Tuesday, July 12, 2016

World News Briefs -- July 12, 2016 (Evening Edition)

Reuters: China suffers legal blow in South China Sea, U.S. urges caution

China risks violating international law if it continues to strike a defiant tone and ignores an arbitration court ruling that denies its claims in the South China Sea despite calls from the United States and the head of the United Nations for the peaceful resolution of disputes in the oil-rich waters.

In a case that was seen as a test of China's rising power and its economic and strategic rivalry with the United States, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ruled on Tuesday that China had breached the Philippines' sovereign rights by endangering Philippine ships and fishing and oil projects.

The United States, which China has accused of fuelling tensions and militarizing the region with patrols and exercises, said the ruling should be treated as final and binding.

Read more ....


Aleppo rebels brace for long Syrian government siege.

Syria: ISIL-held Raqqa hit by deadly air strikes.

Long-range bombers flying from Russia destroy ‘major’ ISIS camp in central Syria. Six Russian strategic bombers destroy militant camp, 3 depots in Syria.

Iraq: Deaths in car bomb attack on market near Baghdad.

Iraq military closes roads near Baghdad Green Zone, triggering traffic gridlock.

Emirati top diplomat says UAE committed to fight in Yemen.

Israel passes controversial law targeting human rights organizations. EU criticises Israel law forcing NGOs to reveal foreign funding.

Erdogan’s citizenship offer fans flames of anti-Syrian sentiment in Turkey.


U.S. urges all countries to adhere to South China Sea ruling.

Embattled Nepal PM refuses to budge after Maoists pull support.

2016 'bloodiest' year for Afghan journalists: report.

U.S. troops in Afghanistan can strike Taliban more easily: Carter.

Biden to meet Japanese, Korean officials in Hawaii.

Indian PM appeals for peace in Kashmir.

Images show high level of activity at North Korea nuclear site: monitor.

Posters begging for military coup raise eyebrows in Pakistan.

Frustrated with Pakistan, US Congressmen decide to discuss country's support for terror.

Election win opens door to constitution change in Japan.

Cambodian activist gunned down in Phnom Penh.


240 unity fighters dead in battle for IS Libya bastion: medic. Shelling, air strikes in Libya siege on Islamic State in Sirte.

Uganda, Djibouti censured by ICC for failure to arrest Bashir.

Egypt orders Muslim preachers to deliver identical weekly sermons.

South Sudan ceasefire largely holding, barring sporadic gunfire: U.N.. Ceasefire holds in South Sudan after five days of fighting.

Tens of thousands displaced by South Sudan violence: UN.

Hunt for food drives South Sudanese back across border to Sudan.

Three killed in Mali anti-government protest.

Congo opposition leader says government tried to kill him.

Anti-Mugabe protesters to face 'full wrath' of Zimbabwe law. Zimbabwe protests leader charged with inciting public disorder.

Uganda's Yoweri Museveni's roadside call gets Twitter users guessing.


Migrant flows to EU eased after Turkey deal, 'front line' moved to Italy. Four migrants found dead, 945 rescued from boats in Mediterranean.

German leaders demand Brexit clarity from new British PM.

European media's 'sigh of relief' over May premiership.

Euro finance ministers agree Spain, Portugal violating budget rules.

UK's Labour rules Corbyn has right to stand again for leadership.

Russian diplomat says Obama wants to resolve crises in Ukraine, Syria before his term ends.

Italy economy: IMF says country has 'two lost decades' of growth.

Survey: Europeans fear refugees raise terror threat.

Pamplona bull run tainted by reports of sexual violence.

25 killed, 50 injured as trains collide in Italy.

Hitler house: Austria moves to stop Neo-Nazi 'cult site'.


Obama makes call for unity at Dallas memorial. Obama seeks note of reconciliation at Dallas memorial.

Clinton receives long-awaited endorsement from Sanders. Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton. Clinton gets Sanders endorsement in show of party unity.

AG Lynch defends decision on Clinton email inquiry. U.S. attorney general deflects lawmakers' questions on Clinton emails.

Trump expects more violence, friction between police, blacks.

Five people suspected of shooting at police arrested in Washington DC.

Life on the line in Venezuela as economic crisis worsens. Venezuela leans on military to combat food shortages.

Kimberly-Clark: Venezuela seizes and re-opens US-owned factory.

Cuba opens what could be private sector's first wholesale store.


Terrorists, traffickers use US shell companies: Treasury.

ISIS releases new hit list featuring churchgoers and Jewish worshippers.

A look at senior Lebanese Hezbollah figures killed in Syria.

Osama bin Laden’s son says al Qaeda has grown despite 15 years of war.


Airbus tops Boeing as F-35 roars across Farnborough.

Taylor Swift tops Forbes' list of highest-paid celebs.

Dow, S&P hit record closing highs on greater risk tolerance.

Starbucks hikes prices up to 20 cents on coffee, espresso, tea lattes.

No comments: