Wednesday, May 31, 2017

World News Briefs -- May 31, 2017 (Evening Edition)

New York Times: Deadly Bombing in Kabul Is One of the Afghan War’s Worst Strikes

KABUL, Afghanistan — In one of the deadliest single strikes of the long Afghan war, a truck bomb on Wednesday devastated a central area of Kabul near the presidential palace and foreign embassies, serving as a horrible reminder that the capital city itself has become a hazardous battlefield.

In one moment, more than 80 lives ended, hundreds of people were wounded and many more were traumatized, in the heart of a city defined by constant checkpoints and the densest concentration of Afghan and international forces.

Read more ....


Islamic State fighters seal off Mosul mosque preparing for last stand.

US arms Syrian Kurdish militia in fight against 'Islamic State' (IS). US begins sending weapons to Kurdish YPG in Syria.

Turkey blasts US for ‘extremely dangerous’ arming of Kurds in Syria.

Russia fires cruise missiles at ISIL targets in Syria.

100,000 people displaced by fighting in Raqqa, Syria, since April – UN.

Yemen facing total collapse as war continues, UN warns.

UNICEF: Nearly 500 dead in Yemen cholera outbreak.

Bahrain court dissolves main secular opposition group.

Palestinian power struggle threatens further Gaza power cuts.

Thirteen Turkish soldiers killed in military helicopter crash.

Trump reviews option to move US embassy to Jerusalem.


As NKorea threat grows, US plans next anti-ICBM test in 2018.

Trump hails signing of deals worth 'billions' with Vietnam.

Death toll at 90 in huge suicide bombing in Afghan capital. US contractors hurt, Afghan guards dead in Kabul bomb. gony for Afghan civilians in deadly Kabul truck bombing.

Kabul: at least 80 killed by massive car bomb in diplomatic quarter. Bombing in diplomatic area of Kabul kills 80, wounds scores.

World leaders condemn deadly attack in Kabul.

China urges U.S. to act 'prudently' after interceptor test.

South Korea defense ministry 'intentionally dropped' THAAD units in report: Blue House.

India's annual growth slows to 7.1% after controversial note ban.

Philippines' Duterte slams Clinton over rape criticism. Philippines' Duterte uses Lewinsky affair to hit back at critical Clinton.

Refugees face 'acute crisis' in cyclone-hit Bangladesh.


Over 40 migrants reported dead in Sahara after truck breakdown.

Ivory Coast army chief meets mutineers in their barracks.

Uganda probes Chinese diplomats over ivory trafficking.

Four Kenyan police, civilian killed by IED: police.

Famine looms in former Boko Haram stronghold in NE Nigeria.

South Sudan ethnic violence hits new high as civilians flee.

Soldiers accused of rape and murder go on trial in South Sudan.

Egypt's president attempts to further silence dissent with "draconian" new law.

British minister admits UK 'could have done more' to prevent chaos in Libya.

Thousands rally in Morocco for release of protest leader.

Kenya launches multi-billion dollar railway amid concerns over costs.


Trump's loss is Li's gain as Berlin rolls out red carpet for China's PM.

Macedonia's parliament endorses new government.

France says worried by Ukraine crisis, demands guarantees for observers.

British PM May could lose majority in June 8 election: YouGov projection.

Germany brushes off US help on election cybersecurity: report.

French ministers Ferrand and de Sarnez under pressure already.

France using state of emergency against peaceful protests, Amnesty says.

Serbia: Aleksandar Vucic to assume presidency amid accusations.

Nordic prime ministers troll Trump's viral orb photograph.


House intelligence panel issues seven subpoenas in Russia probe. House committee issues subpoenas; Comey OK’d to testify. House intel panel approves subpoenas for Trump lawyer, former top aide.

Trump blasts Russia probe, touts ex-adviser Page over FBI, CIA.

Clinton: ‘I take responsibility for every decision I made, but that’s not why I lost’.

U.S. Poll: 53% say media leaks are act of treason.

Official says Trump expected to pull US from Paris deal. Trump poised to pull out of Paris climate deal: US media.

Top Trump aide exits as wider White House overhaul expected.

Trump’s cellphone diplomacy raises security concerns.

Venezuela protests intensify, more flee country as crisis deepens.

Brazil's Temer sticks to reform to tame budget deficit.

Colombia and Farc rebels extend weapons handover deadline.

Central American refugees turn again to Belize – but find it far less welcoming.

L.A. law enforcement on high alert after street gangs threaten officers.


US-led strike kills founder of IS propaganda agency: activists.

Allegations of abuse, mismanagement shadow gains against IS.

Manchester attack: Abedi bought most bomb parts himself, UK police say.

Ex-Gitmo inmate among 6 detained from french Jihadi network.


Wall Street little changed as financials drop, defensive stocks gain.

Space junk could destroy satellites, hurt economies: researchers.

Global stocks close lucrative May on a high, sterling hits eight-week low.

Oil prices at three-week low as rising output risks OPEC-led deal.

Manchester United ranked as Europe's most valuable club, Bayern Munich in fourth place.

No comments: