World News Briefs — July 9, 2019 (Evening Edition)

Reuters: Europeans call for urgent meeting of Iran nuclear deal parties

BERLIN (Reuters) – European powers accused Iran on Tuesday of “pursuing activities inconsistent with its commitments” under a 2015 nuclear deal and called for an urgent meeting of the parties to the agreement to discuss Tehran’s compliance.

Britain, Germany, France, Russia, China and Iran are the remaining parties to the deal – known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) – which was abandoned by the United States last year.

“These compliance issues must be addressed within the framework of the JCPoA, and a Joint Commission should be convened urgently,” the foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany, plus the European Union’s top diplomat, said in a statement.

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MIDDLE EAST

Trump gives warm welcome to Qatar amid Persian Gulf dispute.

Netanyahu warns Israel’s jets ‘can reach’ Iran.

UN envoy arrives in Damascus for new talks.

Turkey orders arrest of 176 military personnel over suspected Fethullah Gulen links.

Saudi Arabia says it intercepts bomb-laden Yemen rebel drone.

Yemen rebel court condemns 30 to death for spying.

‘Underground terror tunnel dug from Gaza into Israel’ discovered, military says.

Israel’s separation wall endures, 15 years after ICJ ruling.

Egypt warns Turkey of ‘escalation’ over drilling off Cyprus.

ASIA

U.S., Chinese negotiators hold ‘constructive’ phone talks on trade.

Japan says it won’t discuss or retract SKorea export rules.

Air, ground attacks kill civilians hours after Afghans talk peace.

US to sell tanks, missiles to Taiwan amid tensions with Beijing.

China demands US cancel proposed $2.2bn arms sale to Taiwan.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says extradition bill is dead after mass protests.

Hong Kong protesters to continue after bill declared ‘dead’.

Duterte dares US to send 7th fleet to South China Sea.

Indonesians are suing president Joko Widodo and government officials over Jakarta air pollution.

Noncompliance kneecaps New Zealand’s gun control scheme.

AFRICA

WHO: More than 1,000 killed in battle for Libya’s Tripoli.

Nigeria: Parliament on lockdown after shots fired.

S.Sudan president appeals for peace, apologises over mistakes.

Sudan’s internet blackout ends.

Zimbabwe opposition MP arrested on treason charges: lawyer.

Britain extends Mali mission by six months.

Egypt seeks Interpol help to retrieve Tutankhamun bust sold in UK.

Ethiopian capital bans motorbikes to curb crime.

EUROPE

Greece’s new finance minister to push ahead with tax cuts.

UK Tory contenders trade blows; Labour backs new Brexit vote.

Trump assails Theresa May, UK envoy in Twitter rant. Ambassador row: Hunt calls Trump ‘disrespectful and wrong’.

No-deal Brexit a political and economic threat, Ireland warns.

Corbyn says Labour would back remain in Brexit referendum.

Russia’s Vladimir Putin rejects sanctions on Georgia.

German industrial woes prompt fears over recession.

Italy’s Salvini closes Europe’s once largest migrant centre.

France announces ‘eco-tax’ of up to €18 on tickets for all flights leaving country.

AMERICAS

Border numbers drop amid heat, Mexico crackdown.

Mexico’s new finance minister, believer in stability, takes charge of choppy economy.

Trump defends Acosta but will look into Epstein plea deal.

Trump administration reviews human rights’ role in US policy.

Trump defends Acosta but will look into Epstein plea deal.

House prepares subpoenas of top White House officials in Trump probe.

US court rules Trump cannot block critics on Twitter.

Former Argentine President Fernando de la Rua dies at 81.

Ross Perot, self-made billionaire, patriot and philanthropist, dies at 89.

TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR

Israel helped foil 50 terror attacks worldwide in past 3 years — report.

Global terrorism is in decline. For victims, it doesn’t feel like it.

US puts Hezbollah lawmakers on sanctions blacklist for first time.

ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS

S&P 500 snaps 2-day losing streak; mixed finish for stocks.

Boeing set to lose biggest planemaker title as deliveries fall 37%.

New Virgin Galactic Chairman Chamath Palihapitiya says tourism spaceflights to begin within a year.

Amazon, Microsoft wage war over the Pentagon’s ‘war cloud’.

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