Friday, October 21, 2016

World News Briefs -- October 21, 2016

Al Jazeera: Iraq: Deaths as explosions, gunfire rock Kirkuk

ISIL claims responsibility for deadly attacks targeting buildings and a power station in and around oil-rich city.

ISIL fighters have attacked multiple targets in and around the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, in a major assault that appeared aimed at diverting Iraqi and Kurdish forces from a massive push against Mosul, the armed group's last major stronghold in Iraq.

The coordinated attacks began early on Friday when fighters armed with assault rifles and explosives attacked a power station and government buildings, including the police headquarters.

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Under fire in Mosul, IS attacks another Iraqi city.

Mosul battle: IS 'may use civilians as human shields'.

Suicide bombers target multiple sites in Iraq's Kirkuk.

Mosul: IS launches major counter-attack in Kirkuk; some 550 families used as human shields, UN says. Mosul battle: IS launches Iraq counter-attack at Kirkuk.

Iraqi advances give hope to displaced Christians.

Aleppo ceasefire at risk after Russia says all rebels can be eliminated.

Humanitarian pause in Aleppo extended for another 24 hours – Russian military.

UN Human Rights Council votes to open probe into Aleppo ‘war crimes’.

Turkey shells Kurdish fighters in Aleppo province.

Parties to Yemen war exchange accusations of breaching ceasefire.

Thousands march in Gaza in support of Islamic Jihad.


Seven Pakistan troops killed in Kashmir border fire: India.

Taliban envoys travel to Pakistan to discuss Afghanistan peace talks.

Pakistan: Many Afghan Taliban factions seem interested in peace talks with Kabul.

Philippine president says he won’t severe ties with U.S.. Philippines' Duterte says didn't really mean 'separation' from U.S..

Anti-U.S. protesters demand action after violent police response.

Filipinos favor US aid, leery of China.

US seeks clarity on Duterte 'separation' comments.

U.S. destroyer challenges China's claims in the South China Sea. South China Sea: US sails warship near disputed islands.

Pakistan bans all Indian TV and radio as tensions mount.

2020 Tokyo Olympics face vast cost overruns.

Yingluck Shinawatra: Thai junta fines former PM more than $1 billion over failed rice subsidy scheme.

Exclusive: U.N. chief mulls future in South Korea where he tops presidential polls.

Millions of Indian debit cards 'compromised' in security breach.


Bunkers and booby-traps as Islamic State makes a stand in Libya.

German NGO: 'Libyan Coast Guard' boat attacks migrant raft.

Burkina Faso: Coup attempt thwarted, says government. Burkina Faso foiled coup attempt in early October, minister says.

'Disappointment' as S. Africa joins Burundi in exiting ICC.

DR Congo opposition rejects bid to postpone poll to 2018.

Congo security forces killed dozens of anti-government protesters: U.N..

Egypt's fight against Islamic militancy makes enemies.

At least 53 people killed, nearly 300 injured in Cameroon train wreck. Cameroon train derails; at least 55 dead, hundreds injured.


Brussels bemoans Russian strategy to weaken EU, backs down on sanctions threat.

Brexit: France warns British PM Theresa May of tough time ahead in negotiations.

Exclusive: Parlez-vous Brexit? EU negotiator wants Brits to talk French.

EU deadlocked on CETA despite marathon talks.

New German intel law 'legalizes spying on population'.

Reshuffle looms as Greek PM, sagging in polls, seeks debt relief.

In Scotland, independence back on the agenda.

Muslims stage protest prayers near Rome's Colosseum.

Calais migrants: 'Jungle' closure to start on Monday, France says.


US internet repeatedly disrupted by cyberattacks on key firm. US cyber attacks hit Twitter, Netflix, other top websites.

Trump, Clinton spending furiously as Election Day nears.

Some opposition changes to Colombia peace deal 'inviable': president.

Venezuela on edge after anti-Maduro referendum blocked. Opposition cries dictatorship after Venezuela blocks recall.

Venezuelan court bans opposition leaders from leaving the country.

Peru's wealthy president mocked for complaining about salary.

State Department releases hundreds more pages of Clinton emails.

Ex-NSA worker accused of stealing secrets to stay in custody.

Janet Yellen could be on the verge of starting a 'civil war' at the Fed.

Ceta: EU 'not capable' of signing deal says Canadian minister.


Syria's Raqa next in line of anti-IS campaign.

US military reports 2 strikes against extremists in Yemen.

U.S. says it killed 8 al Qaeda-affiliated militants in Yemen.

UK Defense Secretary: Our military is hacking Islamic State.


EU-Canada trade deal in meltdown as Canadian minister walks out.

Rosneft CEO reveals real meaning of oil price war, outlines Russia’s role in it.

AT&T pushing for Time Warner deal by Monday to beat rivals.

Bombardier to cut 7,500 more jobs across its global operations.


RRH said...
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RRH said...

Poor Minister Freeland,

Her real bosses at the CME will be pissed; that's what the temper tantrum was really all about.

Those lousey Walloons pissed on her rug big time. Imagine, the gall it took to ignore the example of speed bag Canadians and take a stand for democracy. Impudence I tell you.

Here she was, all set to hand over what's left of the Canadian peoples' ability to have anything to say about, well, anything of substance regarding , well, anything that really affects them, to the same 'people' that already have WaY too much to say about, well, EVERYTHING and then -BAM!- a 'Non', that really meant Non.

She's absolutely Mortified, I tell you.

What's she going to do with the penis costume she had custom made to wear as a visual aid during her big announcement so most, as in 99%, of Canadians could truly understand what they were going to get with CETA?

I'll bet she never imagined how much her outfit would look, and feel, just like what the Walloons were about to give her _ not to mention her bosses. The crying is just beginning.

There goes the 'ol post Cabinet seat on the board -- no investor state provision money, no funny Chystia.

No less egg on the face for Our Quislings Who Art In Ottawa (and pretty much every provincial capital in Canada), is the Walloons telling Prime Minister Dum Dum to stay the f--- away.

“Canada is disappointed. I am personally very disappointed. I have worked very very hard. We have decided to go home. I am truly very, very sad.”

Whatever Chystia,

most Canadians didn't have a clue about what you were up to other than the fatalism ("we're gettin' fkd") that informs our thinking about your activities. Watching you people fail gives those of us paying attention immense pleasure.

As for "truly very, very sad", you'd be truly, truly sorry if this country had treason laws with that made what you were up to end up involving you in working "very, very hard" for ten yeas to life in a Baffin Island iron ore mine, sans machinery.

Dear Canadian children,

Gain power in Canada. Round each and every one of these f'ers up. 24/7, 365.25. Do what must be done. Do not hesitate. Show no mercy. Make them rot in the prison they planned for you. Work them into the ground. Post their miserable visages on every media available.

Ask out loud "Who else wants to sell our birthright?"