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Swedish PM Lofven faces ouster on Tuesday with no clear government in waiting

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lovfen is on course to lose power in a confidence vote in parliament on Tuesday, with no clear indication who would replace him after an inconclusive election that saw a surge for the far right.

UK's Labour plans to make companies give shares to workers

Large companies would be forced to transfer as much as 10 percent of their shares to their workers under plans set out by Britain's opposition Labour Party on Monday.

Iran's Khamenei says the attackers were paid by Saudis and UAE

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Monday that the attackers who killed 25 people at a military parade were paid by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, and Iran would "severely punish" those behind the attack.

New Maldives president a reformer who must hold together diverse coalition

Veteran Maldives lawmaker Ibrahim Mohamed Solih overcame the detention and exile of key opposition figures to win a weekend presidential poll and unseat incumbent Abdulla Yameen, but now faces the task of holding together a disparate coalition.

Soros foundation turns to Strasbourg court to get Hungary's NGO law repealed

U.S. billionaire George Soros's Open Society Foundations (OSF) said on Monday it would challenge at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg Hungarian laws that make it a crime to help asylum-seekers.

May defends 'credible' Brexit proposal: CBS News interview

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday defended Britain's Brexit plan, saying her government had "put forward a credible proposal" to exit the European Union.

Russian detained in Oslo for alleged spying sees 'misunderstanding': lawyer

A Russian citizen detained in Oslo on suspicion of illegal intelligence activities is a Russian state employee but has denied wrongdoing, seeing the matter as a "misunderstanding", his Norwegian lawyer said on Monday.

Ditch EU for change, Corbyn supporters stick to Brexit script

On a cold autumn night, trade union activist Paula Barker made a passionate plea to fellow members of Britain's Labour Party to be positive about leaving the European Union and make way for leader Jeremy Corbyn's radical new agenda.

UK's Labour says it will vote down a Brexit deal that fails to meet its tests

The Brexit spokesman for Britain's opposition Labour Party said on Monday his party would vote against any deal Prime Minister Theresa May strikes with the European Union if the agreement failed to meet its tests.

Head of Iran's National Security Council calls for dialogue with neighbors after parade attack

The head of Iran's National Security Council said the country needed constructive dialogue to avoid tensions with neighboring countries after an attack on a military parade on Saturday killed 25 people.

Israel's Netanyahu to meet Egypt's Sisi in New York: Israeli official

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, an Israeli official said on Monday.

Britain concerned by Hong Kong's decision to ban pro-independence party

Britain's foreign ministry said on Monday that it was concerned by the decision by Hong Kong to ban a group promoting independence from China, the first outlawing of a political organization since Britain handed its former colony back.

Swedish parliament to hold confidence vote in PM Lofven on Tuesday

Swedish lawmakers will hold a mandatory vote on Tuesday on whether parliament continues to support Prime Minister Stefan Lofven following the Sept. 9 election.

UK Labour's finance spokesman McDonnell tells tax avoiders: the game is over

Britain's opposition Labour Party will demand companies demonstrate they pay their fair share of tax, its finance spokesman John McDonnell said on Monday.

Macron does not want Brexit talks to drag: French presidency official

French President Emmanuel Macron is reluctant to let negotiations over Britain's divorce from the European Union drag and is raising pressure on London to break an impasse, an Elysee Palace official said on Monday.

UK PM May will change her mind on Brexit, says leading eurosceptic

British Prime Minister Theresa May will eventually decide to abandon her strategy for maintaining close trade ties with the European Union because it lacks support, a leading eurosceptic lawmaker in her Conservative Party said on Monday.

Russia to give Syria S-300 air defense after accusations against Israel

Russia announced on Monday it will supply an S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria in two weeks against strong Israeli objections, a week after Moscow blamed Israel for indirectly causing the downing of a Russian military plane in Syria.

I got it wrong over spymaster, Merkel admits, after row resolved

Chancellor Angela Merkel admitted on Monday she had misjudged her response to allegations of far-right sympathies against Germany's spymaster, after resolving a row over his redeployment that threatened to pull her government apart.

EU sues Poland in top EU court for undermining independence of courts

The European Union sued Poland on Monday in the EU's highest court over its ruling party's changes to the judiciary, which the bloc believes violates the independence of the courts.

Syrian jihadists to state position on Idlib deal 'in coming days'

The main jihadist group in northwest Syria will announce its position on a Turkish-Russian deal over Idlib in the next few days, it said on Monday, with its acceptance or rejection vital to the success of efforts to contain the war.

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