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Czech election winner Babis says his party pro-Europe

(Reuters) - Czech election winner Andrej Babis said on Saturday his ANO party was a pro-European force and wanted to take an active role in shaping the European Union's policies.

Factbox - How will Spain's central government take control of Catalonia?

MADRID (Reuters) - The Spanish government will dismiss Catalonia's secessionist leadership and force the region into a new election, it decided on Saturday, unprecedented steps it said were needed to prevent the region breaking away.

Czech election runner-up says no talks with winner ANO on government

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech centre-right Civic Democrats (ODS), which finished second in this weekend's election, will not take part in any government coalition with the victorious ANO party, ODS chief Petr Fiala told reporters on Saturday.

Ramping up rhetoric, Turkey's Erdogan chastises U.S. over democracy

ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan showed no retreat from a diplomatic row with the United States on Saturday, castigating Washington for what he said an "undemocratic" indictment against his security detail.

Federal judge in Hawaii expands block on Trump travel ban

(Reuters) - A federal judge in Hawaii extended his halt of U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban on citizens from six Muslim-majority countries.

Czech ruling party says won't be in next government with people under investigation

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech centre-left Social Democrats are prepared to consider participating in the next cabinet but will not join a government that includes politicians facing criminal charges, the party's acting leader Milan Chovanec said on Saturday.

Car bomb kills 15 Afghan cadets, trainers outside Kabul military school

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide attacker rammed a car full of explosives into a bus leaving Afghanistan's top military training centre in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 15 soldiers, including cadets and their trainers, officials said.

Saudi oil minister makes high profile Iraq visit, calls for economic cooperation

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saudi Oil Minister Khalid al-Falih made a high profile visit to Iraq on Saturday, calling for increased economic cooperation and praising existing coordination to boost crude oil prices.

ANO leads Czech election by 20 percentage points, centre-right party in second

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech billionaire businessman Andrej Babis's ANO party held a nearly 20-point lead in a parliamentary election on Saturday, giving his party an almost unassailable position in talks to form the next government.

Tillerson lands in Riyadh at start of Gulf, South Asia tour

RIYADH (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Riyadh on Saturday to attend a landmark meeting between officials from Saudi Arabia and Iraq aimed at improving relations between the two countries and countering Iran’s growing regional influence.

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