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  • Japan PM's woes may not end despite resignations of two ministers

    By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is facing increased pressure from a newly energized opposition over potential scandals within his cabinet even though he swiftly jettisoned two ministers this week in a bid to calm the storm. Three other cabinet members - Defense…

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  • Exclusive: Iran offers 'compromises' in nuclear talks, West unmoved

    By Parisa Hafezi and Louis Charbonneau ANKARA/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Iran is pushing what it portrays as a new compromise proposal in nuclear talks, but Western negotiators say it offers no viable concessions, underscoring how far apart the two sides are as they enter crunch time before a Nov. 24…

    Reuters
  • Juncker's EU team members get parliamentary approval

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The incoming EU executive led by Jean-Claude Juncker looks set to take office on schedule next month after lawmakers said committees in the European Parliament had endorsed a final two nominees on Tuesday. Violeta Bulc, a replacement candidate from Slovenia, was approved as…

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  • Does China's leader Xi Jinping wield total control? Party confab may offer clues

    As the Communist Party’s top leaders meet here for their annual four day conference, the official agenda has only one item on it: “ruling the country according to law.”

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 'Breaking Bad' crystal meth action figure: Good idea for Toys 'R' Us?

    What happens when a toy store dedicated to helping "kids and babies develop, learn, and be safe" starts selling hazmat-suited action figures who cook crystal meth?

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Ferguson, Mo. plans an alternate Halloween for trick-or-treaters

    Concerns over longstanding protests following the police shooting in Ferguson have prompted plans for an alternative to the Halloween tradition of trick-or-treating in the St. Louis suburb.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter: Why that's bad news for Hillary Clinton 2016

    With three simple words, Monica Lewinsky has broken her silence, re-entered public life, launched a campaign against cyber-bullying - and, quite possibly, thrown a major wrench in Hillary Clinton's purported plans to run for the presidency in 2016.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Iraq: Suicide attack kills at least 17 in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber set off his explosives-laden belt on Tuesday in a mosque in busy commercial area in central Baghdad, killing at least 17 people, Iraqi officials said, as the country remains without a new government following last month's national elections.

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  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

    Associated Press
  • HK leader: Room to discuss election committee

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's Beijing-backed leader says his government won't let the public nominate candidates to succeed him, as thousands of protesters demand, but there's room to discuss how to form a key committee that would pick candidates.

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  • Britain sends drones to fly surveillance missions over Syria

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Tuesday it was authorizing armed and unarmed drones to fly surveillance missions over Syria "very shortly" in order to gather intelligence on Islamic State (IS) militants. Britain announced the deployment after Turkey said on Monday it would allow Iraqi Kurdish…

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  • Top Asian News at 10:00 a.m. GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong officials and student leaders will hold talks Tuesday to try to end pro-democracy protests that have gripped the southern Chinese city for more than three weeks, though chances of success are slim given the vast differences between the two sides. The city's Beijing-backed…

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  • Court rejects Lufthansa bid to block strike

    BERLIN (AP) — A German court has rejected a bid by Lufthansa to force a union representing the company's pilots to call off a strike, the latest in a string of walkouts over retirement benefits.

    Associated Press18 mins ago
  • Steenkamp lawyer: 'Justice served' with five-year jail term for Pistorius

    PRETORIA (Reuters) - A five-year jail term for South African track star Oscar Pistorius was "the right sentence," Dup De Bruyn, the lawyer for the family of his slain girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp said on Tuesday, adding that "justice was served". (Reporting by Joe Brock; editing by David Dolan)

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  • Pistorius judge: non-custodial sentences proposed by defense witnesses 'not appropriate'

    PRETORIA (Reuters) - The non-custodial sentences proposed by defense witnesses in the Oscar Pistorius trial "would not be appropriate", Judge Thokozile Masipa said on Tuesday, as she read out her sentence for the South African track star. (Reporting by Joe Brock; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by…

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  • South Africa prosecutors undecided on Pistorius appeal

    PRETORIA (Reuters) - South Africa's state prosecuting authority has not yet decided whether to appeal against Oscar Pistorius' conviction for culpable homicide, spokesman Nathi Mncube said on Tuesday. Pistorius was sentenced to a five-year jail term for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp…

    Reuters21 mins ago
  • Judge begins reading of Pistorius sentencing in South African court

    PRETORIA (Reuters) - South African judge Thokozile Masipa began reading her sentencing for Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius in the Pretoria High Court on Tuesday, bringing the high-profile trial closer to conclusion. (Reporting by Joe Brock; writing by David Dolan; Editing by Pascal Fletcher)

    Reuters21 mins ago
  • 5 Questions That Will Not Get You Hired

    The wrong questions can tank even the best interview. Here are five questions you should never ask in a job interview.

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