World News | WRHL World News 2016-06-29T06:32:04Z World News Islamic State suspected after suicide bombers kill 41 at Istanbul airport By Ayla Jean Yackley and Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey pointed the finger at Islamic State on Wednesday for a triple suicide bombing and gun attack that killed 41 people at Istanbul's main airport, and President Tayyip Erdogan called it a turning point in the global fight against terrorism. In the deadliest of a series of suicide bombings this year in Turkey, the attackers struck the busy airport, a symbol of Istanbul's role as the Muslim world's most open and cosmopolitan city, a crossroads between Europe and Asia. EU tells UK single market access requires full free movement LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders met for the first time without Britain on Wednesday less than a week after it voted to leave, delivering a tough message that London can access the bloc's lucrative single market only if it agrees to allow free movement for EU workers. Last week's shock referendum vote to leave the EU has caused global financial market turmoil, sent the pound sterling tumbling and wiped billions off the value of British shares. Britain's giant financial services sector, roughly 8 percent of economy, relies crucially on access to the EU market. North America leaders mount strong defense of trade despite threats By Roberta Rampton and David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada, the United States and Mexico on Wednesday mounted a fierce defense of free trade, vowing to deepen economic ties despite shifting political debate about the value of globalization. U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto also took swipes at U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has vowed to renegotiate or scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) if he wins November's election. ... CIA's Brennan says expects that IS is plotting attacks against U.S. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the Central Intelligence Agency, John Brennan, said on Wednesday he would be surprised if Islamic State was not plotting attacks within the United States and against U.S. targets abroad. On the conflict in Syria, Brennan, who was speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations think tank, said there will be no way forward on the political front without active Russian cooperation. (Reporting by Jonathan Landay and Warren Strobel; Writing by Yara Bayoumy; Editing by Leslie Adler) China slams South China Sea case as court set to rule By Ben Blanchard and Anthony Deutsch BEIJING/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - An international court said on Wednesday it would deliver a hotly anticipated ruling in the Philippines' case against China over the South China Sea on July 12, drawing an immediate rebuke from Beijing, which rejects the tribunal's jurisdiction. The United States, which is a close ally of the Philippines and is concerned about China's expansive South China Sea claims, reiterated its backing for The Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration and urged a peaceful resolution of the dispute. Manila is contesting China's historical claim to about 90 percent of the South China Sea, one of the world's busiest shipping lanes. Islamic State forces Syria rebels to retreat from border area By Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Tom Perry AMMAN/BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Syrian rebels were pushed back from the outskirts of an Islamic State-held town on the border with Iraq and a nearby air base on Wednesday after the jihadists mounted a counter- attack, two rebel sources said. The New Syria Army rebel group had launched an operation on Tuesday aimed at capturing the town of Al-Bukamal from Islamic State and cutting supply and communications lines for the group between Syria and Iraq, the U.S. coalition fighting IS said. One rebel source said Islamic State fighters had encircled the rebels in a surprise ambush. Trump's opposition to trade deals fuels internal party opposition By Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday lashed out at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's scathing criticism of his stance on trade, highlighting divisions within the Republican Party that threaten unity ahead of the Nov. 8 election. At a campaign rally in Maine on Wednesday, Trump called the nation's largest business association "controlled totally by various groups of people who don’t care about you whatsoever." He said new trade deals should be negotiated because foreign countries are taking advantage of America. ... Rights groups: Saudis should not be on Human Rights Council UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Saudi Arabia should be suspended from the U.N.'s top human rights organization because of indiscriminate airstrikes by the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen that have killed hundreds of civilians, including women and children, human rights groups said Wednesday. Mexico president explains comparing Trump to Hitler, Mussolini OTTAWA (Reuters) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who has previously likened U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini, said on Wednesday he only drew the comparison as a reminder of the devastation wreaked in the past. Details of some of the Istanbul airport attack victims Suicide attackers armed with guns and bombs killed at least 42 people and wounded hundreds at Istanbul's busy Ataturk Airport Wednesday, apparently targeting Turkey's crucial tourism industry. Details are emerging about some of the victims. The Latest: Obama arrives for speech to Canadian Parliament OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Latest on U.S. President Barack Obama's summit Wednesday with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (all times local): Jason Roy hits 162 as England wins 4th ODI to clinch series LONDON (AP) — Jason Roy hit the second-highest score for England in a one-day international to help chase down 308 and win the series against Sri Lanka on Wednesday. Roy's stunning knock powers England to victory over Sri Lanka Jason Roy fell five runs short of setting a new batting record but his superb 162 still helped England win the fourth ODI against Sri Lanka and take an unassailable 2-0 series lead on Wednesday. Surrey's South African-born opener took centre stage on his home county ground and hammered the second highest individual one-day score by an England batsman. It was England's second highest successful one-day run chase - and they did it in 42 overs. How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Wednesday Stocks closed broadly higher on Wednesday for a second day as worries continued to ease over Britain's vote to leave the European Union. Loss aside, tennis teacher revels in chance to face Federer LONDON (AP) — How much money might you be willing to pay for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to play tennis against Roger Federer on Centre Court at Wimbledon? EgyptAir black box data downloaded; evidence suggests fire on board By Ahmed Aboulenein CAIRO (Reuters) - Investigators have downloaded data from one of the black box flight recorders on EgyptAir Flight MS804 and are preparing to analyze it, bringing them closer discovering what caused the jet to crash, Egypt's investigation committee said on Wednesday. "Preliminary information shows that the entire flight is recorded on the FDR since its takeoff from Charles de Gaulle airport until the recording stopped at an altitude of 37,000 feet where the accident occurred," Egypt's Aircraft Accident Investigation Committee said in a statement. Search teams have salvaged both of the so-called black box flight recorders. Hollande bullish on French economy President Francois Hollande said he expected the French economy to perform better than expected this year and add at least 200,000 new jobs, as the deeply unpopular leader shifts into campaign mode ahead of next year's elections. This is an indisputable fact," Hollande said. Looking ahead to 2017 Hollande was even more bullish, forecasting growth of 1.7 percent. US stocks claw back half of ground lost post-British vote Banks and other financial companies led another broad surge in U.S. stocks Wednesday, turning the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index slightly positive for the year. Families march for improved prison conditions in El Salvador SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Some 300 people have marched to El Salvador's presidential residence demanding improved prison conditions for gang members, including better medical care and family visits. Urging tougher stance, U.N. adds 2,500 peacekeepers to Mali By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council agreed on Wednesday to add just over 2,500 peacekeepers to the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali, which has been hit by a series of deadly attacks and has become the deadliest place to serve for U.N. peacekeepers. The French-drafted resolution, which was approved unanimously by the 15-nation council, said the Mali peacekeeping mission (MINUSMA) should "take all necessary means to carry out its mandate ... (and) to move to a more proactive and robust posture." The increase will bring the force's maximum size to 13,289 military personnel and 1,920 police. Clashes rage in Rio as police try to capture drug trafficker RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police attempts to recapture a drug trafficker who escaped from a Brazilian hospital have led to more than a week of deadly gunbattles in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, which is hosting the Olympics in August. Brexit raises concerns for long-term global growth: Obama Britain's vote to leave the European Union raises "longer-term concerns" about global growth at a time of already weak economic output, US President Barack Obama said Wednesday. "I think there are some genuine longer-term concerns about global growth if, in fact, Brexit goes through and that freezes the possibilities of investment in Great Britain or in Europe as a whole," Obama said, speaking at a North American leaders summit. "At a time when global growth rates were weak already, this doesn't help," he said. Court adjourns ruling in Nigeria ex-security adviser case A west African regional court on Wednesday adjourned a ruling in a case in which Nigeria's former national security adviser Sambo Dasuki is challenging his detention by the country's secret police. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Court had reserved a ruling until Wednesday after the submissions of both the prosecution and defence lawyers in the high-profile corruption trial. Dasuki, who served under the regime of former president Goodluck Jonathan until his defeat in the 2015 elections by President Muhammadu Buhari, had urged the regional court to void his detention since December by the Department of State Service (DSS). Rio official blames financial troubles for pollution woes Brazil's "difficult financial conditions" are at fault, the environment secretary of Rio state, Andre Correa, said during an interview with AFP. Knowing the financial difficulties of Brazil, whoever said the bay will be clean in less than 20, 25 years is lying. Q: The pollution of Guanabara Bay has been on the official agenda since the Earth Summit in Rio in 1992. Suriname president again avoids being tried for 1982 deaths PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — The president of Suriname has again moved to prevent authorities in the South American nation from putting him on trial for the killings of 15 political opponents in 1982. France says post-Brexit City of London must relinquish euro business Britain's City of London financial district would have to give up its role in processing euro currency transactions after it leaves the European Union, French President Francois Hollande warned on Wednesday. Hollande said other European financial centres should be ready to take over from London, which is home to many banking clearing houses that deal with euros. "There is no reason for Europe, and still less the eurozone, to allow a country that is no longer a member of the European Union and has never been a member of the eurozone to continue operations in euros," Hollande said after a summit in Brussels. Obama says quitting trade deals no solution to inequality U.S. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that withdrawing from international trade agreements would not help to reduce economic inequality given that globalization has progressed so far. "The integration of national economies ... That's here, that's done," Obama said at a news conference at a North American summit in Ottawa. Withdrawing from trade deals "is the wrong medicine for dealing with inequality," he said, adding that cutting off trade would just make everyone poorer. Right groups: Police responsible for 3 men missing in Kenya NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan police are responsible for the disappearance of three men, including a human rights activist with the U.S.-based International Justice Mission, 10 local and international human rights groups say. UN beefs up Mali mission with 2,500 peacekeepers The UN Security Council on Wednesday decided to send 2,500 extra peacekeepers to Mali, authorizing the force to take "all necessary means" to deter attacks in what has become the UN's deadliest mission. The vote followed a spate of attacks on UN bases in Mali that have killed 27 peacekeepers so far this year. Germany is set to deploy 650 troops to Mali who will bring aerial drones and transport planes to bolster MINUSMA. Former assistant state prosecutor assassinated in Mexico MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say the former assistant prosecutor of Baja California Sur state has been assassinated just a few months after he was fired for alleged ties to the Sinaloa Cartel. Scottish leader's plea to stay in Europe rebuffed in Brussels By Alastair Macdonald and Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon got a "sympathetic" hearing in Brussels on Wednesday as she pleaded her case for Scots to stay in the EU, showing how Britain's vote to leave the bloc could splinter the United Kingdom. Outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron flew home after briefing his 27 peers on Tuesday evening on last week's referendum defeat. Pro-independence leader Sturgeon has said that Scotland, where voters backed staying in the EU by a near 2-1 majority, must not be dragged out of the EU against its will. UK parties head for leadership battles amid Brexit fallout By William Schomberg LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's main opposition Labour Party looked set for a leadership battle, mirroring a fight for control of the ruling Conservative Party as the decision by voters to leave the European Union spread turmoil in Westminster. Angela Eagle, a senior Labour lawmaker, will announce on Thursday that she will challenge leader Jeremy Corbyn who has been facing a growing revolt within the party, media reports said on Wednesday. Eagle, a former pensions minister, quit as Labour's top business official on Tuesday, one of more than 20 people to resign from Corbyn's opposition policy team. Pitch concerns return ahead of Euro 2016 quarterfinals MARSEILLE, France (AP) — For organizers at a tournament like the European Championship, the less talk there is about the pitch, the better. North America leaders defend free trade, resist isolationism OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico pushed back Wednesday on calls for walling off their nations from free trade, arguing that more commerce with the outside world is inevitable and will deliver measurable benefits for their citizens. A President Trump would 'complicate' US-Europe ties: Hollande If US Republican candidate Donald Trump is elected president it would be a dangerous result and "complicate" relations between Europe and the United States, French President Francois Hollande has warned. "Those who say that Donald Trump could not possibly become the next president of the United States are the same ones who thought that Brexit would never be voted in," Hollande said, referring to last week's British referendum which backed withdrawal from the European Union. Six Honduran police officers indicted on U.S. drug charges Six members of the Honduran National Police were indicted on Wednesday on U.S. charges they participated in drug trafficking activities and conspired with a son of former Honduras President Porfirio Lobo to import cocaine into the United States. The indictment, filed in Manhattan federal court, said the officers agreed to take bribes to help two informants posing as drug traffickers transport a multi-ton load of cocaine through Honduras so it could be sent to the United States. Rangers' Darvish (shoulder) throws 3-inning simulated game NEW YORK (AP) — Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish threw about 45 pitches in a three-inning simulated game Wednesday and could return to the rotation shortly after the All-Star break. Amnesty, HRW want Saudis off UN rights council Two leading human rights group urged UN member-states on Wednesday to suspend Saudi Arabia from the UN Human Rights Council over the killing of civilians in Yemen and repression at home. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said they would begin lobbying the UN General Assembly to hold a vote on suspending Saudi Arabia from the Geneva-based council, even though they admitted this was a long shot. Fed gives OK to 30 banks to up dividends, buy back shares WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve has given the green light to major banks in the U.S. to raise dividends and buy back shares, judging them to have a sturdy enough financial foundation to withstand a major economic downturn. 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