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Argentina: Presidential Election Headed For Nov. 22 Runoff

Argentina’s presidential election will be decided in a runoff on Nov. 22 between Daniel Scioli, the chosen successor of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, and conservative rival Mauricio Macri, according to preliminary election results released Oct. 26, Mercopress reported. Read more…

Belgium: Man Attacks Army Barracks Near Namur

A masked man rammed a car containing what appeared to be an explosive device into the gates of a paratrooper barracks at an army base in Flawinne, Belgium, on Oct. 26, near the French-speaking town of Namur, BBC and AP reported, citing local media. Read more…

Pakistan, Afghanistan: 7.7 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Border Region

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan on Oct. 26, near the Pakistani border, with strong tremors felt as far away as New Delhi, Kabul and Islamabad, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, AFP and Bloomberg reported. Read more…

China: IMF Staffers To Recommend Adding Yuan To Benchmark Currency Basket, Sources Say

International Monetary Fund staff are set to recommend adding China’s currency, the yuan, to the IMF’s benchmark currency basket, unnamed sources involved in the matter said Oct. 25, Reuters reported. Read more…

Poland: Law And Justice Party Wins Parliamentary Elections

Poland's conservative opposition Law and Justice party won parliamentary elections Oct. 25, election officials said, BBC reported. Read more…

Argentina: Presidential Election Begins

Argentina's presidential election began Oct. 25, officials said, BBC reported. Read more…

Ukraine: Regional, Local Elections Held

Ukrainians voted in regional and local elections Oct. 25, the Ukrainian Interior Ministry said, Interfax-Ukraine news agency reported. Read more…

Iraq: Parliament Allows Russian Airstrikes On Islamic State

Baghdad has allowed Russia to conduct airstrikes on Islamic State militants in Iraq, the head of the Iraqi Parliament's National Security and Defense Commission said, according to Fars News Agency, Sputnik reported Oct. 25. Read more…

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