Friday, September 9, 2016

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

France 24: US-Russia deal on Syria still out of reach

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov suggested that the United States was holding up a deal on Syria at talks in Geneva with US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday and said they may have to be reconvened next week.

"We're thinking of maybe calling it a day, maybe meeting next week," Lavrov told reporters waiting for a potential deal to be announced at a press conference between the two diplomats.

Asked if Russia had approved a text of a deal, Lavrov said: "We are there, I don't know where our friends are, but I believe it's important for them to check with Washington."

Asked about Lavrov's comments, a senior US administration official said Kerry was continuing to discuss the proposals with colleagues in Washington.

"Those discussions are ongoing and when we have more to say we will."

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Russian foreign minister: 'We are thinking of calling it a day' on Syria talks with U.S..

UN: Syria aid access hinges on cease-fire talks.

Kerry and Lavrov holding talks on Syria ceasefire deal.

Islamic State group: Turkey and US 'ready to invade capital'.

Syria war: Rebel-held Aleppo has 'days' of fuel left - UN.

Three Turkish soldiers killed by ISIL in northern Syria.

Turkish air strikes destroy four targets in northern Syria: military. Syria conflict: Senior militant leader 'killed' near Aleppo.

Iraq gears up for late-year push to retake Mosul from Islamic State.

Turkey conducting 'largest ever' operations against PKK.

Turkey to recruit 20,000 new police in the coming period: minister. Turkey suspends over 11,000 teachers for suspected terror links.

Syrians in Yemen: They fled Assad to find Saudi strikes.

Hajj 2016: More than a million Muslims head to Mecca.

Iranian oil output stagnates for third month amid OPEC bargaining.


Pentagon chief, S. Korean officials discuss North Korean nuke test.

Global condemnation for North Korea nuclear test, sanctions threatened.

Seoul: North Korea's 5th nuke test 'fanatic recklessness'.

China slams N.Korea's nuclear test but unlikely to do much.

Afghan forces flee as Taliban militants push into another city.

Humanitarian crisis looms as Afghan refugees pressured out of Pakistan.

China marks Mao anniversary, but President Xi makes no mention.

Philippines' Duterte tells Obama he never cursed him.

Duminda Silva: Sri Lankan ex-MP sentenced to death.


Nigeria facing 'a famine unlike any we have ever seen'.

Malian opposition resolves to engage in dialogue for peace.

Uganda's main opposition figure wants his day in court.

UN panel blames South Sudan leaders for Juba violence.

Libya chemical weapons: 'Last ingredients' set for destruction.

Zimbabwe to cut 25,000 civil service jobs.

Kenyan Muslims can wear hijab at Christian schools - court.


Germany's Merkel under fire from coalition allies over refugee policy.

Russia holds large-scale military drills in Crimea.

NATO, EU work full steam to improve ties with Turkey.

Germany to pour cash into mass surveillance.

Italy eyes financial incentives to kickstart EU Army.

Crimea ‘cannot be given back’ to Ukraine – Czech president.

Greece rejects taking in more refugees from EU states.

Nearly 1,500 child marriages on the books in Germany.

German exports fall in July after global demand weakens.

Deadly train crash near O Porrino in north-west Spain.


Sorrow, selfies compete at New York's 9/11 memorial 15 years on.

Judge denies motion to halt work on Dakota Access Pipeline. Obama administration orders ND pipeline construction to stop.

Venezuelans revel in pots-and-pans protests after Maduro humiliation.

Arrests over hacks of CIA and FBI staff.

Congress passes Saudi 9/11 lawsuits bill.

Mexico threatens to cancel treaties if Trump is elected.

Outside Havana, Cubans are still waiting for American visitors.

Zika doubled devastating birth defects in Brazil.

Rio Olympics 2016: Brazil police want to question IOC head Thomas Bach.

Pew: 57M Hispanics now in U.S., 17% of population, 54% of total growth.


House to vote next week to block Gitmo transfers.

Foiled Paris attack 'was directed by IS'.

IS territory loss could heighten risk of attacks in Europe.

Pakistan can't 'pick and choose' terror groups to go after: US.

The ISIS leader who once received Canadian military training.


Stocks see biggest drop since June as rate-hike fears grip Wall Street.

Fed officials divided as September policy meeting nears.

Galaxy Note 7: Owners advised not to use on planes.

US bank Wells Fargo fined $185m for opening illegal accounts.

Fury over Facebook 'Napalm girl' censorship. Norwegian newspaper blasts Facebook's Zuckerberg for censorship.

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