To Italian observers, Trump is a déjà vu (Federica Saini Fasanotti, Brookings)

As an Italian watching the U.S. presidential election, the Donald Trump phenomenon rings a pretty acute bell. More than 20 years ago, something similar happened in Italy: Silvio Berlusconi burst onto the political scene, and—like for Trump—there were furious debates about his character and fitness to lead. While many Italians thought he could represent a new era of good governance in Rome, many others were profoundly disappointed (if not outright terrified) by his candidacy for the prime minister post.

Why Trump Turned In His Best Performance of Any Debate (Daniel McCarthy, The National Interest)

The debate was less about Trump’s failings as a human being than Clinton’s as a senator and secretary of state.

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US: Trump defiant hours before second debate

US presidential debate focuses on behavior to women

Tsai reiterates Taiwan’s status quo on national day

Nigerian president backs judges’ arrests

Ailing Thai king undergoes kidney dialysis

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Russia, Turkey may sign cooperation program in January 2017 – Russian minister

Bill on expansion of Crimea’s free economic zone to be submitted to State Duma
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Trump thinks US and Russia should team up to fight Islamic State

Kremlin says preparations for Normandy Four meeting underway

Kremlin continues preparations for Putin’s visit to Paris

Saudi energy minister says oil price will reach $60 per barrel by end of 2016

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Syria will be the first task for Antonio Guterres (Raghida Dergham)

Iranian trusteeship with Israel’s blessings (Eyad Abu Shakra)

Why Hillary Clinton is exactly what the Middle East needs (Azeem Ibrahim)

Trump goes to the gutter in debate: It won’t save him (Joyce Karam)

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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump spar in second debate 

Hillary Clinton attacks billionaire businessman over his lewd comments about women in heated second presidential debate.

US: Navy ship targeted in missile attack from Yemen 

Saudi military base also targeted by missile fired deep inside the kingdom near holy city of Mecca.

Haiti death toll from Hurricane Matthew passes 1,000

Authorities bury bodies in mass graves as cholera threat from contaminated water stokes fears of new major outbreak.

German police arrest Syrian bomb plot suspect 

Authorities in the eastern city of Leipzig arrest a man suspected of planning a bomb attack.

Ethiopia declares state of emergency over protests

Government declares a state of emergency effective immediately following violence and unrest in Oromia region.