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Japan voters to deliver verdict on PM Abe's nearly five-year rule

Sunday  05:20,   22 october 2017
Reuters

<p>Japanese voters deliver their verdict on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's nearly five years in power in an election on Sunday that will determine if he has the clout to push ahead with his cherished goal of revising the post-war, pacifist[...]

Carter volunteers to help solve tensions with North Korea

Sunday  05:20,   22 october 2017
The Hill

Former President Jimmy Carter says he is open to working with President Trump to solve the growing tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. In an interview with The New York Times' Maureen Dowd, Carter said he would go to the country to work[...]

Malta offers 1-million euro reward over journalist's murder

Sunday  04:10,   22 october 2017
AFP

Malta's government offered a one-million euro ($1.2 million) reward Saturday for information to help solve the brutal murder of journalist and anti-corruption campaigner Daphne Caruana Galizia. Announcing the move, the government also promised[...]

This American spymaster from the Korean War was nearly forgotten

Sunday  02:45,   22 october 2017
PRI

<p>The shelling started on Sunday morning, before sunrise. It was June 25, 1950. A couple of hours later, dozens of Soviet-made, state-of-the-art battle tanks from the Korean People’s Army — along with about 90,000 troops — began moving across[...]

Radioactive wild boars in Sweden are eating nuclear mushrooms

Sunday  02:35,   22 october 2017
Quartz

Radioactive wild boars currently roaming central and northern Sweden are proof positive that nuclear disasters have long-term environmental impacts, both near and far from where…In 1986, a nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine exploded,[...]

Brutal Killing of Journalist Exposes ‘Something Darker’ in Malta

Sunday  02:35,   22 october 2017
The New York Times

Daphne Caruana Galizia enraged dozens of powerful people with investigations that exposed corruption. Virtually nobody expects her killing to be solved.VALLETTA, Malta — The blast from the bomb planted in the rented Peugeot of Malta’s best-known[...]

Mugabe WHO appointment 'contradicts UN ideals': U.S.

Sunday  00:51,   22 october 2017
AFP

The United States on Saturday sharply criticized the appointment of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a World Health Organization goodwill ambassador, saying it "contradicts United Nations ideals.""The United States government has[...]

Last post: Titanic victim's letter sells for record $166,000

Sunday  00:35,   22 october 2017
Reuters

A personal letter found on the body of a man killed in the sinking of the Titanic sold at auction on Saturday for 126,000 pounds ($166,000), a record price for correspondence from the doomed liner. The letter is one of the last known to have[...]

'Time to declare independence': 450,000 protest in Barcelona

Saturday  21:55,   21 october 2017
AFP

Led by Catalonia's separatist president Carles Puigdemont, hundreds of thousands of independence supporters protested in Barcelona on Saturday, shouting "freedom" and "independence" after Madrid announced drastic measures to[...]

Populist billionaire's party wins big in Czech Republic

Saturday  21:06,   21 october 2017
Associated Press

The centrist ANO movement led by populist billionaire Andrej Babis decisively won the Czech Republic's parliamentary election Saturday in a vote that shifted the country to the right and paved the way for the euroskeptic to lead the country. [...]

Coin-tossing elderly Chinese woman causes flight chaos

Saturday  21:06,   21 october 2017
AFP

She was flying Lucky Air, but that wasn't enough for an elderly Chinese woman who tossed coins at the jet's engine to wish for a safe flight, prompting authorities to detain her and ground the flight. The incident occurred on Wednesday at[...]

54 Egyptian police killed in ambush, say officials

Saturday  21:01,   21 october 2017
Associated Press

At least 54 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, were killed when a raid on a militant hideout southwest of Cairo was ambushed, officials said Saturday. The ensuing firefight was one of the deadliest for Egyptian security forces in[...]

Philippines leader Duterte says he is willing to shoot criminals himself

Saturday  20:51,   21 october 2017
FOX News

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he would be willing to shoot criminals himself after sidelining the police 10 days ago in his controversial deadly war on drugs.Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he would be willing to shoot[...]

Malta offers $1.18 million to discover who killed reporter

Saturday  20:51,   21 october 2017
Associated Press

Malta's government on Saturday offered an "unprecedented" 1 million euro ($1.18 million) reward and full protection for anyone with information on who killed an investigative reporter with a car bomb. The government statement called[...]

Tillerson lands in Riyadh at start of Gulf, South Asia tour

Saturday  20:51,   21 october 2017
Reuters

<p>U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Riyadh on Saturday to attend a landmark meeting between officials from Saudi Arabia and Iraq aimed at improving relations between the two countries and countering Iran’s growing regional[...]