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Jordan’s queen urges more global response to help Rohingya

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 13:56
Jordan’s queen says the international community must respond effectively to end the suffering of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh to escape persecution by Myanmar authorities.

Assailant stabs top journalist at leading Moscow radio station

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 13:40
Deputy editor Tanya Felgengauer was cut in the neck and arms. Her boss at Echo of Moscow said attacks on journalists in Russia have been “spreading like a plague.”

The Latest: Parties pick senators to study Catalan measures

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 13:25
The Latest on Catalonia’s effort to break away from Spain and the Spanish government’s response (all times local):

Portugal steps up wildfire response as warm weather persists

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 13:25
Portugal is beefing up its wildfire response by hiring another 17 water-dropping aircraft after forest blazes killed more than 100 people this year.

Egyptian president visits France, human rights one topic

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 13:25
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is staring a three-day visit to France, where human rights are expected to be discussed along with economic and military cooperation.

Former Romanian princess and humanitarian Sturdza dies at 73

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 13:10
A children’s charity says that Marina Sturdza, a former Romanian princess who returned from exile to Romania after communism ended to become one of the country’s leading humanitarians, has died at age 73.

Jewish leader opposes Austrian right party in government

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 12:54
The head of Vienna’s Jewish community is warning of the dangers of including the right-wing Freedom Party in the Austrian government, asserting that it remains xenophobic despite its newly moderate tone.

Russia’s leading news radio station says its deputy editor-in-chief has been stabbed by an unknown attacker

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 12:54
Russia’s leading news radio station says its deputy editor-in-chief has been stabbed by an unknown attacker.

Right-wing: Italian votes ‘a lesson in democracy for Europe’

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 12:54
The head of Italy’s right-wing Northern League party says twin referendums seeking more autonomy for two wealthy northern regions were “a lesson in democracy for Europe.”

Macron’s dog pees on Elysee Palace fireplace as cameras roll

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 12:54
French President Emmanuel Macron’s dog Nemo interrupted a meeting his master was having with members of his government when he urinated against a fireplace in the Elysee Palace.

Czech president brandished a mock gun ‘toward journalists,’ amid fears that media conditions there could deteriorate

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 12:38
Human rights groups swiftly condemned the barely veiled threat, part of the president’s long running war with the media.

EU prolongs sanctions against Burundi officials

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 12:38
The European Union has extended for a year travel bans and asset freezes against four top officials in Burundi for their role in fomenting unrest in the central African country.

Japanese defense minister sounds alarm on North Korea

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 12:38
Japan’s defense minister is sounding an alarm on North Korea, saying its nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities have grown to what he called an “unprecedented, critical and imminent” level.

Populist Czech election winner may find it hard to rule

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 12:38
Billionaire businessman Andrej Babis was already the second richest person in the Czech Republic. After his populist ANO party scored a landslide victory in a parliamentary election Saturday, he’s set to become the most powerful politician.

The Latest: EU denies report of May begging for help

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 12:38
The Latest on Britain’s talks to leave the European Union (all times local):

The Latest: UN, AU appeal for peace before tense Kenya vote

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 12:22
The Latest on Kenya before its re-run of the presidential election on Oct. 26 (all times local):

Germany: alleged extremist convicted in policeman’s killing

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 11:50
A German court has convicted an alleged anti-government extremist of murder and sentenced him to life in prison over the fatal shooting of a police officer as authorities tried to confiscate the defendant’s firearms.

Prison term dropped for Scottish man in Dubai bar dispute

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 11:50
An activist group says a three-month prison sentence has been dropped for a Scottish man in Dubai over touching another man’s buttocks after an argument in a bar.

UK’s Johnson urges North Korea to ‘change course’ on nukes

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 11:50
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is urging North Korea to “change course” and engage in diplomacy to resolve the crisis over its nuclear ambitions. But he says U.S. President Donald Trump is right to keep the option of military action open.

Rights groups urge Greece to ease migrant ‘containment’

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 11:50
Human rights and aid groups are urging Greece’s government to end a “containment policy” of migrants reaching islands in the Aegean Sea from Turkey, warning of worsening conditions ahead of winter.

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