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World 04 Nov 2013 | 1:10 AM

Bahrain charges top opposition leader

MANAMA (Reuters) - Bahrain's public prosecutor has charged the head of the main Shi'ite opposition group with insulting the interior ministry, state news agency BNA said on Sunday, in a move that could further unsettle the Gulf island state.

World 26 Nov 2013 | 1:50 AM

Italian budget vote will test government's post-Berlusconi strength

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta's coalition government said on Monday it would call a confidence vote on its 2014 budget, a move that will give the first clear proof of its strength since Silvio Berlusconi's party split this month.

World 04 Nov 2013 | 6:29 AM

Kerry sees signs Egypt moving back towards democracy

CAIRO (Reuters) - A day before Egypt's deposed Islamist president goes on trial, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday expressed guarded optimism about a return to democracy in the country during a tour partly aimed at easing tensions with major Arab powers.

World 20 Nov 2013 | 9:10 AM

Afghan security deal clouded by dispute over U.S. admission of 'mistakes'

KABUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Last-minute efforts to finalize a security pact between the United States and Afghanistan were clouded on Tuesday by differences over whether President Barack Obama had agreed to issue a letter acknowledging U.S. mistakes made during the 12-year war.

World 25 Nov 2013 | 10:45 PM

Swiss government urges voters to reject immigration quota plan

BERN (Reuters) - The Swiss government urged voters on Monday to reject quotas on immigrants from European Union countries in a planned referendum, saying the plan would harm the economy and strain relations with the 28-nation bloc.

World 19 Nov 2013 | 1:35 AM

Russia seeks clues over plane crash that killed 50

KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) - Russian investigators sifted through the charred remains of a Boeing 737-500 airliner on Monday in the search for clues about what caused it to crash in a nosedive and burst into flames, killing all 50 people on board.

World 27 Nov 2013 | 9:15 PM

Russia detains 15 members of banned Islamic group in Moscow

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian security forces detained 15 suspected Islamist militants in Moscow on Wednesday after confiscating improvised bombs and other weapons in a raid on an apartment, the Interior Ministry said.

World 07 Nov 2013 | 3:55 PM

Al Qaeda claim for French journalist killings 'plausible'- minister

PARIS (Reuters) - Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb's (AQIM) claim of responsibility for the killing of two French journalists in northern Mali last week is plausible, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Thursday.

World 07 Nov 2013 | 9:25 PM

Ukraine parliament deputies squabble over Tymoshenko's release

KIEV (Reuters) - Deputies in Ukraine's parliament squabbled on Thursday about the release of jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, but there were no signs of a breakthrough on an issue that is threatening landmark agreements with the European Union.

World 27 Nov 2013 | 5:35 PM

Insight - After lost decades, hopes rise for Congo dam to power Africa

INGA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Deep in the bowels of the giant Inga hydroelectric dam that straddles the mighty Congo river stands a fading map named "The motorways of electric power from Inga".