Asia, Middle East, U. S. News Briefs to be read in two minutes or less.
- Taiwan says its Navy, Air Force to begin training in South China Sea.
- China says it fully supports free world trade.
- China accuses Rights Group of falsifying, fabrications of torture stories.
- Duterte reinstate drug reinforcement police in new campaign.
- Philippines takes first steps to reinstate death penalty. (Lawmakers)
- Hundreds of inmates forced to strip during Philippine prison drug raid.
- Double suicide car bombing kills 15 near Kabul police headquarters.
- Malaysia cancels visa free entry for North Koreans.
- Korean male suspect in Kim Jong Nam murder released for lack of evidence.
- Shooting in south Thailand kills four policemen.
- Eight year old boy and family shot dead in south Thailand.
- Russian aircraft bombs strike near U. S. advisors in Syria.
- ISIS appears pulling out of Palmyra, Syria. (UN)
- Dow-Jones surges pass 21,000 but dips during Thursday after Trump rush.
- U. S. business group raises concerned over Trump’s business policy.
- House to investigate suspected Russian Trump collusion.
- U.S. Attorney General Jess Sessions denies meeting Russian officials.
- Sessions presently admits contact with two Russians, one an Ambassador
- Dems. demand Sessions resign after first denying Russian contacts
- Sessions recuse self from Trump campaign probe.
- No recession in Australia in over 25 years. (International Banking Report)
(News items gleaned from Network News Asia, CNN, FOx, and BBC)
All the Best.