Here’s what’s happening as Europe starts its week.
1. Japan’s economy has slipped into recession with GDP unexpectedly falling 1.6% between July and September.
3. Russian President Vladimir Putin left the G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, early, saying he needed sleep after “after enduring hours of browbeating by a succession of Western leaders urging him to drop his support for secessionists in eastern Ukraine,” The Guardian reports.
4. Facebook is secretly working on a new professional website that would allow users to keep their personal profile separate from their work profile, the Financial Times reports.
5. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has warned that Britain leaving the European Union would be a disaster.
6. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decried alleged cooperation between the US and Iran in the fight against the Jihadist group Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL).
7. The White House has confirmed the death of US aid worker Peter Kassig after the review of a video released by the Islamic State group.
9. New amateur video claims to show the immediate aftermath of the MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine in July.
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