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World 22 Jan 2016 | 10:43 PM

Kerry says effort and good faith could lead to lifting of sanctions on Russia

DAVOS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday he believed that, with effort and good faith on both sides, it would be possible to implement the Minsk agreements on Ukraine in coming months to allow for a lifting of sanctions on Russia.

World 22 Jan 2016 | 10:14 PM

Poland clouds NATO's nuanced Russia plan

BRUSSELS/WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland is putting its own spin on a nuanced NATO plan to deter Moscow in eastern Europe without stationing permanent troops on Russia's borders, prompting disquiet from allies including Britain, which needs Warsaw's help in EU reform negotiations.

World 22 Jan 2016 | 9:19 PM

Jordan under pressure over stranded Syrian refugees

HADALAT, Jordan (Reuters) - Syrian refugees who have trekked across the desert fleeing expanding Russian air strikes are receiving a less-than-warm welcome in Jordan, which is keeping them penned up miles from anywhere on the grounds some of them may be militants.

World 22 Jan 2016 | 7:49 PM

Time for criminal charges against North Korea leadership - U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea's leaders should face trial for crimes against humanity as there has been no improvement in human rights since a U.N. report detailed Nazi-style atrocities there two years ago, a United Nations investigator said on Friday.

World 22 Jan 2016 | 7:44 PM

China drops online notice of oil rig location after Vietnam complaint

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese maritime officials on Friday removed an online notice giving the location of a $1-billion (700.62 million pounds) deepwater oil rig in the South China Sea two days after issuing it, following a warning from Vietnam about drilling in disputed waters.

World 22 Jan 2016 | 12:37 PM

Redford refuses to be drawn into Oscars controversy

Park City (United States) (AFP) - US actor Robert Redford refused to be drawn into the Oscars race controversy as the Sundance Film Festival he founded got underway in the mountains of Utah.

World 22 Jan 2016 | 6:24 AM

Iran clerics criticise mass disqualification of candidates - website

ANKARA (Reuters) - Several Iranian clerics and politicians have strongly criticised the mass disqualification of moderate aspirants to run in parliamentary elections in February, the opposition website Kaleme said on Thursday.

World 22 Jan 2016 | 6:24 AM

India's Modi may bet on old faces and new to regain winning ways

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi may look to press the reset button on his leadership this spring to reinvigorate stalled economic reforms and appease critics, eyeing a mix of tried and tested allies and fresh blood, senior government sources said.

World 22 Jan 2016 | 1:06 AM

Kerry says there will be no 'fundamental delay' in Syria talks

DAVOS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday any delay to internationally brokered talks between Syria's government and opposition groups would only be a matter of days, but there was still no sign of agreement on who will represent the opposition.

World 21 Jan 2016 | 2:16 PM

U.S. offers Turkey technology to block Islamic State at Syria border

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is accelerating efforts to help Turkey clamp down on its border with Syria, senior U.S. officials said, and for the first time will offer technologies to Ankara to help it secure the frontier.