Friday, August 11, 2017

World News Briefs -- August 11, 2017

Reuters: Trump: military solutions 'locked and loaded' against North Korea threat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump issued another warning to North Korea on Friday with a reference to American weapons as being "locked and loaded."

"Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!" Trump wrote on Twitter, a day after his defense secretary said the United States was ready to counter any threat from Pyongyang.

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US-backed Syrian fighters pressure IS militants in Raqqa.

U.S-backed Kurdish fighters control more than half of Raqqa.

Syria: US-led coalition accused of failing to avoid civilian deaths.

Syrian rebels to pull out of Lebanon border enclave.

After Mosul, airstrikes against ISIS ebb slightly but remain high.

Turkey detains 42 suspected militants in raids: sources.

Palestinian leader curbs social media expression in decree.


North Korea: US diplomacy is gaining results, says Mattis.

Seoul keeps its cool in the face of North Korean war posturing.

North Korea: Australia would support United States in conflict, Malcolm Turnbull says.

China urges US, North Korea to be 'cautious', ease tensions.

China still building South China Sea islands: think-tank.

South China Sea: China protests after US warship sails near island.

Cambodia PM gives ultimatum to Laos over 'invasion'.

India says economy could slow down.


Kenya election 2017: Odinga supporters warned over claims. Kenya waits to hear final results of already disputed vote.

Kenyan police prepare for protests ahead of election announcement.

US drone strikes in Somalia target al-Shabaab fighters.

Protesters storm Shell crude flow station in Nigeria's Niger Delta.

Suicide bomber kills soldier in central Mogadishu: police.

Rights body decries 'cold-blooded' killing in Libya.

South Africa’s storied ANC weakens as president stays on.


Wildfires send residents fleeing from their homes in Portugal as 'satanic' heatwave Lucifer causes tumultuous weather across southern Europe.

Brexit opponent says two senior UK ministers sympathetic to his plans.

Lithuanian court upholds extradition of man to U.S. in $100 million fraud case.

Experts debate pros and cons of lethal arms for Ukraine.

EU: 15 nations get tainted eggs, products in growing scandal.

Number of migrants arriving in Italy from Libya falls by half in July.

Asylum seekers: Video shows small boat carrying people landing on Spanish beach. Migrant crisis: Spain arrivals triple compared with 2016.


Unscripted Trump takes on tough questions.

Venezuela's Maduro wants 'personal conversation' with Trump.

Argentina's Fernandez leads Buenos Aires Senate race: poll.

Dilma Rousseff: Brazil 'coup' not over.

Canada struggles with asylum seeker influx from US.

NAFTA negotiations could mark end of era for Mexican exports.

Los Angeles poised to take another step toward 2028 Games.


ISIS used eBay to funnel terror cash to US, feds say.

Mothers exert most influential pressure on foreign terrorist fighters to return home — UN.

U.S. to designate the IRGC, affiliates as terrorists.


OPEC pumps more oil in July despite cut pledge: IEA.

Google CEO Pichai cancels ‘town hall’ on gender dispute.

Uber's Travis Kalanick sued for fraud.

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