World News Briefs — December 11, 2018 (Evening Edition)

BBC: Time Magazine Person of the Year 2018 recognises journalists

Killed and imprisoned journalists – “The Guardians” – have been named 2018’s “Person of the Year” by Time.

The magazine featured four different covers with journalists who have been targeted for their work this year.

They include Jamal Khashoggi who was killed in the Saudi embassy in Turkey.

Staff from Capital Gazette, the US newspaper where five people were killed, are featured, along with Maria Ressa of the Philippines and the wives of Myanmar’s Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo.

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MIDDLE EAST

Sealed with a kiss: Yemen’s rivals agree to swap 16,000 prisoners.

November Yemen’s ‘deadliest month’ in two years: ACLED report.

UNICEF: ‘Close to 2 million Yemeni children are acutely malnourished’.

UN says 250,000 refugees could return to Syria in 2019.

Russia says 114,000 Syrians returned home in 2018.

Iraqi jets target Islamic State meeting dens in Syria.

Iraq premier says lagging govt formation ‘not his decision.

Israel PM warns Hezbollah of reprisals over ‘attack tunnels’.

Former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig detained in China after arrest of Huawei CFO Sabrina Meng Wanzhou in Canada.

China urged to exercise restraint in response to Canada’s part in arrest of Sabrina Meng Wanzhou.

Afghanistan: Suicide bomber targets security convoy in Kabul.

Rebels kill four policemen in Kashmir.

Report: North Korea made informal apology to Vietnam for assassination.

Nearly 100 injured in Bangladesh poll campaign violence.

Thailand to hold much-delayed election on Feb. 24: military government.

India’s ruling Hindu nationalists suffer blow in state elections.

Somalia’s president dodges impeachment move.

Nine killed in Congo’s troubled eastern region of Beni. Ten slain in new massacre in eastern DR Congo.

Nigeria’s Buhari signs election ‘peace deal’ with opponents.

Nigerian opposition candidate absent from election accord ceremony.

Mozambique discovers 30,000 ‘ghost’ workers.

Former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh blocked from entering US.

Third of DR Congo Ebola cases are children: UN.

UK PM Theresa May ends tour without EU Brexit concessions.

Pressure mounting on Theresa May from Tory MPs.

Europe holds its breath as Macron scrambles to quell protests.

The cost of France’s protests running into billions.

Russia scoffs at US criticism of bomber deployment to Venezuela.

Four dead, 11 injured in Strasbourg Christmas market shooting; gunman on the run.

Spain warns Catalonia over region’s Mossos police. Spanish government warns of security takeover in Catalonia.

Spain grapples with surging number of teenage migrants.

Putin’s Stasi spy ID pass found in Germany.

Trump clashes with Pelosi, Schumer on border security in explosive Oval Office meeting. In heated on-camera clash, Trump bickers with top Democrats on border wall.

US House lawmakers push Yemen resolution as Senate nears vote.

US Senator Corker to introduce resolution holding Saudi crown prince ‘responsible’ for Khashoggi’s death.

Canadian court grants bail to CFO of China’s Huawei.

Lawyer for Chinese Huawei CFO says she will put up her HUSBAND, KIDS and two multi-million dollar homes as sureties for bail, as Canadian judge says he will make a decision by the end of the day.

Canada-China relations turn icy over arrest of Chinese exec.

Inflation in Venezuela hits 1,300,000%, opposition-led Congress claims.

US-Russian spat over bombers landing in Venezuela.

US presses Cuba with prisoner list.

Brazil: gunman kills four worshippers during mass at cathedral.

TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR

French counter-terror prosecutor opens Strasbourg shooting investigation.

Police thwart possible Isis-inspired plot after Newcastle arrest.

‘Islamic State’ supporter allegedly planned to attack Ohio synagogue.

Normalcy restored in Egyptian Sinai city, but danger lurks.

ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS

Dow has yet another volatile afternoon as stocks take a sharp tumble after President Trump threatens to shut down the government to build his border wall and more talks are held with China to avoid a trade war.

China to ‘cut US car tariff to 15%’.

Google chief defends company during Capitol Hill grilling.

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