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by July 31, 2017 General

Editor: Paul Grant + 1 202 898 8322

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TOP STORIES

Trump fires communications chief Scaramucci in new White House upheaval

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump fires his communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, over obscene tirade, just over one week after naming him to job, sources familiar with decision say, in latest staff upheaval to hit Republican’s six-month-old administration. (USA-TRUMP/ (UPDATE 6, PIX, TV), expect by 2300 GMT/7 PM ET, by Roberta Rampton and Ayesha Rascoe, 400 words)

+ See also:

– USA-TRUMP/SCARAMUCCI-WHITE HOUSE (UPDATE 1), moving shortly, 300 words

– USA-TRUMP/STAFFING (FACTBOX), moved, 661 words

Kremlin orders Washington to slash embassy staff in Russia

MOSCOW – Kremlin orders United States to cut about 60 percent of its diplomatic staff in Russia but many of those let go will be Russian citizens, softening impact of measure adopted in retaliation for new U.S. sanctions. (USA-TRUMP/RUSSIA-RETALIATION-PUTIN (UPDATE 7, PIX, TV), moved, by Maria Tsvetkova and Jack Stubbs, 1,243 words)

Venezuela’s Maduro cheers election, opposition barricades streets

U.S. government slaps sanctions on President Nicolas Maduro, branding him dictator as Venezuelan protesters barricade streets after election of legislative superbody that is expected to give ruling Socialist Party sweeping powers. (VENEZUELA-POLITICS/ (WRAPUP 1, PIX, TV, GRAPHIC), expect by 2300 GMT/7 PM ET, by Brian Ellsworth, Patricia Zengerle and Matt Spetalnick, 600 words)

China hits back at Trump criticism over North Korea

BEIJING – China hits back after U.S. President Donald Trump tweets he is “very disappointed” in China after North Korea’s latest missile test, saying problem does not arise in China and that all sides need to work for solution. (NORTHKOREA-MISSILES/ (UPDATE 7, PIX, TV, GRAPHIC), moved, by Ben Blanchard and Elias Glenn, 1,013 words)

SPECIAL REPORT

How China’s biggest bank became ensnared in a sprawling money laundering probe

MADRID – When Chinese residents of Spain needed to get piles of illicit cash back home, police allege, they found accomplice in Industrial and Commercial Bank of China. Confidential court filings, including wiretap transcripts, detail how bank allegedly helped launder hundreds of millions of euros. (ICBC-SPAIN/ (SPECIAL REPORT, PIX, GRAPHIC), moved, by Angus Berwick and David Lague, 3,888 words)

UNITED STATES

U.S. pending home sales rise; Midwest factory activity slows

WASHINGTON – Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes rebound after three straight monthly declines, but housing market remains constrained by shortage of properties available for sale. (USA-ECONOMY/ (WRAPUP 1, PIX), moved, by Lucia Mutikani, 588 words)

Los Angeles to host 2028 Summer Games – Olympic officials

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles will host 2028 Summer Olympics, city and International Olympic Committee confirm, under deal that gives rival Paris 2024 Summer Games. (OLYMPICS-LOS ANGELES/ (UPDATE 8, PIX, TV), expect by 0200 GMT/10 PM ET, by Rory Carroll, 600 words)

Trump aims at insurers in battle over healthcare subsidies

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK – U.S. President Donald Trump takes aim at nation’s health insurers in escalating threat to cut healthcare subsidy payments that make Obamacare plans affordable, after repeatedly urging Republican senators to continue working to undo his Democratic predecessor’s healthcare law. (USA-HEALTHCARE/ (UPDATE 2, PIX), moved, by Susan Heavey and Caroline Humer, 412 words)

AMERICAS

Did 8 million people vote in Venezuela? Experts, opposition say no

CARACAS – Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro says 8 million people voted to give his unpopular government more power, but experts say election is full of irregularities and opposition leaders are saying it is outright rigged. (VENEZUELA-POLITICS/TURNOUT (UPDATE 1, PIX, TV), moving shortly, by Alexandra Ulmer, 700 words)

U.S. targets Venezuelan President Maduro for sanctions

WASHINGTON – U.S. government slaps sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Trump’s administration’s toughest move so far against his government in response to election of legislative superbody Washington denounces as “sham” vote. (VENEZUELA-POLITICS/MADURO-SANCTIONS (UPDATE 1, PIX), moved, by Patricia Zengerle and Matt Spetalnick, 321 words)

All eyes on Venezuela military after controversial vote

CARACAS – Divisions may increase in Venezuela’s military after President Nicolas Maduro creates all-powerful legislature that opposition leaders and foreign governments call assault on democracy. (VENEZUELA-POLITICS/MILITARY, moving shortly, by Girish Gupta, 500 words)

ASIA

Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on Iraqi embassy in Kabul

KABUL – Militant group Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on Iraqi embassy that begins with suicide bomber blowing himself up at main gate, allowing gunmen to enter building and battle security forces. (AFGHANISTAN-BLAST/ (UPDATE 4, PIX, TV), moved, by Mirwais Harooni, 528 words)

WhatsApp enforcer: Brother of ousted Pakistani PM to bring new style

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE, Pakistan – Politics is family business in Pakistan and ousted leader Nawaz Sharif looks no further than his brother Shahbaz for successor, but prime minister-in-waiting is no carbon copy and is likely to usher in new style at top of government. (PAKISTAN-POLITICS/SHAHBAZ (PIX), moved, by Drazen Jorgic and Mubasher Bukhari, 992 words)

OCEANIA

Australia ramps up airport security after alleged plane bomb plot

SYDNEY – Stricter screening of passengers and luggage at Australian airports will stay in place indefinitely after police foil alleged “Islamic-inspired” plot to bring down plane, which local media say may have involved bomb or poisonous gas. (AUSTRALIA-SECURITY/RAIDS (UPDATE 3, PIX, TV), moved, by Tom Westbrook, 518 words)

EUROPE

Amid Brexit squabbling, PM May’s spokesman says EU free movement to end in 2019

LONDON – Automatic right of European Union citizens to live and work in Britain will end in March 2019 with Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman says, after her ministers publicly differ over shape of divorce with EU. (BRITAIN-EU/MAY (UPDATE 2, PIX), moved, by Kylie MacLellan, 786 words)

German carmakers face political reckoning over diesel

BERLIN/FRANKFURT – German lawmakers must balance conflicting demands at national summit to discuss pollution from diesel vehicles, wanting to appear tough ahead of federal elections next month while trying to avoid damaging car industry. (GERMANY-EMISSIONS/ (UPDATE 3, PIX, TV), moved, by Michelle Martin and Edward Taylor, 520 words)

MIDDLE EAST

Qatar launches wide-ranging WTO complaint against trade boycott

GENEVA – Qatar files wide-ranging legal complaint at World Trade Organization to challenge trade boycott by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates, director of Qatar’s WTO office tells Reuters. (GULF-QATAR/WTO (UPDATE 2, EXCLUSIVE, PIX), moved, by Tom Miles, 599 words)

AFRICA

Kenya election official tortured, murdered before vote, officials say

NAIROBI – Senior Kenyan election official is found murdered, three days after he goes missing, poll officials say, as opposition leaders warn killing could plunge next week’s national vote into turmoil. (KENYA-ELECTION/DEATH (UPDATE 4, TV, PIX), by Katharine Houreld, 463 words)

(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

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WORLD NEWS SCHEDULE AT 2200 GMT/6 PM ET @ 8/1/2017 3:28:40 AM

Closed
by July 31, 2017 General

Editor: Paul Grant + 1 202 898 8322

Picture Desk: Singapore + 65 6870 3775

Graphics queries: + 65 6870 3595

(All times GMT/ET)

TOP STORIES

Trump fires communications chief Scaramucci in new White House upheaval

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump fires his communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, over obscene tirade, just over one week after naming him to job, sources familiar with decision say, in latest staff upheaval to hit Republican’s six-month-old administration. (USA-TRUMP/ (UPDATE 6, PIX, TV), expect by 2300 GMT/7 PM ET, by Roberta Rampton and Ayesha Rascoe, 400 words)

+ See also:

– USA-TRUMP/SCARAMUCCI-WHITE HOUSE (UPDATE 1), moving shortly, 300 words

– USA-TRUMP/STAFFING (FACTBOX), moved, 661 words

Kremlin orders Washington to slash embassy staff in Russia

MOSCOW – Kremlin orders United States to cut about 60 percent of its diplomatic staff in Russia but many of those let go will be Russian citizens, softening impact of measure adopted in retaliation for new U.S. sanctions. (USA-TRUMP/RUSSIA-RETALIATION-PUTIN (UPDATE 7, PIX, TV), moved, by Maria Tsvetkova and Jack Stubbs, 1,243 words)

Venezuela’s Maduro cheers election, opposition barricades streets

U.S. government slaps sanctions on President Nicolas Maduro, branding him dictator as Venezuelan protesters barricade streets after election of legislative superbody that is expected to give ruling Socialist Party sweeping powers. (VENEZUELA-POLITICS/ (WRAPUP 1, PIX, TV, GRAPHIC), expect by 2300 GMT/7 PM ET, by Brian Ellsworth, Patricia Zengerle and Matt Spetalnick, 600 words)

China hits back at Trump criticism over North Korea

BEIJING – China hits back after U.S. President Donald Trump tweets he is “very disappointed” in China after North Korea’s latest missile test, saying problem does not arise in China and that all sides need to work for solution. (NORTHKOREA-MISSILES/ (UPDATE 7, PIX, TV, GRAPHIC), moved, by Ben Blanchard and Elias Glenn, 1,013 words)

SPECIAL REPORT

How China’s biggest bank became ensnared in a sprawling money laundering probe

MADRID – When Chinese residents of Spain needed to get piles of illicit cash back home, police allege, they found accomplice in Industrial and Commercial Bank of China. Confidential court filings, including wiretap transcripts, detail how bank allegedly helped launder hundreds of millions of euros. (ICBC-SPAIN/ (SPECIAL REPORT, PIX, GRAPHIC), moved, by Angus Berwick and David Lague, 3,888 words)

UNITED STATES

U.S. pending home sales rise; Midwest factory activity slows

WASHINGTON – Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes rebound after three straight monthly declines, but housing market remains constrained by shortage of properties available for sale. (USA-ECONOMY/ (WRAPUP 1, PIX), moved, by Lucia Mutikani, 588 words)

Los Angeles to host 2028 Summer Games – Olympic officials

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles will host 2028 Summer Olympics, city and International Olympic Committee confirm, under deal that gives rival Paris 2024 Summer Games. (OLYMPICS-LOS ANGELES/ (UPDATE 8, PIX, TV), expect by 0200 GMT/10 PM ET, by Rory Carroll, 600 words)

Trump aims at insurers in battle over healthcare subsidies

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK – U.S. President Donald Trump takes aim at nation’s health insurers in escalating threat to cut healthcare subsidy payments that make Obamacare plans affordable, after repeatedly urging Republican senators to continue working to undo his Democratic predecessor’s healthcare law. (USA-HEALTHCARE/ (UPDATE 2, PIX), moved, by Susan Heavey and Caroline Humer, 412 words)

AMERICAS

Did 8 million people vote in Venezuela? Experts, opposition say no

CARACAS – Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro says 8 million people voted to give his unpopular government more power, but experts say election is full of irregularities and opposition leaders are saying it is outright rigged. (VENEZUELA-POLITICS/TURNOUT (UPDATE 1, PIX, TV), moving shortly, by Alexandra Ulmer, 700 words)

U.S. targets Venezuelan President Maduro for sanctions

WASHINGTON – U.S. government slaps sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Trump’s administration’s toughest move so far against his government in response to election of legislative superbody Washington denounces as “sham” vote. (VENEZUELA-POLITICS/MADURO-SANCTIONS (UPDATE 1, PIX), moved, by Patricia Zengerle and Matt Spetalnick, 321 words)

All eyes on Venezuela military after controversial vote

CARACAS – Divisions may increase in Venezuela’s military after President Nicolas Maduro creates all-powerful legislature that opposition leaders and foreign governments call assault on democracy. (VENEZUELA-POLITICS/MILITARY, moving shortly, by Girish Gupta, 500 words)

ASIA

Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on Iraqi embassy in Kabul

KABUL – Militant group Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on Iraqi embassy that begins with suicide bomber blowing himself up at main gate, allowing gunmen to enter building and battle security forces. (AFGHANISTAN-BLAST/ (UPDATE 4, PIX, TV), moved, by Mirwais Harooni, 528 words)

WhatsApp enforcer: Brother of ousted Pakistani PM to bring new style

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE, Pakistan – Politics is family business in Pakistan and ousted leader Nawaz Sharif looks no further than his brother Shahbaz for successor, but prime minister-in-waiting is no carbon copy and is likely to usher in new style at top of government. (PAKISTAN-POLITICS/SHAHBAZ (PIX), moved, by Drazen Jorgic and Mubasher Bukhari, 992 words)

OCEANIA

Australia ramps up airport security after alleged plane bomb plot

SYDNEY – Stricter screening of passengers and luggage at Australian airports will stay in place indefinitely after police foil alleged “Islamic-inspired” plot to bring down plane, which local media say may have involved bomb or poisonous gas. (AUSTRALIA-SECURITY/RAIDS (UPDATE 3, PIX, TV), moved, by Tom Westbrook, 518 words)

EUROPE

Amid Brexit squabbling, PM May’s spokesman says EU free movement to end in 2019

LONDON – Automatic right of European Union citizens to live and work in Britain will end in March 2019 with Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman says, after her ministers publicly differ over shape of divorce with EU. (BRITAIN-EU/MAY (UPDATE 2, PIX), moved, by Kylie MacLellan, 786 words)

German carmakers face political reckoning over diesel

BERLIN/FRANKFURT – German lawmakers must balance conflicting demands at national summit to discuss pollution from diesel vehicles, wanting to appear tough ahead of federal elections next month while trying to avoid damaging car industry. (GERMANY-EMISSIONS/ (UPDATE 3, PIX, TV), moved, by Michelle Martin and Edward Taylor, 520 words)

MIDDLE EAST

Qatar launches wide-ranging WTO complaint against trade boycott

GENEVA – Qatar files wide-ranging legal complaint at World Trade Organization to challenge trade boycott by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates, director of Qatar’s WTO office tells Reuters. (GULF-QATAR/WTO (UPDATE 2, EXCLUSIVE, PIX), moved, by Tom Miles, 599 words)

AFRICA

Kenya election official tortured, murdered before vote, officials say

NAIROBI – Senior Kenyan election official is found murdered, three days after he goes missing, poll officials say, as opposition leaders warn killing could plunge next week’s national vote into turmoil. (KENYA-ELECTION/DEATH (UPDATE 4, TV, PIX), by Katharine Houreld, 463 words)

(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

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