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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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Britain's Supreme Court head says Brexit case about law, not wider politics

LONDON The president of Britain's Supreme Court said on Monday a landmark case to decide whether the government can trigger the formal divorce process from the European Union without parliament's approval was a matter of law and not politics.

8:52am EST

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.

Recapture of Mosul 'possible' before next U.S. administration: Pentagon chief

ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT While the fight to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State is going to be difficult, it is "possible" it could be complete before President-elect Donald Trump takes office, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Monday.

Iraq 1:20am EST

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.

United Nations, Africa 8:42am EST

Libyan forces take control of last Islamic State holdouts in Sirte: spokesman

MISRATA, Libya Libyan forces took control on Monday of the final cluster of buildings where Islamic State militants were holding out in their former North African stronghold of Sirte, and were securing the area, a spokesman said.

Libya, Africa 7:58am EST

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