Wednesday, August 31, 2016

World News Briefs -- August 31, 2016

Reuters: Brazil's Senate dismisses Rousseff for breaking budget laws

Brazil's Senate removed President Dilma Rousseff from office on Wednesday for breaking budgetary laws, ending an impeachment process that has polarized the scandal-plagued country and paralyzed its politics for nine months.

Senators voted 61-20 to convict Rousseff for illegally using money from state banks to boost public spending, putting an end to 13 years of leftist Workers Party rule in Latin America's largest economy.

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Turkey wants to 'cleanse' strip of territory on Syrian border.

Syria's war: Calls for sanctions over chemical weapons.

Syrian rebels advance further toward government-held Hama city: monitor, rebels.

UN envoy: Military escalation in Yemen is fueling extremists.

UN: Violations of Israel-Lebanon cease-fire could spark war.

Iran's Khamenei says need to boost offensive military capabilities.

Israel police chief says it is natural to suspect Ethiopians of crime.


Political issues weigh on upcoming G-20 summit in China.

North Korea executes top official, banishes 2 others, South Korea claims.

North Korea expands prison camps for women, human rights group says.

Aung San Suu Kyi hosts ethnic minorities in Myanmar.

Philippine leader rejects emergency power vs extremists.

Hostage video aimed at pressuring Afghan government over militant case: Taliban source.

India to grant residency to rich foreigners.

US woman Sandy Phan-Gillis charged with spying in China.


Calm seas, Libya's lawless state open door for migrant flows.

Opposition rejects 'Bongo's victory' in Gabon election. Gabon poll: Street clashes after Ali Bongo beats Jean Ping.

As refugee children die, Nigeria probes theft of food aid.

Nigeria reports recession, drop in investment amid falling currency rates.

U.N. Security Council diplomats expected in South Sudan this week: official.

Zuma challenges ruling that graft charges be reinstated.

African forest elephants may ​face extinction sooner than thought: study.


EU authorizes new maritime operations in Mediterranean.

Italy rescues 3,000 migrants from Mediterranean as arrivals surge.

Merkel says mistakes made in Germany, EU concerning refugees.

Migrant crisis: Terrorism was already here, says Merkel.

Anti-immigrant party overtakes Merkel's CDU in German state election poll.

Kremlin does not rule out direct dialogue with Kiev.

Britain to seek unique deal with EU, including immigration curbs.


Obama to highlight climate issues at home before journey overseas.

Colombia, FARC to ratify deal on Sept. 26 says Spain's Rajoy.

Venezuela arrests opposition activists ahead of rally.

Ultra-violent gangs thrive in chaotic Venezuela despite crackdown.

US, Cuba to launch regular commercial flights. Landmark US commercial flight lands in Cuba.

Ex Guantanamo prisoner deported to Uruguay from Venezuela.

Storm bears down on Florida, hurricane threatens Hawaii.


IS spokesman killed in Syria in major blow to militant group.

Former IMU cleric latest to denounce Islamic State.

Appeals court refuses to halt trial in USS Cole attack.

State Dept. offers $3M reward for info on US-trained ISIS leader.


Cocaine 'worth €50m' discovered at Coca-Cola plant.

Apple, Ireland and US slam record EU anti-trust ruling. Apple tax windfall could help ease Ireland's debts says S&P.

Joe Sutter, 'Father of the Boeing 747', dies.

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