Twitter, Amazon, other top websites shut in cyber attack
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:24:25 -0400
Major internet services including Twitter, Spotify and Amazon suffered service interruptions and outages on Friday as a US internet provider came under a cyber attack. The internet service company Dyn, which routes and manages internet traffic, said that it had suffered a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on its domain name service shortly after 1100 GMT.
Turkey, Iraq reach agreement 'in principle' on Mosul, U.S. says
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:23:31 -0400
By Phil Stewart ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey and Iraq have reached an agreement in principle that could eventually allow a Turkish role in the campaign to retake Mosul from Islamic State, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Friday after talks with President Tayyip Erdogan. Erdogan has previously voiced frustration that NATO member Turkey has not been more involved in the U.S.-backed assault on the Iraqi city, once part of the Ottoman empire and still seen by Turkey as firmly within its sphere of influence.
Appeals court to hear Arizona cross-border shooting case
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:23:17 -0400
PHOENIX (AP) — A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments in the civil case against a U.S. Border Patrol agent who killed a Mexican teen in a cross-border shooting in Arizona.
IS attacks Iraq city of Kirkuk, power plant amid Mosul fight
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:23:04 -0400
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — Islamic State militants armed with assault rifles and explosives attacked targets in and around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk early Friday, in an assault that appeared aimed at diverting Iraqi security forces from a massive offensive against the IS-held city of Mosul.
The Latest: Iraqis raise flag over church in town near Mosul
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:22:57 -0400
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The Latest on the developments in Iraq where Iraqi forces and their allies launched a major offensive this week to retake Mosul, the country's second-largest city from the Islamic State group (all times local):
Jury selection set for Ohio police shooting trial
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:22:26 -0400
CINCINNATI (AP) — Court officials prepared Friday to begin winnowing a large jury pool for the murder trial of a white former police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man during a traffic stop.
A bit of geniality, along with hostility for Trump, Clinton
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:20:31 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not always elbows and insults between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
White House confirms freedom-of-navigation operation in South China Sea
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:19:12 -0400
The White House confirmed on Friday that a U.S. Navy warship sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea and said the operation was meant to uphold nations' rights to navigation under international law. "This operation demonstrated that coastal states may not unlawfully restrict the navigation rights, freedoms and lawful uses of the sea that the United States and all states are entitled to exercise under international law," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said at a news briefing.
Canada walks out as EU trade talks founder
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:18:52 -0400
BRUSSELS (AP) — Canada walked out of talks Friday meant to save a massive trade deal with the European Union, unable to break a deadlock with a small Belgian region that has been defying multinational efforts to have the pact signed next week.
As May debuts in Brussels, EU readies negotiating engine room
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:16:30 -0400
By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - When Theresa May met Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Friday, she might just have heard the sounds of carpenters working on new offices for the European Union executive's Brexit negotiators. Having briefed fellow national leaders over dinner at her debut EU summit late on Thursday, the British prime minister had a late lunch on Friday with Juncker, whose executive staff, with their counterparts in Whitehall, will do the heavy lifting in negotiations expected to start early next year. After the glamour of sitting at the European Council top table for the first time, stepping across the road to Juncker's European Commission and its civil service may have seemed more prosaic.