World News Briefs — April 5, 2021 (Night Edition)


Reuters: U.S. expects 'difficult' Iran talks, sees no quick breakthrough
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States said on Monday it expected indirect talks with Iran about both sides resuming compliance with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal to be difficult, adding it did not foresee any early breakthrough.
The talks begin on Tuesday. Iran and the United States said on Friday they would hold indirect talks in Vienna from Tuesday as part of a wider effort to revive the nuclear deal between Tehran and global powers, formally called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
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MIDDLE EAST
Palace turmoil, wave of arrests over plot to 'destabilise' Jordan.
Jordan's Prince Hamza pledges allegiance to king after mediation.
Israel's Netanyahu in court as parties weigh in on his fate.
Turkey condemns warning by retired admirals over Bosphorus treaty.
Turkey detains admirals who criticised giant Istanbul canal.
Only immunised pilgrims allowed to Mecca during Ramadan, say Saudis.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to undergo 'medical tests' in Germany.
Beirut's blast-hit silos must be demolished, experts warn.
ASIA
Myanmar protesters clap to denounce junta as region focuses on crisis.
Minorities in Myanmar borderlands face fresh fear since coup.
Beijing muscles in on the South China Sea filling it with hundreds of boats lashed together in an act of aggression designed to 'squeeze out' other Asia countries.
Philippines turns up heat on China over boats massing in South China Sea.
Philippines accuses China of plans to occupy more South China Sea 'features'.
Philippines extends virus lockdown in economic hub.
India's daily virus cases breach 100,000; mutants, behaviour blamed.
India reports new record of 103,558 daily Covid cases, as second wave and new lockdowns hit.
Weekend lockdown, curfew for India's richest state as virus surge worsens.
Maoist rebels kill 22 Indian security forces in gun battle: police.
Floods and landslides in Indonesia and East Timor kill more than 100.
AFRICA
Mozambique town Palma 'retaken' from militant Islamists.
Shocking photos of bodies strewn on the ground and desperate 'help' signs fashioned from sheets capture the horror of the ISIS Mozambique massacre that left one Brit dead.
UN: Attack in Mali killed 4 UN peacekeepers and 23 attackers.
Mali paid ransom for release of opposition leader, says intermediary.
At least 40 dead in fighting in Sudan's Darfur: UN.
Powerful armed group in Central African Republic vows to leave rebel coalition.
More than 1,800 prisoners escape in Nigeria.
Western Sahara demands UN seat, blasts France and Spain.
DR Congo hosts 'last chance' talks over contested Nile dam.
EUROPE
Russia says it is in high-level contact with U.S. over Ukraine -Ifax.
Kremlin regrets that almost no ties are left intact in Russian-Ukrainian relations.
Russia: Vladimir Putin signs law allowing him to rule till 2036.
European countries scramble to tamp down latest virus surge.
UK to ease lockdown next week, will test vaccine passports.
Polish hospitals struggle with surge of virus patients.
Stores in Greece open amid virus surge to help save economy.
Kosovo gets new president, its second female leader.
Bulgaria election: PM Borissov's party wins but falls short of majority.
Protest parties surge in Bulgaria election, threatening Prime Minister Borissov.
Further violence breaks out in Northern Ireland despite appeals for calm.
Russia: Alexei Navalny says health further deteriorating in jail.
France investigates secret restaurants for Paris elite.
AMERICAS
Biden lands back at the White House after Easter weekend with Jill at Camp David and criticizes Republicans claiming his $2.3trillion plan is nothing to do with infrastructure.
U.S. COVID-19 cases rise for third straight week, hospitalizations also up.
More than 40% of US adults have now had at least one dose of COVID vaccine.
US Capitol attack sparks debate over security.
Brazil's strongman leader and a deadly COVID-19 variant are a ‘perfect storm’ for the world’s coronavirus epicentre.
Chile's Senate agrees to postpone new constitution election due to Covid-19.
Mexico’s president now says he won’t get COVID-19 vaccine.
A year after pandemic hit, Haiti awaits vaccines amid apathy.
Piney Point: Emergency crews try to plug Florida toxic wastewater leak.
TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR
Disturbing new images emerge from ISIS massacre in Mozambique.
Military closes failing facility at Guantánamo Bay to consolidate prisoners.
Two Yemeni men on the FBI's terror watchlist are arrested by trying to illegally cross the border from Mexico just weeks after Republicans warned terrorists were crossing into the US.
ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS
Dow climbs 370 points to close at a record high amid optimism on the economic recovery.
Yellen calls for global minimum corporate tax rate in first major address as Treasury secretary.
High court sides with Google in copyright fight with Oracle.
South Korea's LG becomes first major smartphone brand to withdraw from market.
Logjam deepens at the world's ports as pandemic strikes shipping.
Suez Canal backlog is CLEARED: More than 400 supertankers stuck in shipping traffic jam are freed after week-long backlog which cost billions.Original Article

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