World News Briefs — November 21, 2019 (Evening Edition)

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DW: Israel: Netanyahu indicted on corruption charges

Israel’s attorney general has announced his decision to indict Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges. Netanyahu called the indictment an “attempted coup” and said he will continue to lead.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been indicted on corruption charges in three separate cases, the country’s attorney general announced on Thursday.

An official statement from Israel’s Justice Ministry said that Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit had “decided to file charges against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for offences of receiving a bribe, fraud, and breach of trust.”

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MIDDLE EAST

‘Dark days’ in Israel after PM and rival fail to form government, election looms.

Israeli Knesset given unprecedented mandate to form coalition gov’t.

Syria: Idlib IDP camp hit by deadly missile attack. Syrian regime targets hospital and refugee camp, killing at least 22.

Iran’s Rouhani claims victory over protests. Iran’s Guards praise ‘timely’ action against protests.

Iran protests: EU urges end to violence.

Trump lashes out at Iran for shutting down internet.

Iraqi protesters killed in fresh clashes in Baghdad. Iraqi officials: 8 protesters dead in day of violent clashes.

At least 12 million children suffering in Yemen war.

Dozens of heads of state to attend World Holocaust Forum.

Senior China diplomat says Beijing will never allow anyone to destroy HK’s stability.

More protesters leave Hong Kong campus ahead of weekend poll.

Hong Kong: China slams US bill backing protesters. China demands Trump veto bills on Hong Kong.

China demands Trump veto bills on Hong Kong.

China watching Donald Trump’s response to US Hong Kong bill as it threatens to become new barrier to trade deal.

North Korea says ‘pointless’ for Kim to attend South Korea ASEAN summit.

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa swears in brother as PM.

Military, government ‘cooperating’ over Suu Kyi going to ICJ.

US-China trade war could spark real war: Kissinger.

Essex lorry deaths: Money raised for Vietnamese victims’ families.

Pacific island referendum could give the world a tiny new country.

Smoke blankets Sydney as wildfires spread across Australia.

Unfinished business in the birthplace of Sudan’s revolution.

EU worried about recent political developments in Zimbabwe: memo.

Algerians protest against December presidential poll.

Burkina Faso attacks kill three soldiers in north: security sources.

Mali’s military abandons isolated outposts amid attacks.

Ethiopia PM praises referendum for new state as votes tallied.

DR Congo measles: Nearly 5,000 dead in major outbreak.

S.Africa workers protest plans to shut ArcelorMittal’s plant.

Rights activist Almaas Elman shot dead in Mogadishu.

A third of tropical African plants face extinction.

Serbian minister faces calls to resign after plagiarism row.

Ex-Scottish leader Alex Salmond denies sex assault charges.

Key European group mulls status of Hungary’s ruling party.

UK election: Labour’s Corbyn unveils ‘radical’ manifesto.

Oil price will have a ‘significant influence’ on Russia’s growth story, wealth fund chief says.

Russia to investigate Space Center fraud after Putin rebuke.

Russian alternative to Wikipedia to be fully launched by summer of 2022, says publisher.

Russia bans sale of gadgets without Russian-made software.

Russian parliament backs law to label individuals foreign agents.

Angela Merkel to visit Auschwitz: report.

Trump conduct ‘beyond anything Nixon did’: House impeachment chair.

‘Corruption’ probe meant Bidens, impeachment witnesses say.

Democratic candidates in fifth presidential debate agree on impeachment, little else.

Trump says he will release ‘financial statement’ before 2020 vote.

Venezuelan students attempt march on Defense Ministry in bid to spur opposition.

Colombia set for largest national strike in years.

Amnesty: 22 killed, 2,000 injured in Chile’s protest crackdown. Chile protests: Thousands clash with police.

Bolivia crisis: New elections proposed as violence rages. Evo Morales will not be candidate in new Bolivia elections, his party says .

Bolivians in Morales stronghold mourn eight killed in clashes.

TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR

Lowy Institute paper reveals the true traits of Australian Islamic State fighters and jihadis.

UK has begun repatriating three British orphans by ISIS parents from Syrian region formerly under the terror group’s control.

Islamic State claims massacre of troops in Mali, where it is gaining ground.

ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS

Wall Street dips as investors await U.S.-China trade progress.

New warning on global economic slowdown.

Saudi Arabian oil firm Aramco hires 25 banks to work on flotation.

Google and Facebook’s data collection models are a threat to human rights, Amnesty International says.

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