Brazil seeks to revoke asylum of Italian ex-guerrilla convicted of murder

REUTERS - 6 hours 51 min ago
BRASILIA (Reuters) - The Brazilian government told the Supreme Court on Monday that President Michel Temer has the authority to revoke the asylum status a former left-wing guerrilla convicted of murder in Italy and extradite him at his country's request.

India's Gandhi scion seeks revival in PM Modi's backyard

REUTERS - 7 hours 2 min ago
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Rahul Gandhi, the scion of India's most fabled political dynasty, will within weeks be crowned leader of the Congress party, handing him a freer rein to prove if he can mount a credible challenge to the dominance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Politically charged murder trial of Mexican immigrant starts in San Francisco

REUTERS - 7 hours 13 min ago
(Reuters) - The trial of a Mexican man accused of murdering a woman while illegally in the United States began in San Francisco on Monday, a case that President Donald Trump has cited as an example of the dangers posed by lax border security.

Liberia party submits complaint over alleged vote fraud

REUTERS - 7 hours 39 min ago
DAKAR (Reuters) - The Liberty Party that placed third in the first round of Liberia's presidential elections on Monday submitted a complaint to the elections commission (NEC), calling for it to annul the result won by former soccer star George Weah, the document showed.

Venezuela governors sworn in, showing opposition disunity

REUTERS - 7 hours 52 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.

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

REUTERS - 8 hours 25 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.

Morocco arrests six suspected Islamic State militants

REUTERS - 8 hours 50 min ago
RABAT (Reuters) - Moroccan authorities said on Monday they had arrested six suspected Islamic State militants who had been planning attacks.

In fresh setback for Venezuela opposition, governors sworn in

REUTERS - 9 hours 9 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.

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

REUTERS - 9 hours 32 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 35 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.

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.

U.S. mulls South Sudan pressure, cutting aid may not work: U.N. envoy

REUTERS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 23:15
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The United States is considering how to pressure South Sudan's President Salva Kiir into peace, but withdrawing aid may not work, U.S. envoy to the United Nations Nikki Haley said ahead of a visit to South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia on Tuesday.

Abadi defends role of Iranian-backed paramiltaries at meeting with Tillerson

REUTERS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 22:42
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi defended the role of an Iranian-backed paramilitary force at a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday in Baghdad.

Deadly air strike hits Syrian government-held Deir al-Zor: state TV, monitor

REUTERS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 22:18
BEIRUT (Reuters) - An air raid in the government-held Qusur district of Deir al-Zor city in eastern Syria killed more than a dozen people, Syrian state television and a war monitor said on Monday.

Gambian ministry says up to Togo to resolve crisis

REUTERS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 21:52
BANJUL (Reuters) - Gambia's Foreign Ministry said on Monday it was up to the people of Togo to decide whether President Faure Gnassingbe should stay in power after the minister told Reuters at the weekend that mediators should persuade Togo's leader to step aside.

Ankara mayor quits in Erdogan purge of local government

REUTERS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 20:55
ANKARA (Reuters) - The mayor of Ankara said on Monday he will step down this week, the fifth mayor from the ruling party to quit in recent weeks in the face of demands for a purge of local politics by President Tayyip Erdogan.

U.N. says Sri Lanka's delay in post-war reconciliation involves risks

REUTERS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 20:42
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Long delays in Sri Lanka's post-war reconciliation is not without cost, and its government should implement measures to resolve outstanding issues, the United Nations said on Monday.

U.S. needs to work with others on North Korea crisis: Singapore PM

REUTERS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 20:35
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Monday he outlined for President Donald Trump his country's efforts to pressure North Korea over its nuclear program but also advised the U.S. leader to use talks to help resolve the conflict.

Rwandan leader's would-be rival Rwigara and her mother denied bail

REUTERS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 20:15
KIGALI (Reuters) - A Rwandan court denied bail on Monday to a vocal critic of President Paul Kagame who was barred from running against him in an August election and later jailed on charges of incitement and forgery that are widely seen as politically motivated.


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