Tuesday, May 2, 2017

World News Briefs -- May 2, 2017 (Evening Edition)

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at a Security Council meeting on the situation in North Korea at the United Nations, in New York City, U.S., April 28, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Reuters: U.S., China talk firmer U.N. response to North Korea's missiles: diplomats

The United States is negotiating with China on a possible stronger U.N. Security Council response - such as sanctions - to North Korea's repeated ballistic missile launches, which the 15-member body normally condemns in a statement, diplomats said.

It was not immediately clear how open Beijing might be to new sanctions. The council has traditionally boosted sanctions in response to North Korea's five nuclear tests and two long-range rocket launches.

Sanctions were first imposed on Pyongyang in 2006.

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Witnesses: No fighters in Mosul home hit by deadly US strike.

Russian military adviser killed by sniper fire in Syria – MoD.

Infighting in Syria's Ghouta leaves nearly 100 dead.

Syria war: Many dead in IS attack on displaced people's camp

Syrian forces used nerve gas in four attacks: HRW.

Kurdish forces 'take 90 percent' of Syria's Tabqa. U.S.-backed militias oust Islamic State from Syria's Tabqa old city.

Nearly half a million people displaced in western Mosul since February.

ISIL attack kills 10 Iraqi soldiers in Anbar.

Turkey's Erdogan says he has 'nothing to discuss' with EU. Turkey's EU dream is over, for now, top official says.

Hamas softens stance on Israel, drops Muslim Brotherhood link. Hamas recognizes 1967 borders, rejects Israel.

Hamas gives Israel 24 hours to respond to hunger strikers.

Meeting with Trump comes at time of crisis for Palestine leader.

Pence: Israel embassy move under 'serious consideration'.

Iran is seeking 'to control Islamic world', says Saudi Arabian prince. Top Saudi royal rules out rapprochement with Iran.


China warns its citizens in North Korea to leave as conflict with US looms.

US deploys Global Hawk high-altitude drone to Japanese air base ‘to monitor N. Korea’.

N. Korea vows to develop nuclear program at full speed in reaction to Trump policy.

North Korea: Trump keeps options open against 'smart cookie' Kim Jong-un.

Japan's opposition rejects involvement in a U.S.-led war.

China demands an 'immediate' halt to Trump's controversial US anti-missile system set up on a South Korean golf course after Seoul said it can now defend against Kim's missiles.

Indian anger over soldiers' bodies 'mutilated by Pakistan'.

US aims to eliminate IS from Afghanistan this year.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi to skip Washington summit of Southeast Asia foreign ministers.


Eight Malian soldiers killed in military convoy ambush.

Zimbabwe protest movements team up against Mugabe.

Central African Republic violence kills 45 over 3 months.

Dozens of civilians killed in CAR violence: HRW.

UNICEF: 1.4 million children in Somalia at risk of acute malnutrition in 2017.

Egypt tribesmen kill 8 suspected IS militants in Sinai.

Gunmen kill police officers in brazen Cairo attack.

Armed attacks on ships in West African waters rise: report.

Nigeria's President Buhari urged to take medical leave.


Kremlin reveals what Putin, Trump discussed over the phone.

Chancellor Merkel faces President Putin in tense Sochi press conference. Merkel, Putin: No alternative to Minsk deal on Ukraine.

Russia’s Putin to talk with the leaders of the West — separately. Merkel, Putin aim to ease diplomatic tensions in Sochi.

Brexit gets nasty as EU accuses Britain of unrealistic aims.

France's Le Pen lifts parts of rival's speech, aides brush off plagiarism accusations.

Greece, creditors reach preliminary deal. Greece will avoid default after bailout deal – but faces more austerity.

State Department issues travel alert for Europe this summer.

Czech prime minister announces government resignation.

Separatism fears grow in Belgium as German speakers assert themselves.


Trump and Putin had 'good' talk about ending Syria war, White House says.

Mexico captures Sinaloa cartel leader Damaso Lopez. Mexico captures Sinaloa cartel boss who launched power bid after El Chapo arrest.

Clinton blames misogyny, FBI, Russia, herself for 2016 loss.

Trump: The US government needs a good 'shutdown' if Senate rules don't change.

25 arrested in Portland May Day violence after protesters hurl bottles, Molotov cocktails at police.

New York girds itself for Trump's first visit as president.

Venezuelan protests against government leave three dead.

Besieged Venezuela leader orders writing of new constitution. Critics reject Maduro's call for new constitution in Venezuela amid mass protests.

Brazilian farmers attack indigenous tribe with machetes in brutal land dispute.

Mexico sentences 8 soldiers to 26 years for helping Los Zetas cartel.


Putin and Trump stress importance of anti-terrorism cooperation.

Taliban controls or contests 40 percent of Afghan districts: SIGAR.

Taliban and Islamic State clash in eastern Afghanistan.

Muslim, Christian leaders denounce terrorism at Egypt peace conference.


Wall Street edges up on heavy earnings day; Fed on tap

Google & Facebook control one-fifth of global ad revenue.

Alitalia to enter bankruptcy proceedings.

OPEC deal backfires: Saudis lose market share to Iran, Iraq.

Hollywood writers' strike averted after last-minute deal.

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