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German 'Reich' extremist given life for killing policeman

REUTERS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 11:53
BERLIN (Reuters) - A right-wing extremist member of a group that still believes in Adolf Hitler's World War Two-era German "Reich" was convicted of murdering a police officer last year and sentenced to life in prison on Monday, German media reported.

In Liberian slum, residents demand change from next president

REUTERS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 11:44
MONROVIA (Reuters) - Crammed into tumble-down shacks on a sandspit that the Atlantic Ocean is steadily devouring, the residents of Liberia's most notorious slum have one common desire: an end to their daily struggle with dire poverty.

Military option must remain on the table with North Korea: Johnson

REUTERS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 11:42
LONDON (Reuters) - A military option must remain on the table in dealing with North Korea's nuclear program, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Monday, adding that nobody wants tensions in the Korean peninsula to be resolved in such a way.

Bangladesh says Rohingya outflow 'untenable', seeks solution

REUTERS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 11:30
GENEVA (Reuters) - Nearly one million Rohingya refugees who have fled violence in Myanmar are now in Bangladesh, which is an "untenable situation", Bangladesh told a U.N. meeting on Monday.

Britain's Johnson says absolutely no doubt Iran nuclear deal will be preserved

REUTERS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 11:19
LONDON (Reuters) - There is absolutely no doubt that a deal between Western powers and Iran to curb its nuclear program will survive despite the United States' decision not to recertify the deal, Britain's foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Monday.

Islamic State killed at least 128 people in Syrian town, says monitor

REUTERS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 11:18
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday that Islamic State killed at least 128 people in a Syrian town in central Homs over a three-week period before the Syrian army recaptured it on Saturday.

Trump's tougher stance could backfire by boosting Iran's Guards

REUTERS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 10:45
ANKARA/LONDON (Reuters) - Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a military force with political clout and an industrial empire, stands to benefit from heightened tension between Washington and Tehran, officials and analysts said.

Russia's Lavrov says Russia committed to Iraq territorial integrity: RIA

REUTERS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 10:42
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a meeting with his Iraqi counterpart that Moscow is committed to Iraq's territorial integrity, RIA news agency reported on Monday.

Observatory: Islamic State killed at least 128 people in Syrian town

REUTERS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 10:32
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday Islamic State killed at least 128 people in the Syrian town of al-Qaryatayn in central Homs over a three-week period before the Syrian army recaptured it on Saturday.

Despite apology, Indonesia asks why U.S. blocked military chief's travel

REUTERS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 10:15
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia on Monday said it had made "urgent" requests for an explanation why the United States barred its military chief from traveling to the U.S., as anger simmered in the world's largest Muslim-majority country over the diplomatic incident.

Iraq's Kurdistan region elections delayed as no candidates: election board head

REUTERS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 10:09
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Elections for Iraq's Kurdistan region's presidency and parliament will not be held as planned on Nov. 1 as political parties did not present candidates, the head of the electoral commission Hendrean Mohammed said on Monday.

Iran’s Guards seen economic winner from tougher Trump stance

REUTERS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 10:05
ANKARA/LONDON (Reuters) - Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a military force with political clout and an industrial empire, stands to benefit from heightened tension between Washington and Tehran, officials and analysts said.

Six police wounded, one killed in shootings near Indonesia's Freeport mine

REUTERS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 09:47
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Six police were wounded and one killed in shootings that police alleged on Monday were carried out by a separatist group that aims to disrupt operations at the Grasberg copper and gold mine in Indonesia's eastern-most province of Papua.

Typhoon leaves flooding, four dead in Japan before moving out to sea

REUTERS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 09:41
TOKYO (Reuters) - A rapidly weakening typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan on Monday, setting off landslides and flooding that prompted evacuation orders for tens of thousands of people, but then headed out to sea after largely sparing the capital, Tokyo.

Catalan leader to lose all powers once Senate approves direct rule

REUTERS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 09:33
MADRID (Reuters) - Regional leader of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont will lose all powers and will stop receiving a salary once the Senate approves article 155 which imposes direct central government rule on the region, the Deputy Prime Minister said on Monday.

EU will lose credibility if it tolerates direct rule of Catalonia by Madrid: regional official

REUTERS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 09:20
LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union will lose credibility if it lets Madrid impose direct rule on Catalonia, and only the Catalan people have the right to change the regional institutions, Catalonia's foreign affairs spokesman said on Monday.

Cambodian PM says main opposition party will be dissolved

REUTERS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 09:07
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday it was "a fact" that the main opposition party would be dissolved as he spoke on the anniversary of the peace agreement that established multiparty democracy.

Philippines declares battle with Islamist rebels over in Marawi City

REUTERS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 08:34
MARAWI CITY/CLARK, Philippines (Reuters) - The Philippines announced on Monday the end to five months of military operations in a southern city held by pro-Islamic State rebels, after a fierce and unfamiliar urban war that has marked the country's biggest security crisis in years.

Malaysia asks Interpol to trace financier linked to 1MDB scandal

REUTERS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 08:23
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia has asked Interpol to try to locate a Malaysian financier for questioning over his suspected involvement in a multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the deputy prime minister said on Monday.

Indonesia seeks answer to why U.S. blocked military chief's travel

REUTERS - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 07:58
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia on Monday said it was still awaiting a detailed explanation why the United States barred its military chief from traveling to the U.S., despite having a visa and an official invitation, although it had accepted an official apology.

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