Trump lashes out against unfair trade practices +++ Foreigners detained in anti-IS raids in Istanbul

Trump lashes out against unfair trade practices +++ Foreigners detained in anti-IS raids in Istanbul +++ Reports claim IS leader is trapped in Syrian town +++ French president visits Saudi Arabia amid tensions +++ British MPs are warned over new Brexit bill +++ Standoff continues at Australian refugee camp +++ The weather

News | 10 November 2017

John Cummins

Trump lashes out against unfair trade practices

US President Donald Trump has strongly criticised what he described as chronic trade abuses during a speech to political and business leaders in Vietnam. Addressing the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit, Trump said the US would no longer tolerate being taken advantage of. “From this day forward we will compete on a fair and equal basis. We are not going to let the United States be taken advantage of anymore.” In contrast, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a strong endorsement of globalisation, telling the summit that Asia-Pacific nations needed to stay committed to economic openness.

Foreigners detained in anti-IS raids in Istanbul

Reports coming out of Turkey say 82 foreign nationals have been detained in the city of Istanbul on suspicion of having links to the Islamic State militant group. The suspects are accused of planning to travel to Syria and being previously active in conflict zones with IS. Hundreds of IS suspects have been arrested in Turkey in recent months as part of a government crackdown.

Reports claim IS leader is trapped in Syrian town

Lebanese media are reporting that the Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi is holed up in a town near the Syria-Iraq border, which was captured by the Syrian army earlier this week. The US led coalition says it has no releasable information concerning Baghdadi's whereabouts.

French president visits Saudi Arabia amid tensions

French President Emmanuel Macron has used a visit to Saudi Arabia to call for a peaceful resolution to tensions in the Arabian Gulf, amid an escalating standoff between Riyadh and Iran. Saudi Arabia has ordered its citizens to leave Lebanon, accusing Iran's proxy Hezbollah of seizing control of the country.

British MPs are warned over new Brexit bill

British Prime Minister Theresa May says she will not tolerate any attempt by lawmakers to use debate over a new Brexit bill to try to block Britain's departure from the European Union. In a newspaper article, May said she would enshrine the date and time of Britain's exit from the EU in the new Withdrawal Bill, which goes before parliament next week.

Standoff continues at Australian refugee camp

Papua New Guinea has begun dismantling a former Australian run detention centre on Manus Island, hours before the expiry of a deadline for the 500 remaining asylum seekers to leave the facility. Power and water were cut off at the camp over 10 days ago, prompting warnings of a humanitarian crisis. The asylum seekers are refusing to move to temporary accommodation amid fears for their safety.

The weather

There will be a mixture of cloud and sunshine this afternoon, with rain moving in from the northwest. Top temperatures will range from 3 to 12 degrees.

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