Monday, April 10, 2017

World News Briefs -- April 10, 2017 (Evening Edition)

Bloomberg: Tillerson Dismisses North Korea `Regime Change' as Warships Move

* Aircraft carrier diverted to North Asia as tensions simmer
* Move comes amid friction over Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. wasn’t interested in “regime change” in North Korea as American warships were diverted to waters near the country amid heightened tensions over its nuclear weapons program.

While the U.S. wants a denuclearized Korean peninsula, it has “no objective to change the regime in North Korea,” Tillerson said Sunday on “This Week” program. The country must stop all weapons testing before further diplomatic talks can take place, he said.

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Official: Russia knew Syrian chemical attack was coming.

U.S. bolsters protection of forces in Syria as tensions climb.

Syria war: US missiles 'took out 20% of aircraft'.

Syria missile strike: Bashar al-Assad allies say US attack on Syria crosses 'red lines'. Assad allies vow reprisals against attacks on Syria.

US completely unwilling to cooperate on Syria & consider other interests – Kremlin.

Iran's Rouhani condemns U.S. attack on Syria, chides Gulf Arabs.

Iran's Rouhani defends economic record ahead of election.

Yemen clashes kill more than 40 in 24 hours.

Clashes rock Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon.

Israel closes border crossing into Egypt after warning of an 'imminent' militant attack.


Philippine's Duterte starts Gulf tour.

China nuclear envoy in talks on North Korea threat.

Indian army says 4 suspected rebels killed in Kashmir.

Kashmir violence: Eight killed in clashes during by-election.

India boosts security in Kashmir after deadly clashes.

Pakistan army sentences Indian 'spy' to death.

Duterte says will reinforce, not militarise, Philippines-controlled islets.

Exclusive: At strategic shoal, China asserts power through control, and concessions.

Great Barrier Reef: Two-thirds damaged in 'unprecedented' bleaching.


Niger troops kill 57 Boko Haram fighters: security sources.

At least 16 killed in fighting in S.Sudan second city.

Egyptian police kill seven suspected Islamic State militants in shootout.

Egypt declares three-month state of emergency after Palm Sunday attacks on Coptic Christian churches. Egypt declares state of emergency after deadly church attacks. Egypt under emergency rule after church attacks.

Egypt on edge as Christians bury dead from church attacks.

Pope still plans Egypt visit despite bombings.

Suicide bomber targets Somali military training camp, killing several soldiers.

Somalia's new military chief survives bombing that kills 15.

China, India, Pakistan free 19 after Somali pirate hijacking. Indian, Chinese navies rescue ship hijacked by Somali pirates.

Hungry S.Sudanese 'eat leaves and seeds to survive'.

Thousands of Nigerians displaced as police raze Lagos' Otodo Gbame.

South African president brands anti-govt protests 'racist'.

Defense Minister named to replace Mali's PM.


May, Trump agree Russia should break ties with Assad: UK PM's office.

Air investigators say an EXPLOSION was the likely cause of the 2010 jet crash in Russia that killed the Polish president and 95 others.

Hungary's president signs law that could oust Soros-founded college.

Tillerson faces tough talks in Moscow amid increased tensions.

Glum EU braces for Turkey vote on Erdogan's powers.

Le Pen denies France responsible for wartime round-up of Jews.

Merkel challenger wants Germany to back disarmament, not arms spending.

Ukraine central bank chief resigns. Ukraine's central bank chief resigns.

Spain arrests Russian programmer wanted by U.S.. Russian arrested in Spain 'over US election hacking'.

Stockholm attack: Sweden holds minute's silence for victims.


Venezuelan opposition protests again amid sustained anti-Maduro demonstrations.

French Guiana: The part of South America facing a total shutdown.

Trump's pick Gorsuch sworn in, restoring top court's conservative tilt.

Senators differ on Trump's use of military force, want Congress part of future action.

Rio Grande Valley is unusually quiet as Southwest border crossings drop to lowest point in at least 17 years.

Colombian soldier killed, 4 injured in dissident FARC attack. Colombia peace deal: Soldier killed by renegade rebels.

Fugitive Mexico ex-governor Yarrington caught in Italy.

New York becomes only state to offer free four-year college.

Canada PM Trudeau visits Juno Beach, site of D-Day landings.

Police: 2 dead in shooting at San Bernardino's North Park Elementary. San Bernardino elementary school shooting: 2 adults dead, 2 students critically injured in suspected murder-suicide. Police chief: 8-year-old student shot in San Bernardino classroom in murder-suicide has died.


'Islamists set on wiping out Coptic Christians'.

Suspected Islamic State cell was planning attacks on U.S. forces in Kuwait - report.

Sweden identifies Stockholm truck attack victims, second suspect arrested.


Yellen warns Fed's independence under threat.

Syria, Russia to dominate G7 meeting amid questions over US strategy.

Shell corruption probe: New evidence on oil payments.

Tesla overtakes General Motors in market value.

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