Monday, April 10, 2017

World News Briefs -- April 10, 2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) and Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson attend a bilateral meeting during a G7 for foreign ministers in Lucca, Italy April 10, 2017. REUTERS/Max Rossi

BBC: Syria war: G7 seeks united front on Assad and Russia

The search for a unified approach to the Syria conflict after last week's suspected chemical attack looks set to dominate talks between the G7 group of leading nations in Italy on Monday.

Foreign ministers will focus on how to pressure Russia to distance itself from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Allies will also be seeking clarity from the US on its Syria policy, after some apparently mixed messages.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson strongly criticised Russia on Sunday.

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


'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.


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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