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Abe to push reform of Japan's pacifist constitution after election win

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc was headed for a big win in Sunday's election, bolstering his chance of becoming the nation's longest-serving premier and re-energizing his push to revise the pacifist constitution.

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Italians vote in autonomy referendums in shadow of Catalonia crisis

MILAN Two wealthy regions of northern Italy began voting on Sunday in referendums for autonomy, ballots that could fan regional tensions in Europe at a time when neighboring Spain is striving to prevent Catalonia from breaking away.

Italy, Spain 7:04am EDT

Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage

GENEVA/LONDON Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization said on Sunday, following outrage among Western donors and rights groups at his appointment. | Video

Health 12:55pm EDT

Now talk nice: EU script to help May settle Brexit bill

BRUSSELS Diplomatic theatrics at last week's Brussels summit revealed how European Union leaders will coax Theresa May over the next two months into parting with tens of billions of euros in return for a post-Brexit trade deal.

11:41am EDT

Protesters call for justice after Maltese journalist's killing

VALLETTA Thousands of Maltese called for justice on Sunday in a protest held by a group of non-governmental organizations after a journalist was killed last Monday.

2:03pm EDT

Eleven killed in clashes in Ethiopia's Oromiya region, official says

ADDIS ABABA Ethnic clashes killed 11 people this week in Ethiopia's Oromiya region, a regional government official said on Sunday, the latest unrest in a province that was wracked by violence in 2015 and 2016.

Africa 1:45pm EDT

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