European press - CC
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Egypt Today's morning international news

Mon, Oct. 23, 2017
CAIRO – 23 October 2017: World news varied Monday between political and social issues; in addition to others related to accidents, and natural disasters. The top two news stories today include Japan’s upcoming legislative elections and Tillerson's visit to Saudi Arabia to seek a solution to the Gulf crisis and his demand from Iranians advisers to go out from Iraq.

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

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Photographers watch a TV report about exit poll results after Japan's lower house election at the LDP headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, October 22, 2017. EUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc is headed for a big win in Sunday's election, bolstering his chance of becoming the nation's longest-serving premier and re-energising his push to revise the pacifist constitution.


Go home, Tillerson tells Iranian-backed militias in Iraq

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Saudi King Salman speak before their meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 22, 2017. REUTERS/Alex Brandon/Pool


U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says it is 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.

Spain urges Catalonia secessionists to obey Madrid

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People wave separatisy Catalan flags and placards during a demonstration organised by Catalan pro-independence movements ANC (Catalan National Assembly) and Omnium Cutural, following the imprisonment of their two leaders Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart, in Barcelona, Spain, October 21, 2017. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado


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 decisive week.

Top U.S. Senate Republican, White House, aim for tax bill by year-end

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to reporters following a policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. October 17, 2017.


The top U.S. Senate Republican and the White House budget director say they hope for action on a Republican tax reform package by the end of the year, while keeping their options open on how to pay for sweeping tax cuts.

U.S. senators seek answers on U.S. presence in Niger after ambush

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Senator John McCain (R-AZ) speaks to reporters as he arrives for a vote on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 18, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts


U.S. senators say the White House has not been forthcoming with details about the military's presence in Niger after the deaths of four soldiers there earlier this month and they want more answers on U.S. operations in the west African country.

Putin critic Navalny, freed from jail, resumes presidential campaign

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny attends an appeal against his jail for repeatedly violating laws governing the organisation of public meetings and rallies, at Moscow city court in Moscow, Russia October 6, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov


Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny holds a political rally, hours after being released from jail and pledges to continue his presidential campaign despite the authorities saying he is ineligible to stand.

Slovenian President Pahor fails to win majority, faces runoff

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Presidential candidates Borut Pahor (R) and Marjan Sarec answer questions from the media after the first round of the presidential election in Ljubljana, Slovenia October 22, 2017. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic


Slovenian President Borut Pahor will face a second-round election on Nov. 12 after he falls short of a majority in Sunday's first round, as he tries to win a second five-year mandate.

Czech tycoon Babis to be named prime minister but may struggle to find partners

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REFILE - CORRECTING CAPTION INFORMATION The leader of ANO party Andrej Babis arrives for a news conference at the party's election headquarters after the country’s parliamentary elections in Prague, Czech Republic October 21, 2017. REUTERS/David W Cerny


Czech President Milos Zeman says he will name Andrej Babis prime minister, but the tycoon leader of the anti-establishment ANO party may struggle to find coalition partners despite his emphatic election win.

Now talk nice: EU script to help May settle Brexit bill

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and European Council President Donald Tusk pose before a bilateral meeting at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 20, 2017. REUTERS/Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Pool


Diplomatic theatrics at last week's Brussels summit revealed how European Union leaders will coax Theresa May over the next two months into parting with tens of billions of euros in return for a post-Brexit trade deal.
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