World News Briefs — December 2, 2019 (Evening Edition)

Al Jazeera: Malta Parliament surrounded by protesters demanding PM’s removal

Probe into the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has stoked fury on the Mediterranean island.

Thousands of protesters have surrounded the Maltese Parliament building in Valetta, demanding the prime minister immediately step down.

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on Sunday announced he would resign in January amid growing public anger over the 2017 killing of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

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MIDDLE EAST

Violent clashes between Syrian forces and militant groups in Idlib despite ceasefire. Thirty killed across Syria as violence rages.

Several children killed in Turkish artillery attack in northern Syria, monitor says.

Iran unrest killed ‘at least 208’: Amnesty International.

Pompeo says Iran the common villain in Mideast protests.

Oman top diplomat visits Iran after US trip.

Iran still selling oil despite U.S. sanctions: TV.

Iraq’s Parliament approves Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi’s resignation amid violent unrest.

Iraq parties in talks over new PM amid unrelenting protests.

Iraq’s striking students defiant amid unrelenting protests.

Prosecution in Israel lines up over 300 witnesses in Netanyahu case.

ASIA

China, Russia begin operation of ‘historic’ natural gas pipeline.

Hong Kong police defend use of tear gas during approved march, blaming violent radicals for deviating from approved route.

China suspends review of visits by American warships & sanctions NGOs in response to US signing of Hong Kong bill .

Hundreds of thousands flee threat of floods and landslides due to typhoon Kammuri in Philippines.

Protests escalate in India over gang-rape and murder of woman.

Kim Jong-un steps out of grandfather’s sartorial shadow with trench coat look.

Samoan measles epidemic prompts government shutdown. At least 53 dead from measles in Samoa, officials say.

AFRICA

Political tension in Mauritania amid return of former leader.

Heavy gunfire erupts as DR Congo’s anti-UN protests continue.

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan resume talks over disputed Nile dam.

Protester killed in new anti-UN demo in DR Congo.

Air raids in Libyan capital kill five: ministry.

After Libya arms embargo breaches, U.N. Security Council warns countries to stop.

Top rebel leader says more time needed for Sudan peace deal.

Namibia election: president wins second term despite scandal and recession.

Anti-corruption drive in Gabon reshuffles political pack.

Zambia gay rights row: US ambassador ‘threatened’ over jailing of couple.

New IMF chief urges debt wisdom in maiden Africa visit.

EUROPE

U.S. President Trump arrives in London for NATO summit.

Azerbaijan’s MPs ask president to dissolve parliament.

Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat to depart in January.

Politicians trade blame over London Bridge attack as victims are honoured with vigil.

London Bridge attack leads UK PM Boris Johnson to promise law reforms for dangerous criminals.

German coalition collapse looms as CDU rejects SPD’s demands.

Russia: Putin signs off law targeting journalists as ‘foreign agents’.

Russian diplomat comments on Kiev’s readiness to ‘accept a couple of Russian regions’.

‘They died to protect the people in the Sahel,’ Macron says in tribute to fallen French troops.

Fury over Charlie Hebdo cartoons on French army deaths.

EU to check how Facebook, Google use data: spokeswoman.

Briton jailed for more than 100 bomb hoaxes in UK, US and Canada.

AMERICAS

Venezuelan migrants caught in crossfire of Colombia protests.

U.S. Democrats set the stage for Trump impeachment with key hearing.

White House won’t participate in first Judiciary impeachment hearing.

Trump campaign denies press credentials to Bloomberg News.

Biden evokes past, raises doubts with ‘No Malarkey’ rallying cry.

Mexican police arrest 3 in attack that killed 9 of U.S. family.

Mexico violence: Hunt for gunmen behind deadly shoot-out.

Venezuelan opposition leader Guaido rocked by explosive corruption claim within his ranks.

TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR

Taliban says it has the ‘same stance’ on negotiations after Trump talks cease-fire.

Victims of London Bridge terror attack remembered in somber vigil.

Macron honours ‘sacrifice’ of 13 French soldiers killed in Mali.

ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS

U.S. stocks retreat on economy and trade jitters.

Clerics, credit, jingoism: Saudi Aramco casts IPO net.

Trump announces resumption of tariffs on steel and aluminum from Brazil and Argentina.

Cyber Monday expected to rake in ‘record US sales’.

Google and YouTube reportedly pull hundreds of Trump ads for violating policies.

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