Tuesday, April 4, 2017

World News Briefs -- April 4, 2017 (Evening Edition)

Washington Post: North Korea fires a ballistic missile as Trump prepares to host China’s Xi

SEOUL — North Korea fired another ballistic missile Wednesday morning, military officials in South Korea said, further heightening tensions in the region.

The launch comes just days after Pyongyang said it planned to mark two key anniversaries this month as “big” political events, and just days before President Trump meets with China’s Xi Jinping – with North Korea at the top of the agenda.

“North Korea fired an unidentified projectile in Sinpo, South Hamgyong Province, into the East Sea,” South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said, according to Yonhap news agency, using the local name for the sea between the Korean Peninsula and Japan.

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U.N. expands civilian camps as air strikes resume on Mosul.

Chemical attack kills dozens in Syria, US blames Assad.

'Chemical attack' leaves US Syria policy in disarray.

U.N. war crimes investigators say probing alleged Syria gas attack.

UN warns Syria refugee aid funds 'desperate'.

Erdogan vows ‘good surprises’ & more Turkish ops in Syria as Euphrates Shield ‘ends’.

U.N. expands civilian camps as air strikes resume on Mosul.

Yemen forces prepare to move on main port, agencies say civilians at risk.

Pentagon ramps up Yemen airstrikes.

Boeing wins $3 billion Iran sale in potential test for Trump.

Bahrain says Trump better understands Iran and the region.


North Korea fires missile into sea off east coast: South Korea.

House votes to move toward designating North Korea as state sponsor of terror.

Tillerson to chair North Korea Security Council meeting as US urges China to act.

North Korea draws concerns ahead of first Trump, Xi summit.

Senior Japanese and Chinese officials to meet to discuss Abe and Xi talks.

Taliban sets out spring offensive battle strategy in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Nine sacked over Kabul hospital attack. Afghanistan sacks top generals over brazen hospital attack.

Philippines' Duterte fires minister after 'corruption' row.

Dalai Lama meets Indian guard from 1959 flight from Tibet.


Hijacked vessel moved to new location off Somalia, says pirate leader.

Eritrea slams US sanctions after North Korea military deal.

US tells Sudan to 'step up' as it weighs cuts to Darfur force.

South Sudan sinks deeper into civil war and famine.

Somalia al-Shabab Islamist militants kidnap aid workers.

UN urges new efforts to defeat Boko Haram and tackle hunger.

UN finds 13 more mass graves in DR Congo's Kasai region.

Trump says US will forge a ‘great bond’ with Egypt.

Zuma calls for calm after sovereign debt downgrade.

Allies abandon South Africa President Jacob Zuma.


IMF approves $1 billion loan To Ukraine.

Putin limits cash transfers to Ukraine.

Kremlin dismisses rumors of Putin-Trump 'back channel line of communication'.

NATO chief urges European nations to boost defense spending.

Macron favorite, voter certainty rises in French election: Le Monde poll.

UN envoy: Stalled Cyprus peace talks to resume April 11.

EU-Turkey deal fails to stop refugee flow.

Lawmakers warn UK to assess impact of 'no deal' Brexit.

Gibraltar says Spanish patrol ship entered its waters.

Prosecutors seek to block release of Bosnian Serb Mladic for medical treatment.


Trump suggests former Obama adviser spied on his aides' conversations.

Amid accusations, Senate heads for showdown on Gorsuch.

Trump aides, lawmakers hold talks to revive healthcare bill.

Immigration arrests at Mexican border continue to plummet.

Ecuador's defeated candidate Lasso alleges vote fraud, rejects election result. Ecuador: Opposition candidate Lasso disputes election results.

Paraguay delays re-election vote amid fresh protests.

Venezuela security forces clash with anti-Maduro protesters.

Colombians look for landslide survivors, but hope fades. Venezuela security forces battle anti-Maduro protesters.

US to end funding for UN Population Fund over abortion: official.


Russian metro bomb suspect a Muslim born in central Asia: investigators.

US conducts around 20 more Yemen strikes targeting al-Qaeda.

Islamic State says U.S. 'being run by an idiot'.

Mali peace conference calls for talks with jihadists.


Wall St. flat as investors await China meeting, earnings season.

Tesla overtakes giant Ford in market value.

U.S. trade deficit falls as exports hit two-year high.

Pink Star diamond sets new world record in Hong Kong.

Mercedes, BMW, and Hyundai dump O'Reilly Factor amid lawsuits.

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