Tuesday, June 28, 2016

World News Briefs -- June 28, 2016 (Evening Edition)

Reuters: NATO, EU leaders pledge strong alliance to counter Brexit fallout

NATO and the European Union promised closer defense ties at a summit on Tuesday to deter Russia and counter Islamic militants on Europe's borders, seeking a show of unity days after Britain voted to leave the EU.

Unnerved by the departure of Europe's biggest-spending military power, EU and NATO officials hope a new strategy to share information and work together from the Baltics to the Mediterranean will shore up defenses that have long relied on Britain to provide ships, troops and commanders.

"Cooperation between the European Union and NATO was important before the UK vote. It has become even more important now," NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters at the EU summit in Brussels.

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Turkey airport attack: 28 killed in explosions at Istanbul Atatürk. Istanbul Ataturk airport attack: At least 28 dead and dozens injured.

US-backed Syrians bid to cut IS route.

The Iraqis' win over ISIS in Fallujah was considerably easier than expected. Homes burned, looted in Iraqi city after defeat of militants.

Planning now underway for campaign to liberate Mosul: U.S. official.

At least 12 killed in suicide bombing of mosque near Baghdad.

No change in Iran behavior in Syria since nuclear deal: U.S. official.

Heightened terror threat in Lebanon after suicide attacks near Syria. Lebanon army detains 100 Syrians after Qaa bombings. Lebanon fears new terror wave after multiple suicide attack.

Saudi-led air strike kills 10 Yemeni civilians, wounds 15 more: residents.

Iran's Guard clashes with Kurds, 14 dead.

Israel, Turkey ink reconciliation pact.

Israel closes al-Aqsa to non-Muslims during Ramadan.

Israel revokes policy on preventing capture of soldiers at all costs.


Exclusive: U.S. to downgrade Myanmar in annual human trafficking report - sources.

Smiles and selfies as Cambodia PM tells foreign powers to stop interfering.

Former Afghan warlord scuttles peace deal with Kabul.

North Korea says entire army 'waiting' for instructions.

U.N. urges Sri Lanka to rein in military, prosecute war crimes.

With eye on China, Indonesian parliament approves higher defense spending.

Young Mongolians hope elections will rock 'n' roll political establishment.

Pakistan's new military courts challenged over abuse claims.

Myanmar court lays new charges against Saffron Revolution leader.


EgyptAir MS804 crash: Flight data recorder 'repaired'. Egypt says flight 804 'black box' fixed as France opens manslaughter case.

Study: Militant Islamist attacks in Africa growing.

Human Rights Watch accuses CAR police unit of unlawful killings.

Somalia's Al-Shabaab down but far from out.

Daesh terrorists in Libya use civilians as human shields - military.

Rebel, army clashes kill 43 near South Sudan's Wau: government.

Maldives court upholds jail sentence against former president.

Zimbabwe politician Morgan Tsvangirai says he has colon cancer.


Russia, United States blame each other for maritime incident.

Germany to further curb activities of spy agency in wake of NSA scandal.

Labour leader Corbyn loses no-confidence vote as Brexit crisis deepens.

EU leaders plot a future without Britain, demand answers.

Brexit vote: Bitter exchanges in EU parliament debate.

David Cameron: We won’t trigger Article 50 now.

Britain to have new prime minister by 2 September.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan demands more autonomy for pro-EU capital after Brexit.

Putin to have phone conversation with Erdogan on Wednesday – Kremlin.

Germany seeks UN Security Council seat again.

France charges Rifaat al-Assad with corruption.

Strike shuts Eiffel Tower to tourists again.

Benedict endorses Pope Francis in unprecedented Vatican ceremony.


Venezuela government mulls move to dissolve congress.

Rio CEO: Security, not Zika, is biggest concern for Olympics.

Canada, Mexico move to improve ties as U.S. election looms.

House Benghazi report slams administration response to attacks. Benghazi report: State worried about image of Marines marching through city.

Economic turmoil threatens Clinton.

Donald Trump targets 'globalism' as job-killer.

Secret Service stretched to limit amid heated campaign, say experts.

US accuses Russia of harassing diplomats.

Innocent women tortured in Mexico to boost arrest figures, report says. Mexico's security forces routinely use 'sexual torture' against women, says rights group.

Rio police protest lack of salaries, toilet paper.

Jason Day says Zika fears will keep him out of Rio Olympics.

First voyage through expanded Panama canal.


U.S. official sees progress against Islamic State, war continuing.

Cracks show inside Islamic State's shrinking caliphate.

Germany girds for potential spike in Islamic State attacks in Europe.

Pentagon: Islamic State hasn't won in a year.

FBI Director Comey's refusal to name gunman marks change in terror talk.

FBI didn’t inform some Americans they were on ISIS kill list.


America's biggest companies are sitting on a $1.45 trillion mountain of cash.

Market pressure eases after Brexit rout.

European banks get reprieve from Brexit hammering.

VW agrees to pay up to $14.7 billion to settle Dieselgate claims.

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