Wednesday, March 8, 2017

World News Briefs -- March 8, 2017 (Evening Edition)

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks in favor of a U.N. Security Council resolution to ban the supply of helicopters to the Syrian government and to blacklist Syrian military commanders over accusations of toxic gas attacks at U.N. headquarters in New... REUTERS/Mike Segar

Reuters: U.N. Ambassador Haley says 'all options on table' for North Korea

Washington's ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Wednesday the United States was re-evaluating how it must deal with North Korea after that country's repeated missile tests and that "all options are on the table."

Asked about China's proposal that the North freeze its testing while the United States and South Korea suspend military drills, Haley said, "We have to see some sort of positive action taken by North Korea before we can ever take them seriously."

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U.S. ship changed course toward Iranians on Saturday: Iran commander.

Iraq forces hunt for bombs, jihadist holdouts in Mosul.

Iraq vows to target militants in neighboring countries. Iraq PM says won't hesitate to strike jihadists in nearby countries.

Rubble and ash in Mosul museum retaken from Islamic State.

Iran accuses US of stirring tensions in Gulf.

Lebanon appoints a new army chief, ending 2-year impasse.

US delegation explores moving embassy to Jerusalem.

Israeli lawmakers give initial approval to bills quieting mosques.

No let-up in Turkey-Germany war of words after ministers meet.


Ahead of king's visit, China says hopes Saudi, Iran can resolve problems.

China to formulate national intelligence law this year.

Myanmar set to dodge full U.N. probe on Rohingya abuse.

At least 30 die in attack on Kabul military hospital.

Pakistan gunfights kill 15 militants, two soldiers.

Thousands cross from Myanmar to China amid border violence.

China urges US and N. Korea to avert 'head-on collision'. China: U.S., North Korea on collision course.

As North Korea missile threat grows, Japan lawmakers argue for first strike options.

Defector compares North Korea's Kim Jong Un to Roman emperor Nero.

North Korea’s reliance on China to grow as ties with Southeast Asian nations unravel.

Son of assassinated Kim Jong Nam appears in YouTube video.

China sees first monthly trade deficit in three years.


Libya's eastern parliament quits UN peace deal with Tripoli.

UN urges probe of DR Congo violence. Three mass graves discovered in central Congo: U.N..

Warnings of full-blown famine in Somalia.

Kenya to hire foreign doctors as strike talks fail again.

Nigeria shuts capital's airport for at least six weeks.

S.Sudan students miss final exams over security fears.

Robbers 'pose as police' in Johannesburg airport heist.

Strongest cyclone in 13 years hits Madagascar.


U.S. general says Russia deploys cruise missile, threatens NATO.

Poland warns EU against reappointing Tusk as Council chair.

German polls show mixed results for coalition parties.

European diplomats urge support for US soft power against Russia. Eastern European diplomats to US senators: more military aid, no ease on Russia sanctions.

Ukraine threatens Russian bank with sanctions over separatist documents.

Turkey has stepped up spying in Germany, says Berlin.

NATO, U.S. slap Kosovo's move to create national army.

Germany warns Turkey over Nazi jibes amid referendum row.

UN: South Africa's ICC withdrawal revoked after court ruling.

Rhinoceros shot and killed by poachers at French zoo.


Battle over Obamacare repeal begins on partisan note.

'It's like kumbaya:' Trump's genial private meetings with CEOs jar with public attacks.

House intel chair: Media take Trump tweets too literally.

WH: 'No recollection' that Trump met Russian ambassador at event.

White House condemns escalating anti-Semitic threats across U.S..

Ex-NSA deputy director affirms Russia couldn’t have changed one single vote in US election.

Brazil probes possible obstruction of state-run pensions fraud case.

Unions lead mass protests in Buenos Aires.

Colombia: Baby boom follows FARC peace deal.

Brazil's 2-year recession is nation's worst on record.

Ex-Panama ruler General Noriega suffers brain haemorrhage.

PM Trudeau's wife wants to celebrate men on Women's Day.


Yemen's al Qaeda leader says U.S. refused to trade 'blind sheikh' for hostage.

Trump tweet signals ongoing support for Guantanamo.

Trump attacks Obama for releasing 'vicious' Gitmo prisoners.

Intel report: 121 former Gitmo detainees returned to terrorism.


Trump's first full month in office brings massive employment boom as U.S. companies added whopping 298,000 new jobs in February.

Apple, Samsung and Microsoft react to Wikileaks' CIA dump.

OPEC output cuts exceed target: Kuwait.

Trump trademarks approved by China.

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