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ERBIL/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - A year after a failed bid for independence, Iraq's Kurds will be voting again on Sunday, this time in a parliamentary election that could disrupt the delicate balance of power in their semi-autonomous region.
PARIS (Reuters) - Emmanuel Macron ripped up the French political textbook with surprising ease last year, but repeating the feat in Europe next year is a tall order when there are decades of perceived French arrogance to overcome.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China demanded the United States "dispel obstacles" to improving military ties and stop slandering it, amid growing tensions over trade, Taiwan, the South China Sea and U.S. President Donald Trump's claims of China meddling in the upcoming U.S. election.
MADRID (Reuters) - Monday will mark one year since a banned referendum in Catalonia on whether to separate from the rest of Spain.
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's anti-immigration party - shunned by the political mainstream - insisted on Thursday it would block the formation of a new government unless it gets a say in policy - leaving parliament deadlocked three weeks after a general election.
PARIS (Reuters) - A jobless young Frenchman told by Emmanuel Macron that all he needed to do to find a job was cross the road and ask has landed a position after video of his exchange with the president went viral online.
SEREMBAN: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has welcomed the decision by former Negri Sembilan mentri besar Tan Sri Mohd Isa Samad to contest the Oct 13 Port Dickson by-election as an independent, saying he has every right to do so.
KUALA LUMPUR: Barring any unforeseen changes, former Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) president Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan, who retired last year, will take over as the 12th mayor of Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday (Oct 2).
BRASILIA (Reuters) - On a visit to Israel two years ago, far-right Brazilian lawmaker Jair Bolsonaro leaned back into the River Jordan in a white robe to be baptized in the arms of a fellow congressman and evangelical pastor.