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Monday, 16 October 2017
Africa
KENYA / ELECTIONS
++Running Story – for 14 – 20 October 2017++ Covering developments after opposition leader Raila Odinga said he planned to withdraw from the poll due to take place on 26 October.
MOROCCO / STRIKE
Rabat: Doctors unions plan to strike over pay and conditions.
Asia
KOREAS / TENSION
++Running Story – for 14 – 20 October 2017++ Monitoring for latest developments as tension continues over North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes.
JAPAN / US
Tokyo: US Deputy Secretary of State John J Sullivan visits Tokyo for deputy-level talks expected to focus on North Korea.
INDONESIA / GOVERNOR
Jakarta: Former cabinet minister Anies Baswedan is sworn in as governor of Jakarta. Baswedan defeated former Gov. Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama who was sentenced to two years in prison for blasphemy.
PHILIPPINES / EXTRADITION
Manila: Court hears a US extradition request for Russel Salic - a Filipino doctor accused by US authorities of plotting to carry out terror attacks in New York City. Salic denies the allegations that he was part of the thwarted planned assaults, and says he will fight extradition.
Europe
SPAIN / CATALONIA
++Running Story – for 14 – 20 October 2017++ Spain has given Catalonia's president Carles Puigdemont a Monday deadline to clarify whether he declared independence in a speech to the regional parliament. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced the measure in a veiled threat to trigger a constitutional article that could end with the suspension of Catalonia's autonomous powers.
GERMANY / HUAWEI
Munich: World launch of the new Huawei flagship smartphone.
LUXEMBOURG / EU FMs
Luxembourg: European Union foreign ministers hold their regular meeting in Luxembourg.
ITALY / POPE
Rome: Pope Francis marks the UN's World Food Day with an address to G7 agriculture ministers at a time when hunger rates are on the rise for the first time in decades. ::0730g - Address.
AUSTRIA / REACTIONS
Vienna: Reactions to election results in Sunday's general elections.
Middle East
SYRIA / IRAQ FIGHTING
++Running Story – for 14 – 20 October 2017++ Coalition forces on the ground are working on ways to evacuate an estimated 4,000 civilians still trapped in Raqqa. The coalition says some of those trapped in the city are being held as human shields by IS militants as fighting continues.
North America
US / IRAN
++Running Story – for 14 – 20 October 2017++ Following developments after US President Donald Trump was set announce his decision not to issue a certification that Iran remains in compliance with its obligations under the agreement on its nuclear programme signed by Tehran and six major world powers in 2015.
US / WEINSTEIN
++Running Story – for 14 – 20 October 2017++ Following developments as allegations of sexual harassment or assault by Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein continue to surface.
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