ROME Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is set to resign on Monday after suffering a resounding defeat in a referendum over constitutional reform, leaving the euro zone's third-largest economy in political limbo. | Video
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EVRY, France French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Monday entered the race to be the Socialist candidate for next year's presidential election and said he was quitting the government to focus on campaigning.
BERLIN U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday Iran's nuclear agreement with world powers last year had made the world safer, rejecting U.S. President-elect Donald Trump references to the pact as a "disaster" and "the worst deal ever negotiated".
WASHINGTON The United States is alarmed by the violence in South Sudan, where ethnically motivated hate speech, the targeting of civilians and sexual violence is becoming widespread and cannot be ignored, the State Department said on Monday.
MISRATA, Libya Libyan forces said on Monday they were close to securing a final patch of land where Islamic State militants were holding out in their former North African stronghold of Sirte.
BAGHDAD Western-backed Iraqi forces have begun shelling parts of west Mosul, residents said, in preparation for a new front against Islamic State seven weeks into a difficult campaign to drive the militants from the city.