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Japan's Abe to push pacifist constitution reform after strong election win

Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, buoyed by a huge election win for lawmakers who favour revising Japan's post-war, pacifist constitution, signalled a push towards his long-held goal on Monday but will need to convince a divided…

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

Reuters

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia on Monday said it had made "urgent" requests for an explanation why the United States barred its military chief from travelling to the U.S., as anger simmered in the world's largest Muslim-majority country…

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

Reuters / UK

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…

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Italian regions vote in favour of autonomy in shadow of Catalonia crisis

Reuters / World

MILAN (Reuters) - Two wealthy regions of northern Italy voted overwhelmingly on Sunday for greater autonomy in referendums that could fan regional tensions in Europe at a time when Spain is striving to prevent Catalonia from breaking away.

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Spain urges Catalonia secessionists to obey Madrid

Reuters / World

BARCELONA (Reuters) - The Spanish government has urged Catalans to accept Madrid's decision to dismiss their secessionist leadership and to take control of the restive region, as the nation's biggest political crisis in decades enters a…

Sunday, Oct 22

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Go home, Tillerson tells Iranian-backed militias in Iraq

Reuters / UK

RIYADH/DOHA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday it was time for Iranian-backed militias and their Iranian advisers who helped Iraq defeat Islamic State to "go home", after a rare joint meeting with the leaders…

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Typhoon drenches Japan on general election day

Reuters / UK

Tens of thousands of people across Japan were advised to evacuate, hundreds of flights were cancelled and train services were disrupted on Sunday as a typhoon roared towards the coast, bringing heavy rain and strong winds on a national…

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Catalan leader accuses Madrid of 'worst attack since Franco'

Reuters / World

Catalonia’s leaders said on Saturday they would not accept direct rule imposed on the region by the Spanish government. Pascale Davies reports.

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Russia accuses U.S.-led coalition of 'barbaric' bombing of Syria's Raqqa

Reuters / UK

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia accused the U.S.-led coalition in Syria on Sunday of wiping the city of Raqqa "off the face of the earth" with carpet bombing in the same way the United States and Britain had bombed Germany's Dresden in 1945.

Saturday, Oct 21

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Billionaire Babis scores big Czech election win, seeks partners to rule

Reuters / UK

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech billionaire Andrej Babis won a thumping victory in Saturday's election as voters shunned traditional parties and gave a mandate to the anti-establishment businessman pledging to fight political corruption while…

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Malta offers 1 million-euro reward to find journalist's killers

Reuters

VALLETTA (Reuters) - Malta's government said on Saturday it was offering a reward of 1 million euros ($1.2 million) for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for the death of prominent journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

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China official says of Rohingya crisis foreign interference doesn't work

Reuters / UK

BEIJING (Reuters) - Experience shows that foreign interference in crises does not work and China supports the Myanmar government's efforts to protect stability, a senior Chinese official said on Saturday, amid ongoing violence in Myanmar's…

Friday, Oct 20

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US STOCKS-Wall St hits record highs; tax plan hopes fuel optimism

Reuters / Finance

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks hit record closing highs on Friday and the S&P 500 posted a sixth week of gains after the U.S. Senate passed a budget resolution, lifting hopes that President Donald Trump's tax-cut plan may move forward.

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In Kirkuk, Kurds' joy turns to fear after Iraqi army takeover

Reuters / UK

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Turkmen and Arab shoppers stroll through an open-air food market in an ethnically mixed area of Kirkuk, haggling over the price of tomatoes and gossiping about their neighbours.

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Raqqa to be part of 'federal Syria', U.S.-backed militia says

Reuters / World

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Raqqa will be part of a decentralised federal Syria now the city has been freed from Islamic State, the U.S.-backed militias that captured it said on Friday, tying its political future to Kurdish-led autonomy plans for…

Lebanese court issues death sentence over 1982 Gemayel assassination

Reuters / UK / World

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's top court on Friday sentenced Habib Shartouni to death for the 1982 assassination of president-elect Bashir Gemayel, an event that was a turning point in Lebanon's 15-year civil war.

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Netanyahu lobbies world powers to stem Iraqi Kurd setbacks

Reuters / UK / World

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is lobbying world powers to prevent further setbacks to Iraqi Kurds as they lose ground to Baghdad's army, Israeli officials say.

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New Zealand PM-elect Ardern focuses on final touches in coalition deal, New Zealand dollar sinks

Reuters / UK

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern said she would spend Friday ironing out issues and ministerial posts with coalition partner New Zealand First, a day after becoming the Pacific nation's youngest leader…

Thursday, Oct 19

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Spain to suspend Catalonia's autonomy in response to independence threat

Reuters / World

MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spain's central government said on Thursday it would suspend Catalonia's autonomy and impose direct rule after the region's leader threatened to go ahead with a formal declaration of independence if Madrid…

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Washington 'trying to squeeze Russian gas out of Europe': Putin

Reuters / World

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Thursday of trying to squeeze Russia out of European energy markets, saying the latest round of U.S. sanctions was designed to force Europe to buy U.S.…

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With tears and song, China welcomes Xi as great, wise leader

Reuters / World

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese officials on Thursday heaped praise on President Xi Jinping's political ideology, unveiled a day earlier at a key Communist Party Congress, a sign that it could be enshrined in the party's constitution and…

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British stocks fall as profit warnings bruise IWG, Interserve

Reuters / UK / World

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's main share index .FTSE fell 0.3 percent on Thursday as a weak third-quarter update from Unilever weighed, while mid- and small-cap trading was marred by profit warnings from IWG and Interserve which slashed…

Turkey's Erdogan calls on mayors to resign, Hurriyet newspaper says

Reuters

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has called on mayors of three major cities to resign, including the high-profile mayor of the capital, Ankara, the Hurriyet newspaper reported on Thursday, in a push to revitalise his…

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Fire destroys landmark hotel in Myanmar's largest city, kills one

Reuters / UK / World

YANGON (Reuters) - One person was killed on Thursday in a massive fire that destroyed one of Yangon's best-known hotels, sending dark smoke billowing over the centre of Myanmar's largest city and triggering an hours-long battle to put out…

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U.S. wants stronger India economic, defense ties given China's rise - Tillerson

Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said before a visit to India next week that the Trump administration wanted to "dramatically deepen" cooperation with New Delhi, seeing it as a key partner in the face of…

Wednesday, Oct 18

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GRAPHIC-Stocks to watch as NAFTA's future remains in doubt

Reuters / UK / Markets

By Rodrigo Campos and Lewis Krauskopf; NEW YORK, Oct 18 (Reuters) - The future of the North

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Merkel sends positive signal to May on Brexit talks

Reuters / UK / World

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel offered one of her most positive assessments of Brexit talks in months on Thursday, saying she believed negotiations between the EU and Britain were moving forward and dismissing the…

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Kenyan election official flees before vote

Reuters / UK / World

A top Kenyan election official has fled the country citing political intimidation ahead of a presidential re-run in October. Jacob Greaves reports.

British PM May says UK is preparing for all Brexit scenarios

Reuters / UK / World

British Prime Minister Theresa May said it would be "irresponsible" to not prepare for all Brexit scenarios as she took questions in parliament. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Tuesday, Oct 17

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Maltese journalist's son says she was murdered for exposing corruption

Reuters / UK / World

VALLETTA (Reuters) - The son of Malta's best-known investigative journalist said on Tuesday his mother had been killed by a car bomb because of her work exposing political corruption, as hundreds of people demonstrated to demand justice…