Daily Archive: November 10, 2017

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Iraqi forces launch offensive to recapture last town in Islamic State control

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi forces launched an offensive on Saturday to capture Rawa, the last remaining town under Islamic-State control, leaving the group’s self-proclaimed caliphate on the verge of complete defeat.

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Trump, Duterte meet for first time at APEC summit

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump met Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for the first time at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam on Saturday.

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Israel’s leadership talks up another war with Hezbollah in Lebanon | Peter Beaumont

Risk of conflict with Iranian-backed group given fresh impetus by Israeli, Saudi Arabian and US rhetoric against Tehran

Israel’s political and military leadership appears to have concluded that a conflict with Lebanon’s Hezbollah is becoming increasingly likely, despite months of growing warnings that a third Lebanese war would be more dangerous and deadly than the last war in 2006.

The mounting tensions on the northern border with Syria and Lebanon have increased in recent months as Israel has recognised its assumption that Hezbollah – a key ally fighting with the Assad regime – would be chewed up in a protracted Syrian conflict is badly mistaken as the war has turned rapidly in Bashar al-Assad’s favour.

Related: The Guardian view on Lebanon: great power rivalry in a tiny state | Editorial

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China faces historic corruption battle, ruling party’s new graft buster says

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China must win its battle against corruption or face being erased by history, its new top graft buster said in an editorial on Saturday, underscoring the ruling Communist Party’s focus on eliminating corrupt behaviour.

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Succinct Summation of Week’s Events 11.10.17

Succinct Summations for the week ending November 10th, 2017 Positives: 1. Dow, S&P 500, and NASDAQ 100 each hit new all-time highs; 2. Senate Tax Proposal moves the process forward; we are that much closer to some version of corporate reform; 3. September job openings rose from 6.082M to 6.093M. 4. Core Logic report: “Home prices nationally…

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