Monday, June 27, 2016

World News Briefs -- June 27, 2016 (Evening Edition)

Reuters: Brexit vote sends new shocks through markets; political chaos deepens

Britain's vote to leave the European Union sent new shockwaves through financial markets on Monday, with the pound falling despite government attempts to ease the political and economic turmoil that has been unleashed.

Finance minister George Osborne said the British economy was strong enough to cope with the volatility caused by Thursday's referendum, the biggest blow since World War Two to the European goal of forging greater unity.

His words failed to stop sterling sinking to its lowest level against the U.S. dollar for 31 years, continuing the slide that began last week when Britons confounded investors' expectations by voting to end 43 years of EU membership.

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Daesh militants on the run in Syria and Iraq.

In Syrian war, all sides using child soldiers.

UNICEF: Airstrikes in Syria kill 25 children.

Iraqis suffer in desert camps after flight from Fallujah.

Weapons for Syrian rebels sold on Jordan's black market.

No food, little water for Syrians stranded on Jordan border.

UN Chief urges Yemen's warring sides to reach peace deal.

Lebanon: Christian village hit by multiple suicide attacks.

Turkey prosecutes suspected killer of Russian pilot: official.

Israel, Turkey to normalize ties with 'immense implications,' says Netanyahu.


China moves closer to passing controversial cybersecurity law.

US investigates reports hostages killed in Afghanistan airstrike.

Brexit: Asian powers warnings over global stability.

Top Chinese envoy visits Vietnam as South China Sea tension rises.

Indonesian fighter jets intercept Malaysian military aircraft over Natuna islands, official confirms.

UN office builds human rights case against Pyongyang.

North Korea calls for joint meeting with South in August.

Pakistan says it has arrested three Islamic State members.

Malaysia's Najib appoints new ministers to strengthen coalition.


Libya PM says only united military can defeat Daesh.

African Union troops in Somalia not paid for six months.

Nigerian army says it freed over 5,000 people held by Boko Haram.

Scores wounded in deadly Madagascar 'terror attack'.

Oil militants call for referendum on breaking up Nigeria.

Egypt defends transfer of Red Sea islands to Saudis.

EgyptAir crash: Paris prosecutor open manslaughter inquiry.

Rare U.N. Eritrea aid shipment shows Asmara slowly opening up.

Foreign tourist visits to Tunisia fall by 21.5 percent in first half.

South African Treasury: Zuma should repay $510,000 for upgrades to private residence.


Fresh resignations heap pressure on UK opposition leader Corbyn. Who's staying and who's going in the shadow cabinet?

UK appeals for calm as markets drop, EU leaders huddle.

France's Hollande says no time to waste organising Brexit.

We must act to prevent countries from fleeing EU – Merkel.

Merkel, Hollande in 'full agreement' on Brexit negotiations.

Germany rules out informal Brexit talks before article 50 is triggered.

Welsh nationalists to intensify push for independence after Brexit.

Northern Ireland left reeling after Brexit vote.

Scotland gets 'sympathetic hearing' on staying in EU: minister.

Poland 'shocked' by xenophobic abuse of Poles in UK.

Spanish parties reject Rajoy's attempt at a grand coalition. Spanish election cements deadlock. Spanish elections: Mariano Rajoy moves to build coalition.

Ahead of elections, Putin praises his party for 'uniting' Russia.

Moldova’s ex-prime minister sentenced to 9 years in jail for corruption.

Armenian President expects more countries to recognize 'genocide'.


RIO Governor warns Olympics could be a 'big failure'.

Seventeen Colombia soldiers killed in helicopter crash.

Justin Trudeau to host Barack Obama, Enrique Pena Nieto for North Americas summit.

Adios, Three Amigos: Obama heads to last summit with Canada, Mexico.

New Brazilian government suspends plans to welcome Syrian refugees.

California police probe violent clash at white supremacist rally.

Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion access law.

Lies, damned lies, and statistics: Argentina data chief pushes reform.

Panama canal reopens with hopes for trade boost as 'center of the Americas'.


Al Qaeda urges lone wolves to target whites, to avoid 'hate crime' label.

ISIS video threatens San Francisco, shows Golden Gate and skyscraper.

How the US is working to defeat ISIS online.

Nonprofit group rolls out online tool to combat IS propaganda.


Brexit likely won’t spark a financial crisis, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says.

Brexit continues to trouble markets.

Brexit vote sends new shocks through financial markets, political chaos deepens.

Keystone XL pipeline: Company to sue over rejection.

China cuts yuan fix in biggest move since devaluation.

Classic Waldorf Hotel to be gutted, up to 1,100 rooms turned into condos.

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