QWorld: 42 Killed in Istanbul; UK Asks EU for Single Market Access
Read the latest news from across the world this morning.
1. Suspected ISIS Involvement in Istanbul Suicide Bombings
Turkey pointed fingers at the Islamic State for the triple suicide bombing and gun attack that killed 42 people at Istanbul’s main airport. President Tayyip Erdogan called it a turning point in the global fight against terrorism.
2. EU Tells UK Single Market Access Requires Full Free Movement
The European Union leaders met for first time without Britain less than week after it voted to leave, delivering a tough message that London can access the bloc’s lucrative single market only if it agrees to allow free movement for EU workers.
3. US-led Strikes on ISIS in Iraq Kill 250 Fighters
The US-led coalition aircraft waged a series of deadly strikes against Islamic State around the city of Fallujah, US officials tell Reuters, with one citing a preliminary estimate of at least 250 suspected fighters killed and at least 40 vehicles destroyed.
4. Toyota Recalls 3.37 Mn Cars Over Airbag, Emissions Control Issues
Toyota Motor Corp has recalled 3.37 million cars worldwide over possible defects involving air bags and emissions control units. The automaker on Wednesday said it was recalling 2.87 million cars over a possible fault in the emissions control units. That followed an announcement late on Tuesday that 1.43 million cars needed repairs over a separate issue involving air bag inflators.
5. China Slams South China Sea Case as Court Set to Rule
The International court said it will deliver the hotly anticipated ruling in the Philippines’ case against China over South China Sea on 12 July, drawing immediate rebuke from Beijing, which rejected the tribunal’s jurisdiction.
6. Home-Grown Militants and Ex-Major Behind Bangladesh Attacks: Police
Early in June, a man walked into the Dhaka premises of the Ramakrishna Mission, a Hindu centre for spirituality and learning in the Bangladesh capital, and delivered a handwritten note warning of an attack by Islamic State.
7. Japan Plans Fighter Tender Worth $40 Bn Amid China Tensions
Japan will launch a tender for fighter jets as soon as mid-July, the Ministry of Defence said, in a deal seen worth up to $40 billion as Tokyo seeks to bolster its air defences amid creeping tension with China over disputed maritime borders.
8. Fresh Details Spur Debate on Police Response to Orlando Massacre
The release of police dispatch records offering new details from witnesses of the Orlando nightclub massacre provides fresh grist for the debate about whether law enforcement waited too long to take out the gunman.
9. Trump’s Opposition to Trade Deals Fuels Internal Party Opposition
Presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday lashed out at the US Chamber of Commerce’s scathing criticism of his stance on trade, highlighting divisions within the Republican Party that threaten unity ahead of 8 November election.
At a campaign rally in Maine, Trump called the nation’s largest business association “controlled totally by various groups of people who don’t care about you whatsoever.”
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