European press – Creative Commons
European press – Creative Commons

Egypt Today’s morning international news

Tue, Oct. 24, 2017
CAIRO - 24 October 2017: Egypt Today briefs top European newspapers on Tuesday for political issues and others related to accidents.

Deadly air strike hits Syrian government-held Deir al-Zor: state TV, monitor

An air raid in the government-held Qusur district of Deir al-Zor city in eastern Syria killed more than a dozen people, Syrian state television and a war monitor said on Monday.

State television said jets from a U.S.-led international coalition battling Islamic State carried out the air strike and that it killed 14 civilians and wounded 32 others.

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Deadly air strike hits Syrian government-held Deir al-Zor


U.N. condemns arrests of Congo opposition members

The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo on Monday condemned the arrest of about 30 opposition members amid a crackdown on dissent by President Joseph Kabila’s government.

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Congo President Joseph Kabila signs the Paris Agreement on climate change at United Nations Headquarters



Catalonia warns of civil disobedience as Madrid readies direct rule

Catalonia said on Monday it was confident all officials including police would defy attempts by Madrid to enforce direct rule on the region in a dispute that is raising fears of unrest among Spain’s European allies.

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The chamber of the Catalan Parliament is seen in Barcelona, Spain October 23, 2017. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado. “


Facebook tests splitting its News Feed into two

Facebook Inc said on Monday it was testing the idea of dividing its News Feed in two, separating commercial posts from personal news in a move that could lead some businesses to increase advertising.

The test, which is occurring in six smaller countries, now offers two user feeds, according to a statement from the company: one feed focused on friends and family and a second dedicated to the pages that the customer has liked.

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FILE PHOTO: Facebook logo is seen at a start-up companies gathering at Paris' Station F in Paris, France on January 17, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo


U.S. companies act on climate despite Trump

U.S. companies are still among the most ambitious in setting targets to combat global warming despite President Donald Trump’s plans to quit the 195-nation Paris climate agreement, a 2017 survey showed on Tuesday.

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Protesters carry signs during the Peoples Climate March at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 29, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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