister, after talking to Renzi, sees new election in February

ROME Italy could have an election as early as February, a minister in Matteo Renzi's outgoing government said on Tuesday after speaking with the prime minister.

Italy 9:28am EST

Libyan forces taking last few buildings from Islamic State in Sirte: officials

SIRTE, Libya Libyan forces said on Tuesday they were securing the last few buildings where Islamic State militants had been making a final stand in their former North African stronghold of Sirte.

Libya, Africa 6:01am EST

Austria to fine or jail migrants who lie to authorities

VIENNA Austria plans to jail or fine asylum seekers who lie to the authorities, a move aimed partly at dissuading migrants from trying to settle, it said on Tuesday.

9:25am EST

Careful steps for Catholic Church tasked with pulling Congo back from crisis

KINSHASA The task of preventing Democratic Republic of Congo’s political crisis from spiraling into fresh conflict falls to the country’s Catholic Church, one of the few institutions to emerge from decades of turmoil with its credibility intact.

Emaciated Yemeni woman now smiles but recovery patchy

SANAA Images of 18-year-old Saida Ahmad Baghili's emaciated body shocked the world and turned a spotlight on the worsening humanitarian crisis across war-torn Yemen.

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