Friday, January 12, 2018

World News Briefs -- January 12, 2018

Bloomberg: Trump Decides on Extending Iran Sanctions Relief Again

* White House plans to announce Trump’s decision on Friday
* President saw Europeans as weak on Iran’s protest crackdown

President Donald Trump has decided to extend sanctions relief for Iran, leaving the 2015 nuclear accord intact and giving the White House and Congress more time to forge legislation imposing new restrictions on the Islamic Republic, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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Iran nuclear deal: Trump to extend sanctions waiver - reports.

Syrian war will drag into next decade: senior Kurdish leader.

Qatar, UAE clash over alleged airspace violation.

Turkey warns citizens against US travel over security.

Israel's Netanyahu suggests law against leaked recordings.

Flare-up with Israel tests Hamas effort to keep Gaza on low boil.

Palestinians to meet to discuss Trump Jerusalem response.

Saudi women to enter stadiums for first time to watch soccer.


Kim Jong-un boasts N. Korea can withstand a century of sanctions.

Tunneling continues at N. Korean site, hints future nuke test.

Afghanistan: US 'launches airstrike' after apparent insider attack.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi says army admission on killings a positive step.

China's US surplus jumps as trade with world picks up.

India vows to handle China's 'assertiveness'.

'Comfort women' dispute: Japan's Abe to snub South Korea's Olympics invite?


More protests expected in Tunisia after mass arrests. Fresh Tunisia arrests over wave of unrest.

Nigeria's Benue clashes: Mass burial after farmer-Fulani clashes. Nigeria's mass burial: Violence over farmland worsens.

Boko Haram kills 20 loggers in NE Nigeria: militia, residents.

Sudan protests: Three dead in 'bread protests'.

Togo's opposition takes anti-government protests into new year.

Warning shots in Kinshasa after mass by anti-govt cardinal.

Africa startled by Trump’s sudden and vulgar attention.


Poll: Putin outranks Trump in worldwide favorability.

Russia’s break from a recession was fleeting.

Czech Republic starts voting for president.

German coalition talks reach breakthrough: A look at what comes next. German coalition talks to move to next stage after marathon session.

Thousands of Greeks protest over right to strike, hitting hospitals, transport and shipping.

Donald Trump cancels visit to London over 'bad' embassy deal.

French authorities recover jewels stolen from Ritz hotel.


Donald Trump denies using the phrase 'shithole countries' in immigration talks.

The Latest: Haiti ‘shocked’ by Trump’s immigration comment.

Top Dem: No agreement on Iran bill as nuclear deal deadline approaches.

Canada welcomes Trump suggestion of NAFTA deadline extension.

Curacao search for shipwrecked Venezuelan migrants.

Mexicans aghast as man notorious for leading bungled case named as spy chief.

Julian Assange granted Ecuadorian citizenship to provide 'another layer of protection'.

Trump’s first medical check-up as president set for Friday.


Pentagon officials say coalition aims to defeat ISIS’ brand.

US to reopen probe into Hezbollah 'narcoterrorism'.

Hardline Islamists rally in Jakarta after Facebook blocks 70 online groups.


U.S. will renegotiate NAFTA or pull out: Mnuchin.

New security flaw detected in Intel hardware.

Mark Zuckerberg announces overhaul of Facebook news feed.

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