Thursday, November 30, 2017

World News Briefs -- November 30, 2017

Reuters: Trump: China's N.Korea diplomacy appears to have 'no impact on Little Rocket Man'

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump dismissed a Chinese diplomatic effort to rein in North Korea’s weapons program as a failure on Thursday, while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Beijing should do more to limit oil supplies to Pyongyang.

In a tweet, Trump delivered another insulting barb against North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who he called “Little Rocket Man” and a “sick puppy” after North Korea test fired its most advanced missile to date on Wednesday.

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Syria war: UN seeks urgent Eastern Ghouta medical evacuations.

Over 400 US Marines being withdrawn from Syria anti-IS operation.

US-led coalition says its strikes have killed 800 Iraqi and Syrian civilians.

Amnesty: Syrian military used cluster bombs in besieged area.

Yemen war: Fighting breaks out among allied rebels. Tens of thousands gather in Yemen capital after rebel clashes.

Theresa May: Saudi blockade on Yemen must be eased.

Theresa May praises 'military successes' in retaking Mosul as she becomes first major foreign leader to visit Iraq.

Lebanon's Saad Hariri in 'constant fear of his life,' he tells French magazine.

Israel carries out Gaza strikes after mortar fire.

Israeli settler kills Palestinian in West Bank in what Army calls response to rock-throwing.


North Korea: Unwanted war 'closer,' US warns.

Donald Trump slams 'sick puppy' Kim Jong-un as US asks China for North Korea oil sanctions. North Korea: US urges all nations to cut ties.

Beijing, Moscow express ‘grave concern’ at ‘explosive’ situation after DPRK test.

Russia calls on U.S., South Korea not to hold military drills in December. North Korea: Russia accuses US of provoking Kim Jong-un 'to fly off handle'.

Rebels killed in Kashmir encounter triggering protests. Five dead in Kashmir as militant death toll exceeds 200 this year.

Thailand arrests U.S. tourists for taking nude photos at Buddhist temple.

Thousands flee Bali volcano but some stay put or run to it.


Between 400,000 and 700,000 African migrants in Libya: AU.

AU, EU summit winds up after anti-slavery initiative.

Libya migrants: Emergency evacuation operation agreed.

Russia negotiates deal for its warplanes to use Egypt bases.

Tear gas as police break up DR Congo opposition protests.

Zimbabwe offers amnesty for funds stashed abroad.

Zimbabwe will need international effort to restore economy: IMF.


Russia-US atmosphere 'getting ugly' though Trump is decent politician — PM Medvedev.

Moscow mulls next move in escalating media spat with US.

Trump hits out at UK PM Theresa May after far-right video tweets. Donald Trump far-right Twitter posts spark outrage in UK.

US calls on Germany to cut diplomatic ties with North Korea.

Iceland's Left-Green leader Jakobsdóttir becomes new PM.

Finnish economy on the mend, posts fastest growth in EU.

France finds traces of radioactive caesium on Russian mushrooms: ASN.

Ukraine 'father of deceased' sets off courtroom grenades.

Police investigating how war criminal Praljak got chemical into courtroom.

Muslim population in Europe projected to rise.


Honduras election: Opposition candidate Nasralla rejects poll count. Tensions rise as winner of Honduras vote expected Thursday.

Sex scandal-hit US lawmaker hospitalized for stress: report.

Army veteran says Franken groped her during USO tour in 2003.

Bolivian court clears way for Morales to run again.

Venezuela arrests 2 top oil officials in corruption probe.

Former Argentine military officer jailed for life for crimes against humanity. 48 Argentinian military personnel are jailed for their involvement in 'death flights' - when prisoners were thrown out of planes - and other torture during junta rule 40 years ago.

Over half American kids will be obese by 35: Report reveals more than 57% of children are dangerously unhealthy.


Russia already preparing military withdrawal from Syria: agencies.

Pro-ISIS group urges lone-wolf attacks on children in West as revenge. ISIS turns to lone wolves for Christmas attacks as caliphate crumbles.

Canada vows to assist Montreal woman and her children who escaped Islamic State.


Dow Jones hits 24,000 mark for first time.

Experts: Automation could take up to 800M jobs by 2030.

OPEC, Russia set to extend oil deal.

American Airlines glitch leaves 15,000 Christmas flights without a captain.

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