Thursday, November 7, 2019

World News Briefs -- November 7, 2019 (Evening Edition)

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., November 6, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Reuters: Dow, S&P 500 hit record closes as investors digest trade news

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow and S&P 500 notched record closing highs on Thursday as the latest signs of progress in U.S.-China trade relations relieved investors, but a report raising fresh worries about the outlook for a deal limited the day’s gains.

China said it had agreed with the United States to remove tariffs in phases, while state-owned Xinhua News Agency said Beijing was also considering removing restrictions on poultry imports.

But indexes pared gains in afternoon trading after a Reuters report, citing sources, said that the White House’s plan to roll back China tariffs faces internal opposition and that no final decision has been made yet.

An interim U.S.-China trade deal is expected to include a U.S. pledge to scrap tariffs scheduled for Dec. 15.

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MIDDLE EAST

Pentagon: Syria oil revenue going to Kurdish fighters.

Iraqi forces kill 10 protesters in Baghdad and Basra.

Several killed in Houthi missile, drone attack: Yemeni officials.

Internal memo faults US on Turkey 'ethnic cleansing': report.

Erdogan accuses U.S., Russia of not clearing Kurds from Syrian safe zone. Erdogan says U.S. not fulfilling Syria deal ahead of Trump talks.

Erdogan threatens to open Europe gates for refugees.

UN report finds Jordan, Turkey, UAE violated Libya arms embargo.

EU, US criticise Iran over UN nuclear inspector incident. Iran alleges UN inspector tested positive for explosives.

Protests in Lebanon enter fourth week as students join manifestations.

Senior US envoy in Syria highly critical of troop withdrawal.

ASIA

China, U.S. agree to roll back tariffs as part of trade deal -officials.

Taiwan warns of possible attack if China's slowdown 'becomes serious'.

China still counting on Hong Kong to enact its own national security law ‘or the city will face unbearable cost’, says Beijing adviser.

Joint US-Chinese operations against fentanyl led to trafficking gang’s downfall.

Cambodian troops deployed as exiled opposition leaders plan Thai border crossing. Malaysia detains Cambodian opposition leader Mu Sochua.

North Korea slams door on Japan PM Abe visit, calls him an 'idiot'.

N. Korea slams Japan's Abe as 'idiot' over missile criticism.

Two fisherman accused of killing 16 crew members are deported to North Korea.

Vietnam to repatriate 39 nationals found dead in UK truck.

AFRICA

Dozens feared missing day after deadly ambush near Canadian-run mine in Burkina Faso.

South Sudan president, ex-rebel leader agree to delay unity government: Uganda.

I.Coast ex-political leader Ble Goude faces Ivorian trial.

Ten Nigerian troops killed in jihadist ambush: military sources.

At least 37 killed in attack on Canadian mine convoy in Burkina Faso.

Mauritians vote in first election since PM succeeded father.

Egypt-Ethiopia row over River Nile dam. Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan commit to resolving Nile dam dispute. Ethiopian dam agreement 'by January 2020'.

Protesters take to streets in tense Guinea capital.

Congolese warlord given International Criminal Court's longest-ever sentence at 30 years.

More World Bank loans and grants on the cards for Africa.

Malaria cases in Burundi surge by 1.5m in two months.

Africa's southern drought is killing Zimbabwe's elephants and other vulnerable wildlife.

Drought parches southern Africa, millions faced with hunger.

EUROPE

Long festering charges of anti-Semitism hit Labour’s Corbyn.

Russia re-enacts legendary World War II parade in Moscow.

Macron claims NATO is suffering 'brain death'.

Citing U.S.-China trade and Brexit, EU downgrades fall economic forecast.

Brexit stalemate taking a toll on UK business investment.

PM gives 'cast-iron' pledge to refuse second Scottish independence vote.

Merkel's CDU could 'tear itself apart' after call for AfD coalition.

Mike Pompeo tours Germany amid tense relations.

Paris authorities clear large migrant camps on edge of city.

Cyprus strips 'golden' passports from 26 investors.

AMERICAS

Mike Bloomberg is preparing to enter the Democratic presidential primary.

US diplomat: Trump pressure on Ukraine harmful to rule of law.

Bolton a no-show at impeachment panel; Pence aide appears.

Trump says the Bidens should testify.

Trump impeachment inquiry: Public hearing schedule.

Trump to meet with Turkey's Erdo─čan at White House following tensions.

UN votes overwhelmingly to condemn US embargo on Cuba.

Mexican officials' theory on ambush that killed 9 Americans disputed by family.

Mourners of Mexican cartel massacre victims, escorted by military, arrive for first funerals.

Bolivia protests: Student dies after violent clashes.

Protests in Chile spread into wealthy Santiago neighbourhoods. Chile's Pinera fends off police abuse claims amid fresh clashes.

In Venezuela, special police force wreaks havoc in slums.

TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR

US places radical Mali preacher on terrorism blacklist.

US targets al-Qaida leaders in West Africa and Mideast.

Captured al-Baghdadi wife revealed lots of information about ISIS, source says.

British army reject to be sentenced for training to fight ISIL.

Iran's network of influence in Mid-East 'growing'.

ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS

Stocks stumble to more records on conflicting trade reports.


Global debt surges to record high $188 tn: IMF chief.

Twitter employees face US charges of spying on behalf of Saudi Arabia.

Bill Gates criticises Elizabeth Warren's plan for tax on super-rich.

China agrees to phase out U.S. tariffs amid new hope for trade deal.

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