Historic Pacific trade deal faces skeptics in U.S. Congress
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Twelve Pacific Rim countries on Monday reached the most ambitious trade pact in a generation, aiming to liberalize commerce in 40 percent of the world's economy in a deal that faces skepticism from U.S. lawmakers.
Russia would consider air strikes in Iraq at Baghdad's request: RIA
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will consider extending its air strikes against militants in Syria to Iraq if it receives such a request from Baghdad, the RIA news agency quoted the head of the country's upper chamber of parliament as saying on Tuesday.
Volkswagen says eight million cars in EU affected by cheat software: letter
BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen said 8 million diesel vehicles in the European Union were fitted with software capable of cheating vehicle emissions tests, according to a copy of the letter sent to German lawmakers and seen by Reuters.
Taliban fighters launch hit-and-run attacks in Afghanistan's Kunduz
KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban fighters on motorbikes have carried out hit-and-run attacks on Afghan forces trying to clear Kunduz city of insurgents, more than a week after the militant movement briefly seized the provincial capital.
Russia says checking claim its plane violated Turkey's airspace for second time
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian government is looking into an allegation that one of its jets operating in Syria violated Turkish airspace for a second time, the Russian embassy in Ankara said on Tuesday, according to the TASS news agency.
Israel razes homes of Palestinian militants in Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli forces destroyed the homes of two Palestinian militants and sealed off part of a third in Jerusalem on Tuesday, in a crackdown launched by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after four Israelis were killed in Palestinian attacks.