World

2017 November

Venezuela Arrests 2 Former Oil Officials, Claiming Corruption

The New York Times | Thursday November 30, 2017

Prosecutors said the arrests were part of a campaign against corruption, but critics of the president say he is engaged in a political purge.

Libyan PM Sarraj hopes for easing of arms embargo

Reuters | Thursday November 30, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj said on Thursday that he was hopeful that a U.N.-imposed arms embargo would be partially lifted against some branches of the country's military.

Argentina abandons rescue mission for crew of missing submarine

Reuters | Thursday November 30, 2017

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina has given up on rescuing 44 crew members on a submarine that disappeared 15 days ago, though it will continue the search for the vessel with international assistance, a navy spokesman said on Thursday.

Exclusive: Yemen rebel missiles fired at Saudi Arabia appear Iranian - U.N.

Reuters | Thursday November 30, 2017

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Remnants of four ballistic missiles fired into Saudi Arabia by Yemen's Houthi rebels this year appear to have been designed and manufactured by Riyadh's regional rival Iran, a confidential report by United Nations sanctions monitors said, bolstering a push by the United States to punish the Tehran government.

Argentine Navy Gives Up Hope of Finding Submarine Crew Alive

The New York Times | Thursday November 30, 2017

More than two weeks after the San Juan vanished, the navy said its rescue mission has become a search for the remains of the vessel.

"He's Normalizing Hatred." British Leaders Respond to Trump's Re-Tweets

The New York Times | Thursday November 30, 2017

Leaders from both Britain's ruling and opposition parties have criticized President Trump for retweeting anti-Muslim videos posted by a far-right ultranationalist British party.

Zimbabwe’s new leader appoints Cabinet; ruling party favored

The Washington Post | Thursday November 30, 2017

Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed a new Cabinet that includes ruling party loyalists as well as figures linked to the military, whose takeover helped oust former leader Robert Mugabe.

Venezuelan airline barred from European Union skies

The Washington Post | Thursday November 30, 2017

Venezuela’s Avior Airlines has been banned from European Union skies after a commission determined it no longer meets international safety standards, another blow to troubled nation’s already beleaguered flight industry.

South Korea to pay off debts for 1.6m people

Reddit | Thursday November 30, 2017

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Senate, Rex Tillerson, Reza Zarrab: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

The New York Times | Thursday November 30, 2017

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Trump likely to delay move of U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem: official

Reuters | Thursday November 30, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is likely to waive a requirement that the United States move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, but is weighing other options to make clear his intent to do so eventually, a senior administration official said on Thursday.

Argentina abandons submarine crew rescue attempt

Reuters | Thursday November 30, 2017

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina has ended a rescue operation for 44 crew members on a submarine that disappeared 15 days ago, though it will continue trying to locate the vessel with international partners, navy spokesman Enrique Balbi said on Thursday.

Iceland forms coalition government with Left Green leader

The Washington Post | Thursday November 30, 2017

Iceland has announced a broad new governing coalition, with Left Green Movement leader Katrin Jakobsdottir as prime minister.

1 power worker dead, 3 injured in torrential rain in Albania

The Washington Post | Thursday November 30, 2017

A power company worker died and three others were injured Thursday after torrential rain in Albania flooded agricultural land, damaged roads and left tens of thousands of people without electricity, authorities said.

Niger approves use of armed American drones: U.S. official

Reuters | Thursday November 30, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The government of Niger has approved the use of armed American drones, a U.S. official said on Thursday, expanding the U.S. ability to target militants in the region.