Tuesday, November 15, 2016

World News Briefs -- November 15, 2016 (Evening Edition)



Reuters: Islamic State kills civilians in Mosul to deter support for army

Islamic State has summarily killed 21 civilians in Mosul it accused of collaborating with U.S.-backed security forces, which said their offensive to recapture the city from the jihadists had made further advances.

The killings, reported on Tuesday by a medical source, indicate that the ultra-hardline group has maintained its ability to police Mosul, more than four weeks after the start of the offensive on the northern Iraqi city.

The campaign that began on Oct. 17 is the biggest military operation in Iraq in more than a decade of turmoil unleashed by the 2003 U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.

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MIDDLE EAST

Russia has long-term ambitions in the Middle East: Israeli official.

U.S. 'strongly condemns' resumption of Russian air strikes in Syria.

Russia bombards Syria hours after Putin speaks with Trump. Russia uses aircraft carrier for big attack on Syrian rebels. Russian aircraft carrier jets conduct first Syria strikes: military. Syria war: Aleppo pounded by air strikes as pause ends.

Mosul: Iraqi forces have liberated 'more than one third' of eastern side of IS stronghold, officials say. Islamic State kills civilians in Mosul to deter support for army.

Iraqis demand food from troops in newly cleared Mosul areas.

ISIS fires near Mosul sicken 1,500 people, U.N. says.

Both sides accused of abuses in battle for Mosul.

Kerry announces Yemen ceasefire over objections of government.

Obama: Trump likely not to seek Iran deal changes.

Turkey eyes reset with U.S. under Trump, but honeymoon may be brief.

ASIA

US-Philippines military cooperation intact: official.

Taliban, Islamic State both claim to have shot down helicopter in central Afghanistan.

ICC claims US may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan.

New Zealand evacuates quake-hit town, fears of Wellington building collapse.

North Korea does not care who is president of United States. North Korean government hasn’t yet told its people that Trump won U.S. presidency: Report.

Hong Kong court rules pro-independence politicians barred from legislature.

Tourists struggling to find cash in India. Anger grows among cash-strapped Indians.

China revives ‘comrade’ in drive for Communist party discipline.



AFRICA

100 feared dead in Mediterranean after migrant boat capsize.

Air strike targeting militants kills seven in southern Libya: official.

Challenging government, Egypt's parliament approves 'repressive' NGO bill.

Some 14 million in northeast Nigeria may need humanitarian aid in 2017: U.N..

Niger Delta Avengers strike again.

Kenya sets fire to 5,000 illegal weapons in crime fight.

Rights group urges troops for Burundi to prevent genocide.

Up to 600,000 people are short of food in Burundi: WFP.

Death sentence of Egyptian ex-President Mohamed Morsi overturned. Egypt: Mohammed Morsi death sentence overturned.

South Africa's opposition files complaint against Zuma over corruption.

'Marshall Plan' for Africa meets with skepticism.

Pew survey: Africans optimistic despite corruption and economy woes.

EUROPE

Merkel to announce decision on fourth term at suitable time: spokesman.

EU agrees defense budget increase as Britain lifts block.

Obama seeks to reassure European leaders as final international tour gets underway.

Greek police, protesters clash in Athens during Obama visit.

Britain hopes to raise NATO with Trump at early engagement: PM May's spokeswoman.

Russia doubts in Trump's promise to work with Moscow in Syria: Ifax.

EU ministers keep calm and improve defense capabilities.

NATO says Crimea still a concern, day after Trump-Putin call.

Russian Economy Minister Ulyukayev charged with $2m bribe. Russian economy minister under house arrest, charged with taking $2mn bribe from oil giant Rosneft.

French government seeking new extension to emergency powers: Valls.

Poland to build territorial defense force by 2019.

Leaked memo says UK government has no plan for Brexit. Britain's Brexit plan? There is no plan, leaked memo says.

Only 13 percent of recent refugees in Germany have found work: survey.

AMERICAS

Obama: World leaders must heed people's economic fears.

House Speaker Paul Ryan renominated for top House post.

Trump, Pence meeting in New York on Cabinet picks.

Barack Obama warns of rise of 'crude nationalism'.

Central American plan launched to fight gangs, curb migration.

Colombia's new peace accord is final, will not be changed: government.

Colombia president to have prostate cancer tests in U.S..

Dominican Republic floods displace more than 20,000.

Cuba pardons 787 inmates after Pope's call for mercy.

Mexico braces for Trump's deportation policy.

Cuba pardons 787 prisoners after pope's call for mercy.

TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR

Senior Libyan al-Qaida leader reported slain in drone strike.

Never mind closing Guantanamo, Trump might make it bigger.

'Islamic State' reportedly training terrorists to enter Europe as asylum seekers.

NYPD boosts security for Thanksgiving parade; Islamic State calls it an 'excellent target'.

German raids: Police target DWR Islamist group. Police make raids against suspected 'IS' supporters across 10 states in Germany.

ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS

Twitter adds new options to curb abuse, harassment.

Global stocks as focus slowly turns away from Trump.

Top tax-writing Republican says TPP trade deal not dead in Congress.

Facebook’s fake news crisis deepens. Google, Facebook move to clamp down on fake news sites.

1 comment:

Aizino Smith said...

So the last 2/3rds is still Trump's problem?