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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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'Keep calm and negotiate': EU sees October 2018 Brexit deal

BRUSSELS The European Union's chief negotiator set a target of agreeing a Brexit deal with Britain by October 2018, assuming London keeps a promise to formally launch the process of leaving the EU by the end of March.

10:27am EST

Erdogan maybe more open to Cyprus deal after coup: Cypriot minister

NICOSIA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan may be more willing to back a deal to reunite the divided island of Cyprus following Turkey's failed army coup in July, the Cypriot foreign minister said on Tuesday.

United Nations, Turkey 10:13am EST

Belgium takes in eight people for questioning over supporting Islamic State

BRUSSELS Belgian law enforcers searched houses and took eight people for questioning on suspicion of "recruiting people to leave for Syria" and "having financially supported" the Islamic State, the country's prosecutors said on Tuesday.

11:02am EST

Romanian PM says election promises must not fuel populism

BUCHAREST Romanian politicians are making unrealistic pay promises ahead of the Dec. 11 parliamentary election that fuel populism and damage voters' understanding of the need for reform, outgoing technocrat Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos told Reuters on Tuesday.

11:17am EST

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 10:36am EST

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