Friday, July 22, 2016

World News Briefs -- July 22, 2016

Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump gives two thumbs up as he arrives to speak during the final session at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Reuters: Trump accepts Republican nomination, vows to put 'America first'

Donald Trump accused Democratic rival Hillary Clinton of a legacy of "death, destruction, terrorism and weakness" as U.S. secretary of state and vowed to be tough on crime and illegal immigrants in a speech on Thursday accepting the Republican presidential nomination.

Trump's 75-minute speech was designed to set the tone for the general election campaign against Clinton, an answer to Republicans who say the best way he can unify the divided party is to detail why the Democrat should not be elected on Nov. 8.

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Russian strategic bombers deliver new strikes at IS militants in Syria.

Kerry calls for new measures to counter changing Islamic State.

U.N. envoy eyes new Syrian peace talks in Geneva in August.

American fighting with Kurds against Islamic State killed in Syria.

Iraq sweats in near-record heatwave.

Turkey state of emergency worries EU as Erdo─čan promises 'fresh blood' in military.

Syrian shops in Ankara hit in post-coup riots.

Iran apparently detains another American.


Fighting rages as Taliban attacks Afghanistan's Kunduz.

Philippines' oil still in troubled waters after South China Sea ruling.

Exclusive: Top Obama aide to take call for South China Sea calm to Beijing.

North Korea economy shrinks most in eight years.

Papua New Guinea PM survives no-confidence vote but strikes remain.

Pakistani prime minister's party wins polls in divided Kashmir.

MH370: Search for missing plane to be suspended not shut down.


Separatist fighting breaks out in Mali.

Libyan forces launch new assault to oust Islamic State from Sirte.

Libya: UN brands apparent group execution a 'war crime'.

Burundi faces foreign exchange shortage as aid dries up, crisis grinds on.

Main ethnic group in Nigeria's Delta wants Buhari involved in peace talks.

Nigeria's Muslims applaud lifting of hijab ban in Lagos schools.

Following Guinea, Chad expected to be next African state to renew ties with Israel.


France orders Nice policing inquiry after Bastille Day attack.

Nice officials reject request to delete truck attack surveillance footage.

Almost 3,000 drowned in Mediterranean crisis this year.

Armenian president urges gunmen to release hostages.

Putin calls for independent commission with foreign experts to handle Russian doping issue. Putin says Russian Olympic authorities should set up independent anti-doping commission.

Thousands stand in line to mourn slain journalist Pavel Sheremet in Kyiv.

Five years on, Norway remembers victims of terror attack.


Donald Trump 'will not accept' if Ted Cruz endorses him.

Kaine leads as Democrat Clinton nears a running mate choice.

Obama, after meeting Mexican leader, praises Mexico as critical partner.

Rio 2016: Violence seeps back into city's favelas.

Why you can't get a Big Mac in Venezuela: McDonald's becomes latest casualty of country's crippling food shortages.

Colombia faces Brexit-style ‘great dilemma’ in vote to end war with Farc.

Alberta economy still the best in Canada by some measures.


European terrorism arrests rise as Jihadist groups focus on urban attacks.

Kosovo hacker assembled Daesh kill list with data on 1,351 US officials.

US Treasury designates 3 senior Al Qaeda members in Iran.


8 companies seek oil drilling rights for 3 areas off Cyprus.

Amazon to enter student loan business.

IMF chief Lagarde to stand trial in €400mn payout case - court. IMF's Lagarde to face trial over payout court confirms.

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