WORLD NEWS AS REPORTED

Venezuela governors sworn in, showing opposition disunity

REUTERS - 8 hours 2 min ago
CARACAS (Reuters) - In another setback for Venezuela's dispirited opposition, four of its five state governors broke with their coalition's official stance on Monday to swear themselves in before a pro-government legislative superbody.

Thai king funeral: The royal pyre built over a year

BBC - 8 hours 21 min ago
After almost a year of preparations, Thailand's late king will be cremated with an elaborate display.

Paris accord: US and Syria alone as Nicaragua signs

BBC - 8 hours 31 min ago
Nicaragua signs the Paris agreement, leaving only two countries not supporting it.

German lawmakers to face down far-right AfD in vote for vice speaker

REUTERS - 8 hours 35 min ago
BERLIN (Reuters) - The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) is set to clash with other parties over its nomination for a senior parliamentary post when the Bundestag meets on Tuesday for its inaugural session after last month's election.

Director of film on Kschessinska invites opposing Duma deputy to first show

TASS [Russian State News] - 8 hours 41 min ago
Uchitel said he disapproved of the protest actions because the people taking part in them judged the film without watching it

Salvage superstar

BBC - 8 hours 44 min ago
Meet the Pakistani girl whose recycled bags are proving a big hit

Dunford: DoD Owes Families, Nation Information on Niger Action

(USA) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - 8 hours 44 min ago
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said the four Special Forces soldiers who were killed and the two who were wounded in the Oct. 4 action, were conducting an important train, advise and assist mission with Nigerien forces.

Fox News: Bill O'Reilly and Megyn Kelly clash over sex claims

BBC - 8 hours 48 min ago
NBC presenter Megyn Kelly says she complained about her ex-colleague when they were both at Fox News.

Morocco arrests six suspected Islamic State militants

REUTERS - 9 hours 58 sec ago
RABAT (Reuters) - Moroccan authorities said on Monday they had arrested six suspected Islamic State militants who had been planning attacks.

Mattis Confers With ASEAN Counterparts on Defense, Security Challenges

(USA) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - 9 hours 4 min ago
Chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his ten counterparts from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ Defense Ministers Meeting-Plus met at the former Clark Air Base, the Philippines, to discuss mutual security challenges and their strong multilateral defense cooperation.

In fresh setback for Venezuela opposition, governors sworn in

REUTERS - 9 hours 19 min ago
CARACAS (Reuters) - In a major setback for Venezuela's opposition, four of its five opposition governors broke with their coalition's official position on Monday to swear themselves in before a pro-government legislative superbody, authorities said.

Unexpected resistance

BBC - 9 hours 22 min ago
What we know about the death of La David Johnson, one of four US soldiers killed in Niger this month.

US didn't allow Russia to remove archive from Consulate General in San Francisco

TASS [Russian State News] - 9 hours 27 min ago
US authorities independently packed and removed it to Washington

Venezuela opposition governors take oath before assembly

WASHINGTON POST - 9 hours 31 min ago
Four of the five opposition governors recently elected in Venezuela have taken an oath before leaders of the all-powerful, pro-government constitutional assembly after initially refusing to do so.

New Zealand populist to become deputy prime minister, foreign minister: media

REUTERS - 9 hours 42 min ago
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's populist power broker, Winston Peters, will be appointed deputy prime minister and foreign minister when Cabinet positions are revealed this week, local media reported on Tuesday.

Egypt authorities challenge Reuters on casualties in western desert attack

REUTERS - 9 hours 45 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Egyptian authorities have accused Reuters and the BBC of "inaccurate coverage" of clashes in the western desert between security forces and armed militants in which police officers and conscripts were killed on Friday.

Nicaragua will join Paris climate pact, leaving U.S., Syria isolated

REUTERS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 23:58
(Reuters) - Nicaragua is set to join the Paris climate agreement, according to an official statement and comments from Vice President Rosario Murillo on Monday, in a move that leaves the United States and Syria as the only nations outside the global pact.

Soccer round-up: City unstoppable

PRAVDA.RU [ Russian ] - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 23:58
One club has the train on the rails in Manchester and it is not yet United - it's Guardiola's City, building a lead at the top of the Premiership as Mourinho's side slips up at Huddersfield. In Russia, Lokomotiv shares top spot with Zenit.

Despite controversy, Venezuelan opposition governors sworn in

REUTERS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 23:30
CARACAS (Reuters) - Four of five Venezuelan opposition governors broke with their coalition's official position on Monday to swear themselves in before a pro-government legislative superbody, authorities said.

Russian Helicopters plans to sign contract on export of Mi-171A2 helicopters by yearend

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 23:26
According to the company’s press service, these plans were revealed by Director General Andrei Boginsky at the Russia-Mexico Trade and Industry Dialogue forum

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