ONS: 09 May 2015

by TRG Alerts Admin on May 9, 2015

Overnight News Summary

Produced by the Rendon Group

09 May 2015

 

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: China is negotiating a military base in the strategic port of Djibouti, according to President Ismail Omar Guelleh.
  • AMERICAS: Charles Eccleston, a former US government employee, has been charged for allegedly attempting an email attack on government employees to extract sensitive information on nuclear weapons.
  • ASIA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo ordered the release of a group of political prisoners in the restive eastern province of Papua.
  • EUROPE: Russian President Vladimir Putin called for an equal, non-bloc international security system in a speech delivered at the start of the country’s Victory Day parade.
  • MIDDLE EAST: Warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition struck Sanaa`s international airport, shortly after authorities in the rebel-controlled Yemeni capital said it would reopen to receive humanitarian aid, witnesses said.
  • TECHNOLOGY: A federal appeals court ruling that the NSA’s bulk collection of phone records is illegal has scrambled bipartisan Congressional efforts to overhaul the program.

 

TOP STORY

  • United Kingdom: David Cameron wins British general election
    • PM David Cameron and his Conservatives won a resounding victory in the British general election, with complete results on Friday showing that the party had secured an overall majority in Parliament.
    • PM Cameron was due to sketch out his new government after returning to power in a stunning election victory.
    • Cameron’s victory was achieved at the price of conceding stunning success to the separatist Scottish National party (SNP) north of the border.
    • The election results knocked out several political rivals and allowed him to claim a clear mandate to govern Britain.
    • Britain’s role in the EU in question with Cameron’s re-election.
    • Coverage: AFP, Guardian, Guardian-2, NYT, WSJ

 

AFRICA

  • Djibouti: China is negotiating a military base in the nation’s strategic port, according to President Ismail Omar Guelleh. (AFP)
  • Liberia: The country is now free of Ebola after going 42 days — twice the maximum incubation period for the deadly disease — without any new cases according to the WHO. (AP)
  • Somalia: Islamic militants have claimed responsibility for the assassination of a member of parliament on Friday in the semi-autonomous northern state of Puntland. (AFP)

 

AMERICAS

  • Mexico: Police in the country’s northern region have seized nearly $2.9 million in cash that was apparently in transit to a criminal gang. (AP)
  • United States: Charles Eccleston, a former US government employee, has been charged for allegedly attempting an email attack on government employees to extract sensitive information on nuclear weapons. (Reuters)
  • Venezuela: A court in Venezuela has sentenced a policeman to 18 years in jail for the death of a teenager in an anti-government protest in February. (BBC)

 

ASIA

  • Cambodia: The nation registered 502 dengue fever cases in the first four months of 2015, a 67 percent rise from 300 cases over the same period last year, a health official said in a statement. (Xinhua)
  • India: The country’s leftwing Naxalite rebels have taken over 200 villagers hostage in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh. (Xinhua)
  • Indonesia: President Joko Widodo ordered the release of a group of political prisoners in the restive eastern province of Papua. (AFP)
  • Japan: PM Shinzo Abe is considering visiting Ukraine next month to meet with President Petro Poroshenko and express his nation’s support for a peaceful settlement of the crisis in the country. (Kyodo)
  • Philippines: Ferry services were shut down and some seaside communities were warned they could be swamped by large waves as Typhoon Noul drew closer to the nation, officials said. (AFP)

 

EUROPE

  • Macedonia: Macedonian police launched an operation against what a spokesman said was an “armed group” on the outskirts of the northern town of Kumanovo. (Reuters)
  • Russia: The nation is due to stage its biggest ever military parade in the capital Moscow to mark 70 years of victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two. (BBC)
  • Russia: President Vladimir Putin called for an equal, non-bloc international security system in a speech delivered at the start of the country’s Victory Day parade. (Xinhua)
  • Ukraine: Pro-Russian separatist rebels in the eastern part of the country have freed two American aid workers seized 10 days ago. (BBC)

 

MIDDLE EAST

  • Region: Djibouti`s President Ismail Omar Guelleh has warned Yemen`s civil war and a resurgent al Qaeda pose a threat to the Middle East, but pledged continuing support to refugees fleeing the conflict. (AFP)
  • Region: A top adviser to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for a more active British foreign policy in the Middle East after Prime Minister David Cameron’s upset election victory. (AFP)
  • Iraq: Up to 30 people were killed when the Iraqi security forces thwarted a jail-break of more than 150 detainees held for terrorism charges in Iraq’s eastern province of Diyala. (Xinhua)
  • Yemen: Warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition struck Sanaa`s international airport, shortly after authorities in the rebel-controlled Yemeni capital said it would reopen to receive humanitarian aid, witnesses said. (AFP)

 

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Communications: A federal appeals court ruling that the NSA’s bulk collection of phone records is illegal has scrambled bipartisan Congressional efforts to overhaul the program. (NYT)

 

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Tropical Depression 07W (Seven)
    • Location: 65 SSW of Kosrae
    • Movement: NNW at 4 mph
    • Winds: 40 mph
    • Map
  • Cyclones: Typhoon 06W (Noul)
    • Location: 341 NM E of Manila, Philippines
    • Movement: WNW at 12 mph
    • Winds: 109 mph
    • Map
  • Hurricanes: Subtropical Storm ANA
    • Location: 140 miles SE of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
    • Movement: N at 2 mph
    • Winds: 60 mph
    • Map
  • Earthquakes: Nothing to Report
  • Volcanoes: Nothing to Report
  • Global Disease Outbreaks:
    • Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
      • Cases: 26 044 (Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Spain, United Kingdom, United States)
      • Deaths: 10 808 (Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, United States)
      • Sourcing: WHO, WHO-2, BBC
    • Chikungunya Virus Disease (CHIK) – Americas
      • Suspected Cases as of 08MAY: 1,391,616 (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States, US Virgin Islands, and Venezuela.) Confirmed Cases: 31,223
      • Deaths as of 08MAY: 194 (Colombia, Puerto Rico, Martinique, Grenada, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Dominican Republic)
      • Sourcing: WHO, CDC, CDC-2
    • Novel Coronavirus (MERS-CoV, SARS-related)
      • Cases as of 08MAY: 1111 (Saudi Arabia (KSA), Jordan, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the United Kingdom (UK), France, Tunisia, Italy, Oman, Kuwait, Yemen, Malaysia, Greece, Egypt, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Iran, Algeria, Austria, Turkey, The Philippines, Germany, and the US)
      • Deaths as of 08MAY: 422 (Saudi Arabia, France, Qatar, United Kingdom, UAE, Oman)
      • Sourcing: WHO, WHO-2

 

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (10MAY)

  • Poland: Poland general elections

 

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