Tuesday, August 9, 2016

World News Briefs -- August 9, 2016 (Evening Edition)

BBC: Putin mends broken relations with Turkey's Erdogan

The leaders of Russia and Turkey have patched up a damaging quarrel, pledging to restore close economic relations.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russian trade sanctions on Turkey would be phased out "step by step".

"The priority is to get back to the pre-crisis level of co-operation," he told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in St Petersburg.

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Syrian government forces bombard rebels in Aleppo, insurgents deny setbacks.

UN pleads for urgent Aleppo ceasefire.

No end in sight as anti-IS campaign enters third year.

Iraq defense minister survives mortar attack near Mosul.

Pictures appear to show British special forces on Syrian frontline.

Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen capital resume, nine civilians killed: residents. Air strikes on Yemen capital resume, civilians killed.

Turkish jets hit PKK positions in southeast; 13 rebels dead.

Turkey's Erdogan sits down with Russia's Putin for talks.

Turkey: US shouldn't 'sacrifice' alliance over Muslim cleric.


India summons Pakistan high commissioner over militant infiltration.

U.N. censure of North Korea missile thwarted.

Thousands flee fierce fighting in Afghanistan's Helmand.

Japan protests to China over ships around disputed islands. Japan says ties with China 'deteriorating' over disputed islands. Tokyo vows 'firm' response to Beijing for hundreds of ships in East China Sea.

China determined to battle on two fronts as North Asian tensions spike.

Pakistani lawyers mourn colleagues slain in Quetta attack. Quetta attack: Pakistan mourns as lawyers begin boycott. Pakistani lawyers go on strike after dozens killed in attack.

US concerned about extrajudicial killings in Philippines.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi sets date for crunch peace talks.

China ridicules Trump's criticism of its trade practices.

Japan marks 71st anniversary of atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki.


Libya makes gains against ISIL in Sirte fighting.

Sudan begins ceasefire talks after opposition signs roadmap to peace. Sudan rebel groups sign AU-brokered peace roadmap.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe seeks to retain defense forces' support after pay delays.

Attacks on Christians in Egypt raise alarms.

Ailing Zambia economy could hurt President Lungu in election.

Kenya's ruling coalition says to merge with other parties before 2017 vote.

Nigeria anger over blogger Abubakar Sidiq Usman's arrest.


Italy PM Renzi says 'mistake' to personalize constitutional referendum.

Ukraine says one soldier killed as fighting persists in East.

Russia, Ukraine, Germany, France will meet on G20 sidelines.

Armenia violates Karabakh ceasefire 20 times in 24 hours – Azerbaijan military.

Tensions high amid Russian military buildup in Crimea.

Turkey to halt EU migrant deal if visa-free EU travel drags on. Germany's Steinmeier says no visa talks until Turkey meets criteria.

Germany turning away and deporting more migrants.

Merkel critic says Chancellor’s refugee policy is a ‘time bomb’.


Venezuela timeline for Maduro recall makes 2016 vote unlikely.

US election: Anger over Donald Trump gun rights remarks.

Rio 2016: Brazil judge allows political protest at Olympics.

Venezuela seen staving off default again even as crisis worsens.

Peru minister: Strong evidence of police death squads.

Poll: Clinton opens up double-digit lead over Trump.

Clinton campaign says it didn't know Orlando shooter's father was at her rally.

Two Benghazi parents sue Hillary Clinton for wrongful death, defamation.

Colombia expands land restitution to war-torn south amid peace efforts.


Shabaab promotes ‘newly established’ Islamic police.

Report: 100-plus Americans fighting against ISIS.

Islamic State, Taliban form alliance in Afghanistan to focus on US-backed forces.

The Islamic State and its allies have killed 33,000 people, University of Maryland study finds.


Nasdaq hits record high, other indexes hover near highs.

Delta cancel hundreds more flights.

Facebook sidesteps ad-blocking on desktop computers.

There are 2,473 billionaires in the world.

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