Friday, April 28, 2017

World News Briefs -- April 28, 2017 (Evening Edition)

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a Security Council meeting on the situation in North Korea at the United Nations (UN) in New York, U.S., April 28, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Reuters: U.S. says time to act on North Korea, China says not up to Beijing alone

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned on Friday that failure to curb North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs could lead to 'catastrophic consequences,' while China and Russia rebuked Washington's threat of military force.

The showdown in a meeting of the U.N. Security Council on North Korea highlighted the diplomatic challenges of resolving tensions over Pyongyang, with the Trump administration aggressively pressing Beijing to rein in its ally, and China and Russia pushing back against Washington's rhetoric.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told the 15-member council it was not only up to China to solve the North Korean problem.

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U.S. forces to monitor situation along Syria-Turkey border: YPG commander.

40 dead in rebel-jihadist clashes near Damascus: monitor.

Chemical weapons allegedly used 45 times in Syria: OPCW chief.

At U.N., U.S. calls for pressure on Russia to try to end Syria war.

U.S.-backed forces push against IS in slowed Raqqa campaign.

US-backed Syrian forces open corridor for fleeing Raqqa residents.

Foreign Islamic State fighters are 'fighting to the death' in Mosul.

Houthi rebels use another unmanned boat bomb against the Saudis.

Abbas turns screw on Hamas by cutting Gaza's electricity.

Iran candidates square off in first TV debate.


Army Rangers killed in Afghanistan were possible victims of friendly fire. Pentagon probing whether Army Rangers killed by friendly fire.

Russia says use of force on North Korea would be 'completely unacceptable'. China cautions against use of force on North Korea.

North Korea test-fires ballistic missile: Yonhap.

South Korea paying for THAAD 'impossible': presidential frontrunner's aide.

North Korea seeks Southeast Asian support over ‘grave situation’ with US.

North Korea: US vows sanctions and will activate Thaad system 'within days'. U.S. says strategy on North Korea centers on sanctions, open to talks.

North Koreans in Japan sense growing hostility.

Accelerated THAAD deployment dividing South Korean Presidential candidates.

'We are a target': South Korean village wakes up on frontline with North.

China won't confirm US claim of new pressure on North Korea. Trump and Xi in "constant touch" as tensions rise: govt.

India: Kashmir social media ban criticised.


Militia clashes kill 29 in eastern DR Congo: official.

Libya captures two oil-smuggling tankers after firefight.

Nigeria releases Biafra separatist leader Kanu on bail.

Sacked South Africa finance minister warns of ANC meltdown.

Pope Francis arrives in Egypt on historic two-day visit. Pope Francis visits Egypt as 'messenger of peace'.

DR Congo: UN peacekeepers face fresh sexual abuse claims.

EU calls on Somalia to end militant executions.

Suicide car bomb targets military convoy in Nigeria.

EU skeptical over Libyan plan to stop migrant flow.

Mozambique battles illegal logging to save tropical forests.


Merkel says Macron would be 'strong president' for France. Macron's lead in French presidential runoff slips below 60 percent: polls.

Edward Snowden can stay as long as he likes, says Russia.

Bloodied Macedonian leftist expects to form government despite protests.

Macedonia: protesters storm parliament and attack MPs.

Macedonia 'playing with fire,' former peace envoy warns.

Macedonia's head seeks emergency talks after parliament riot.

Furor over Holocaust comments hits Le Pen's election bid.

Theresa May turns combative ahead of Brexit negotiations.

Brexit: Tusk says UK trade deal not a priority.

Merkel to discuss Ukrainian crisis, Syria with Putin.

Russia steps up anti-U.S. military propaganda.

Bundestag bans face veils for civil servants amid security measures.

FIFA 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids probed by French authorities, Sepp Blatter interviewed.


U.S. Congress passes short-term bill to avert government shutdown. US Senate passes stopgap funding bill to avert shutdown.

Trump pledges fealty to NRA gun lobby.

U.S. NSA stops some warrantless surveillance of American messages.

Fox News Poll: 53 percent favor military action to stop North Korea nukes program.

US economy slows sharply in the first quarter.

Brazil cities paralyzed by nationwide strike against austerity.

Venezuelan opposition activists march to Leopoldo Lopez' jail.

Venezuela opposition leader denounces 'savage repression'.

Venezuelans forced to cross border for medical care.

Flood of Cuban migrants to United States shrinks to a trickle.

Trump says he misses life before he became US president.


IS Afghanistan leader likely killed: Pentagon.

UK police shoot 1, arrest 6 others in counterterror raids.

US adds Saudi ISIS leader to terror list.

Bangladesh Islamists blow themselves up, ending standoff.


Bombardier rejects Boeing trade claim, shares slide.

Amazon, Alphabet drive Nasdaq to record high.

Profits surge at US tech giants.

All-cash business a headache for the marijuana industry.

1 comment:

Bob Huntley said...

"failure to curb North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs could lead to catastrophic consequences," but on the other hand, successful curbing of North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs could lead to catastrophic consequences for the US MIC.

It would be nice to have such an important job stating the obvious.