WORLD NEWS AS REPORTED

Twenty sleeper terrorist cells eliminated in North Caucasus in 2017

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:13
More than 120 members of the terrorists cells have been exposed

Turkish PM says visa dispute with U.S. must be fixed immediately

REUTERS - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:10
ANKARA (Reuters) - The U.S. suspension of visa services in Turkey punishes ordinary citizens and the problem must be resolved immediately, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Tuesday.

The Central African Republic could be on the brink of a bloodbath

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:08
The U.N. and groups worry the obscure conflict could flare into war and even genocide.

Russian warplane crashes during takeoff in Syria, killing 2

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:08
Russia’s Ministry of Defense says an SU24 fighter jet has crashed while taking off from a base in Syria, killing the two crewmembers.

Controversial Greek gender identity bill in parliament vote

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:08
Greek lawmakers are to vote on a bill allowing people to change the gender listed on their identity cards and other official documents at will — a move hailed by the transgender community as a significant step forward, but that carries political risk for the coalition government.

Liberia votes to replace Africa’s 1st female leader

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:08
Liberians have gathered in masses to elect a new president and legislature, an election that for the first time in more than 70 years will see one democratically elected government hand power to another.

Thai military leader promises elections in late 2018

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:08
More than three years after seizing power in a coup, the head of Thailand’s military government is promising elections in November next year.

France’s public workers strike affects schools, hospitals

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:08
A strike by French public sector workers is affecting schools, hospitals and public services and causing disruptions in domestic air traffic.

North Korea 'hackers steal US-South Korea war plans'

BBC - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:03
North Korea allegedly stole secret documents last year, including a plan to kill its leader.

EU's center-right FinMins back Spain in Catalan crisis: Spain

REUTERS - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:02
LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Europe's center-right finance ministers support Spain's central government in dismissing a contested independence referendum in the country's Catalonia region, Spain's finance minister said.

Tunisian navy rescues 100 migrants, hours after eight drown

REUTERS - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:58
TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia's navy rescued almost 100 migrants from a sinking boat off its southeast coast late on Monday, authorities said, hours after eight people being smuggled to Europe drowned in the same stretch of water.

'Beer and an airline'

BBC - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:55
Recognition and powerful friends are just two of the requirements to become an independent state.

Russia may pass bills on protection from meddling in domestic affairs in spring

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:55
The bills were prepared by a temporary commission of the Federation Council on protecting state sovereignty

Kenya's woman matatu designer

BBC - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:52
Pimped-up minivans are all over Nairobi, but Tsarah Arts says she's the only woman designing them.

Polls open for Liberians in a key vote for the nation’s democracy as Africa’s first female president steps aside.

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:52
Polls open for Liberians in a key vote for the nation’s democracy as Africa’s first female president steps aside.

Ukraine’s judicial reform may help thousands of felons get away with murder

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:47
According to the amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code, the law enforcement agencies will have to close 19,721 murder cases

UK leader challenge: ‘explain or change’ race disparity

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:36
Prime Minister Theresa May is challenging Britain to “explain or change” racial disparity throughout society, as the government prepares to publish data on how different ethnic groups are treated.

The Latest: Chemist says Kim’s blazer was sent to N. Korea

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:36
The Latest on the trial in Malaysia of two women accused of killing North Korean ruler’s half brother (all times local):

Las Vegas shooting: Paddock 'shot guard before attack'

BBC - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:29
Police previously said that Stephen Paddock was interrupted as he carried out the attack.

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