Slovenian President Pahor wins his second mandate-exit polls
LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Slovenian President Borut Pahor won his second five-year mandate in an election held on Sunday, an exit poll by the national TV Slovenia showed.
Iraqi Kurdish opposition party Gorran calls on Barzani to step down
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gorran, a main opposition party to Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani, called on Sunday for his resignation, and for a "national salvation government" to be formed to deal with crisis pitting the Kurds and the central Iraqi authorities.
Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage
GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization said on Sunday, following outrage among Western donors and rights groups at his appointment.
Abe to push reform of Japan's pacifist constitution after election win
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc was headed for a big win in Sunday's election, bolstering his chance of becoming the nation's longest-serving premier and re-energizing his push to revise the pacifist constitution.
Czech election websites hacked, vote unaffected -Statistics Office
PRAGUE, Oct 22 (Reuters) - The websites used for presentation of the Czech Republic's election results were hacked on Saturday afternoon, the Czech Statistical Office (CSU) said on Sunday, adding that the vote count was not affected.
Now talk nice: EU script to help May settle Brexit bill
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - 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.
UPDATE 2-Macri coalition may win Argentina's "Big Five" districts in Sunday mid-term
BUENOS AIRES, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Argentines voted on Sunday in an election that could allow business-friendly President Mauricio Macri to sweep the country's "Big Five" voting districts, neutering the opposition and advancing his chances of being re-elected in 2019.
Spain urges Catalonia secessionists to obey Madrid
BARCELONA (Reuters) - The Spanish government on Sunday urged Catalans to accept direct control from Madrid and ignore instructions from the restive region's secessionist leadership once it has been removed from power.
Czech tycoon Babis to be named prime minister but may struggle to find partners
PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech President Milos Zeman said on Sunday he would 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.
U.S. senators seek answers on U.S. presence in Niger after ambush
WASHINGTON, Oct 22 (Reuters) - U.S. senators said on Sunday 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.
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