Wednesday, August 31, 2016

World News Briefs -- August 31, 2016 (Evening Edition)

Reuters: Brazil's Rousseff ousted by Senate, Temer sworn in

Brazil's Senate ousted President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday, ending an impeachment process that polarized Latin America's biggest country amid a massive corruption scandal and brutal economic crisis.

Senators voted 61-20 to convict the country's first female president for illegally using money from state banks to bankroll public spending, marking the end of 13 years of leftist Workers Party rule.

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Kremlin says Russian, U.S. leaders to discuss Syria in China.

Turkey wants to 'cleanse' strip of territory on Syrian border.

Syria's war: Calls for sanctions over chemical weapons.

Syrian rebels advance further toward government-held Hama city: monitor, rebels.

UN envoy: Military escalation in Yemen is fueling extremists.

UN: Violations of Israel-Lebanon cease-fire could spark war.

Iran's Khamenei says need to boost offensive military capabilities.

Israel police chief says it is natural to suspect Ethiopians of crime.


UN chief opens talks with Sri Lanka on reconciliation.

Teenager killed in fresh Indian Kashmir clashes.

Political issues weigh on upcoming G-20 summit in China.

North Korea executes top official, banishes 2 others, South Korea claims.

North Korea expands prison camps for women, human rights group says.

Aung San Suu Kyi hosts ethnic minorities in Myanmar.

Philippine leader rejects emergency power vs extremists.

Hostage video aimed at pressuring Afghan government over militant case: Taliban source.

India to grant residency to rich foreigners.

US woman Sandy Phan-Gillis charged with spying in China.


Libyan forces prepare for last push against Islamic State in Sirte.

Libya PM-designate visits battleground city.

Calm seas, Libya's lawless state open door for migrant flows.

Tanzania opposition postpones protests against 'dictatorship'.

Opposition rejects 'Bongo's victory' in Gabon election. Gabon poll: Street clashes after Ali Bongo beats Jean Ping.

US denounces South Sudan child soldier recruitment.

As refugee children die, Nigeria probes theft of food aid.

Nigeria reports recession, drop in investment amid falling currency rates.

U.N. Security Council diplomats expected in South Sudan this week: official.

Zuma challenges ruling that graft charges be reinstated.

African forest elephants may ​face extinction sooner than thought: study.


Irish cabinet delays decision on Apple tax appeal.

EU authorizes new maritime operations in Mediterranean.

Italy rescues 3,000 migrants from Mediterranean as arrivals surge.

Merkel says mistakes made in Germany, EU concerning refugees.

Migrant crisis: Terrorism was already here, says Merkel.

Anti-immigrant party overtakes Merkel's CDU in German state election poll.

Kremlin does not rule out direct dialogue with Kiev.

Britain to seek unique deal with EU, including immigration curbs.


Brazil's President Rousseff ousted from office by Senate.

Brazil's Rousseff pledges to keep fighting after impeachment.

U.S. says, after Rousseff's removal, that strong relations with Brazil will continue.

Trump discusses border wall with Mexico, sidesteps payment issue. Venturing to Mexico, Trump says he and leader discussed wall.

Obama to highlight climate issues at home before journey overseas.

Colombia, FARC to ratify deal on Sept. 26 says Spain's Rajoy.

Venezuela arrests opposition activists ahead of rally.

Ultra-violent gangs thrive in chaotic Venezuela despite crackdown.

US, Cuba to launch regular commercial flights. Landmark US commercial flight lands in Cuba.

Ex Guantanamo prisoner deported to Uruguay from Venezuela.

Storm bears down on Florida, hurricane threatens Hawaii.


Slain IS figure was powerful leader with multiple roles.

IS spokesman killed in Syria in major blow to militant group.

Former IMU cleric latest to denounce Islamic State.

Appeals court refuses to halt trial in USS Cole attack.

State Dept. offers $3M reward for info on US-trained ISIS leader.


SWIFT discloses more cyber thefts, pressures banks on security.

Cocaine 'worth €50m' discovered at Coca-Cola plant.

Apple, Ireland and US slam record EU anti-trust ruling. Apple tax windfall could help ease Ireland's debts says S&P.

Joe Sutter, 'Father of the Boeing 747', dies.

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