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People stand by a giant poster about Sunday's referendum on whether to demand greater autonomy, in Milan, Italy, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. It is greater autonomy, not independence, that two of Italy’s wealthiest regions are seeking in a pair of referendums Sunday, yet Catalonia’s secessionist ambitions loom over the debate. The president of Lombardy, Roberto Maroni and Veneto, Luca Zaia, are campaigning on the economic benefits of loosening Rome’s grip. But identity politics also is playing a role, particularly in Veneto, where a political fringe has never given up on the secession course long abandoned by the governing Northern League. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Italy's 2 richest regions seek more autonomy from RomeVoters in the wealthy northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto head to the polls to decide if they want to seek greater autonomy from Rome
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this in Tokyo, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, photo, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike, leader of the Party of Hope, delivers a speech during an election campaign for the Oct. 22 lower house election. Koike, her hand forced by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision, hastily launched the new party to contest the election. Her Party of Hope briefly stole the limelight from Abe, attracting a slew of defectors from the Democrats. Media polls indicate Abe’s ruling coalition will handily win the general election, possibly even retaining its two-thirds majority in the more powerful lower house of parliament. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Japan votes for lower house; Abe's party seen headed for winJapanese are voting in a general election that will most likely hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition a majority in parliament.
The Associated Press4 hours ago
A voter casts her ballot in a general election at a polling station in Tokyo Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. Voting has kicked off for Japan’s general election on Sunday that would most likely hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition a win, possibly retaining two-thirds in the parliament. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japan votes for lower house; Abe's party seen headed for winJapanese are voting in a general election that will most likely hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition a majority in parliament.
The Associated Press6 hours ago
A voter casts her ballot in a general election at a polling station in Tokyo Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. Voting has kicked off for Japan’s general election on Sunday that would most likely hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition a win, possibly retaining two-thirds in the parliament. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japan election: How deep is support for Prime Minister Abe?What to look for in Japan's election: Measuring depth of support for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
The Associated Press7 hours ago
A man picks out an independence badge on sale from a stall before a march to protest against the National Court's decision to imprison civil society leaders, in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. The Spanish government moved decisively Saturday to use a previously untapped constitutional power so it can take control of Catalonia and derail the independence movement led by separatist politicians in the prosperous industrial region. AP Photo/Santi Palacios)
Spanish PM aims to take over Catalan govt; residents aghastThe Spanish government wants to sack Catalonia's separatist leaders and call fresh elections with previously untapped constitutional powers to take control of the prosperous industrial region
The Associated Press10 hours ago
A Catalonia independence flag waves as thousands protesters take part at a rally against the National Court's decision to imprison civil society leaders, in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. The Spanish government moved decisively Saturday to use a previously untapped constitutional power so it can take control of Catalonia and derail the independence movement led by separatist politicians in the prosperous industrial region.(AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
The Latest: Catalan leader urges strong response to SpainCatalonia's separatist leader wants the regional parliament to vote on how to respond to what he called the Spanish government's "attempt to wipe out" Catalonia's autonomy
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Czech billionaire and leader of ANO 2011 political movement Andrej Babis addresses the media in Prague, Czech Republic, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. Almost complete results from the Czech Republic's parliamentary election are showing that the centrist ANO (YES) movement led by populist billionaire Andrej Babis has won big. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Populist billionaire's party wins big in Czech RepublicPopulist billionaire Andrej Babis' centrist ANO movement has won the Czech Republic's parliamentary election
The Associated Press12 hours ago
The Latest: Canada PM 1st thought Mugabe post was 'bad joke'The Latest: Canada PM says he thought Mugabe's 'goodwill' post was 'bad April Fool's joke'
The Associated Press12 hours ago
FILE - In this Thursday, March 2, 2017 file photo, U.S singer Solange Knowles, left, and french actress Isabelle Huppert, right, look on prior to the show for Chloe's Fall-Winter 2017-2018 ready to wear fashion collection presented in Paris. Britain’s Evening Standard newspaper has apologized to Solange Knowles for digitally altering an image of the singer on the cover of its magazine. Knowles, who had released a song called “Don’t Touch My Hair,” complained on Instagram that a braided crown on her head had been digitally removed from the cover photo.  (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
UK paper sorry for airbrushing out Solange Knowles's braidsBritain's Evening Standard newspaper has apologized to Solange Knowles for digitally altering an image of the singer on the cover of its magazine
The Associated Press13 hours ago
FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, during his meeting with South African President Jacob Zuma, at the Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria, South Africa.  Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has long faced United States sanctions over his government's human rights abuses, but the World Health Organization new director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus is making the longtime African leader a "goodwill ambassador" Friday Oct. 20, 2017.(AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
WHO chief now 'rethinking' Mugabe 'goodwill ambassador' postWHO chief now 'rethinking' Mugabe's 'goodwill ambassador' post after shock, condemnation
The Associated Press14 hours ago
A policeman prays during the funeral service of his colleague police captain Ahmed Fayez, who was killed in a gun battle in al-Wahat al-Bahriya area in Giza province, about 135 kilometers (84 miles) southwest of Cairo, during his funeral at Al-Hosary mosque, in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. At least 54 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, were killed when a raid on a militant hideout southwest of Cairo escalated into an all-out firefight, authorities said Saturday, in one of the single deadliest attacks by militants against Egyptian security forces in recent years. (AP Photo/Alaa Elkassas)
54 Egyptian police killed in ambush, say officialsEgyptian security officials say at least 54 policemen, including 20 officers, have been killed in a shootout during a raid on a militant hideout near Cairo
The Associated Press14 hours ago
FBI inspector Kieron Ramsey, left, looks at Malta Police commissioner Lawrence Cutajar, during a press conference on the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizias, at police headquarters of Floriana, Malta, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. Caruana Galizia, a harsh critic of Maltese Premier Joseph Muscat, and who reported extensively on corruption on Malta, was killed by a car bomb on Monday. (AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud)
Malta offers $1.18 million to discover who killed reporterMalta's government is offering a 1 million euro ($1.18 million) reward and full protection for information on who killed a reporter with a car bomb
The Associated Press15 hours ago
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