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China blocks India’s request for U.N. to blacklist militant chief

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – China has blocked India's request to add the head of the Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad to a U.N. Security Council blacklist of groups linked to al Qaeda, India said on Friday.

Hundreds attend funeral of Polish truck driver killed in Berlin

WARSAW (Reuters) – Polish President Andrzej Duda and hundreds of mourners on Friday attended the funeral of Lukasz Urban, the Polish truck driver who was killed and his vehicle used to crash into a Berlin Christmas market last week.

Russia will not expel anyone in response to U.S. sanctions, Putin says

MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said Moscow would not expel anyone in response to Washington's decision to throw out 35 suspected Russian spies and sanction intelligence agencies it believes were involved in computer hacking in the 2016 presidential election.

Netanyahu says wrongdoing allegations will turn out to be fiction

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday denied allegations of wrongdoing published by local media outlets, who say the attorneygeneral will launch a criminal investigation against the prime minister next week.

After a perilous journey to Europe, a young migrant learns his fate

TOREKOV, Sweden (Reuters) – For more than a year, Girmay Mehari dreaded his 18th birthday next February.

Women students protest dress rules, curfews as Indian college bans ripped jeans

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – One of Mumbai's best known colleges has banned female students from wearing ripped jeans, sparking the latest row against dress codes and curfews imposed on women that students say are discriminatory and sexist.

Britain, edging towards Trump, scolds Kerry over Israel

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain scolded U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for describing the Israeli government as the most right-wing in Israeli history, a move that aligns Prime Minister Theresa May more closely with President-elect Donald Trump.

EU’s Schulz gives up run at German chancellery – Spiegel

BERLIN (Reuters) – Martin Schulz, the European Parliament president who is returning to German politics, does not expect to run as the Social Democrats' (SPD) candidate for chancellor next year, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Friday.

Britain scolds Kerry for comments on Israeli government

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain scolded U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for describing the Israeli government as the "most right-wing in Israeli history", a move that aligns Prime Minister Theresa May more closely with President-elect Donald Trump.

Duterte delegates Philippines into economic sweet spot but misgivings rising

MANILA (Reuters) – After six months at the helm in the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte has been touting just two achievements of his presidency – a vicious war on drugs and a surprise alliance with his country's bitter rival, China.