Tuesday, June 21, 2016

World News Briefs -- June 21, 2016 (Evening Edition)

BBC: EU referendum: Leave and Remain clash in BBC Great Debate

The biggest live debate of the UK's EU referendum campaign is taking place before 6,000 people at Wembley Arena.

Rival sides of the debate are facing questions on the economy, immigration and Britain's place in the world.

The BBC's Great Debate represents a final chance for the two sides to get their points across on primetime TV before polls open on Thursday.

Panellists include Boris Johnson, for Leave, and his successor as London Mayor Sadiq Khan, for Remain.

The debate, hosted by David Dimbleby, Mishal Husain and Emily Maitlis, is live on BBC One.

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US-led coalition says only 1/3 of Fallujah cleared of IS.

IS conflict: Iraqi troops push into northern Falluja. Iraqi forces battle IS in Fallujah days after city's fall. Iraqi commander: About 2,500 IS militants killed in Fallujah.

Islamic State regains areas lost to Syrian government.

Russia calls for swift resumption of Syria peace talks.

Jordan soldiers killed in Syria border bomb attack. Jordan's king vows to hit back against attack near Syrian border.

Yemen missile launch, deadly air strike shake truce.

UN envoy proposes roadmap for Yemen peace.

Iran says arrests ten 'terrorists' who planned to bomb 50 targets.

Iran warns Bahrain over revoking cleric's citizenship.

A look at major deals signed in Iran after nuclear accord.

Israel backs Nuclear Test Ban Treaty - with no timeframe for ratification.


Taliban attack buses in south Afghanistan, abduct 60 people.

US snubs Pakistan, says Islamabad's concerns on Indian role in Afghanistan overestimated.

Japan military on alert for possible North Korean ballistic missile launch.

North Korea losing African, South American allies.

Philippine government, rebels to cease hostilities to aid peace talks.

Philippine President Duterte asks US on sea feud with China, 'Are you with us?'

U.S. to give Afghan forces $3 billion a year from 2018-2020: official.

Kazakh leader reshuffles top officials after protests, violence.

Putin visit to Beijing promises to cement Russia-China economic ties.

Myanmar bans officials from saying 'Rohingya'.


Multinational force conducting operations against Boko Haram: Niger general.

Obama pick to lead U.S. military in Africa favors powers to strike Islamic State.

Libyan forces advance against Islamic State in Sirte: spokesman. 34 Libya pro-govt fighters dead in clashes with IS.

Nigeria agrees one-month ceasefire with Delta militants, officials say.

General says number of US troops in Libya sufficient for now.

Former DRC vice president Bemba jailed for war crimes. DR Congo warlord Bemba jailed over war crimes.

Eritrea accuses Ethiopia of contemplating full-scale war.

South Africa unrest over ANC's Tshwane candidate. Rioting hits South African capital after ANC names mayoral candidate.

Egypt will decide on Tuesday if EgyptAir black boxes should be sent abroad for repairs: minister.

Egypt court 'voids' Red Sea islands' transfer to Saudi.


Experts: NATO prepared to defend its members.

Pro-EU forces gain momentum as bitter Brexit debate rages into final days.

'In' lead cut to just 1 point ahead of UK's EU vote: poll.

Source: EU ambassadors agree extension of economic sanctions against Russia for six months. EU to extend Russia economic sanctions for another six months.

Soros sees Russia emerging as global power as EU fades.

Poll shows France's Hollande winning primaries, but not presidential election.

Greece receives billions in promised loans from creditors.

Romanian and German President discuss Moldova, security.

Polish air disaster: Official convicted over Smolensk crash.


Clinton warns of 'Trump recession'.

Thrilling Christian conservative audience, Trump vows to lift ban on politicking, appoint anti-abortion judges.

Clinton burying Trump: $42 million to $1.3 million.

US House Democrats urge Kerry to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees.

Veteran U.S. diplomat to meet with Venezuela officials amid crisis.

Colombia President Santos: 'Farc peace deal by 20 July'.

Venezuela starts signature checks for recall referendum. Venezuela petition to oust Maduro 'reaches 37%' on day one.

Brazil's Rousseff warned of illegal campaign donations, donor to say: paper.

Brazil speaker refuses to quit, denies corruption charges.

Armed robbery pushes Australia to call for extra Rio security.

First Cuban product to be sold in U.S.: coffee--sorry no cigar.


No 'magic bullet' against jihadist propaganda, Lynch says.

Islamic State expands beyond Iraq-Syria base with six armies on three world regions.

As the nation debates the place of Islam, the CIA’s Muslim officers fight terrorism.

FBI no-fly list revealed: 81,000 names, but fewer than 1,000 are Americans.


Fed's Yellen: US economy faces 'considerable uncertainty'.

Instagram users top 500 million.

Boeing says it signs sales agreement with Iran Air.

Entire VW board under fire for market manipulation.

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