World News Briefs — November 7, 2018 (Evening Edition)

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CBC/AP: World reacts to U.S. midterm elections

Russia sees ‘no bright prospects’ for normalizing ties, while Canadian PM hails number of women elected

World reaction to Tuesday’s U.S. midterm elections, resulting in Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives and Republicans holding onto the Senate, include the following:

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MIDDLE EAST

Troops from Saudi-led coalition take Yemen port neighborhood.

Yemen: Fighting escalates in Hodeidah despite ceasefire call. Yemen war: Battle for vital port of Hudaydah intensifies. Battle rages in Yemen’s vital port as showdown looms.

Yemen: Houthi chief vows to ‘not surrender’ as rebels lose ground.

Yemen PM says government ready to resume peace talks.

Yemen’s collapse puts families on the brink.

Turkey: Joint US-Kurdish patrols in Syria are ‘unacceptable’.

US hopes Russia remains ‘permissive’ of Israel strikes in Syria.

IS suffers heavy Syria losses despite Kurd pause: monitor.

European ‘clearing house’ to bypass US sanctions against Iran.

France will lead EU drive to defy Iran sanctions, bolster Euro – Minister.

US warns nations not to allow Iranian oil tankers.

Snowden warns Israelis of dangers of state surveillance.

Trump says he’s ‘in no rush’ after NKorea talks postponed.

Pompeo’s meeting with North Korean officials postponed.

South Korean politicians divided over North Korea human rights.

South Korean president plans to meet with Putin during summit in Singapore.

China rejects accusations of Uighur mass detentions in Xinjiang.

Trump trademarks granted in China, raising conflict of interest concerns.

Golden Triangle’s drug production surges amid opioid worries.

Bhutan may compromise its forests to pay national debt.

Pakistan blasphemy case: Asia Bibi remains in jail despite acquittal.

Egypt sentences eight IS jihadists to death over attack.

UN weighs plan to support deploying C. Africa army.

Uganda, at high risk for Ebola, starts vaccinating medics.

Polls close in high-stakes Madagascar presidential election.

Kidnappers release 78 children taken in Cameroon.

Seeking counter-terrorism partnership, Trump dangles removing Sudan from state sponsor of terror list.

Sisi pledges Egypt’s military support if Gulf ‘threatened’.

C. Africa facing worst food insecurity since 2014, UN warns.

Exclusive: U.N., Western powers quietly bury December plan for Libya election.

In Gabon, questions surge over absent president.

Morocco’s king invites Algeria for ‘frank, direct dialogue.

Trump, Macron to meet Saturday in Paris.

Kremlin, White House discussed possibility of mutual visits by Putin, Trump.

Kremlin ‘hopes’ Kim will visit Russia next year: aide.

New U.S. sanctions over chemical weapons would be ‘illegal’: Kremlin.

Warsaw bans nationalist march marking Polish independence centenary.

European defense coalition launched in Paris.

Bank of England refusing Venezuelan request to return $550 Mln in gold – Report.

Macron’s plan to pay tribute to Nazi collaborator Pétain stirs anger.

Greece Church agreement to take 10,000 priests off payroll.

Embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns under pressure from Trump.

A Democratic House could probe Trump business ties abroad.

Trump defiant as partisan warfare looms after US vote.

Democrats will seek to rein in Trump after winning U.S. House.

Obama: change ‘won’t come in one election cycle’.

Mueller investigation looms over Trump after election.

Caravan migrants rest in Mexico City, some deterred by U.S. hostility.

Ex-Brazil President Lula calls for release, accuses judge of bias.

Peru ‘baby trafficking ring’: Ex-police chief held.

TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR

Eight ISIS jihadists are sentenced to death for deadly attack against Egyptian soldiers.

Russia’s FSB chief warns IS spreading tentacles globally to areas once safe from terror.

Alleged al-Qaida commander taken by ambulance from Guantanamo War Court.

US offers reward for PKK members on Turkey’s most-wanted list.

Terrorist plots to stage drone attacks during FIFA World Cup in Russia foiled by security services.

ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS

Tech and health care lead US stock surge after midterms.

Smartphone makers bet on foldable screens as next big thing.

Boeing issues safety bulletin for 737 MAX 8 after Indonesia crash.

Boeing braces for trade war headwinds in China.

Formula 1: Vietnam capital Hanoi to host country’s first grand prix in 2020.

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