Thursday, July 21, 2016

World News Briefs -- July 21, 2016

The Guardian: Turkey MPs approve state of emergency bill allowing rule by decree

MPs approve measure by 346 votes to 115 as country confirms partial withdrawal from European convention on human rights after failed coup

Turkey’s parliament has approved a bill declaring a state of emergency in the wake of last weekend’s coup attempt and informed the Council of Europe of a partial withdrawal from the European convention on human rights.

Turkey will be required to provide regular updates to the secretary general of the Council of Europe on the measures taken under the state of emergency, according to the terms of the treaty.

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Russia, U.S., U.N. to discuss Syria in Geneva next week: Interfax.

Syria war: ISIL given '48 hours' to leave Manbij.

Syrian opposition calls for suspension of U.S.-led air strikes. Syrian opposition asks US-led coalition to halt strikes after reports of mass civilian casualties.

Syria conflict: Exclusive BBC report from inside IS-held Manbij.

UN: Mosul campaign could affect 1.5 million civilians.

Turkish lawmakers give leader Erdogan sweeping new powers. Erdogan vows military shake-up as Turkey seeks to assuage critics.

Turkey to suspend European human rights convention following failed coup. Turkey suspends European Convention on Human Rights.

U.S. warns of potential imminent threat to citizens in Jeddah.


Exclusive: Possible early North Korean nuclear site found - report.

South Korea's Park calls for unity over THAAD deployment.

At least 50 Daesh, Taliban militants killed in eastern Afghanistan.

China hints at economic costs after India deploys tanks, troops to border.

Pakistani militant leader pledges support to Kashmir rebels.

'Do more,' families of MH370 passengers tell Malaysia, China.

Malaysian PM under pressure over $1bn US fraud case.


French warplane bombed Libya militias after French deaths.

Libya: Tripoli condemns French military involvement.

Libya's U.N.-backed government condemns France for not coordinating military presence.

Human rights groups urge South Sudan arms embargo.

U.N. demands release of political prisoners in Congo.

Nigeria's Buhari says government talking to Niger Delta militants: statement.

South Sudan's president asks vice president to return to capital.

Zimbabwe war veterans end backing for Robert Mugabe.

Zimbabwe to pay army next week, teachers in August. Zimbabwe to pay army, police late as cash crisis deepens.

Kenyan police kill two suspected members of Somalia's al Shabaab.

Africa may face unsustainable debt: report.


Trump says US may abandon automatic protections for Nato countries.

Turkey attempted coup: EU says measures 'unacceptable'.

Ireland and France call for EU Brexit process to start 'as soon as possible'.

Hungary's Orban says 'obvious connection' between terrorism and migration.

Greek court sentences fugitive Turkish soldiers. Greek court gives Turkish officers who fled coup attempt suspended sentences.

UN concerned over Turkey coup attempt impacting Cyprus talks.

Armenian police clash with demonstrators as hostage stand-off continues.

Nice lorry driver plotted attack for months: prosecutor. Truck attacker in Nice had accomplices, planned for months.

EU police agency warns of extremist threats to Europe.

Spain wants answers after British submarine collides with vessel off coast of Gibraltar.

Journalist Pavel Sheremet's murder shocks Ukraine.

Rio Olympics 2016: Russia fails to overturn athlete ban for next month's Games.


It's Trump's big night before the nation _ and GOP skeptics.

Cruz defiant as GOP slams him on Trump non-endorsement.

Shock, condemnation after Trump questions NATO commitments.

Brazil: 10 arrested for plotting attack on Olympics.

James Stavridis, former NATO commander, seen as one of Clinton's top VP contenders.

In hot Acapulco, too many bodies in morgue's fridges.

Argentina judge requests arrest of Iran adviser for bombing.

Big Mac latest casualty of Venezuela shortages.

Panama launches investigation into 1989 US invasion.


US, allies say they're at 'key moment' in fight against IS.

Brazil nabs 10 IS backers in Olympics anti-terror swoop.

Brazil police monitoring 100 for possible terrorism links: source.

As Islamic State spreads, U.S. officials urge more information sharing.


Financial markets have 'weathered' Brexit uncertainty.

Roger Ailes Resigns as Chairman and CEO of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, and Chairman Fox Television Stations.

US calls for extradition of world's biggest online piracy site owner.

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