Reuters World News
U.S.-led forces launch 13 air strikes in Iraq, three in Syria
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces attacked Islamic State targets on Sunday with 13 air strikes in Iraq and three in Syria, using fighter, bomber and other aircraft, the U.S. military said.



Uzbeks vote in elections expected to reinforce Karimov's grip on power
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Uzbeks went to the polls on Sunday to vote in parliamentary elections at which all four parties support President Islam Karimov, ensuring that the ballot will further reinforce his 23-year grip on power.

Iran nuclear diplomat gets key post as head of foreign oil deals
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has appointed a backstage strategist in nuclear talks with world powers as chief of foreign petroleum contracts, the oil ministry said, a job that will hinge largely on any settlement of its atomic dispute with the West.



Greek PM offers 2015 election once bailout talks complete
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras offered to bring pro-European independents into the government on Sunday and held out the prospect of new elections in late 2015 in exchange for backing by lawmakers to elect a new president.

Iohannis promises corruption crackdown as new Romanian president
BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Center politician Klaus Iohannis was sworn in as Romania's president on Sunday, promising to crack down on corruption and strengthen institutions 25 years after the fall of communism.

Lebanon says it needs French helicopters quickly to fight jihadis
PARIS (Reuters) - Lebanon hopes France will deliver helicopters to its army faster than planned so it can fight jihadis encroaching from neighboring Syria, Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam said in an interview on Sunday.