Monday, April 24, 2017

World News Briefs -- April 24, 2017 (Evening Edition)

Reuters: Trump calls for new U.N. sanctions against North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday the U.N. Security Council must be prepared to impose new sanctions on North Korea as concerns mount that it may test a sixth nuclear bomb as early as Tuesday.

"The status quo in North Korea is also unacceptable," Trump told a meeting with the 15 U.N. Security Council ambassadors, including China and Russia, at the White House. "The council must be prepared to impose additional and stronger sanctions on North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile programs."

"This is a real threat to the world, whether we want to talk about it or not. North Korea is a big world problem and it's a problem that we have to finally solve," he said. “People put blindfolds on for decades and now it’s time to solve the problem.”

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US-backed forces enter major jihadist-held Syria town.

US blacklists 271 Syrian chemists, other experts over sarin attack. U.S. sanctions hundreds of employees of Syrian research center.

Syrian government forces advance against rebels north of Hama.

Hundreds of Iraqis flee heavy fighting in Mosul.

Western Iraq ambush on military convoy kills 10.

Gulf states must donate to avert famine in Yemen: U.N..

Saudi Arabia restores perks to state employees, boosting markets.

Egypt's Sisi visits Saudi Arabia as tensions ease.

Yemen missile seriously wounds AFP photographer.

Israel PM issues Holocaust day warning. Siren wails as Israel marks annual Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Anzac Day: Turkey boosts security for Gallipoli ceremony after warnings about potential attack.

Freed Kuwait opposition leader calls for reconciliation.


'Their sacrifice will not be in vain': PM Modi condemns 'cowardly attack' in Chhattisgarh by suspected Maoist rebels which killed 24 police jawans.

Trump: UN should consider 'stronger sanctions' on N.Korea.

US blasts 'unconscionable' Taliban attack in Afghanistan.

Afghan army chief, defense minister resign following attack. Furious Afghans call for resignations after Taliban base attack.

Torture use by Afghan officials on the rise: UN.

Pentagon chief Mattis visits Afghanistan after Taliban attack.

College confirms N. Korea detains US citizen amid tension.

South Korea, allies brace for North Korea follow-up act.

Xi urges restraint on North Korea in phone call with Trump.

China, Philippines spar over military visit to island.

Abu Sayyaf beheads kidnapped Philippine soldier.

Philippine lawyer accuses Duterte of 'mass murder' at ICC.


Angola to hold election on August 23.

Libya's warring sides reach diplomatic breakthrough in Rome.

Somalia drought fuelling piracy - US Africa command head. Famine fuels resurgence of Somali piracy: US general.

Mali extends state of emergency as jihadist attacks persist.

Hope as C. Africa holds disarmanent talks.

Suicide bombers kill four in Northeast Nigeria: vigilantes.

Zambian opposition denies arson, says government plotting against it.

3 African countries chosen to test 1st malaria vaccine.

Cameroon jails RFI journalist for 10 years.


Hollande urges French to reject Le Pen in presidential run-off vote.

French election: Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen to fight for presidency.

Gloves off in French election as Le Pen aide slams Macron. Le Pen camp attacks front-runner Macron as oligarchs’ candidate.

Tight, tense French presidential vote echoes around world.

EU's Mogherini, on Moscow visit, says bloc's Russia sanctions to stay.

Ukraine roadside bomb kills OSCE worker. American member of watchdog OSCE killed in Ukraine.

Greece: Death toll from migrant boat sinking reaches 16, with 9 bodies recovered in Greece, 7 in Turkey.

Italy prosecutor claims NGOs working with human smugglers.

Sweden arrests second suspect over deadly truck attack.


Congress aims to avoid shutdown, while Trump presses for 100-day wins.

Trump at 100 days: 'It's a different kind of presidency'.

As budget deadline looms, Trump pushes border wall funding.

Venezuelans protest for elections, unrest enters fourth week.

Venezuela protest death toll rises as injured woman dies.

Colombia's ELN loses kidnap victim in jungle escape.

At least 35 killed in drug violence across Mexico: officials.

Haiti leader expected to plead guilty in US drug case.


Al-Qaida leader tells fighters to prepare for long Syria war.

US counting on French anti-terror ops in Africa: Mattis.

ISIS moves its capital in Syria.


French election results catapult Wall Street higher; Nasdaq sets record.

US Supreme Court blocks GM appeal on defective ignitions.

China clamps down on excess steel as Japan decries Trump 'protectionism'.

Jimmy Choo seeks well-heeled buyer.

Russia and Saudi Arabia could face economic and political consequences if the oil-production deal isn't extended.


James said...

"The status quo in North Korea is also unacceptable,"
“People put blindfolds on for decades and now it’s time to solve the problem.”
This sounds like a last appeal to the international community to something.

James said...

The entire Senate is scheduled to get a WH briefing probably Wed.

Jay Farquharson said...

ANZAC Day down south.

Thorsten Ayen said...

We all playing two up at the local

Bob Huntley said...

So long Soeul.

fred lapides said...

Why must the Senate meet at the White House? if for secrecy, that many folks will not keep anything secret. If we are to engage in some form of warfare we have not yet have, should not the public know in advance since no senators will be sent to do any fighting.