Saturday, September 3, 2016

Economic News , Data & Views ...... September 3 , 2016...... Quick hits 1. Libya In Focus : ISIS Fight At Sirte Continues ; East- West Divide Worsens As Political Stalemate Continues ; Further News Of Note. 2. Syria In Focus : Turkish Tanks Cross From Kills (Turkey) Into Al Rai ( Syria ) ; Brit Volunteers Head To Manjib To Fight Turkish Backed Forces ; UN Security Council Agenda For September Has Syria As a Point Of Emphasis. 3. Around The Horn In Europe - Spain , UK , France , Denmark , Russia In Focus . 4. Odds & Ends - India Has 100 Million to 150 Million Workers On Strike , G-20 Prelude , US Presidential Political Contest Updates.



Libya......















Misrata-led forces clash with remaining militants in ’s residential district 3





























UN-backed government has not unveiled new cabinet within deadline after parliament voted no to previous cabinet.









Ageila Saleh calls on Foreign Ministry, Central Bank to stop dealing w/ Pres Council.










FM: US, Italian initiative will attempt to bridge gap b/w Serraj & Haftar factions









and unity govt sign agreement to cooperate in combating migration flows.







Syria....






New advances today of forces with TAF support against in northern province west of









Syrian Kurds , the most effective US ally against Isis in Syria- see themselves as possible victims of betrayal.









Turkey is creating a buffer zone in North .









India throws its weight behind Syria’s Al Assad India & Syria > security consultation & jumpstart economic projects








Securing al Rai is the new target of the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army in










British volunteers fighting w/ US-backed Kurdish militia head to Manjib to oppose advances by Turkish-backed forces.













State of play...












. on what's ahead in Security Council this month: Syria, Libya, Somalia, Afghanistan & Middle East.









Around the Horn - Europe....








Chancellor Merkel still says Turkey must fulfill all 72 preconditions to get visa-free travel for its citizens.









*DJ ECB'S DRAGHI WILL ADDRESS GERMAN LAWMAKERS ON SEPT 28 - ECB SPOKESWOMAN







*DJ DRAGHI'S VISIT TO GERMAN PARLIAMENT COMES AMID INTENSE CRITICISM IN GERMANY OF EASY-MONEY POLICIES






*DJ DRAGHI LIKELY TO MEET GERMAN EUROPEAN, FINANCE COMMITTEES - ECB SPOKESWOMAN






Merkel doesn’t regret opening up borders, would do it again. EU must deal better w/ refugees







Rajoy tells PP they are going to try to keep the Ciudadanos deal alive.









WATCH LIVE: Thousands in protest against in








France's top prosecutor says women returning to France from Syria pose real 'danger'










Jihadists claim shooter was 'soldier of ', cautions there is "no evidence"










Charlie Hebdo under fire for likening Italy earthquake victims to 'lasagna'..











Russia and Turkey fence mending continues...











Odds & Ends....









World's largest strike occurring in India .....










STRUCK. India's working class wakes up after a historic strike on 2 September.











India: More Than 100 Million Workers Strike Today










Millions of workers strike for better wages in India










President Xi meets with Obama ahead of Summit













Turkey, China sign three agreements on energy, agriculture ahead of G20 summit













China's moves on trade, markets ahead of the G-20 🔓






















Turkey to make sure terror, Syria at center of G20 summit| Today's Front Page











FT View: A message to the G20: It's time to do more to boost demand.









NEW POLL: US Presidential Election Hillary Clinton: 41% Donald Trump: 39% Gary Johnson: 7% Jill Stein: 4% Fox News









Reuters poll shows Trump with a narrow lead...









New York Times disses Hillary ? What gives ?









Yikes...










Hillary Clinton is facing mounting pressure to hold a press conference via









Clinton out w/ strongly worded stmt: National Leaders Reject Donald Trump’s Outreach Effort to African Americans.











Clinton and Trump are both promising an extreme Supreme Court:











Something to consider.... expect to hear more on this one !









Angry protesters ready for Trump ahead of his Detroit visit to woo African-American voters:











Trump still hasn't paid at least 10 top staffers, including Paul Manafort










Detroit voters see Trump’s outreach as ‘disingenuous’:










After leaving StateDept Mills was barred by ethical rules from acting as HRC's lawyer..yet