CANADA

US makes progress

in free trade talks

Canada’s ambassador to Washington said the U.S. and Canada have made a lot of progress in free trade talks, but there is no deal yet.

Ambassador David MacNaughton said Sunday in Ottawa there are a couple of tough issues left to resolve, but he’s cautiously optimistic they will reach a deal by Monday.

BRAZIL

Thousands support

far-right candidate

Thousands of people have flocked to one of the main avenues in Sao Paulo, Brazil’s biggest city, in support of Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right presidential front-runner in the Oct. 7 election.

Sunday’s protest came a day after thousands protested against Bolsonaro and his comments about gays, women and minorities.

JAPAN

Critic of US bases

wins in Okinawa

Denny Tamaki, who campaigned criticizing the U.S. military presence on Okinawa, was elected governor Sunday, defeating a ruling party-backed candidate pushing the status quo.

The race was to choose a successor to Takeshi Onaga, who died in August of pancreatic cancer. He wanted the bases off Okinawa.

Typhoon injures dozens,

tens of thousands flee

A powerful typhoon ripped through Japan on Sunday, injuring at least 51 people and forcing cancellations of flights and trains, including in the Tokyo area.

Evacuation orders were issued for tens of thousands of people over a widespread area.

MACEDONIA

Name change OK'd,

but vote turnout low

A referendum on changing Macedonia's name as part of a deal that would pave the way for NATO membership won 91.3 percent support Sunday, but voter turnout of just 36.8 percent highlighted the hurdles that still remain for the Balkan country to join the alliance.

 

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