Tuesday, November 14, 2017

World News Briefs -- November 14, 2017 (Evening Edition)



Reuters: Soldiers on Harare streets as ruling party accuses Zimbabwe army chief of treason

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s ruling party accused the head of the armed forces of treason on Tuesday as troops took up positions around the capital in an escalation of a dispute with 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe over political succession.

Just 24 hours after military chief General Constantino Chiwenga threatened to intervene to end a purge in the ruling party, a Reuters reporter saw six armored personnel carriers on major thoroughfares on the outskirts of the capital.

Aggressive soldiers directing traffic told passing cars to keep moving through the darkness.

“Don’t try anything funny. Just go,” one soldier said on Harare Drive.

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MIDDLE EAST

Iraqi PM says 'will not wait forever' to take action on border areas.

Turkey 'appalled' by U.S. stance on IS withdrawal from Raqqa: ministry.

Iran-Iraq earthquake: 530 dead, 8,000 injured as Iranian rescue missions wind down.

Iran-Iraq earthquake: Rouhani vows action over collapsed buildings.

Syria war: Air strikes on Atareb market 'kill more than 50'. Death toll from Syrian market airstrikes climbs to 61.

Russia accuses US of providing cover for the 'Islamic State' militia.

Russia's Rosneft pays Iraqi Kurdistan $1.3 bn advance.

Netanyahus allegedly demanded free cigars and champagne from associates.

Turkish marriage law a blow to women's rights, say activists.

Hariri to return to Lebanon in next two days.

Fears for Lebanese economy if Saudis impose Qatar-style blockade.

ASIA

Japan's PM says North Korea still developing missiles despite launch pause.

North Korea nuclear arsenal too developed to destroy quickly, says Moon.

U.S. government shares technical details on North Korean hacking campaign.

North Korea: US is 'escalating tension' with military exercises in peninsula.

North Korean soldier in critical condition after being shot when defecting to South.

Taiwan tells US it does not want to cause trouble in Taiwan Strait.

Asean says calmer situation in South China Sea cannot be taken for granted, as China pledges to be good neighbours.

Myanmar military denies atrocities against Rohingya, replaces General. Rohingya abuses: Myanmar army report clears itself of blame.

Dozens of Afghan security forces killed in Taliban raids: officials.

4 US soldiers wounded in IED strike in Kandahar.

Indonesia police nab terrorist suspect planning to join ISIS in Marawi.

Japan's Koike to step down as party head: reports.

AFRICA

Libya coastguard seeks more EU aid to beef up fleet.

After U.S. visit, South Sudan's Kiir orders unhindered aid access.

Zimbabwe's ruling party says will never succumb to army threats.

Military outside Zimbabwe capital after army chief’s threat. Tank convoy seen outside Zimbabwe capital. Zimbabwe reeling after army chief's warning to Mugabe.

Mugabe allies hit out at Zimbabwe army chief.

Togo opposition says president's claim a 'declaration of war'.

Somaliland votes despite lack of recognition.

Deadly plague epidemic in Madagascar shares similarities to the Ebola outbreak that killed 11,000, reveals expert as he warns another spike in cases is imminent.

Buhari travels to Nigeria's southeast amid secessionist calls.

EU migrant deal with Libya is 'inhuman' - UN.

EUROPE

Ukraine prosecutor says puzzled by lack of U.S. help on Manafort case.

EU launches defense cooperation program, 5 members refuse.

Brexit: UK Parliament to be given final vote on European Union divorce conditions.

EU officials warn of 'underestimating' Russian propaganda in Balkans.

Norway oil: Environmentalists sue over oil exploration.

Left-wing extremism: German police step up search for former RAF terrorists.

Germany: 150 percent rise in number of homeless since 2014. Spreading housing shortage hits over 850,000 people in Germany: report.

World Cup play-off shock as Sweden beats Italy 1-0 on aggregate to dump four-time champions out of Russia 2018.

AMERICAS

At least four killed in California school shooting.

Sessions changes statement about Trump campaign and Russia.

Sessions defends himself to Congress, says he never lied. US attorney general vows quick decision on Clinton prosecutor.

Justice department considering GOP calls for Clinton Special Counsel.

Donald Trump Jr communicated with WikiLeaks during final stages of election. Trump Jr.’s WikiLeaks exchange adds intrigue to Russia probe.

Senate committee questions Trump nuclear authority.

FBI: US hate crimes rise for second straight year.

Venezuela in selective default, says credit ratings agency. Venezuela says debt refinancing under way, S&P calls selective default.

Venezuela opposition says talks with government delayed.

Duterte berates Canada's Trudeau at end of Philippines summit.

TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR

Foreign jihadists 'could' have escaped Syria's Raqa: coalition.

Shabaab touts deadly raid on Somali military base.

US military launches series of strikes in Yemen and Somalia.

IS corpses in Libya await fate in containers.

ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS

GE, energy shares drag Wall Street lower; bond proxies rise.

‘Weinstein Effect’ goes global as powerful men confronted.

Bloomberg says London will remain Europe's financial capital.

Defense stocks have soared since Trump’s election.

1 comment:

Aizino Smith said...

Obama was all about smart power. He broke Libya.

Hillary Clinton was all about smart immigration it seems. She personally imported a rapist.

Very liberal of her.


"Hillary Clinton PERSONALLY Overturned Visa Ban for Islamist Figure Now Accused of Rape"

https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/hillary-clinton-personally-overturned-visa-ban-islamist-figure-now-accused-rape/


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