Russia threatens to brand U.S.-sponsored Radio Liberty 'foreign agent'

REUTERS - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 19:27
MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. government-sponsored Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) said on Monday Moscow had threatened to brand their Russian language service projects as "foreign agents" in retaliation for what Moscow calls U.S. pressure on a Kremlin-backed TV station.

Ethnic land dispute forces thousands to flee in Ivory Coast cocoa belt

REUTERS - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 18:45
GUIGLO, Ivory Coast (Reuters) - An ethnic-fueled land dispute has driven thousands of farmers off illegal plantations in Ivory Coast's main cocoa belt, threatening the start of the harvest in the world's top producer.

NATO launches Black Sea force as latest counter to Russia

REUTERS - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 18:23
CRAIOVA, Romania (Reuters) - NATO launched a new multinational force in Romania on Monday to counter Russia along its eastern flank and to check a growing Russian presence in the Black Sea following the Kremlin's 2014 seizure of Crimea.

Bolivia's Morales leads 'Che' homage 50 years after execution

REUTERS - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 18:17
VALLEGRANDE, Bolivia (Reuters) - Thousands gathered on Monday in a small town in southern Bolivia, where the leader of the Cuban revolution Ernesto "Che" Guevara was executed by CIA-backed Bolivian soldiers 50 years earlier.

Nigeria set to start mass trial of Boko Haram suspects behind closed doors

REUTERS - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 18:14
ABUJA (Reuters) - The trial of more than 1,600 people suspected of ties with Boko Haram was expected to begin in Nigeria on Monday behind closed doors, in the biggest legal investigation into the eight-year militant Islamist insurgency.

UK police caution woman over incident at Prince George's school

REUTERS - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 17:42
LONDON (Reuters) - British police have cautioned a woman over an incident at a London primary school attended by Prince George, the great-grandson of Queen Elizabeth, police said on Monday.

Nusra Front, Islamic State clash in Syria's Hama province

REUTERS - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 17:27
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State took control of some Syrian villages in a rebel-controlled area east of Hama on Monday, opening a new frontline days after the Syrian military said it had cleared Islamic State from a nearby area.

U.N. assisting thousands of migrants stranded in Libyan smuggling hub

REUTERS - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 17:17
TUNIS (Reuters) - The U.N. migration agency said on Monday it was trying to provide assistance to large numbers of migrants who had been held in the smuggling hub of Sabratha as rival factions battled for control of the city.

Police charge Czech PM candidate Babis with subsidy fraud

REUTERS - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 16:55
PRAGUE (Reuters) - Andrej Babis, the frontrunner to become Czech prime minister after this month's election, said on Monday he had been formally charged with fraud in a case involving a 2 million euro EU subsidy a decade ago.

Exclusive: EU may shun Myanmar generals in new sanctions - draft

REUTERS - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 16:41
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will cut back contacts with Myanmar's top generals in a first step to increase sanctions over an army offensive that has driven more than 500,000 Rohingya Muslims out of the country, according to a draft document seen by Reuters.

Marseille attacker probably radicalized by brother: police

REUTERS - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 16:15
ROME (Reuters) - The brother of the man who killed two women with a knife outside Marseille train station last week was probably a foreign fighter in Syria and Iraq, Italian investigators said on Monday.

Exclusvie: EU may shun Myanmar generals in new sanctions - draft

REUTERS - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 15:49
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union proposes cutting back contacts with Myanmar's top generals in a first step to increase sanctions over an army offensive that has driven Rohingya Muslims out of the country, according to a draft document seen by Reuters.

Russia's Putin, eyeing election next year, pledges to prosecute vote violations

REUTERS - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 15:19
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The head of Russia's central election commission urged President Vladimir Putin on Monday to ensure all investigations into election violations detected in Russia last month were completed, and the Kremlin leader promised to do so.

Merkel deems migrant deal good for coalition talks but Greens skeptical

REUTERS - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 15:12
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday an agreement within her conservative bloc on limiting migrants would help forge a new government coalition, but one of the key partners, the Greens, said it would not become policy.

Germany does not want to see Iran nuclear deal damaged

REUTERS - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 14:54
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany is worried that U.S. President Donald Trump will say the international deal to curb Iran's nuclear program is not being adhered to and that this will turn North Korea off any accord to halt its nuclear weapons program, the foreign minister said.

A split within a split: the Catalan valley sticking with Spain

REUTERS - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 14:37
VIELHA, Spain (Reuters) - If Catalonia declares independence from Spain this week, one community in the region's mountainous north might declare independence from Catalonia. 

'I can't take this any more' - Rohingya Muslims flee Myanmar in new surge

REUTERS - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 14:21
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar fled to Bangladesh on Monday in a new surge of refugees driven by fears of starvation and violence the United Nations has denounced as ethnic cleansing.

Ball in your court: Britain, EU clash over next Brexit move

REUTERS - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 14:16
LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain and its European Union partners clashed on Monday over which side should make the next move to unblock Brexit talks, despite concerns they will miss a deadline for a divorce deal and that London is heading for a chaotic departure.

Moldova confident of securing EU funding in 2018, says PM

REUTERS - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 14:15
CHISINAU (Reuters) - Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip is confident Moldova will meet all conditions required to receive funding next year under a 100 million euro ($117 million) agreement with the European Union, he said on Monday.

After bloodshed, Venezuelan government and foes battle for votes

REUTERS - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 14:02
BARINAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Tirelessly traversing the lethargic plains of Venezuela, a brother of former leader Hugo Chavez and an ally of a famous opposition detainee vie for votes.


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