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Italy PM Renzi facing big referendum defeat - exit polls


ROME Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has lost a referendum on constitutional reform by a wide margin, exit polls and early projections showed on Sunday, throwing his future into doubt and opening the door to renewed political instability in Italy.


Victims of Colombia crash take final flights home to Brazil 02 Dec 2016

MEDELLIN, Colombia Dozens of coffins carrying those killed when a plane flying Brazil's Chapecoense soccer team crashed into a Colombian mountain were loaded onto Brazilian air force planes for their final journey home on Friday.


Crashed plane owned by Venezuelan, operated by tiny Bolivian airline 01 Dec 2016

CARACAS/LA PAZ The plane that crashed in Colombia killing 71 people was owned by a Venezuelan businessman and one-time leftist politician and run by a tiny Bolivian company specializing in transporting soccer teams.


As Venezuela talks stutter, detained Maduro foes languish 30 Nov 2016

CARACAS When he received a call saying he had won a mobile phone, Gilberto Sojo, a low-income bank messenger and opposition activist, rushed off happily to collect it.


Chinese paper warns Singapore military 'hypocrisy' could harm relations 28 Nov 2016

BEIJING The Global Times, China's nationalist state-owned tabloid, has warned that Singapore's "hypocrisy" over its military relationship with Taiwan could harm bilateral relations with China, according to an op-ed published on Monday.

Venezuela to charge soldiers over 12 deaths in security operation 27 Nov 2016

CARACAS Venezuela's state prosecutor said on Sunday it would charge 11 members of the military for responsibility in the death of 12 civilians following a security raid last month in the violent country's coastal state of Miranda.


Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro dies aged 90 27 Nov 2016

HAVANA Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday. He was 90. | Video


Following Fidel - Memories of Cuba from Reuters correspondents 27 Nov 2016

Reuters first established a presence in Havana before the Second World War and covered every major story of the Fidel Castro era since his 1959 Cuban revolution, from the Bay of Pigs invasion to his sickness in old age.


Leaders pay tribute to Fidel Castro, but critics scathing of 'tyrant' 27 Nov 2016

World leaders paid tribute on Saturday to Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States, but in death just as in life he divided opinion, and critics labelled him a "tyrant".


In intimate ally Venezuela, tears and cheers over Castro's death 26 Nov 2016

CARACAS Venezuela's ruling socialists mourned former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, while opposition hard-liners exulted over the death of a man they called a dictator who helped wreck their economy and whose country for years had an easy ride with subsidized oil.

Venezuela 2012: more revolution?


Insight: Chavista militants may be wild card after election

CARACAS - Sitting in front of a mural of Jesus and the Virgin Mary armed with AK-47s, three red-shirted children are clutching assault rifles and copies of Venezuela's constitution.  Full Article