Monday, November 14, 2016

World News Briefs -- November 14, 2016 (Evening Edition)

Washington Post: Trump, Putin agree in phone call to improve ‘unsatisfactory’ relations between their countries, Kremlin says

President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed in a telephone conversation Monday that relations between their countries were “unsatisfactory” and vowed to work together to improve them, the Kremlin said in a statement.

The statement said the two leaders discussed combining efforts in the fight against terrorism, talked about “a settlement for the crisis in Syria” and agreed their aides would begin working toward a face-to-face meeting between them.

Trump’s office said in a statement that Putin had called to “offer his congratulations” and that the two had discussed “a range of issues including the threats and challenges facing the United States and Russia, strategic economic issues and the historical U.S.-Russia relationship that dates back over 200 years.”

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Ouster of extremists from Iraqi town leaves bitter divisions.

Islamic State ousted from Yazidi villages west of Mosul -Kurdish-Yazidi force. Iraqi troops enter town of famed ancient ruins near Mosul.

Lavrov reminds Kerry US has failed to separate opposition from terrorists.

Syrian rebels battle each other north of Aleppo.

Turkish warplanes strike 15 targets in Syria's al Bab area: military. Turkish jets hit al-Bab in push to take ISIL's Raqqa.

Lavrov and Kerry agree to continue consultations on Syria.

EU puts Syrian central bank governor under sanctions. EU sanctions 17 Syrian ministers, central bank governor.

Syrian refugees regret move to Gaza.

Kerry in Oman for Yemen peace talks.

Turkey's Erdogan angered by slow EU entry process.

Israeli ministers vote in favour of legalising outposts.

UN envoy warns West Bank camp could 'explode'.

Under Trump, Israel can 'reset' Middle East, right-wing leader says.


U.S. on alert for new nuclear or missile test by North Korea.

US may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan: ICC prosecutor.

Pakistani troops killed by Indian shelling in Kashmir, says military. Pakistan: Seven soldiers killed by India shelling in Kashmir.

Myanmar government kills dozens of Rohingya 'attackers' over weekend.

In phone call, China's Xi tells Trump cooperation is only choice.

China threatens to cut sales of iPhones and US cars if 'naive' Trump pursues trade war.

Afghan leader defies parliament by telling sacked ministers to stay.

Australia PM: No refugees will be sent to US this year.

New Zealand hit by aftershocks after severe earthquake. New Zealand earthquake leaves costly destruction in its wake. New Zealand: Dozens of aftershocks follow deadly earthquake. 'Utter devastation' after major quake, aftershocks hit New Zealand.


Exclusive: Al-Shabab moves in on central Somalia.

Nigeria, Libya recovery takes OPEC production to new high.

Tunisia finds arms caches near Libya border.

Boko Haram leader warns Trump 'war has just begun'.

Nigerian police, Shi'ite Muslims clash in Kano state, nine dead. Nigeria Shia pilgrimage clash kills nine in Kano.

Former Congolese rebel seeks to suspend war crimes trial.

Guinea Bissau president says will dissolve government.

Zimbabwe's army chief says military has no role in Mugabe successor.

Kenya to miss November deadline to close Somali refugee camp.

South African minister denies rhino poaching allegation.


Europeans agree defense plan after campaign swipes by Trump.

EU ministers meet to talk strategy after Trump's electoral victory.

EU will maintain Russia policies, even if US changes course – Mogherini.

EU ministers reaffirm Iran deal, seek more regional security.

EU criticizes Turkey but not ready to halt membership talks.

Russian police find evidence of fraud during parliamentary election.

Pro-Russia candidate Igor Dodon to win Moldova presidential election. Moldovans protest election of pro-Russia President.

Moldovan president-elect says Crimea is 'de facto' Russian territory.

Ukrainian MPs throw punches over accusations of Kremlin links.

German foreign minister tapped to become next president.

Poland exhumes president, others killed in 2010 plane crash.

Assange legal drama enters new phase. Assange questioned at Ecuadorean Embassy in London.

Chernobyl disaster: Giant shield begins move towards reactor.


Vouching for Trump, Obama says US will maintain alliances.

Turning tides? Obama to spend more time counseling Trump on White House duties.

White House expects Trump to uphold US treaties.

Trump gets 'arms around' foreign policy, talks to China's Xi.

Still reeling, Democrats begin battling for future.

Concerns about Trump loom over Obama's final foreign tour.

Yes, Trump will have broad power to crack down on immigration.

Defying Trump, Chicago will continue as immigrant sanctuary.

Mexico moves to help migrants after Trump win.

Colombian government and Farc reach new peace deal. Colombia publishes new FARC peace accord in effort to end war.

Maduro rejects elections as Venezuelan crisis deepens. Venezuela dialogue gives Maduro breather, angers opposition base.

US national debt is growing faster than you think.


IS commander wanted by Italy arrested in Sudan: lawmaker.

GOP senator warns of ISIS infiltrating Latin America.

Islamic State's Pakistan attack highlights changing tactics.

Afghan president asks U.N. to add Taliban leader to sanctions list.


Wall Street ends flat as financials' rise offsets tech drop.

Oil prices dip on OPEC oversupply & US rig count. Oil falls to three-month lows as gloom grows over OPEC.

China hints at looming trade war as Trump talks to Chinese president.

'Trump Thump' whacks bond market for $1 trillion loss.

Over 412 million adult-website credentials hacked: security firm.

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