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Iraqi PM presses case for Baghdad to receive Kurdistan oil revenue

Reuters | Saturday September 30, 2017

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday pressed the case for the central government in Baghdad to receive the income from Kurdistan's oilfields, saying the money would be used to pay Kurdish civil servants.

Hurricane stresses Puerto Rico’s already weak health system

The Washington Post | Saturday September 30, 2017

Martin Lopez was shot in the hand last Saturday by two thieves who made off with his precious cans of gas in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. He was rushed to Centro Medico, a trauma center in the Puerto Rican capital where in ordinary times he would be quickly treated by surgeons and sent on his way.

Catalonia independence vote: What you need to know

The Washington Post | Saturday September 30, 2017

The independence movement will go to the polls Sunday.

U.S. directly communicating with North Korea, seeks dialogue

Reuters | Saturday September 30, 2017

BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States said on Saturday it was directly communicating with North Korea, seeking to start a dialogue with Pyongyang as its advancing nuclear and missile programs stoke fears of an armed confrontation.

Tens of thousands march for abortion rights in Ireland

Reuters | Saturday September 30, 2017

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people marched in Dublin on Saturday to demand the loosening of some of the strictest abortion laws in the world ahead of a 2018 referendum on the issue.

Rights groups urge Egypt to halt crackdown on homosexuals

The Washington Post | Saturday September 30, 2017

Two international rights groups are calling on Egyptian authorities to halt their crackdown on people suspected of homosexuality following the waving of the LGBT rainbow flag at a recent concert in Cairo.

Catalonia independence vote: What you need to know

The Washington Post | Saturday September 30, 2017

The independence movement will go to the polls Sunday.

Catalonia Attempts to Vote for Independence, Defying Spain

The New York Times | Saturday September 30, 2017

Catalans turned out by the thousands or slept overnight in polling stations to vote in a referendum that Madrid considers illegal. Here are images from the standoff.

Protesters clash with police at Turin's G7 labor meeting

Reuters | Saturday September 30, 2017

MILAN (Reuters) - Anti-globalisation protesters clashed with police in the Italian city of Turin on Saturday in an attempt to reach the venue of a Group of Seven (G7) meeting on labor and employment.

Kyrgyzstan accuses opposition MP of planning riots, coup

Reuters | Saturday September 30, 2017

BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan's state security service said on Saturday it had detained an opposition lawmaker just two weeks before presidential elections, and accused him of planning riots and a violent coup.

Catalonia independence vote IT systems 'shut down'

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Austria’s ‘Burqa ban’ law signals rightward political turn

The Washington Post | Saturday September 30, 2017

A law prohibiting any kind of full face covering — known popularly as the “Burqa ban” — takes effect Sunday in Austria, and strong support for it portends political upheaval in the country’s Oct. 15 national election.

Spain, Catalonia head for showdown over independence vote

The Washington Post | Saturday September 30, 2017

Montserrat Aguilera wasn’t intending to vote for the Catalonia region to secede from the rest of Spain.

Turkish police detain 2 for Syrian activists’ slayings

The Washington Post | Saturday September 30, 2017

Turkish police have detained two suspects in connection with the slayings of a prominent Syrian activist and her U.S.-born daughter, the country’s official news agency said Saturday.