Japan: Japan PM Shinzo Abe Dissolves Parliament for Election
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has dissolved parliament, paving the way for a snap election. Mr Abe is seeking a new mandate for economic reforms and is delaying an unpopular increase in sales tax. (Source: BBC News)

United States: Obama Unveils U.S. Immigration Reform, Setting Up Fight with Republicans
President Barack Obama imposed the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation on Thursday, easing the threat of deportation for some 4.7 million undocumented immigrants and setting up a clash with Republicans who vow to fight his moves. (Source: Reuters)

Thailand: Martial Law To Stay In Thailand: Minister
Thailand’s martial law will not be lifted for the foreseeable future, the justice minister said on Friday, despite an earlier pledge to lift the law in some provinces to help the tourism industry which has struggled since a military coup in May. (Source: IBT)

Greece: SYRIZA MPs Stray from Party Line on Issue of Snap Elections
There was confusion at SYRIZA Thursday as two MPs were forced to backtrack on statements they made in radio interviews which suggested the party might accept a deal to elect a new president in February. (Source: ekathimerini).

Sweden: Sweden Needs Investment to Fight off Deflation Risk: PM
Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said that Sweden needs to boost investment in order to combat deflationary pressures. The newly elected PM faces his first big test in December when he will try to pass a budget focused on education, welfare and job creation. (Source: Reuters)

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