Friday, April 28, 2017

World News Briefs -- April 28, 2017

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi addresses the media during a news conference following his meeting with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias (not pictured) at the Foreign Ministry in Athens, Greece, April 23, 2017. REUTERS/Michalis Karagiannis

Reuters: China warns situation with North Korea at 'critical point

China warned on Friday that the situation with North Korea over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs is at a "critical point" and said dialogue and negotiations are the only "practical" way to end tensions.

Speaking at the United Nations before a Security Council meeting on North Korea - to be chaired by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson - China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi pledged that Beijing would fully implement all U.N. sanctions on North Korea.

"Due to the recent efforts by the DPRK (North Korea) to accelerate missile and nuclear development, China agrees to the international community to step up efforts of non-proliferation," Wang told reporters.

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

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.

Houthi rebels use another unmanned boat bomb against the Saudis.

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


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.


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.


Macedonia: protesters storm parliament and attack MPs.

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.


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.

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.


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.


Amazon, Alphabet drive Nasdaq to record high.

Profits surge at US tech giants.

All-cash business a headache for the marijuana industry.

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