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Expectations low as Syria's warring sides meet1/23/2017 4:32:05 PMASTANA - 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.China urges Trump administration to grasp importance of 'one China'1/23/2017 2:18:46 PMBEIJING - 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.UK's Supreme Court to rule if May can start Brexit without parliament1/23/2017 3:34:59 PMLONDON - 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.Syrian child refugees struggle to get an education: U.N.1/23/2017 1:12:40 PMBEIRUT - Syrian refugee children in Lebanon are struggling to get an education and many are being pushed into work or early marriage instead, the United Nations children's agency UNICEF said on Monday.Glad to see Obama go, Gulf Arabs expect Trump to counter Iran1/23/2017 6:14:17 PMDUBAI - Gulf Arab states are quietly applauding the arrival in the White House of a hawkish leader opposed to their adversary Iran, even if they suspect Donald Trump's short temper and abrasive Tweets may at times heighten tensions in the combustible Middle East.Japanese government panel leans to one-off law for emperor's abdication1/23/2017 5:57:58 PMTOKYO - A Japanese government panel suggested on Monday that a one-off law allowing Emperor Akihito to abdicate was the preferable way to let the octogenarian monarch step down, rather than revising the Imperial House Law to also let future emperors retire.Ban lifted on Indian bull-taming events to end mass protests1/23/2017 6:05:18 PMNEW DELHI - Lawmakers in India's Tamil Nadu state passed an emergency order on Monday allowing bull-taming festivals to resume after a court ban on the traditional events led to mass protests.Iraq PM orders investigation into abuses reported in Mosul battle1/23/2017 4:24:34 PMBAGHDAD - Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Monday ordered an investigation into allegations that members of Iraq's security forces and a Shi'ite paramilitary group had kidnapped and abused civilians in the campaign to take back Mosul from Islamic State.Kremlin says expects to agree date for Trump-Putin phone call soon1/23/2017 1:47:30 PMMOSCOW - The Kremlin said on Monday it expected to soon agree a date for the first phone call between President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump, but that it had no information for now about when the two men might hold their first meeting.Hardline party on front line of Venezuelan political war1/23/2017 4:37:03 PMCARACAS - Visitors to the headquarters of Venezuela's Popular Will party are greeted by large photos of global political heroes from Nelson Mandela to Mahatma Gandhi.