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10/23/2017 -  Japan's Abe to push pacifist constitution reform after strong election win - 04:50 AM

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

10/23/2017 -  Trump's tougher stance could backfire by boosting Iran's Guards - 04:37 AM

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.

10/23/2017 -  Bangladesh says Rohingya arrivals 'untenable' as thousands arrive daily - 04:53 AM

GENEVA (Reuters) - Nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees have fled violence in Myanmar, an "untenable situation" for neighbor Bangladesh, the country's U.N. envoy said on Monday, calling on Myanmar to let them return.

10/23/2017 -  Catalonia warns of civil disobedience as Madrid readies direct rule - 04:46 AM

MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia said on Monday it was confident all officials including police would defy attempts by Madrid to enforce direct rule on the region, in an escalating dispute that has raised fears of unrest among Spain's European allies.

10/23/2017 -  Go home, Tillerson tells Iranian-backed militias in Iraq - 04:54 AM

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 of Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

10/23/2017 -  Exclusive: EU dismisses smoke regulation, looks into tougher fire safety tests - 05:20 AM

BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - There is no need for Europe-wide rules on toxic smoke from building materials, according to a report expected to be signed off by the EU executive over the coming weeks, disappointing campaigners who say regulation is urgently needed following London's deadly Grenfell Tower fire.

10/23/2017 -  Despite apology, Indonesia asks why U.S. blocked military chief's travel - 04:16 AM

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.

10/23/2017 -  Japan's Abe vows to put education spending before budget balance - 04:50 AM

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's prime minister has vowed to make education and childcare a priority over ambitious fiscal reforms after winning a new mandate from voters on Sunday, as a rapidly-ageing population threatens to undermine his efforts to reflate the economy.

10/23/2017 -  Southeast Asian ministers urge North Korea to rein in weapons programs - 04:33 AM

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Philippines (Reuters) - Southeast Asian defense ministers on Monday expressed "grave concern" over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs and urged the reclusive country to meet its international obligations and resume communications.

10/23/2017 -  Germany approves sale of three Thyssenkrupp submarines to Israel - 05:17 AM

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government has approved the sale of three Thyssenkrupp submarines to Israel and will provide financial support for the purchase, government spokesman Steffen Seibert told a regular news conference on Monday.


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