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Exclusive: Taiwan president says phone call with Trump can take place again

Thursday  11:15,   27 april 2017
Reuters

<p>Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said a direct phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump could take place again and urged the self-ruled island's political rival China to step up to its global responsibility to keep the peace as a large[...]

China party urges Uighur youth to 'love motherland' to avoid 'terrorist' label

Thursday  08:56,   27 april 2017
Reuters

Young members of China's Uighur Muslim minority should "love the motherland" and learn Mandarin to help fight a perception they are "terrorists", Uighur members of the ruling Communist Party said in state media on Thursday.[...]

Rumors rife as gas restrictions in N. Korean capital drag on

Thursday  08:41,   27 april 2017
Associated Press

<p>An acute shortage of gasoline in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang that has sparked price hikes and hoarding is raising fears of potentially crippling pain at the pumps if things don't get better soon — and driving rumors that China is [...]

Marine Le Pen’s narrow path to French victory: Get opponents to stay home

Thursday  07:07,   27 april 2017
MSN

<p>With a tense battle for the future of France underway ahead of a presidential runoff election next month, the far-right insurgent Marine Le Pen is pulling a page from the same improbable victory playbook as President Trump: encouraging her[...]

He Tweeted About Chinese Government Corruption. Twitter Suspended His Account.

Thursday  06:55,   27 april 2017
The New York Times

<p>Twitter on Wednesday briefly suspended the account of a Chinese-born billionaire who was using the social media service to publicize allegations of corruption against top Communist Party officials.</p>The billionaire, Guo Wengui, also known [...]

He Tweeted About Chinese Government Corruption. Twitter Suspended His Account.

Thursday  06:55,   27 april 2017
The New York Times

<p>Twitter on Wednesday briefly suspended the account of a Chinese-born billionaire who was using the social media service to publicize allegations of corruption against top Communist Party officials.</p>The billionaire, Guo Wengui, also known [...]

Russia Bans Group Led by a Kremlin Critic as More Protests Loom

Thursday  06:20,   27 april 2017
The New York Times

Russia’s prosecutor general labeled the Open Russia group “undesirable,” effectively making it illegal for the body to operate inside Russia. It cited the protest efforts as the main reason.Sign up for the Morning Briefing Newsletter. Two other[...]

North Korean threat to Hawaii is real now, commander says

Thursday  05:35,   27 april 2017
MSN

<p>The Pentagon needs to consider deploying new anti-ballistic missile systems and a defensive radar to Hawaii to protect against a growing threat from North Korea, the top U.S. military officer in the Pacific told Congress on[...]

North Korean threat to Hawaii is real now, commander says

Thursday  05:35,   27 april 2017
MSN

<p>The Pentagon needs to consider deploying new anti-ballistic missile systems and a defensive radar to Hawaii to protect against a growing threat from North Korea, the top U.S. military officer in the Pacific told Congress on[...]

Death Toll In Venezuela's Unrest Rises As Protesters And Security Forces Clash On Bridge

Thursday  03:55,   27 april 2017
HuffPost

CARACAS, April 26 (Reuters) - Venezuelan security forces fired scores of tear gas volleys and turned water cannons on rock-throwing protesters on a bridge in Caracas on Wednesday as the death toll from this month’s anti-government unrest hit at[...]

Britain's May tries to warm the Brexit atmosphere with EU

Thursday  02:56,   27 april 2017
Reuters

British Prime Minister Theresa May told European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday she wanted a "deep and special relationship" with the European Union, trying to warm the atmosphere before Brexit talks begin. After a[...]

OPEC Ministers to Meet Russia Amid Push to Extend Cuts

Thursday  02:45,   27 april 2017
Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) -- The energy ministers of OPEC members Saudi Arabia and Venezuela plan to meet their Russian counterpart to discuss extending oil-output cuts amid a developing consensus that they should prolong their joint effort to curb supply. Saudi[...]

In Mexico, an Epidemic of Fuel Thefts Becomes a Crisis

Thursday  02:45,   27 april 2017
The New York Times

The pilfering of gasoline for sale on the black market has soared in recent years, backed by criminal groups using bribery and violence.On the edge of the market, dozens of vendors have set up shop, with stacks of five-gallon containers full of[...]

Brazil's Senate passes bill seen curbing corruption probes

Thursday  02:05,   27 april 2017
Reuters

Brazilian Senators, two dozen of whom are being investigated for corruption, pushed through a bill on Wednesday that judges and prosecutors have criticized as curbing their authority to carry out investigations, mainly of corrupt politicians[...]

Israel seeks U.S. backing to avert permanent Iran foothold in Syria

Thursday  01:21,   27 april 2017
Reuters

<p>Israel is seeking an "understanding" with the Trump administration that Iran must not be allowed to establish a permanent military foothold in Syria, Israel's intelligence minister told Reuters on Wednesday.</p>Israel is[...]