Wednesday, April 5, 2017

World News Briefs -- April 5, 2017 (Evening Edition)

NBC: Trump: Syrian Chemical Attack an ‘Affront to Humanity’

President Donald Trump called the suspected chemical attack in Syria "an affront to humanity" and said it "cannot be tolerated" during a press conference Wednesday.

The president said the attack in the rebel-held town in Syria that killed about 100 people crossed "a lot of lines," but declined to lay out any potential retaliation the U.S. may take against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

"Yesterday's chemical attack, a chemical attack so horrific in Syria against innocent people including women, small children, and even beautiful little babies — their deaths was an affront to humanity. These heinous actions by the Assad regime cannot be tolerated," Trump said.

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Syria chemical 'attack': Russia rebel weapons claim rejected. US, Russia trade claims about who used chem weapons in Syria.

Iraq urges residents in IS-held areas to shelter at home.

Dozens killed in Tikrit attacks bearing 'Islamic State' hallmarks. Dozens killed in wave of attacks in Iraq's Tikrit.

Iraq: Suicide bombings north Baghdad kill at least 22.

Turkey's Erdogan calls on Iraqi Kurds to lower Kurdish flag in Kirkuk.

Hamas offers clemency to Israeli 'collaborators' after killing.

Palestinian government slashes salaries for Gaza employees.


Philippines, Maoist rebels agree on temporary joint ceasefire.

U.N. secretary general warns North Korea after chemical attack.

North Korea fires missile into waters off east coast.

Trump to press China for tougher approach to North Korea.

N. Korea says new U.S. sanctions won't be new, effective.

Deadly bomb blast targets census team in Lahore.

Taiwan announces submarine building ahead of Trump-Xi summit.

India-China row deepens over Dalai Lama visit.


South Sudanese troops butchered civilians, shot children: refugees.

Southern Libya tribes sign peace deal after secret talks in Rome.

Car bomb kills at least 7 at restaurant in Somalia's capital.

Gambia parliament vote crucial to transition for new leader.

Benin's parliament rejects one-term limit on presidency.

Congo's leader promises election but doesn't say when. DR Congo's Kabila to name new PM this week.

South Africa's biggest union calls on Jacob Zuma to quit over controversial cabinet reshuffle. South Africa President Jacob Zuma gets backing from ANC.

Egypt just found another ancient pyramid.


EU lawmakers adopt Brexit resolution, reject pro-Gibraltar hint.

MEPs agree Brexit negotiation plan.

European Parliament votes against parallel Brexit talks as Farage likens bloc to 'mafia'.

Basque leaders hope ETA disarmament plan will bring end to long conflict.

German cabinet agrees to fine social media over hate speech.

Around 270,000 Syrians have right to bring families to Germany: report.

EU migration crisis: border agency accused of stirring controversy.

US Secretary of State Tillerson to visit Moscow on April 11-12. Russia hopes Tillerson's visit will help improve ties.

Investigators search suspected Russian suicide bomber's home. Russia bomb suspect rented apartment in St. Petersburg month before attack.

Spanish navy patrol ship sails into Gibraltar's waters prompting interception.

Spain seizes $740M in property from uncle of Syria's Bashar al-Assad.

Chinese president promises pandas to Finland on state visit.


Trump tells newspaper Obama aide might have broken the law.

Susan Rice may ‘be of interest to us,’ says Senate Intelligence chairman.

Intel Dem: Russia probe may put Trump aides in jail.

US-Mexico border crossings at 17-year low.

Argentina ex-President Cristina Kirchner charged with money laundering.

Venezuela police block opposition lawmakers in protest march to National Assembly.

Political turmoil threatens Paraguay's economy.

Satellite images of Peru floods show devastation.

28 tourists en route to Mexican Mayan ruins robbed at gunpoint.


ISIS leader Baghdadi fled Iraq with the help of suicide bombers.

US military hits AQAP with more than 20 airstrikes.

Russia arrests six 'IS recruiters' in St Petersburg.

With ISIS in crosshairs, al Qaeda makes comeback.


Pepsi pulls widely mocked ad featuring Kendall Jenner.

North Korea tied to hacking of banks in 18 countries.

Donald Trump tells banks he will give laws a 'haircut'.

US-China summit at Trump's resort polishes Mar-a-Lago brand.

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