Trump to lay out what he would do in first 100 days if elected president
(Reuters) - Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will lay out on Saturday what he would do in the first 100 days of his administration should he win the Nov. 8 election. Trump?s outline - which he will deliver in a speech in the historic town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - will cover his plans for boosting Americans' economic and physical security and contrast them with those of Democrat Hillary Clinton, campaign aides told reporters on Friday. Clinton published a book of her own policy ideas earlier this year.
Iraq pushes into town near Mosul after IS assault on Kirkuk
BARTELLA, Iraq (AP) ? Iraqi forces pushed into a town near the Islamic State-held city of Mosul on Saturday after a wave of militant attacks in and around the northern city of Kirkuk set off more than 24 hours of heavy clashes, with ongoing skirmishes in some areas.
Russian helicopter crash kills 19 in Siberia
Nineteen people died when a helicopter carrying oil and gas field workers crashed in a remote area of Siberia in bad weather, Russian investigators said Saturday. The Mi-8 helicopter carrying 22 people including three crew crashed Friday night in the far-northern Yamalo-Nenetsky region some 2,400 kilometres (1,500 miles) northeast of Moscow, investigators said. Photos published by the emergencies ministry showed the helicopter broken into pieces and lying on snowy moorland close to woods.
Canada says EU's 'job' to save trade pact
Canada turned up the heat on the EU Saturday, saying it was the bloc's "job" to save a trade pact put in doubt by a Belgian region's refusal to sign on. Chrystia Freeland, the Canadian trade minister, was firm after leaving last-ditch talks with European parliament head Martin Schulz to salvage the proposed accord that is seven years in the making. "Now the ball is in Europe's court and it's time for Europe to finish doing its job," she said, adding that she was returning to Toronto on Saturday.
The Latest: IS attacks convoy near Mosul
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) ? The Latest on 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):
Aleppo city quiet on third day of ceasefire, some clashes
Calm prevailed across the divided Syrian city of Aleppo on Saturday, the third day of a unilateral ceasefire announced by Russia, but medical evacuations and aid deliveries have yet to take place, a war monitor said. No Syrian or Russian air strikes on the eastern rebel-held side of Aleppo, Syria's most populous city before the war, have been reported since Russia began the pause in hostilities on Thursday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Russia's task in Syria is to liberate it from terrorists: KremlinRussia's task in Syria is to liberate its territory from terrorist organizations and help prevent the country's breakup, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Saturday. The Syrian territory must be liberated," Peskov said in an interview for the TV news program "Vesti on Saturday". "We need to liberate and do everything possible to prevent the division of the country," he said, adding that he did not see an end to the Syria conflict in the foreseeable future.
Appeal of women's soccer growing, FIFA chief says in Jordan
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) ? The U-17 Women's World Cup hosted by Jordan shows that the sport "is not only confined to some parts of the world," FIFA's president said after watching North Korea win the title in a 5-4 penalty shootout against Japan.
Top EU lawmaker intervenes to try to save Canada trade pact
BRUSSELS (AP) ? The Belgian region of Wallonia affirmed Saturday it still stands in the way of a trade deal between the 28-nation European Union and Canada, but its leader and a top EU lawmaker were cautiously optimistic that the standoff could be resolved within days.
Iraqi forces kill 48 IS attackers in Kirkuk: police chief
Iraqi security forces have killed 48 of the gunmen who stormed parts of Kirkuk in a shock attack claimed by the Islamic State group, the northern city's police chief said. "Forty-eight Daesh (IS) terrorists have been killed in the clashes," Brigadier General Khattab Omar Aref told AFP, adding that some of them blew themselves up when the security forces cornered them. A senior interior ministry official said that at least 46 other people had been killed in the IS raid and ensuing clashes, mostly members of the security forces.