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World News Headlines - Yahoo News
Expectations low as Syria's warring sides meet
By Olzhas Auyezov and Suleiman Al-Khalidi ASTANA (Reuters) - Syria's warring sides met for talks for the first time in nine months on Monday, with frosty initial exchanges suggesting chances of a significant breakthrough were slim as the country's six-year-old conflict ground on. Both delegations said the focus was on the country's ceasefire, a fragile precursor to a wider political solution. A rebel source said opposition representatives planned to negotiate with the government side only via intermediaries.
China urges Trump administration to grasp importance of 'one China'
The new U.S. administration must fully understand the importance of the "one China" policy and appreciate that the issue of Taiwan is highly sensitive for the Beijing government, China said on Monday. U.S. President Donald Trump, who was inaugurated on Friday, said in December the United States did not necessarily have to stick to its long-standing position that Taiwan is part of "one China". Earlier, Trump broke with decades of precedent by taking a telephone call from Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen.
UK's Supreme Court to rule if May can start Brexit without parliament
By Michael Holden and William James LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will learn on Tuesday whether parliament must agree to the triggering of Britain's exit from the European Union, potentially giving lawmakers who oppose her plans a chance to amend or hinder her Brexit vision. The UK Supreme Court will give its ruling at 9:30 a.m. (0930 GMT) in a landmark case on whether May can use executive powers known as known as "royal prerogative" to invoke Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty and begin two years of divorce talks. Challengers, led by investment manager Gina Miller and backed by the Scottish government and others, say May must first get lawmakers' approval as leaving the EU will strip Britons of rights they were granted by parliament.
Brady dices up Steelers to win AFC again (Yahoo Sports)
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw for 384 yards and three touchdowns in a win over the Steelers.
There's Rog-ah: Goodell can't hide anymore (Yahoo Sports)
A season that began with Roger Goodell upholding Tom Brady's four-game suspension could end with him handing the Patriots a trophy.
Sturdy bird: Injured Jones still pummels Packers (Yahoo Sports)
Julio Jones couldn't run all week, if his teammates are to be believed. Instead, he just ran all over Green Bay in the NFC title game.
Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Wall St. set to open lower amid uncertainty under Trump
Pledging to put "only America first", Trump laid out two simple rules after taking oath on Friday - buy American and hire American. Wall Street hit a series of record highs after Trump's election in November as investors expected the economy to get a boost from his proposals for tax and regulatory reforms and higher infrastructure spending. "From the standpoint of moving the market, Donald Trump is going to be a trader's dream because he will create market swings, choppy trading and erratic behavior," said Andre Bakhos, managing director of Janlyn Capital in Bernardsville, New Jersey.
Trump to talk manufacturing with executives, meet labor leaders
U.S. President Donald Trump planned to hold meetings on Monday with business and labor leaders at the start of his first full week in office, seeking to work quickly on his campaign promise to boost the American manufacturing sector and deliver more jobs. The Republican, who took office on Friday after eight years of a Democratic White House, was scheduled to meet with business leaders at 9 a.m. EST (1400 GMT) and then hold an afternoon meeting with labor leaders and U.S. workers, according to his schedule. The White House, which announced the meetings in a schedule released late on Sunday, did not name company executives or union leaders who would take part.
Japan's PM says will keep seeking Trump's understanding on TPP
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday he believed U.S. President Donald Trump understood the value of free trade and that he would keep pitching a multinational trade pact that Trump's administration has vowed to exit. "I believe President Trump understands the importance of free and fair trade, so I'd like to pursue his understanding on the strategic and economic importance of the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) trade pact," Abe told a session of parliament's lower house.
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Trump to sign orders on NAFTA, TPP: Report
The president may sign an executive order to renegotiate the free trade agreement for U.S., Canada, and Mexico, NBC News reports.
Deadly tornadoes wreak havoc in the South
At least 18 people have died in Georgia and Mississippi, as a violent system of storms continues across the Florida Panhandle.
Group to sue Trump over foreign payments
An ethics watchdog group claims the president is violating a ban on accepting payments from foreign governments.
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