Monday, November 7, 2016

World News Briefs -- November 7, 2016 (Evening Edition)



Reuters: Clinton and Trump chase last-minute support on election eve

The U.S. presidential campaigns neared their end on Monday in the same angry tone they began, with Republican Donald Trump calling Hillary Clinton a "phony" and the Democrat accusing him of splitting the country, as a new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll pointed to a strong chance of her winning.

Clinton and Trump raced through several battleground states in a last-ditch attempt to encourage their respective supporters to show up at polling places on Tuesday.

Clinton sought to capture more support from Latinos, African-Americans and young people, while Trump was looking to rev up disaffected middle class he said has been sidelined by the political establishment.

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MIDDLE EAST

In Iraq, fewer displaced than expected from Mosul push: US.

Iraq peshmerga storm Islamic State town as army battles in Mosul. Iraqi Kurdish forces advance into IS-held town east of Mosul. Mosul battle: Kurdish forces push into IS-held Bashiqa.

Casualties mount as Iraqis press deeper into IS-held Mosul.

South of Mosul, reconciliation gets off to a false start.

Anti-IS fighters in Syria dig in to prevent surprises.

Military and political obstacles in fight for IS's Raqa.

Syrian militias make slight progress in attack on Islamic State stronghold Raqqa. Syrian Kurds push ahead in their offensive toward Raqqa.

WHO: 7,000 killed and 37,000 wounded in Yemen conflict. Yemen conflict affects half of health facilities.

Iran's foreign minister is first to meet Lebanon's new president.

Oil-rich Iran wades into U.S. presidential race.

Syria sends first official to Lebanon in six years.

Israel says 'no' to Middle East peace conference in Paris.

ASIA

Indian shelling kills three in disputed Kashmir: Pakistani officials.

South Koreans call on President Park Geun-hye to resign, tens of thousands take to Seoul's streets.

Rebel tensions rise with Myanmar Army’s offensive.

Philippines says it has resumed patrols at disputed shoal.

Cambodia jails opposition senator for seven years over Facebook posting.

China rules Hong Kong politicians must swear allegiance to country. In rare step, China bars 2 Hong Kong lawmakers from office.

Kazakh beer tycoon jailed for 21 years on coup-plotting charges.

AFRICA

U.S. ready to resume air strikes in Libya if needed: Pentagon.

Tunisia adopts strategy to fight 'terrorism'.

Egyptians brace for hard times amid austerity measures.

Rights group blasts DR Congo over radio signal blockage.

Germany boosts aid to U.N. in Africa to deter Europe-bound migration.

Nearly 700 migrants rescued at sea arrive in Italian port town.

Nigeria sends female police to protect Boko Haram victims.

Fighting in Somalia's Galkayo city kills 29.

Court cases could hamper Ghana's elections.

Egypt: Saudi Arabia halts fuel shipments indefinitely.

Morocco still lacks government a month after election.

South African opposition figure Malema seeks to overturn apartheid-era land law.

EUROPE

Estonian government could collapse, faces no confidence vote.

Ex-Georgian president quits Ukraine post. Mikheil Saakashvili quits as governor of Ukraine's Odessa region.

Ruling Italian party roiled by infighting over referendum.

Kremlin denies Moscow’s role in Montenegro coup plot.

Kremlin says early presidential election is not on agenda.

Bulgarian presidential race heads for runoff. Pro-Russian candidate wins first round of Bulgaria's presidential election.

Brexit must happen on time, Theresa May insists. UK preparing legislation to trigger Brexit, confident of deadline.

Cyprus peace talks open in Swiss resort. Cyprus leaders seek deal to end conflict in new Swiss talks.

Euro founding father Otmar Issing warns about project's future.

Wikileaks chief to be quizzed inside embassy. Swedish prosecutor says Assange interview set for November 14.

AMERICAS

Clinton, Trump in frenzied final push for votes.

Clinton and Trump chase last-minute support on U.S. election eve.

FBI agents, lawmakers hammer Comey over Clinton emails inquiry.

Republicans, Democrats vie for control of Congress on Tuesday.

FBI has found no criminal wrongdoing in new Clinton emails, says Comey.

Nicaragua leader Daniel Ortega wins third consecutive term. Daniel Ortega poised for third successive term as Nicaraguan president. Nicaragua election to strengthen Ortega power couple.

Vatican envoy to Venezuela warns road 'could be of blood' if talks fail.

Venezuelan first lady's nephews' U.S. drug trial gets underway.

Canada's CSIS under scrutiny for programme that illegally kept metadata.

Nuclear weapon missing since 1950 'may have been found'.

TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR

Islamic State calls for attacks on Election Day voters.

ISIS hunters: SAS to track & kill British citizens in Iraq.

Top al Qaeda leader killed in Afghanistan by U.S. airstrike: Pentagon.

ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS

Facebook partners with news outlets for Election Day live video blitz.

Dollar strengthens as election seen swinging toward Clinton.

Oil prices bounce as OPEC promises a cut is on the cards.

Samsung recalls 2.8m washing machines in the US.

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