Sunday, June 4, 2017

World News Briefs -- June 4, 2017

Reuters: London attackers kill seven, PM May says 'enough is enough'

British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Sunday for a stronger response to Islamist extremism after three attackers drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed others nearby, killing seven people and injuring 48.

London's Metropolitan Police arrested 12 people in the Barking district of east London in connection with the attack and raids were continuing there, the force said.

The attack occurred five days before a parliamentary election and was the third to hit Britain in less than three months. May said the vote would go ahead as planned on Thursday.

"It is time to say enough is enough," the Conservative leader said in a televised statement outside her Downing Street office, where flags few at half-mast.

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Mosul battle: 'Dozens of civilians killed' fleeing IS-held district.

Iraqi forces retake area near Syrian border from IS. Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitaries take Baaj town west of Mosul from Islamic State: army.

Iraq to probe use of white phosphorus in Mosul.

After liberation from IS, Fallujah struggles to rebuild.

U.S.-backed Syrian forces seize dam west of Raqqa from Islamic State: SDF.

Syria army takes Aleppo town from IS: military source.

Syria army in crossroads with rebel group over mission to take ISIL’s Raqqa.

Syria's Assad says war's 'worst is behind us'.

US informs Turkey about start of Raqqa campaign in cooperation with Kurds - PM.

27 dead as Yemen army closes in on Taez palace.

Iran says Trump's climate pact withdrawal will isolate US.

Hackers leak emails from UAE ambassador to US.


Pakistani forces 'kill dozen IS fighters' in raid: officials.

Anti-terror agency raids homes of Kashmir separatists.

Residents trapped as gunfire mars ceasefire at Philippines city.

Indonesia, Philippines front wider effort against militants.

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis presses Beijing on North Korea, South China Sea.

Japan holds evacuation drills as North Korea presses on with missile tests.

At least seven dead in suicide bombings near funeral for Kabul protest victim.

Unrest as Pakistan-Afghan border cuts through tribal land.

Cambodia election: Local poll seen as test for Hun Sen.

'Spears to semi-automatics': Papua New Guinea's tribal conflicts become more violent.

Manila casino attack: Philippine police say gunman was indebted gambler.

Hong Kong marks 28 years since bloody Tiananmen crackdown.


Libya strongman's forces say take southern desert base.

France says troops killed 20 militants in northern Mali.

Somalia: Over 1.5 million children face malnutrition.

South Sudan tops list of “world’s most neglected displacement crises”.

Egypt, Sudan downplay strains after high level visit. Egypt and Sudan remain deadlocked over disputes.

Polls close in Lesotho snap elections. Lesotho officials probe soldiers' presence near poll stations.

Kabila says he never 'promised' to hold elections in DR Congo.

Thousands rally in Angola demanding fair election.

Tunisia PM warns no one safe in anti-graft 'war'.

African Union offers full support for UN climate deal.


UK leader: Islamic extremism must be contained after attack.

UK election to go ahead on June 8 despite London attack.

Some major attacks in Europe in recent years.

Grande to return to stage Sunday for Manchester benefit show.

Putin says joint efforts to fight terrorism should be stepped up after London attacks.

In Brexit heartlands, May's election gamble could depend on turnout.

Russia says North Korea's nukes are a 'direct threat'.

Germany's top diplomat hopes for new Ukraine talks after meeting Putin.

Panama Papers-tainted prime minister wins vote in Malta. Malta election: PM Joseph Muscat wins snap poll.

Turin stampede: '1,500 injured' at Juventus screening.


Trump urges end to political correctness in wake of London attack.

Must-do for Congress: Raise debt limit, pass spending bills.

'March for Truth' protesters demand independent investigation into Trump's possible Russia ties.

Brazil police arrest president's aide in corruption probe.

Rebellion in prison for teens in Brazil leaves seven dead: report.

Exclusive: Trump administration concerned about U.S. firms giving financial 'lifeline' to Venezuela.

Exclusive: U.S. considers possible sanctions against Venezuela oil sector - officials.

Venezuela crisis : Senior citizens hit the worst.

Mexico seeks OAS resolution to end violence in Venezuela.


149 dead so far in Ramadan attacks.

Indonesia says 1,200 IS operatives in Philippines.

ISIL 'has failed' to penetrate India.


SpaceX blasts off cargo using recycled spaceship.

Jeff Bezos: the 'obsessive' Amazon founder and world's next richest man.

Facebook shareholders press management on fake news.

Global beer sales drying up, says report.

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