North Korea says ‘a nuclear war may break out any moment’

North Korea says 'a nuclear war may break out any moment'

North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula “has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment.”

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France to impose instant fines for street harassment of women

France to impose instant fines for street harassment of women

A new law will impose on-the-spot fines for harassment of women in the streets of France, a minister said on Monday. This developed as the sex scandal engulfing Hollywood honcho Harvey Weinstein encouraged French women to tell their stories.

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Wildfires kill 39 in Portugal and Spain

Wildfires kill 39 in Portugal and Spain

At least 36 people have died in fires ravaging forests in northern and central Portugal over the past 24 hours while three people were reported killed in Spain in blazes sparked by arsonists and fanned by Hurricane Ophelia.

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Did he or didn’t he? No clarity on Catalan independence bid

Carles Puigdemont - 15 Oct 2017

A Monday morning deadline came and went without the president of the Catalonia region clarifying whether he had declared independence from Spain, and the Spanish government says he now has until Thursday to backtrack on any steps the region has taken toward secession.

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Portugal wildfires kill 27; 4 dead across border in Spain

Volunteers fighting wildfire in Portugal - 16 October 2017

Wildfires in Portugal killed at least 27 people, injured dozens more and left an unconfirmed number of missing in the country’s second such tragedy in four months, officials said Monday. In neighboring Spain, at least four deaths were reported.

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Lisbon’s first Syrian restaurant a welcome sign for refugees

Lisbon’s first Syrian restaurant a welcome sign for refugees

The queue outside Lisbon’s first Syrian restaurant on its opening day showed an appetite not just for Syrian food but for integration in one of the few European countries trying to welcome more refugees.

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6 killed in Spain, Portugal as wildfires fanned by hurricane

6 killed in Spain, Portugal as wildfires fanned by hurricane

Three people have been killed in Portugal as the country is hit by a record number of forest fires, and three more have died in Spain where blazes sparked by arsonists have been fanned by strong winds from Hurricane Ophelia.

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