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Japan's Abe to push pacifist constitution reform after strong election win10/23/2017 2:20:11 PMTOKYO - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, buoyed by a huge election win for lawmakers who favor revising Japan's post-war, pacifist constitution, signaled a push towards his long-held goal on Monday but will need to convince a divided public to succeed.Trump's tougher stance could backfire by boosting Iran's Guards10/23/2017 2:07:24 PMANKARA/LONDON - Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a military force with political clout and an industrial empire, stands to benefit from heightened tension between Washington and Tehran, officials and analysts said.Bangladesh says Rohingya arrivals 'untenable' as thousands arrive daily10/23/2017 2:23:12 PMGENEVA - Nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees have fled violence in Myanmar, an "untenable situation" for neighbor Bangladesh, the country's U.N. envoy said on Monday, calling on Myanmar to let them return.Catalonia warns of civil disobedience as Madrid readies direct rule10/23/2017 2:16:18 PMMADRID - Catalonia said on Monday it was confident all officials including police would defy attempts by Madrid to enforce direct rule on the region, in an escalating dispute that has raised fears of unrest among Spain's European allies.Go home, Tillerson tells Iranian-backed militias in Iraq10/23/2017 2:24:23 PMRIYADH/DOHA - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday it was time for Iranian-backed militias and their Iranian advisers who helped Iraq defeat Islamic State to "go home", after a rare joint meeting with the leaders of Iraq and Saudi Arabia.Despite apology, Indonesia asks why U.S. blocked military chief's travel10/23/2017 1:46:50 PMJAKARTA - Indonesia on Monday said it had made "urgent" requests for an explanation why the United States barred its military chief from traveling to the U.S., as anger simmered in the world's largest Muslim-majority country over the diplomatic incident.Japan's Abe vows to put education spending before budget balance10/23/2017 2:20:11 PMTOKYO - Japan's prime minister has vowed to make education and childcare a priority over ambitious fiscal reforms after winning a new mandate from voters on Sunday, as a rapidly-ageing population threatens to undermine his efforts to reflate the economy.Southeast Asian ministers urge North Korea to rein in weapons programs10/23/2017 2:03:08 PMCLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Philippines - Southeast Asian defense ministers on Monday expressed "grave concern" over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs and urged the reclusive country to meet its international obligations and resume communications.UK says our democracy is secure after suggestion of foreign meddling in Brexit10/23/2017 2:16:32 PMLONDON - British democracy is one of the most secure in the world and will remain so, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday in response to a question about suggestions that there may have been foreign interference in the Brexit referendum.Russia says Iraqi Kurds must act in concert with Baghdad10/23/2017 1:43:01 PMMOSCOW - Russia respects the desire of Iraqi Kurdistan to seek to assert its identity but this must be done in dialogue with the Iraqi government, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday at talks with his Iraqi government counterpart.