Monday, June 12, 2017

World News Briefs -- June 12, 2017

Riot police detain Russian opposition figure Ilya Yashin during an anti-corruption protest organised by opposition leader Alexei Navalny, in central Moscow, Russia, June 12, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Reuters: Russian police detain Putin critic Navalny, scores of protesters held

Baton-wielding riot police broke up an anti-government demonstration in Moscow on Monday and arrested scores of protesters after detaining Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny as he tried to leave his home.

Several thousand protesters, including many young people, crowded central Moscow at Navalny's behest chanting "Russia without Putin" and "Russia will be free".

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US-backed Syrian fighters seize parts of ISIS 'capital' Raqqa. Syria's SDF rebels capture parts of ISIL-held Raqqa.

US-Jordan drills raise suspicion of ground offensive against ISIL.

Qatar ready to listen to Arab states' concerns as Iran sends cargo planes with supplies.

Israel approves largest West Bank settlement construction in 25 years.

Naval coalition warns of risks for ships off Yemen.

Yemen cholera epidemic reaches 'devastating proportions' as deaths mount.

Earthquake strikes off Turkey's coast near Greek islands.


Battle for Philippine city rages three weeks after attack by Isis-linked rebels. Blasts rock besieged city as Philippines marks independence day.

Philippine army vows to overrun militants linked to Islamic State.

Taliban deputy leader insists no hand in Kabul attacks.

Report: Slain Kim Jong Nam was carrying $120,000 cash.

S. Korea suggests 2030 World Cup bid to include N. Korea.

Myanmar recovers dozens of bodies after plane crash.

Former PNG prime ministers among new opposition coalition set to challenge for election.

Pakistan: Death penalty for blasphemy on Facebook.


Somali, US military claim to destroy an Al-Shabab training base. Deadly airstrike hits al-Shabaab in Somalia as US mission there intensifies.

Hundreds escape after gunmen attack DRC Kangwayi prison. DR Congo: 11 dead and 900 escape in jail attack.

Libyan dictator Moamar Gaddafi's son Saif freed amid push to reassert power, lawyer says.

Ethiopia denies emergency food aid will run out within weeks.

Egypt bans scores of news websites in growing censorship crackdown.

Pope gives rebel Nigeria priests ultimatum over bishop.

DR Congo's 'The Terminator' to testify in war crimes trial.


French President Macron's LREM party set for big parliamentary majority.

Kosovo ex-fighters declare victory in general election.

May heads for crunch meeting with party lawmakers.

Brexit minister defends embattled PM as Theresa May faces party showdown.

EU threatens year-long delay in Brexit talks over UK's negotiating stance.

Poland hails upcoming Trump visit as a ‘huge success’.

Vladimir Putin critic Alexei Navalny arrested ahead of anti-corruption protest in Moscow. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny 'detained' ahead of anti-Kremlin protests.

Ukrainians can now enter the European Union visa-free.


U.S. breaks with G7 on climate, development banks: statement.

Sessions to testify as Republicans prod Trump on tapes. Senators sound calls to release Comey 'tapes' as Trump attacks 'cowardly' leak.

Donald Trump: UK and US governments deny state visit delay.

Homeland Security secretary suggests amnesty for Dreamers, implores Congress to solve problem.

Puerto Ricans vote in favour of being 51st US state, but doubts remain.

Colombia's Farc rebels to train as bodyguards.

Brazil court acquits President Temer in campaign fund case.

Melania and Barron Trump officially move into White House.


Experts skeptical about reports of death of al-Baghdadi.

ISIS propaganda hit hard by killings, battlefield setbacks.

Zawahiri lectures on global jihad, warns of national boundaries.


FIFA president says Qatar World Cup is not under threat.

What the heck is going on with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick?.

Iran company finalizes deal with Boeing to buy 60 planes.

1 comment:

You Vuo said...

You are sso fake ... no support, no word against the crackdown, no word/comment against the russian regime.

This is you, the real fake WMU.

All is bad in Europe and Ukraine ... but in Russia, the corrupt regime is very good.

Russia right now is a fking paria, no freedom of speech, nothing.