Monday, July 25, 2016

World News Briefs -- July 25, 2016

The headquarters of the Democratic National Committee is seen in Washington, U.S. June 14, 2016. REUTERS/GARY CAMERON

CNN: FBI investigating suspected Russian hack of DNC emails

(CNN)The FBI on Monday confirmed they are investigating a hack into the Democratic National Committee, the first acknowledgment from the agency that they are probing the incident, which US officials suspect came from a Russian cyber attack.

Fallout over the emails led DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to announce her resignation Sunday.
"The FBI is investigating a cyber intrusion involving the DNC and are working to determine the nature and scope of the matter," the agency said in a statement. "A compromise of this nature is something we take very seriously, and the FBI will continue to investigate and hold accountable those who pose a threat in cyberspace."

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Syria civil war: Air strikes hit Aleppo hospitals.

Iraq car bomb kills 17 in Khalis, in attack claimed by IS. Iraq: Suicide attack kills at least 21 near Baghdad.

Iraq military digs trench around Fallujah to tighten control.

Turkey-US ties will suffer unless Gulen extradited, foreign minister says.

Turkish Foreign Ministry thanks Russia for "unconditional support" during the coup.

Turkey coup attempt: 'Arrest warrants issued' for journalists. Turkey issues first arrest warrants for journalists after attempted coup.

Saudi official makes rare Jerusalem visit, meets Israelis.


Philippines' Duterte declares ceasefire with communists.

South China Sea: Asean avoids mention of China ruling. China scores a surprising diplomatic victory after South China Sea ruling.

Butt out of South Sea dispute, China tells ‘shameful’ Japan.

North Korea’s economy contracted in 2015 amid nuclear ambitions.

Afghanistan: Surge in civilian, children death tolls. Civilian casualties increase as Afghan troops battle Taliban: U.N..

Searchers fail to detect emergency signal from missing Indian plane.

Okinawa protests erupt as US Helipad construction resumes.

Mongolian president clashes with new prime minister over cabinet posts.

Australia PM Turnbull pushes tough anti-terror laws.


Peace in peril as South Sudan violence spurs split in opposition.

South Sudan refugee influx overwhelms Ugandan reception centres.

Libya summons French ambassador over military presence concerns.

UN envoy urges Libya probe; France denies bombing militia.

Congo opposition leader gets two years for inciting disorder.

39 people killed by fire in Madagascar: security official.

Nigerian militants claim attack on pipeline; police deny it.


Kremlin declines to comment on Russia’s alleged involvement in Clinton email leak.

German police have 410 leads on possible terrorists among refugees: newspaper. Danger of attack in Germany remains high: interior ministry.

Ansbach explosion: Bomber pledged allegiance to IS. Syrian suicide bomber who blew himself up outside German music festival in 'Islamist attack' is named as Mohammad Daleel - a failed asylum seeker about to be deported to Bulgaria.

Angela Merkel faces fresh backlash over open door immigration policy after latest German attacks by Syrian refugees. As attacks rattle Germany, Chancellor Merkel finds herself in the spotlight.

Armenia violates Karabakh ceasefire 16 times over last 24 hours – Azeri MoD.

Bulgaria says Russia's violations of their airspace are 'worrying' and a 'provocation'.

No Brexit talks for months, EU's Juncker concedes.

IOC's Bach criticized, Russia relieved over doping decision.


'Shame!' Dems' division roils party on Day 1 of convention.

FBI investigates DNC hacking; Clinton campaign blames Russia.

Former New York City Mayor Bloomberg to endorse Hillary Clinton: NYT. Obama's brother plans to vote for Trump.

Rio 2016: New Zealander Jason Lee 'kidnapped' in Olympic Games host city.

Blocked toilets, no power and water leaking through the light fittings: Australian Olympic team refuses to move into Rio's 'unliveable' athletes' village.

Tens of thousands of babies 'may be born with Zika disorders'.

Venezuelan schoolchildren express hunger in drawings.

Argentine ex-leader Cristina Fernandez 'not afraid of jail'.


Germany: IS claims responsibility for attack in Bavaria.

Al Qaeda chief urges kidnappings of Westerners for prisoner swaps: SITE.

A summer of terrorism points to the limits of counterterrorism.

ISIS goes on the defensive in cyber.


Brexit heightens global economic risks, says G20.

G20's deference for China's economic policies irks Japan.

Yahoo sold to US telecoms giant Verizon. 'I’m planning to stay': Embattled Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer confirms $4.83billion sale to Verizon - but says she has NO plans of leaving the company.

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