Monday, October 3, 2016

World News Briefs -- October 3, 2016 (Evening edition)

Reuters: U.S. suspends talks with Russia on Syria ceasefire

The United States on Monday suspended talks with Russia on trying to end the violence in Syria and accused Moscow of not living up to its commitments under a ceasefire agreement.

The announcement came as Syrian government supported by Iranian-backed militias and Russian air power pounded the rebel-held area of Aleppo, bombing one of the city's main hospitals and badly damaging water supplies.

"The United States is suspending its participation in bilateral channels with Russia that were established to sustain the cessation of hostilities," U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement. "This is not a decision that was taken lightly."

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Syria's war: US suspends ceasefire talks with Russia.

UN vows to push for political solution in Syria.

Syrian military calls on Aleppo rebels to surrender. Syrian military calls on Aleppo rebels to surrender, promises safe passage. Syrian military calls on Aleppo rebels to surrender as assault continues.

Syria's war: Suicide bombing rocks government-held Hama.

Explosion kills 22 at wedding in Syria's Hasaka.

Syrian rebels advance on symbolic IS-held town of Dabiq.

Suicide bombers hit Shi'ite gatherings in Baghdad, at least 11 dead: police.

Turkish military says 15 rebels killed in clashes in Syria. Several Turkey-backed rebels killed in clashes in northern Syria.

Yemen: Houthis claim attack on UAE military vessel.

Turkey to extend state of emergency for another three months: spokesman.


Afghan forces fight to regain northern city of Kunduz from Taliban.

Taliban raises its flag over Kunduz before being pushed back by Afghan forces.

Heavy fighting erupts as Taliban enters northern Kunduz in repeat of 2015 victory.

Exchange of fire continues on Pakistan-India border.

Indian army camp in Kashmir comes under attack. Militants launch attack on Indian army camp in Kashmir.

Pakistan vows support for Kashmir amid rising tensions with India.

Kashmir newspaper banned for 'inciting violence'.

Pentagon downplays Philippine leader's threat to scrap treaty.

Red Cross calls for urgent North Korea aid as floods affect 600,000.

‘You may have incidents’: Singapore’s defence minister warns non-military vessels in South China Sea create ‘uncertainty’.

EU signs deal to deport unlimited numbers of Afghan asylum seekers.

Japan police probe 48 suspicious deaths after poisoning of two elderly patients.


Tunisia sentences 31 to death for attack on minister.

Peacekeeper killed, others wounded in Mali blast: UN.

Ethiopia: Unrest continues a day after deadly stampede.

Ethiopia declares official mourning after stampede. Oromia: Three days of mourning after 52 die in Ethiopia.

Libya oil output rises as nation exempted from OPEC supply cap.

'Islamic State' sniper kills Dutch photojournalist in Libya.

Morocco says arrests 10 suspected female Islamic State militants.

Ivory Coast draft constitution amends clause at heart of civil war.

100,000 fearful civilians trapped in South Sudan town.

South Africa's Zuma says student protests could destroy universities.


Over 6,000 migrants plucked from sea in a single day, nine dead.

Greek police fire tear gas on rallying pensioners.

Putin signs decree suspending Russia-US deal on plutonium disposal over hostile US actions.

Ukrainian army, separatists withdraw from flashpoint town.

Russia suspends weapons-grade plutonium deal with US.

May says to trigger EU divorce by end of March, sterling falls.

‘Totally unrealistic’: Austrian FM blasts EU refugee quota plan.

Hungarian referendum: plurality rejects EU migrant plan, but poll numbers too low to be valid. Hungary PM hails 'outstanding' referendum result.

Merkel faces protests in Dresden.

Women go on 'Black Monday' strike in Poland against abortion ban. Black Monday: Polish women strike against abortion ban.

Kersti Kaljulaid elected first female President of Estonia – Election Results.

Nationalist parties win local elections in Bosnia.

Boris Nemtsov murder trial begins at Moscow military court.


US-Russia relations plummet further over Syria, Ukraine.

In new blow to campaign, Trump's foundation ordered to halt fundraising.

Scramble to 'fix' Colombia peace deal.

Colombians narrowly reject FARC peace deal in surprising referendum upset. Colombia referendum: Voters reject Farc peace deal. Colombia in unchartered territory with peace deal's defeat. Colombia's peace deal in limbo after shock referendum.

Colombia's Santos accepts 'no' win in peace vote, says ceasefire to continue.

Colombia's FARC leader say he maintains will for peace despite referendum loss.

Colombia dropped as Nobel Peace Prize favorite after referendum 'No'. U.N. committed to Colombia peace process: spokesman.

Powerful Hurricane Matthew threatens Haiti and Jamaica. Caribbean fears for coastal families as Hurricane Matthew gets close.

'Study, pray, vote,' Pope tells Americans ahead of elections.

'No doubt' Russia behind hacks on U.S. election system: senior Democrat.

El Salvador judge reopens El Mozote massacre investigation.


Former Qaeda in Syria confirms a leader killed in raid.

U.S. targeted 'prominent Al Qaeda' member in Syria: U.S. official.

IRGC Special Forces officer’s death highlights involvement in Syria.

U.S. Sept. 11 law weakens international relations, Saudi cabinet says.


Morgan Stanley charged with running unethical sales contests: regulator.

Deutsche Bank shares slip again in race to reach U.S. settlement. Deutsche Bank could handle even high-end Department of Justice fine: Moody's.

Oil drifts after Brent hits $50 per barrel, U.S. crude touches three-month highs. Oil settles above $50 as Iran calls for non-OPEC support.

Chinese yuan becomes IMF reserve currency, first new addition since ‘99. Yuan finds place behind dollar and euro.

1 comment:

Aizino Smith said...

i.e Kerry has manure on his face and that is they way his last 3 months of service and thus his career will be remembered.