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Austrians reject far right in presidential election


VIENNA Austria's far-right presidential candidate was soundly defeated on Sunday, confounding forecasts of a tight election in which he would ride a wave of populism sweeping the West.

Italy votes in referendum with PM Renzi's future at stake 8:23pm GMT

ROME Nearly 60 percent of Italy's voting population had cast their ballots by Sunday evening in a referendum on constitutional reform that will decide the political future of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who has vowed to resign if he loses. | Video

May's Brexit plans face British Supreme Court test 8:05am GMT

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May's government launches a challenge on Monday against a court ruling that it requires parliamentary approval to start the process of leaving the European Union, a decision that could upset Britain's Brexit plans.

Britain may continue with some EU cooperation post-Brexit - Johnson 11:43am GMT

LONDON Britain could pay in to some EU programmes after Brexit but the government will take back control of its own money and will no longer spend large amounts in Brussels, Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday.

PM May cracks down on Brexit leaks - Mail on Sunday 12:45pm GMT

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May is cracking down on unauthorised leaks by ministers and civil servants on her Brexit plans, a leaked memo to the Mail on Sunday newspaper said.

Netanyahu says will discuss with Trump 'bad' Iran nuclear deal 6:43pm GMT

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he will discuss with Donald Trump the West's "bad" nuclear deal with Iran after the U.S. president-elect enters the White House.

Islamic State strikes back to slow Iraqi forces in Mosul 6:00pm GMT

BAGHDAD/BARTELLA, Iraq Islamic State fighters retreating in the face of a seven-week Iraqi military assault on their Mosul stronghold have hit back in the last two days, exploiting cloudy skies which hampered U.S.-led air support and highlighting the fragile army gains.

Bowing out, Hollande leaves successor to fix French economy 2:55pm GMT

PARIS French voters elected Francois Hollande in 2012 on promises to fix the floundering economy. Five years on, he is leaving much unfinished work to his successor.

Fidel Castro interred in rock, closing last chapter of historic life 7:02pm GMT

SANTIAGO, Cuba Fidel Castro's ashes were encased in a large granite boulder on Sunday, in a ceremony that capped nine days of public mourning in Cuba that aimed to literally set in stone the legacy for one of the 20th century's most influential figures. | Video

Syrian army nears Aleppo's Old City, rebels tell U.S. they won't leave 7:23pm GMT

BEIRUT The Syrian army and allied militia advanced towards rebel-held areas of Aleppo's Old City on Sunday, thrusting deeper into opposition parts of the city in a relentless attack which a military source said would be over in a matter of weeks.