UN approves Aleppo monitors as evacuations from city proceed

BEIRUT (AP) — The leaders of Russia and Iran, military allies of Syria's president, talked Monday about joining forces to reach a quick political settlement in Syria, as the country's largest city, Aleppo, was poised to return to full government control.

  • Written by BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press; EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press

Yellen to college grads: Best job market in nearly a decade

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Monday that college graduates are entering the strongest job market the country has seen in nearly a decade, and their degree is more important than ever.

  • Written by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer

IMF board: Lagarde will remain as chief despite conviction

WASHINGTON (AP) — Christine Lagarde will remain head of the International Monetary Fund despite her conviction Monday of negligence in a case dating to her tenure as France's finance minister.

  • Written by PAUL WISEMAN, Associated Press; JOHN LEICESTER, Associated Press

China returns US underwater drone seized in South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday handed back to the United States an underwater drone it had seized last week in an incident that raised tensions in a relationship that has been tested by President-elect Donald Trump's signals of a tougher policy toward Beijing.

  • Written by GILLIAN WONG, Associated Press