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European Press – Creative Commons

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CAIRO – 30 October 2017: Egypt Today briefs top European newspapers on Tuesday for political, social issues, and others related to accidents.

Kurdish parties opposed to Barzani report attacks on offices overnight

Iraqi Kurdish political parties opposed to regional leader Masoud Barzani reported attacks on their offices in several cities overnight, hours after Barzani announced his resignation, brought low by a failed push for independence.

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The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) building is seen after it was burnt overnight, in the town of Zakho, Iraq October 30, 2017. REUTERS/Ari Jalal


U.S. captures suspected Benghazi attack militant

U.S. forces have captured a militant who is believed to have played a role in a 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, U.S. officials said on Monday.

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U.S. captures suspected Benghazi attack militant – Press Photo


Iran fulfilling nuclear deal commitments: IAEA chief

Iran is fulfilling its commitments under the nuclear deal with world powers and U.N. inspectors are facing no problems in their verification efforts, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director-general said on Monday.

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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano listens during an interview with Reuters at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna, Austria September 26, 2017. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger


Storm kills at least six in Europe, freighter runs aground

Strong winds battered northern and central Europe on Sunday, killing at least six people in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic, with authorities watching for oil leaks from a huge freighter that ran aground in the North Sea.

Four victims in Poland and the Czech Republic were killed by falling trees. The storm also knocked out power to thousands of Czechs and Poles, and rail traffic in large parts of northern Germany remained suspended after heavy damage from fallen trees.

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People hold umbrellas in heavy rain and strong wind in Prague, Czech Republic October 29, 2017. REUTERS/David W Cerny


Catalonia parliament cancels meeting after Spain takes control: source

Catalonia’s parliament has canceled a meeting on Tuesday following the Spanish government’s takeover of the region, a parliamentary source said on Monday, confirming the regional legislative had accepted Madrid’s order for it to dissolve.

On Friday, Spain fired the Catalonian regional government and dismissed the Catalan parliament after political leaders defied Madrid and made a unilateral declaration of independence.

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The Spanish flag flies in central Madrid after Catalonia's regional parliament declared independence from Spain in Madrid, Spain, October 27, 2017.


Kenyan President Kenyatta wins 98 percent of vote in repeat election

Kenya’s incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta won 98 percent of the vote in a repeated election in which an opposition boycott helped lower turnout to 39 percent, the electoral commission said on Monday.

The announcement touched off small protests in a few opposition strongholds but also celebrations in pro-Kenyatta areas. Veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga said the Oct. 26 election was a farce. Civil society groups also cited problems with the vote.

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Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta (L) reacts after he was announced winner of the repeat presidential election at the IEBC National Tallying centre at the Bomas of Kenya, in Nairobi, Kenya October 30, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

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