Tuesday, July 12, 2016

World News Briefs -- July 12, 2016

U.S. President Barack Obama walks on the South Lawn of the White House accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama during their departure to Dallas, Texas, in Washington, U.S., July 12, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Reuters: Obama to speak at Dallas memorial for police slain in ambush

President Barack Obama visits Dallas on Tuesday to address a memorial service for five police officers killed at a protest against police violence, as he seeks to mend divisions inflamed by the deadliest day for U.S. law enforcement in almost 15 years.

Former U.S. Army Reserve soldier Micah Johnson, 25, gunned down the officers in an ambush on Thursday after expressing anger over recent police killings of black people. Johnson then was killed by an explosive-laden robot sent in by police.

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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.


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

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.


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.

Shelling, air strikes in Libya siege on Islamic State in Sirte.

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.


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

Euro finance ministers agree Spain, Portugal violating budget rules.

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.

At least 20 killed as two trains collide in southern Italy.

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


Obama to honor 5 Dallas officers shot by man out for revenge. Obama seeks to comfort a grieving Dallas and a nation reeling from a violent week.

Clinton receives long-awaited endorsement from Sanders. Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton.

AG Lynch defends decision on Clinton email inquiry.

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.


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.


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

S&P, Dow at record highs; Nasdaq turns positive for 2016.

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

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