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Morning Digest: U.S. sees Syria rebels in political, not military solution: paper

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U.S. sees Syria rebels in political, not military solution: paper
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States does not expect Syrian rebels it plans to train to fight Islamic State militants to also take on President Bashar al-Assad's forces, but sees them as a crucial part of a political solution to end the war, a senior U.S. official said..
Ukraine leader wins pro-West mandate but wary of Russia
KIEV (Reuters) - Pro-Western parties will dominate Ukraine's parliament after an election handed President Petro Poroshenko a mandate to end a separatist conflict and steer the country further out of Russia's orbit into Europe's mainstream..
Bank stress test relief lifts European assets
LONDON (Reuters) - European stocks, low-rated government bonds and the single currency all rose on Monday as financial markets gave a tentative thumbs-up to euro zone bank health checks..
'Super Mario' creator flirts with film, games still true love
TOKYO (Reuters) - "Super Mario Bros" creator Shigeru Miyamoto has produced some of the world's biggest video game hits over the past three decades, and now he has added film producer to his long list of credits..
Brees lifts home-loving Saints past Packers
(Reuters) - New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees threw three touchdown passes to lead the Saints to a 44-23 win over Green Bay on Sunday, bringing the Packers' four-game winning streak to an end..
Spain's eDreams says considering legal action against Iberia, BA
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's online travel firm eDreams, trading in which was suspended on Friday after British Airways and Iberia removed their fares from three of the company's web pages, said it was considering legal action against the airlines on Monday..
Google executive sets new stratosphere skydive world record
(Reuters) - A skydiving Google executive is safely back on Earth after jumping out of a giant balloon floating in the stratosphere more than 25 miles (40 km) above New Mexico, a feat that broke the sound barrier and shattered a world altitude record..
Florida man shoots 400-pound bear breaking into his house
ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida man shot and killed a 400-pound (180-kg) black bear after it broke into his house two nights in a row to get to a bag of dog food, a state wildlife officer said on Friday..
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