United Airlines bars teenage girls in leggings from flight

(Reuters) - Two teenage girls wearing leggings were barred from boarding a United Airlines <UAL.N> flight on Sunday because they did not meet a dress code for special pass travellers, a company spokesman said amid a furore on social media.

South Africa union leader says expects to meet Gordhan at London roadshow

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African union leader who is due to attend an investor roadshow with Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan denied reports on Monday that he had been ordered by President Jacob Zuma to return from the trip.

South Africa's Zuma summons Gordhan from London - government source

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma ordered Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to return from an investor roadshow to Britain and the United States on Monday because he "did not give permission for the trip", a government source said.

Syrian rebels resume withdrawal from last Homs bastion - monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hundreds of rebels left their last bastion in Syria's Homs city on Monday, resuming an evacuation expected to be among the largest of its kind under a Russian-backed deal with the government, state media and a monitor said.

Spanish government will have enough support to pass budget - minister

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish Budget Minister Cristobal Montoro said on Monday he was convinced the centre-right minority government would get enough parliamentary support from opposition parties to approve delayed plans for this year's budget.

South Sudan rebels blame government for aid worker ambush

JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan rebels said on Monday the government should be held responsible for the killing of six aid workers, the deadliest single assault on humanitarian staff in a three-year civil war.

France's Le Pen says lacks election funds, has no Russian backing

PARIS (Reuters) - French far right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said on Monday she had yet to secure all the funding she needs for her election campaign with less than four weeks to go before voting begins.

Turkish-EU tensions will not disrupt talks on customs union - minister

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Current diplomatic tensions between Turkey and the European Union will not disrupt talks with the bloc on updating the customs union between them, Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said on Monday.

China calls for cooperation on South China Sea

BEIJING (Reuters) - China and the countries surrounding the South China Sea should set up a cooperation mechanism to boost exchanges in efforts ranging from disaster relief to safety of navigation, a senior diplomat said in comments reported on Monday.

Swiss investigate protest sign calling for Erdogan's killing

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss prosecutors are investigating whether a protest sign calling for the killing of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan violated laws against inciting violence, police said on Monday.

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