Thursday, November 3, 2016

World News Briefs -- November 3, 2016 (Evening Edition)

FBI Director James Comey answers a question from a reporter during a recent press conference. Reuters/Brian Snyder

Reuters: FBI fear of leaks drove decision on emails linked to Clinton: sources

FBI Director James Comey was driven in part by a fear of leaks from within his agency when he decided to tell Congress the FBI was investigating newly discovered emails related to Hillary Clinton, law enforcement sources said on Thursday.

The examination of the email traffic is now being carried out under the tightest secrecy by a team at Federal Bureau of Investigations headquarters in Washington, the sources said, requesting anonymity because of the inquiry's sensitivity.

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Iraqi Shi'ite forces advance west of Mosul, route still open.

As Iraqi forces enter Mosul, some civilians don't feel safe.

ISIS leader releases rare audio message as Iraqi troops enter Mosul. Islamic State leader says 'no retreat' from Mosul assault.

Rebel groups clash with each other in Syria's Aleppo.

Syria conflict: Attack on government-held Aleppo 'kills 12'.

Syria's Kurds say to 'lead' Raqa fight, reject Turkish role.

Yemen: Thousands protest UN envoy's peace plan.

Lebanon President asks Saudi-allied Hariri to form new cabinet. Lebanon's Hariri to form government, but path tough.

Iranians mark anniversary of US embassy takeover in Tehran.

Iranian Ayatollah: American leaders 'dishonest, unreliable, deceptive backstabbers'.


U.S., South Korea stage military exercise simulating North Korea landing, rescue of refugees.

North Korea names new ambassador to Britain after high-level defection.

2 U.S. troops killed fighting Taliban in Afghanistan; civilians hit by airstrike. Dozens of Afghan civilians, two U.S. service members killed in clashes in north. Afghan civilians killed in NATO air strike in Kunduz.

Philippine Muslim rebel leader meets Duterte. Philippine president meets rebel leader after arrest warrant lifted.

Pakistan accuses India of running Islamabad 'spy ring'. Eight Indian 'diplomats' involved in subversive activities in Pakistan: Pakistan Foreign Office.

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif denies corruption allegations.

Kyrgyz leader's party forges new parliamentary coalition.

Myanmar arms non-Muslim civilians in Rakhine.

Almost 20 killed as two passenger trains collide in Pakistan.

South Korea scandal: President Park's friend Choi arrested.

China launches first heavy-lift rocket.


UN pledges more to protect Central African civilians.

Kenya accuses UN of bowing to pressure in South Sudan probe.

Russia says U.N. South Sudan mission 'in ruins' after firing.

US Marines in new helicopter strikes in Libya.

At least 239 migrants believed drowned in Mediterranean, U.N. says.

Militants attack oil pipeline in Niger Delta.

Violence and political pressure anger Nigeria's Shi'ites.

Egypt allows its currency to float freely. Egypt Central Bank devalues currency by 48 percent.

Police beat Kenyan anti-graft protesters, fire tear gas: witness.

South African opposition to push for President's removal.


Cabinet reshaped by Spain's Rajoy draws strong opposition criticism.

UK court says Brexit needs parliament's approval, complicates government plans.

Italy abused migrants' rights due to EU pressure, Amnesty says.

After Calais, France prepares to clear migrant camp in Paris.

Bank of England sees sharp rise in inflation in 2017.

Turkey's Erdogan calls Germany a haven for terrorists. Turkey slams Germany, accuses it of supporting terrorism.

Ukraine hackers claim huge Kremlin email breach.

US actor Steven Seagal given Russian citizenship by Putin.


Clinton supporters worry about close White House race.

Trump: disciplined and on message in final stretch.

In blow to Trump, U.S. court denies Republican poll monitor request.

'The fate of the republic rests on your shoulders': Obama delivers impassioned plea to America to reject Trump.

Trump tries to focus in the final stretch.

Venezuela opposition gives Maduro until Nov. 11 to meet demands. Maduro threatens to imprison Venezuela opposition for advocating demonstrations.

Venezuela military to distribute medicine to hospitals.

Venezuelan president's relatives face federal drug charges in New York.

El Salvador ex-leader Elias Antonio Saca's home searched.

Snowden calls for Montreal police chief to resign. ‘Flabbergasted’: 6 Canadian reporters stunned to learn their phones were tracked by police.

Canada minister heads to Africa to set peacekeeping mission.


Activists slam Guantanamo for holding inmates on 'hearsay'.

German terror police 'foil second ISIS airport attack plot' in under a month as Syrian refugee, 27, is arrested in Berlin.

Islamic State recognizes oath of allegiance from jihadists in Mali.


Stocks fall for 8th day, longest decline since 2008 crisis. S&P 500 losing streak runs to 8 days as Facebook weighs.

Facebook warns advertising revenue growth will slow.

China, Russia team up to build long-haul jet.

Google formally rejects EU antitrust charges.

Gawker settles Hulk Hogan privacy case for $31m.

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