Wednesday, October 30, 2019

World News Briefs -- October 30, 2019 (Evening Edition)

Demonstrators gather in front of La Moneda Presidential Palace during a protest against Chile's government in Santiago, Chile October 30, 2019. REUTERS/Pablo Sanhueza

Reuters: Chile cancels APEC trade summit and major climate gathering after riots

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile withdrew on Wednesday as the host of an APEC summit next month at which the United States and China had been expected to sign a deal to ease a trade war that has hurt the global economy, as raging street protests gripped the South American country.

The abrupt move - which came after weeks of riots over inequality in Chile that have left at least 18 people dead - plunged the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting into disarray, with participating countries caught off-guard and no alternative venue lined up.

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Turkey summons US ambassador, condemns US House resolutions.

Turkey condemns U.S. House for Armenian genocide resolution.

Iraqi prime minister's main backers agree to oust him. Iraqi PM Abdul Mahdi's main backers agree to remove him.

Basra port operations halted by protesters, Iraq officials say.

Syrian army clashes with Turkish forces in northeast border area: state TV.

Turkey, Russia to begin joint patrols in Syria.

Russia-backed Syria constitution talks begin in Geneva.

Lebanon reopens after prime minister resigns. Lebanon crisis: President asks Hariri to stay on as caretaker PM.

Lebanon: Army begins clearing roads after PM resignation.

Paralyzed by protests, Lebanon’s fiscal crisis worsens.


Trump snubs meeting with ASEAN leaders in Bangkok.

US Afghanistan peace envoy takes efforts to Pakistan.

‘Side with India and face our missiles’: Pakistan Minister warns New Delhi's allies.

North Korea checking workers for HIV, report says.

UN members divided over China's treatment of Uighur minority.

China warns US that criticism of Uyghur detentions is not 'helpful' for trade talks.

Thai king fires royal guards for 'adultery' as purges continue.


EU countries to give Sudan 466 million euros in grants, aid: SUNA.

UN: More than 7 million malaria cases in Burundi outbreak.

South African police arrest 100 after refugees protest.

Deadly attack on military base in southeast Niger. Twelve Niger soldiers killed in probable Boko Haram attack: ministry.

Aid workers killed in South Sudan. Three aid workers killed in S.Sudan, suspending Ebola screening: UN.

Libya: Tripoli's Mitiga airport set to reopen after attacks.

Families seek release of Sudan's detained regime members.

DRC struggles to contain measles outbreak.

Nigeria's Supreme Court upholds President Buhari's election win.

Rwanda opens doors to refugees.


UK parties spar in election that may settle Brexit, or not.

British PM Johnson gambles on an election to decide the fate of Brexit.

Approving PM Johnson's Brexit deal would be top priority of Conservative government: spokesman.

EU's Barnier says risk of no-deal Brexit still exists, trade talks will be 'difficult'.

Hungary blocks NATO statement on Ukraine over minority rights row.

Denmark gives go-ahead for Nord Stream 2 Russian pipeline segment.

Joy in Armenia, fury in Turkey as US House recognizes 'genocide'.

Bulgaria denies visa to Russian attache after expelling diplomat over spying.


Bolton called to testify in House impeachment inquiry.

Threat to US elections in 2020 is not limited to Russia.

White House adviser tells lawmakers Trump Ukraine call raised national security concerns.

US economy grew at 1.9 percent in third quarter, holding steady amid recession fears.

Chile protests sharpen as calls for constitutional change grow.

Chile cancels climate and Apec summits amid unrest. Chilean president cancels Apec and climate summits amid wave of unrest.

Colombia violence: Dissident rebels kill indigenous leader.

Mexico shows footage of capture of El Chapo son, defends his release.

Dangerous dry winds forecast to sweep into fire-plagued Los Angeles.

Bolivia says OAS team to audit disputed election.

Uruguay's ruling party takes blame for likely ouster in vote next month.


Assault on Islamic State leadership not over.

Islamic State silent on Baghdadi death as it searches for successor.

US, Gulf allies sanction Hezbollah-Iran network.


S&P 500 hits new high as traders welcome latest Fed rate cut.

Fed cuts rates for a 3rd time but signals it will now pause.

US economic growth surprisingly solid despite trade war hit.

Aramco IPO will be Saudi crown prince's decision: minister.

Facebook agrees to pay Cambridge Analytica fine to UK.

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