A Russian army medic was killed Monday and two others seriously injured in rebel shelling of a field hospital in Syria's Aleppo, Russia's defence ministry said, blaming Western nations who support rebel fighters. "As a result of a shell directly hitting the reception area of the hospital, one Russian female military medic was killed," Russian defence ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in a statement. Konashenkov said the attack had "undoubtedly been carried out by 'opposition' fighters" and laid the blame at the door of Western nations -- including the US, Britain and France -- that have backed those fighting its ally, Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.
MILAN (AP) — The Latest on the Italian referendum (all times local):
By Karolin Schaps LONDON (Reuters) - Brent crude oil prices rose above $55 a barrel on Monday, trading at a fresh 16-month high, on rising prospects of a tightening market after OPEC members agreed on a landmark deal to cut production last week. WTI crude oil traded up 50 cents, also 1 percent, at $52.18 a barrel. "OPEC sentiment continues to support oil markets.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — He won't be there in person but the Nobel Foundation says Bob Dylan has written a speech that will be read out at the traditional Nobel Prize banquet.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One car rear-ends another on a Saturday night. People argue. It escalates.
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that she was saddened by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's defeat in a referendum over constitutional reform. "I am sad that the referendum in Italy did not turn out as the prime minister wished because I always supported his reform policies but it is of course a domestic Italian decision that we must respect," Merkel told reporters. (Reporting by Michelle Martin and Joseph Nasr)
ZURICH (AP) — Sepp Blatter says he has lost his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a six-year ban by FIFA.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department has arrested a man accused of harassing an off-duty Muslim police officer previously commended for heroism.
Uzbekistan's interim leader Shavkat Mirziyoyev has won a crushing presidential election victory to succeed the late strongman Islam Karimov,official results showed Monday. Mirziyoyev's massive margin over rivals for the five-year term echoed the past successes of predecessor Karimov, who died of a stroke in September after 27 years at the helm of the commodity-rich country. "The dominant position of state actors and limits on fundamental freedoms undermined political pluralism and led to a campaign devoid of genuine competition," mission head Peter Tejler said at a press conference broadcast online from the Uzbek capital Tashkent.
US President-elect Donald Trump on Monday chose Ben Carson, the mild-mannered retired neurosurgeon who challenged him for the Republican nomination, to turn around troubled US inner cities as secretary of housing and urban development. Carson, an African American who is a religious conservative, has no background in housing policy but has cited his poor childhood in Detroit as a qualification for the job. "Ben Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities," Trump said in a statement.