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10/24/2017 10:10 AM
Catalan leader can't solve crisis by calling elections - Justice Minister
MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia's leader Carles Puigdemont cannot solve its political crisis with Madrid just by calling regional elections, Spain's Justice Minister said on Tuesday.


10/24/2017 10:21 AM
China enshrines 'Xi Jinping Thought', key Xi ally to step down
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's ruling Communist Party enshrined President Xi Jinping's political thought into its constitution on Tuesday, putting him in the same company as the founder of modern China, Mao Zedong, and cementing his power ahead of a second five-year term.


10/24/2017 10:32 AM
Turkey's Erdogan says operation in Syria's Idlib largely completed
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday the country's military operation in northwest Syria'S Idlib province was largely completed but the neighbouring region of Afrin, controlled by a Kurdish militia, remained an issue.


10/24/2017 10:57 AM
Chaotic scenes as suspects wheeled around airport where North Korean leader's brother killed
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Handcuffed, wearing bulletproof vests and under heavily armed guard, the two women accused of murdering the half-brother of North Korea's leader were pushed around a Malaysian airport in wheelchairs on Tuesday during a court visit to the crime scene.


10/24/2017 10:26 AM
U.S. touts military ties in Philippines as Duterte courts Russia, China
CLARK, Philippines (Reuters) - The timing of U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' trip to the Philippines this week couldn't have been better, coming just as it celebrated a victory against Islamist militants in Marawi City - with a critical dose of help from the U.S. military.


10/24/2017 11:51 AM
Philippines environment minister hopeful for end to open-pit mining ban
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' environment minister said he was hopeful that a ban on open-pit mining would be lifted before the end of the year after a government panel recommended its removal on Tuesday.


10/24/2017 11:06 AM
Senators push bill requiring warrant for U.S. data under spy law
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of at least 10 U.S. senators plans to introduce on Tuesday legislation that would substantially reform aspects of the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, according to congressional aides.


10/24/2017 11:32 AM
Kenya opposition chief - people should stay home, not protest during polls
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga told a BBC interviewer that he was not calling for protests during repeat presidential elections scheduled for Thursday, but that he wanted supporters to stay at home and boycott the vote.


10/24/2017 11:09 AM
China tells Sweden it has freed Swedish bookseller: Swedish government
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - China has informed Sweden that it has freed a bookseller detained for publishing books on the personal lives of President Xi Jinping and other Communist Party leaders, the Swedish foreign office said on Tuesday.


10/24/2017 07:57 AM
German lawmakers to face down far-right AfD in vote for vice speaker
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.

 

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