Wednesday, July 13, 2016

World News Briefs -- July 13, 2016 (Evening Edition)

BBC: Boris Johnson made foreign secretary by Theresa May

New Prime Minister Theresa May has made Boris Johnson, the former London mayor who led the Brexit campaign, foreign secretary in her new government.

He replaces Philip Hammond, who becomes chancellor. Ex-Energy Secretary Amber Rudd is home secretary and Eurosceptic David Davis is the Brexit secretary.

Ex-chancellor George Osborne was fired, the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg said.

On arriving at Downing Street, Mrs May vowed to lead a government that works for all, not just the "privileged few".

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France to re-deploy aircraft carrier this year in IS fight: president.

Attacks in Saudi Arabia bear hallmarks of Islamic State: CIA head.

Air strikes kill 24 in rebel-held Syrian towns: monitoring group. Syria conflict: Russian jets 'bomb refugee camp on Jordan border'.

Aleppo rebels brace for long Syrian government siege.

Iraq: ISIL claims deadly checkpoint attack near Baghdad.

Gaza crossing opening for goods for first time in nine years.

France closes missions in Turkey over security fears.

Saudi reform drive confronts jobs challenge.

A year later, Iran nuclear deal is holding but fragile.


Top militant Umar Khalifa killed in U.S. air strike in Afghanistan: Pentagon.

Pyongyang close to developing sub-based missile: expert.

Death toll rises to 32 in worst Kashmir violence since 2010. Kashmir protests over Burhan Wani leave 36 dead.

China vows to protect South China Sea sovereignty, Manila upbeat. China attacks international court after South China Sea ruling.

Beijing blames Philippines for South China Sea trouble.

China to ignore international court ruling over South China Sea rights.

China trade falls on weaker yuan and global demand.

No-confidence motion filed against Nepal prime minister.

Thousands of S. Koreans protest US missile defense system as Seoul announces location.

Japan cuts growth forecast to 0.9% as economy falters.

Japanese Emperor Akihito 'wishes to abdicate'.


U.N. ready to work on proposal for combat force in South Sudan.

UN fears more fighting in South Sudan.

Ceasefire holds for second day in South Sudan capital. S. Sudan president 'grants amnesty' to ex-rebels in Juba clashes.

EU citizens evacuated from South Sudan. South Sudan: Mass evacuation of foreigners.

U.S. troops sent to protect American embassy in South Sudan.

S. Sudan situation 'totally unacceptable' says African Union.

Mali protesters call for government resignations after shootings.

Egypt sees 'unprecedented spike' in forced disappearances, says Amnesty. Amnesty: Hundreds abducted, tortured in Egypt.

Zimbabwe protest leader freed as case dismissed.

Zimbabwe’s crackdown on nationwide protests seems to be working, for now.

Tunisia PM won't quit to allow unity government, wants parliament to decide.

Burundi crisis: MP Hafsa Mossi shot dead in Bujumbura.


NATO says no 'meeting of minds' with Russia. NATO, Russia considering Baltic risk reduction plan.

May takes over as British PM, makes Johnson foreign minister. Theresa May becomes Britain's new leader as Cameron exits. Cameron out, May in on dramatic day in British politics. Keep Britain close to EU, Cameron urges incoming PM May.

Putin to receive Kerry, Lavrov to discuss Ukraine, Syria - Kremlin. Kerry to meet Putin in bid to save Syria peace process.

Putin to Merkel, Hollande: Help avoid Ukraine escalation.

NATO, Russia to discuss increased Baltic tensions.

Spain's Socialists say 'no' to conservative government, extending deadlock.

Slovenian finance minister resigns, opposition calls for early elections.

Russian athlete branded a 'traitor' over plans to compete under neutral flag in Rio.

Hollande's hairdresser 'paid 10,000 euros a month'.


Chile rejects Bolivia call for talks on sea access.

Cuba, US hold 3rd round of regulatory talks amid thaw.

First funerals held for Dallas police slain in racially motivated ambush.

Aiming for Friday announcement, Trump narrows his VP list. Trump meets with Indiana Governor Pence amid vice presidential speculation.

Bernie Sanders says, 'my job' is to make sure Hillary Clinton is elected President.

National poll: Trump tightens gap with Clinton.

Venezuelan military takes over food distribution.

Colombia, FARC dispute details of military clash during cease-fire.

Brazil beefs up security ahead of Olympic Games in Rio.

Speaker race in Brazil's Congress holds key to reform agenda.


Islamic State says 'minister of war' Shishani killed.

Pakistan says leader of school attack killed in U.S. drone strike.

Saudi Arabia's new jihadists: poorly trained but hard to stop.

Kazakhstan jails 12 'who tried to join IS'.


Cowboys 1st team worth $4 billion, according to Forbes.

Likely hack of U.S. banking regulator by China covered up: probe.

Shoppers frustrated on Amazon Prime Day.

Boeing inks jet deals with Chinese, Spanish carriers.

U.S. arms sales approvals on track to reach nearly $40 billion.

Google piracy report criticised by music industry.

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