Tokyo's Koike reaches deal with opposition party ahead of Japan poll

REUTERS - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 14:14
TOKYO (Reuters) - Popular Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, whose fledgling conservative party poses a growing challenge to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc, agreed on Saturday to cooperate in next month's election with a small party based in western Japan.

Egypt "hunting down" gays, conducting forced anal exams - Amnesty

REUTERS - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 13:47
CAIRO (Reuters) - Six Egyptian men arrested for "promoting sexual deviancy" and "debauchery" on social media will be subjected to anal examinations ahead of their Oct. 1 trial, Amnesty International said on Saturday.

Iranian, Iraqi government forces to hold joint border drills - Iran TV

REUTERS - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 13:29
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian and Iraqi central government forces are to hold joint military exercises near their borders, Iran's state television reported on Saturday, as part of Tehran's effort to support Baghdad after the Kurdish independence referendum.

Moscow denies Ukraine's accusation that it left troops in Belarus

REUTERS - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 13:22
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian troops that took part in war games in neighboring Belarus have returned to their bases, a Russian general said on Saturday.

German police arrest suspect over alleged supermarket extortion attempts

REUTERS - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 13:12
BERLIN (Reuters) - German police said on Saturday they had arrested a suspect in the case of an alleged extortionist who attempted to force supermarkets into coughing up tens of millions of euros by slipping a potentially lethal poison into baby food.

Congo military plane crashes in Kinshasa, no survivors: airport director

REUTERS - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 12:50
KINSHASA (Reuters) - A military cargo plane crashed in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa on Saturday, killing the crew, the director of the city's main airport said.

Air strikes in Syria's rebel-held Idlib kill 28: Observatory

REUTERS - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 09:00
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said air strikes killed 28 people in a village in rebel-held Idlib province overnight, including four children.

North Korea seen moving missiles from development center: South Korean broadcaster

REUTERS - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 04:52
SEOUL (Reuters) - Several North Korean missiles were recently spotted moved from a rocket facility in the capital Pyongyang, South Korea's Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) reported late Friday amid speculation that the North was preparing to take more provocative actions.

Tillerson in China as U.S. presses North Korean economic squeeze

REUTERS - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 01:12
BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will hold top-level talks in China on Saturday as the United States looks to an economic squeeze of North Korea it hopes will compel the reclusive country's retreat from nuclear arms and missile programs.

Trump to visit Asia in November, North Korea in spotlight

REUTERS - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 00:39
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump will travel to Asia in November for the first time since becoming president, stopping in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines on a trip expected to be dominated by the North Korea nuclear threat.

U.S. cuts staff in Cuba over mysterious injuries, warns travelers

REUTERS - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 20:29
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday cut its diplomatic presence in Cuba by more than half and warned U.S. citizens not to visit because of mysterious "attacks" that have caused hearing loss, dizziness and fatigue in U.S. embassy personnel.


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