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Trump 'made me cry': widow of slain US soldier

Washington - President Donald Trump struggled to remember the name of the US soldier killed in an ambush in Niger when he called the man's widow for condolences, the woman told ABC on Monday.

Ukrainian anti-corruption detectives raid top mayor's home

Kiev - Ukrainian anti-corruption investigators on Monday raided the home and office of a powerful mayor at the centre of a politically charged embezzlement probe.

UN demands release of detained DR Congo opposition

Kinshasa - The UN's envoy for DR Congo on Monday called on the Congolese authorities to release opposition members arrested in the southeastern city of Lubumbashi Sunday for allegedly insulting President Joseph Kabila.

Russian radio presenter stabbed, assailant held: editor

Moscow - An unknown assailant on Monday forced his way into the office of a Russian radio station that is critical of the Kremlin and stabbed a presenter in the neck before he was detained, the chief editor told AFP.

Regions prepare Rome challenge after autonomy victory vote

Rome - Two of Italy's wealthiest regions were drawing up plans Monday to claw back power and money from Rome after a victory for autonomy campaigners that could deepen divisions in Europe.

McCain takes swipe at Trump military service record

Washington - Senator John McCain has taken a barely-veiled jab at President Donald Trump's avoidance of military service, sharply escalating their war of words.

Malaysia asks Interpol to trace financier in 1MDB scandal

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia has asked Interpol to help track down a financier at the centre of a massive financial scandal that has embroiled the country's leader, it was announced Monday.

Japan's Abe wins votes but not hearts: analysts

Toukyo - Shinzo Abe has seized a "super-majority" in Japan's parliament but failed to win the hearts and minds of voters suspicious of his nationalist instincts and unenthused by his drive to change the country's pacifist constitution.

In Communist China, it's a man's world at the top

Beijing - When Xi Jinping warned against "pleasure seeking" in a stern message to the Communist Party congress last week, the audience included few women and some notable absentees -- officials ousted by graft scandals involving illicit affairs.

Catalan separatists vow disobedience as Spain standoff mounts

Barcelona - Catalan separatists Monday threatened "mass civil disobedience" against the Spanish government if it fulfils its vow to depose the region's secessionist leader to stifle his drive for independence.

Brazil's teflon president to survive latest threat: analysts

Bras - He may be Brazil's most unpopular president in decades and charged with serious crimes, but Michel Temer, the ultimate teflon leader, is expected to breeze through a congressional vote on whether he should stand trial.

Abe aims at N. Korea after storming to 'super-majority' vote win

Toukyo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Monday to work with the US, China and Russia to contain North Korea's nuclear threat with "strong, resolute diplomacy", as he "humbly" accepted his landslide victory in a snap election.

Italy regions back 'big bang' autonomy

Milan - Two of Italy's wealthiest northern regions on Sunday voted overwhelmingly in favour of greater autonomy in the latest example of the powerful centrifugal forces reshaping European politics.

Slovenian President Pahor wins election but heads for run-off

Ljubljana - Slovenian President Borut Pahor won Sunday's first round of presidential elections but is heading for a run-off on November 12, partial results showed.

Trump tells Paris, Berlin to 'keep making money' via trade with Tehran

Washington - US President Donald Trump said in an interview aired Sunday he does not object to France and Germany continuing trade with Iran, despite his refusal to certify the Iran nuclear deal.

Trump says US 'totally prepared' for potential NKorea threat

Washington - The United States is "totally prepared" to respond to threats from Pyongyang, US President Donald Trump said in an interview aired Sunday, while also emphasizing his "exceptional relationship" with China's leader.

President to tap 'Czech Trump' for PM after vote win

Prague - Czech President Milos Zeman said Sunday he would ask billionaire Andrej Babis to form the next government, a day after his populist ANO movement cruised to victory in the general election.

Iraq's Abadi: 'hero' who tackled mission impossible

Baghdad - When Haider al-Abadi was tasked with forming a new Iraqi government in August 2014, just weeks after a lightning offensive by the Islamic State group, many believed he would fail.

Former US president Carter says would travel to Pyongyang: report

Washington - Former US president Jimmy Carter says he has offered to go to North Korea on behalf of the White House to try to allay rising tensions, but has not been asked, the New York Times reported Sunday.

Key events since Catalonia's independence vote

Madrid - As Catalonia's independence crisis deepens, here are the key events that have rocked the region since this month's referendum on splitting from Spain.

WHO chief rescinds Mugabe ambassador role after outcry

Geneva - The head of the World Health Organization on Sunday reversed his decision to name Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador following widespread uproar against the appointment.

Thousands march in Berlin against far-right AfD

Berlin - Thousands of demonstrators marched Sunday in Berlin, in protest against the far-right Alternative for Germany's debut in parliament next week.

Italy regions vote on autonomy bid

Milan - Voters in the northern Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto were voting Sunday in referendums on autonomy, against the backdrop of Catalonia's push for independence from Spain.

Catalan separatists weigh options ahead of crucial week

Barcelona - Catalonia's separatists weighed their options Sunday ahead of a week that will see Spain take the drastic step of sacking the region's government as well as calling fresh elections to try and stop the country breaking up.

EU parliament chief 'fears' spread of small nations as Italy regions vote

Rome - European Parliament chief Antonio Tajani said Europe should "fear" the spread of small nations as Spain struggled Sunday with the Catalonia crisis and the Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto voted in referendums on greater autonomy.

Georgia elects ex-football star Kaladze mayor of capital

Tbili - Georgia announced Sunday that former AC Milan football star Kakha Kaladze had been elected mayor of its capital Tbilisi.The country's election administration said on its website that Kaladze won 51 percent of the vote in Saturday's municipal election.

Freed Russia opposition leader Navalny back on campaign trail

Moscow - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny walked free on Sunday after a 20-day jail term for organising protests against President Vladimir Putin.

'Merkel understood nothing': AfD's fury in east Germany

Cottbus - Chancellor Angela Merkel hails from Germany's ex-communist East, yet it is here where the anger against her runs deepest and the far-right protest party AfD has celebrated its strongest gains.

Italy regions vote on autonomy bid

Milan - Voters in the northern Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto vote Sunday in autonomy referendums attracting additional interest against the backdrop of Catalonia's push for independence from Spain.

Xi's eyes and ears in Beijing: Red-armband army of 'volunteers'

Bejing - While Chinese President Xi Jinping and his cohorts chart the nation's future at their leadership conclave in Beijing, his citizen army of red-armbanded foot soldiers are keeping an eye out for trouble outside.
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