Wednesday, November 23, 2016

World News Briefs -- November 23, 2016 (Evening Edition)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., November 22, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Reuters: Industrials lead S&P, Dow to record highs

The Dow and S&P 500 set record closing highs on Wednesday helped by gains in industrial stocks, but losses in technology shares limited the advance and weighed on the Nasdaq Composite.

The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI rose 59.31 points, or 0.31 percent, to 19,083.18, the S&P 500 .SPX gained 1.78 points, or 0.08 percent, to 2,204.72 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC dropped 5.67 points, or 0.11 percent, to 5,380.68.

The U.S. stock market will be closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Islamic State could launch gas attacks beyond Syria: OPCW official.

Planes launched off US carrier in Gulf pound IS militants.

Mosul: Supply line secured, severing ISIL from Syria. Iraq militias 'cut off IS access to city'.

Civilians flee as Shi'ite fighters near flashpoint town near Mosul.

Syria war: UN resumes aid to Syrians on Jordan border.

Yemen conflict: Air strike 'kills 12 civilians' in Hajja.

Iran warns of retaliation if U.S. breaches nuclear deal.

Pleading innocence, wanted general says Turkey's purge ruining military.

Stalemate in Turkey’s EU accession talks.


China rebuffs Trump threat to take steps to win trade edge.

Philippines president vows to free economy 'from clutches' of oligarchs.

Indian shelling kills nine in Kashmir, Pakistan says. Kashmir clashes: Indian shelling 'kills nine on bus'.

West voices growing concern at Myanmar's handling of crisis: sources.

More Rohingyas flee to Bangladesh as violence spreads in Myanmar.

Bangladesh presses Myanmar as Rohingya flee across border.

Defense minister says Russia-China military cooperation consolidates peace in Eurasia.

U.S., China agree on new North Korea U.N. sanctions, Russia has issues: diplomats. US, China agree on tougher UN sanctions against North Korea.

Viagra found in South Korean presidential offices.

Elderly Khmer Rouge despots' life sentences upheld.


16 dead, thousands displaced in C.Africa clashes: UN.

Sudan rebels pledge to end use of child soldiers.

Tunisia confirms U.S. drones over Libyan border, monitor Islamic State.

Egypt leader voices support for Syrian President's military.

Egypt to hold mass trial of suspected Islamic State militants.

Dengue fever kills 20 in Burkina Faso.

Internet blackout forces young Ethiopians to go retro.

Bamenda protests: Mass arrests in Cameroon.

South Africa's Zuma hits out at state capture report implicating him.


Iceland's Left-Greens suspend talks on coalition government.

Merkel warns against fake news driving populist gains.

High-profile French police site among terrorist suspects' targets: sources.

Brexit protesters tell British PM May: 'Get on with EU divorce'.

EU lawmakers denounce Russian info tactics, anger Putin.

Nato and Kremlin in war of words over Russian missile deployment.

NATO ends counter-piracy mission as focus shifts to Mediterranean.

Germany, France seek four-way talks on eastern Ukraine conflict on November 29.

Ukraine appoints law graduate, 23, to lead purge campaign.

Greek PM Tsipras, Trump talk about cooperation, security.

Lufthansa strike starts after failed court challenge.


U.S. Thanksgiving travel expected to be heaviest since 2007. Americans tread Thanksgiving minefield after Trump win.

Trump won with lowest minority vote in decades, fueling divisions. Clinton leads Trump by over two million in popular vote.

Trump chooses SC Gov Nikki Haley to be ambassador to UN.

Trump denies any conflict of interest over business empire.

Colombia and FARC agree on new deal, but no referendum this time. Colombia and FARC to sign peace deal 2.0.

Venezuela opposition says Vatican-brokered talks 'frozen'.

Haiti police clash with protesters awaiting poll results.

Jamaica police commit 'hundreds of unlawful killings' yearly, Amnesty says.

US government sanctions Peruvian rebels for terrorism.

Bolivia schools close early as drought empties reservoirs.

The number of killings may fluctuate, but a brutal trend is emerging in Mexico.


9/11 mastermind: Al Qaeda favors 'immigration' to defeat USA.

Pentagon: Senior al Qaeda leader killed in airstrike.

U.S. adds three Islamic State leaders to global terror list.

The ten countries most affected by terrorism.


Fed policymakers confident of need for rate hikes on eve of Trump win.

Dow closes above 19,000 as stocks notch record closing highs; telecoms spike 2%.

Facebook builds censorship tool for China.

Global wealth update: 0.7% of adults control $116.6 trillion in wealth.

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