SEE presents the most dominating headlines of the daily world news. The following are the news hits of Monday:
Residents warned it’s ‘too late to leave’ parts of Australia’s Victoria state as fires rage
Residents of several towns in the picturesque southeastern Australian state of Victoria are being warned to “take shelter indoors immediately,” as devastating wildfires continue to rage across the region. (CNN)
Greece Wants to Be Part of a Solution in Libya
Greece wants to be included in UN-sponsored talks in January on the Libya conflict, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Sunday, as tensions escalate with neighbours Turkey over the issue. (Euro News)
‘Strikes Successful, Other Options Discussed’: Esper & Pompeo Brief Trump on ‘Anti-Iran’ Raids in Iraq & Syria
Top national security advisers told President Donald Trump that the air raids against Shiite militias in Iraq and Syria were a total success – and briefed him on ‘other’ ways to punish Iran for the alleged attacks on US interest. (Russia Today)
Prominent UK Female Diplomat Reportedly Tipped as Frontrunner in Race for Post of MI6 Chief in 2020.
A broad cabinet reshuffle sits high on the agenda of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who despite the holiday season, has been busy drafting a “to do” list ahead of impending post-Brexit talks in Brussels in 2020. (Sputnik)
US Conducts Strikes in Iraq, Syria on Iran-Backed Militia Behind Attack that Killed American, Pentagon says
The U.S. carried out military strikes on five sites in Iraq and Syria said were linked to the Iranian-backed militia that was responsible for a rocket attack that killed an American contractor last week, a Pentagon spokesman said in a statement. (USA Today)
Chinese Metal Mines Feed the Global Demand for Gadgets. They’re Also Poisoning China’s Poorest Regions.
Toxic dust and runoff have caused levels of dangerous metals to soar, poisoning vast tracts of farmland and the people who live and work on it.