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The Latest: Hungary PM lauds Europe’s ‘migrant-free zone’

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:43
The Latest on Europe’s response to migrants and refugees: (all times local):

Tanzania accused of arresting exiled Burundian rebel leaders

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:43
A Burundian rebel group says Tanzanian authorities have arrested four of its top leaders.

Volkswagen and Daimler inspected in European Commission’s antimonopoly probes

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:40
The compamies are cooperating with authorities in full scope

Britain to give Canada the shipwrecks of explorer Franklin

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:27
Britain will give Canada the shipwrecks of British explorer John Franklin, who tried to chart the Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic in 1845.

Gaza conjoined twins 'need life saving treatment abroad'

BBC - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:23
The doctor of the two girls says medics in Gaza cannot deal with the pair and they must leave.

Turkey to investigate Galatasaray's 'Rocky' poster over coup links

REUTERS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:21
ANKARA (Reuters) - The Turkish government has launched an investigation into a poster unfurled by fans of Istanbul's Galatasaray soccer team that pro-Turkish media said was clearly linked to organizers of the 2016 attempted coup.

Canadian man fined for loudly singing Everybody Dance Now

BBC - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:20
Montreal's Taoufik Moalla says he is contesting the ticket for "screaming in a public place".

Czech govt to buy pig farm on Nazi concentration camp land

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:12
The Czech government has approved spending 450 million koruna ($20.6 million) to buy a communist-era pig farm at the site of a former Nazi concentration camp for Roma.

Doctors in Malawi condemn mob attacks amid ‘vampire’ rumors

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:12
A doctors’ association in Malawi says some health workers have been attacked by mobs convinced that blood-sucking vampires are roaming some parts of the country.

Trade turnover by Northern Sea Route grows by 20% in 2017

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:11
The Sabetta airport is the northernmost "air gates" of Russia and one of the biggest northern airports in the world

Airmen Work to Restore Radio Communications in Puerto Rico

(USA) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:09
Airmen of the 85th Engineering and Installation Squadron from Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, are working at Cerro de Punta Mountain near Ponce, Puerto Rico, to repair radio communications infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Maria.

Rio police shoot dead Spanish tourist on favela tour

BBC - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:05
Military police say they accidentally shot the woman when the car she was in failed to stop.

Iraq rejects U.S. call for Iran-backed forces to end operations

REUTERS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:04
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Iraqi government dismissed a call from U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for Iranian-backed paramilitary units that helped Baghdad defeat Islamic State and capture the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk to end operations in Iraq.

Baltic Fleet corvettes on long-distance voyage pass through English Channel

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 17:56
The voyage aims to ensure the Russian Navy’s regular presence in the World Ocean

McCain in coded attack on Trump Vietnam draft deferment

BBC - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 17:55
The Republican noted Mr Trump's medical excuse while criticising how the wealthy avoided the war.

At least 67 bodies found after IS 'massacre' in Syria town

AP - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 17:54
BEIRUT (AP) — The bodies of at least 67 Syrian civilians, many summarily killed by the Islamic State group, have been discovered in a central town in Syria that government forces retook from the extremists over the weekend, the Syrian government and activists said Monday. 2017-10-23T07:42:00-04:00 2017-10-23T11:42:57-04:00
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Spanish tourist shot, killed by police in Rio de Janeiro slum

REUTERS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 17:45
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Police shot and killed a Spanish tourist in a Rio de Janeiro slum on Monday after the car she was riding in failed to stop at a police road block, authorities said.

South Korean chain to open 33 movie theaters in Moscow

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 17:41
CJ CGV is the fifth largest movie theater chain present in China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Turkey, Vietnam, and the United States

AAFES to Open Online Shopping to Veterans

(USA) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 17:40
With less than a month until the much-anticipated official launch of the veterans online shopping benefit, more than 225,000 honorably discharged veterans have already been verified to shop at online military exchange websites when the sites open to veterans Nov. 11.

Israeli president attacks government assault on state bodies

WASHINGTON POST - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 17:40
In an unusually blunt address to parliament, Israel’s president has accused the government of delegitimizing state institutions as part of a campaign of stifling opposition.

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