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Mnuchin Says He's Considering Trip to China Amid Trade Spat

Saturday  22:15,   21 april 2018
Bloomberg

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he’s considering a trip to China, adding that he’s “cautiously optimistic” of reaching an agreement that defuses a dispute over trade. Mnuchin at 2018 IMF spring meetings.“A trip is under consideration,”[...]

Syrian army pounds IS-held district in capital's south

Saturday  21:05,   21 april 2018
AFP

Heavy regime bombardment pounded a southern district of Syria's capital Saturday, state media and a monitor said, as government forces pressed their campaign against Islamic State jihadists entrenched in the area. IS still holds large parts[...]

Inspectors arrive at suspected Syrian chemical attack sites in Douma: Russia

Saturday  18:21,   21 april 2018
AFP

Inspectors from the world's chemical arms watchdog arrived Saturday in the Syrian town of Douma, where an alleged chemical attack took place earlier this month, the Russian foreign ministry said. A team from the Organisation for the Prohibition [...]

World welcomes N Korea nuclear test halt

Saturday  18:21,   21 april 2018
BBC News

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's announcement is welcomed by world powers, ahead of key summits.Leader Kim Jong-un said further tests were not needed, as the North had demonstrated it had nuclear[...]

Here's one thing North Korea can do to show it's serious about de-nuking

Saturday  17:06,   21 april 2018
CNN

North Korea is "livening up the mood" with regards to its talk on denuclearization, but doing very little beyond that, say experts who've long watched the isolated regime wrestle with its nuclear ambitions and international censure.[...]

India govt approves death sentence for child rapists

Saturday  15:55,   21 april 2018
AFP

India's government on Saturday approved the death penalty for child rapists, after the gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl and a series of other horrific sexual assaults caused nationwide outrage. Prime Minister Narendra Modi called a [...]

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 92nd birthday

Saturday  15:55,   21 april 2018
CNN

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 92nd birthday on Saturday. To mark the occasion, the Royal Family Twitter account released archive photos of a young Queen Elizabeth and paid tribute to her lifelong dedication to public service. The[...]

N. Korea nuke test halt could be ruse, but a sign Pyongyang serious about talks

Saturday  14:30,   21 april 2018
NBC News

U.S. negotiators from the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations have been fooled before by North Korean promises before.Load[...]

4 Palestinians, including 15-year-old boy, killed in latest Gaza protest

Saturday  12:35,   21 april 2018
NBC News

The deaths bring to 32 the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli troops in protests since late March. More than 1,600 have been wounded by live rounds in the past three weeks, according to the Gaza Health Ministry.The rising Palestinian casualty [...]

Iran has 'expected and unexpected' reactions if U.S. leaves deal: Rouhani

Saturday  11:30,   21 april 2018
Reuters

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday Iran's atomic agency was ready with "expected and unexpected" reactions if the United States pulls out of a multinational nuclear deal.Load[...]

Australian dog receives police honours for keeping lost child safe

Saturday  11:15,   21 april 2018
AFP

A deaf and partially blind dog that kept a lost three-year-old girl safe in Australian bushland overnight was awarded police honours Saturday after leading rescuers to the child. Emergency services began a search on foot and from the air for Aurora[...]

North Korea says it will suspend nuclear and missile tests, shut down test site

Saturday  08:55,   21 april 2018
MSN

<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared he will suspend nuclear and missile tests starting Saturday, and that he will shut down the site where the previous six nuclear tests were conducted.</p>Load[...]

At least three dead, including police officer, in Nicaragua protests

Saturday  07:31,   21 april 2018
Reuters

<p>Protests in Nicaragua over changes to social security have led to the deaths of at least three people, including a police officer, the Red Cross said on Friday, heaping pressure on the leftist government of President Daniel[...]

Why has Kim Jong-un halted North Korean tests now?

Saturday  06:00,   21 april 2018
BBC News

What does the North Korean leader hopes to gain by his latest move, with two diplomatic summits ahead?North Korea's declaration will no doubt lead to effusive headlines touting an end to nuclear and long-range missile testing, but a look at the[...]

Japan PM Abe says North Korean move is "forward motion," but results essential

Saturday  04:55,   21 april 2018
Reuters

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday he welcomed North Korea's statement that it was suspending all nuclear and missile tests as "forward motion" but that this must lead to verifiable denuclearisation. "This announcement [...]