Wednesday, September 13, 2017

World News Briefs -- September 13, 2017 (Evening Edition)

Press Association: Paris awarded 2024 Olympics with Los Angeles named hosts for 2028 Games

Paris and Los Angeles have been announced as respective hosts of the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games.

The “tripartite agreement” between the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 was ratified in the Peruvian capital Lima on Wednesday.

The historic compromise sees both cities join London as three-time hosts of the summer Games, with Paris getting its wish to go first and celebrate the 100th anniversary of its last Olympics in 1924.

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Iraqi forces prepare for final phase of ISIL battle.

Escaped IS militants regrouping in mountain ridge in northeast Iraq.

Syria war: 'Russian air strikes' kill dozens in Deir al-Zour.

Syria signs Aleppo power plant contract with Iran. Syria shows how it is rebuilding Aleppo.

Saudi Arabia prefers no UN Yemen war crime inquiry due to 'timing'.

Kurdish independence vote draws ire in Baghdad.

Israel endorses independent Kurdish state.

Turkey needles NATO by buying Russian weapons.

Cholera cases in Yemen could hit 850,000 this year: Red Cross.


Suicide bomber kills 3 outside Afghan cricket stadium.

The Latest: UN Security Council condemns Rohingya violence. U.N. chief, Security Council call on Myanmar to end violence.

370,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar to safety in Bangladesh in face of 'textbook' ethnic cleansing: UN. Rohingya: Videos purportedly show scale of violence in Myanmar as relatives in Australia await news.

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi cancels UN trip amid Rohingya crisis.

U.S. THAAD launchers in South Korea begin operations.

No dialogue with North Korea without denuclearization, Abe says.

Trump officials call out China, Russia for helping N. Korea evade sanctions.

China says it won’t allow war or chaos on Korean peninsula after backing latest UN sanctions.

Philippines: Commission on Human Rights budget cut to almost nothing amid Duterte's drug crackdown.


Niger, Mali leaders seek funding for new anti-jihadist force.

Angola's opposition loses appeal to annul election result.

Tunisian women’s rights plan rattles Muslim traditionalists.

Deadly attack hits Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

Egypt detains lawyer investigating enforced disappearances.

Deaths, displacement as battle for CAR continues.

Biafra separatists, Nigerian army disagree over siege allegations.

Clooney raises fresh fears for exiled Maldives leader.

Fears over Zimbabwe plan for new cyber laws.

Murdered UN experts 'deliberately misled' in DR Congo.


EU chief says bloc ‘bouncing back’ after crisis-hit decade.

German right-wing party on course to enter parliament.

Russia's Zapad war games unnerve the West.

Moscow made its proposals for resumption of cooperation to Washington — Kremlin.

Russian cities targeted by mystery bomb threats.

Report: Putin proposed reset of US-Russia ties under Trump.

Catalan independence: Police told to seize ballot boxes.

Brexit in Germany: 'Citizenship is not a panacea' for Brits.

Juncker says EU will 'move on' from Brexit in state of union speech.


White House: Trump to dine with Schumer and Pelosi.

Exclusive: Rice told House investigators why she unmasked senior Trump officials.

US national debt hits $20 trillion for first time in history.

US Virgin Islands getting aid, but still reeling from Irma.

Macron: France will rebuild St Martin island after Irma.

Cuba's crumbling infrastructure no match for might of Irma.

Michael Flynn 'promoted US-Russian nuclear project from White House'.

Russia served notice over San Francisco consulate fire.

Venezuela opposition denies start of talks with government.

Rights groups target police, spy chiefs globally under new U.S. law.


US Senator Rand Paul likely to get a war vote.

Texas-born al Qaeda bomber 'turned his back' on US: prosecutors.

Al-Qaeda promises Jihad against Myanmar over Rohingya crackdown.

U.S. says air strikes in Somalia kill six al Shabaab fighters.

ISIS recruits fighters for the Philippines instead of Syria.

Five years after Benghazi attacks, search for jury starts for terrorism trial in DC.


Wall Street hits record high - without help from Apple.

US agencies ordered to stop using Russian company’s software.

Apple iPhone X: The network of suppliers set to benefit.

Oil prices rise on expectations of market balance.

Seconds out for Apple, Samsung in smartphone frenzy.

Bitcoin is fraud and will blow up – JP Morgan CEO.


RussInSoCal said...

So I have 10 years to prepare for the 2028 Crush. I guess the US is due. L.A. is as good a place as any. The infrastructure is already there. Collegiate and professional venues are all over the L.A. basin. Hotels and dorm facilities are already abundant. Security is baked in. Good weather guaranteed. Good call all around. /Funny how Obama got ZERO love from the IOC his whole term.



War News Updates Editor said...

Minutes before I was about to post World News Briefs .... I found out who got the Olympics. In the past this was big news .... today .... not so much. The times are changing.