Friday, July 8, 2016

World News Briefs -- July 8, 2016 (Evening Edition)

Armoured military vehicles are parked outside PGE National Stadium, the venue of the NATO Summit, in Warsaw, Poland July 8, 2016. REUTERS/Jerzy Dudek

Reuters: NATO agrees to reinforce eastern Poland, Baltic states against Russia

NATO leaders agreed on Friday to deploy military forces to the Baltic states and eastern Poland for the first time and increase air and sea patrols to reassure allies who were once part of the Soviet bloc following Russia's seizure of Crimea from Ukraine.

The 28-nation Western defense alliance decided to move four battalions totaling 3,000 to 4,000 troops into northeastern Europe on a rotating basis to display its readiness to defend eastern members against any Russian aggression.

However, they also underlined their willingness to pursue a dialogue with Moscow and revive confidence-building measures that Russia has spurned since its 2014 annexation of Crimea and support for Russian-speaking rebels in eastern Ukraine.

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Almost 50 killed in Syria on ceasefire's last day: monitor.

Syria: Army cuts strategic Aleppo road despite truce.

Air strikes kill 23 at holiday spot in Syria's Idlib during ceasefire - monitor.

Baghdad security chiefs dismissed after deadly attacks.

Iran says U.N. report on its ballistic missile tests 'unrealistic'.

Iranian commander: Missiles ready for the ‘annihilation’ of Israel.

Turkey detains 6 more suspects over airport attack: report.

Turkey's Erdogan calls on NATO to do more on fighting militant attacks.

Nineteen people arrested over Saudi Arabia attacks.


Bangladesh seeks to account for missing youth to head off attacks.

U.S. official: Blacklisting Kim Jong Un is 'just the start'.

US to deploy missiles in S. Korea as North riled.

Russian military to take into account missile system in South Korea: Interfax.

Philippines willing to share South China Sea: Manila.

Philippine president blames US, UK for Middle East violence.

Beijing will not 'step back' in South China Sea: media.

Bomb explosion on Taiwan train leaves 25 commuters severely injured. Taiwan train explosion: Suspect named after 25 hurt.

Indonesia traffic jam: 12 die in Java gridlock during Ramadan.

Super typhoon hits Taiwan, cutting power and transport.


Gaddafi's son Saif still in prison in western Libya, military source says.

Clashes in South Sudan's capital raise fears for peace process.

Five soldiers killed in South Sudan's capital Juba. South Sudan: Heavy gunfire following death of soldiers.

South Sudan cancels independence celebrations.

Tributes paid to five Togo soldiers killed in Mali.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe says pay delay is no reason for strike.

Ethiopia backs Israeli bid for AU observer status.

Gambia and Tanzania outlaw child marriage.

India's Modi in South Africa for talks with Zuma, trade summit.


NATO leaders endorse new deployments To Eastern Europe.

Obama at NATO summit: Brexit isn't doomsday.

Obama urges NATO to stand firm against Russia despite Brexit.

Four NATO battalions to go to eastern Europe to deter Russia.

Putin signs counterterrorism law criticized by telecom chiefs, rights activists.

Putin discusses Ukrainian troops' actions in Donbass with Merkel, Hollande.

French president says Russia is neither enemy nor threat to his country.

Don't give UK a generous Brexit deal, EU voters say: poll.

Security forces clash with militants in Russia’s North Caucasus.

Germany marks steep drop in migrant arrivals.

Nearly 96,000 unaccompanied children sought EU asylum in 2015: agency.

EU commission seeks sanction on Spain, Portugal on deficits.

Brexit to hit eurozone growth, says IMF.


26 U.S. police killed so far in 2016, up 44% from 2015.

Obama: Police must reduce 'appearance or reality of racial bias'.

Trump on Dallas shooting of 12 officers: 'We must restore law and order'. Hillary Clinton postpones Scranton campaign rally, will address Dallas shooting.

Five Dallas police killed in ambush, suspect identified as Army reservist.

Dallas shooting suspect was Afghanistan vet: US military.

Clinton, Trump cancel political events after police deaths.

Tennessee highway gunman kills 1, injures 3, motivated by police shootings, authorities said.

Cuba parliament meets amid fiscal woes, energy restrictions.

Doctors turn militant over Venezuela's health crisis.

Colombian army to fight crime gangs, dissident FARC after peace.

Colombia cocaine production soars: UN.

Rio Olympics: Brazil vows to be ready in case terror strikes.

Chile Caravan of Death: Former army commander Cheyre arrested.

Four Montreal cops arrested; one facing charge of obtaining sexual services.

Utah resident is 1st confirmed Zika-related death in US.


U.S. Central Command: 2 Yemen strikes kill 4 al-Qaida members.

‘ISIS’ comments on Dallas police shooting.

US military conducts 2 counterterrorism strikes against Al-Qaeda in Yemen.

ISIS foothold slipping after Fallujah defeat, say experts.


World faces deflation shock as China devalues yuan at accelerating pace.

House passes legislation blocking Boeing sale to Iran Air.

U.S. tax agency investigates Facebook's Ireland asset transfer.

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